Last week, the YPFN got a chance to chat with Ray Estrella, a residential realtor with Sutton Group Seafair Realty. We were able to ask him 5 questions about his business.
YPFN: Hi Ray! Thanks for doing this interview. First off, tell us a little about your business, and what you do.
RE: I am a residential real estate agent that works out of the Greater Vancouver area. My clients are typically first time home buyers.
YPFN: What advice would you give someone that is interested in becoming a realtor?
RE: Prepare to do a lot of work. This is a hard business that rewards hard work and honestly. Also, have fun with your clients.
YPFN: Did you have a mentor early on in you career?
RE: No I did not. At the time, I inquired with another realtor to become my mentor; however, she said if you really want to learn you have to do it on your own.
YPFN: In terms of trends and pricing, what are your thoughts on Metro Vancouver’s current real estate market?
RE: It isn’t a perfect market. Because of the high prices, you have to take the time to find a property that you like. There is always available property that is within your means – especially when it is your first home purchase.
YPFN: For those interested in your services, how can people contact you?
RE: People can reach me by: