After growing up in Victoria I spent a few
years in Vancouver prior to heading overseas for an extended stay in Japan. I
returned to Canada seven years ago to take care of family, and I am really
excited to be in what I believe is one of the most important roles in the
capital; helping people put down roots here. Victoria is, in my opinion, the
best place to live anywhere.
Like many others, I was not born here. I
came to Victoria as a youngster with my family (from Ireland). The entire
process of viewing and buying a home was a monumental and memorable experience.
In fact, it was impressive enough to influence me to spend a spell in Tokyo's
highly specialized expat real estate market during my 24-year stay there.
In my opinion, securing a home is one of the
greatest contributors to a person's sense of stability and security - not to
mention identity. It gives people the foundation (both literally and
figuratively) from which to build the other components of their lives. Its
importance cannot be overstated. It is also a most rewarding experience for
many people - and I want to contribute to the success of such pivotal moments,
making them as memorable as possible.