Born in Vancouver and spending the last 40 years living and working in the Fraser Valley, Dale is married to Bill and has two wonderful children, Kristen (and Guy) and Kent (and Barbara), and is grateful to have them living in the greater Vancouver area. She and Bill like to spend time with their grandchildren who are still young enough for “Snakes and Ladders” or to ask to be picked up and “squeezed dry” after playing in the local water parks. She also makes time to work in the yard and garden, finding it therapeutic, and she and Bill hike with, and show, their Champion Alaskan Malamute, Molly.
Prior to becoming an agent with RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Dale was employed by Avon Canada as the Regional Trainer for Western Canada, travelling to different parts of the country on a weekly basis training District Sales Managers. Throughout her years with Avon, Dale achieved many accolades and awards and earned first class trips to places like Africa and China. Her high standard of service and work ethic followed her to real estate as she has also received awards from both provincial and local RE/MAX offices.
Dale has a high standard of customer service, which to her, is the way to set yourself apart from the rest. Of the 5 reasons a property sells (location, price, terms, condition of the home and the Realtor you select) you are in control of all but the first one. She is well aware there is much competition in her chosen field which is why she decided on the slogan, “Life is full of choices…make me one of them”.
Dale knows all Realtors have the same access to tools of the trade; as a licensed agent with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) Realtors must take ongoing education courses…the requirement is 18 credits every two years. Since January of 2013, she has amassed a total of 84 credits – well above the requirement. Some of the courses she has been credited with – “Ethics: Unlocking the Realtor Code”, “Representing Buyers in the Sale of New Homes and Condominiums”, “Private Wells – What Realtors Should Know”, “Foreclosure and Court-ordered Sales” along with yearly “Legal Updates”. She is also one of the few designated “Senior’s Real Estate Specialists” (SRES) in the Fraser Valley. “It’s how you treat your clients and the superior service you provide which will bring them back and have them referring you to friends and family”.
She currently volunteers with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) as a member of the Education Committee and is also the area Leader for Mission and Abbotsford RealtyWatch, a FVREB group which coordinates with Fraser Valley Police Departments when person(s) are lost, missing or abducted in the Lower Mainland. In the past three years she has also held Core positions with Valley Women’s Network as both Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator and volunteers with RE/MAX at different charities including the Food Bank. A portion of her commission for every sale and purchase is also donated to “Children’s Miracle Network”.