Andrew KING - REALTOR® Managing Broker
I am a single parent living in Fleetwood, BC, raising a teenager and focusing on a career in Real Estate and Real Estate Management. I believe in education and constant improvement and continuing to delve deep into the real estate industry with constant sales and marketing training and further education to expand my skills to better serve you.
Born in Surrey BC when the population was 81,826, my great grandparents owned the 10 acres across from Surrey Memorial Hospital now slated for Innovation Village. My grandfather owned and operated Merrett Motors on the NE Corner of the property which Tim Horton's. now calls home. I worked for 25 years in the telecom industry as a Nortel specialist before pursuing real estate.
My first home was a 3rd floor strata unit in Murrayville BC. Always looking for improvement I spent 13 years renovating and finding the hidden potential in the unit from a french plaster ceiling ring to the Kohler® themed bathroom with cast iron tub and polished nickel fixtures. I learned the construction trade from my grandfather who built many homes in the Surrey Area as a second career in addition to operating his Service Station.
I first considered real estate back in 2004 when the new Real Estate Services Act was drafted. But did not pursue it at the time as I was a new father and spent my after hours time raising my daughter. It was not until 2014, after Nortel disbanded and Telus was downsizing and reorganizing, working as a corporate contractor no longer provided consistent work. Too much globalization and increasing disconnect between corporate management and servicing the end consumer. I was laid off while my employer was negotiating a new contract found myself with time to explore. I enrolled in the 2015 UBC Trading Services Course and completed the pre-licensing component April 2015. I and the post-licensing component in Nov 2015.
Since then I have helped may people achieve their real estate dreams from that first time homeowner to the retiree looking to downsize and simplify their life. I look forward to help many people achieve their goals and help them navigate through what is often the biggest transaction of their life. Whether it is the family home or an investment in rental or development property, staying current with all the rules and regulations and understanding Urban Land Economics, I am up for the challenge.
Feel confident to contact me with your real estate questions or recommend me to serve your friends and family knowing that I am doing everything I can to serve you better!
2015 - Trading Services
2017 - Managing Broker
2018 - Strata Management
2018 - Property Management
2018 - Mortgage Broker
2018 - Urban Land Economics including:
BUSI 100 - Micro Foundations of Real Estate Economics
BUSI 101 - Capital Markets and Real Estate
BUSI 111 - BC Real Property Law and Real Estate Ethics
BUSI 221 - Real Estate Finance in a Canadian Context
BUSI 300 - Urban and Real Estate Economics
BUSI 330 - Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal
BUSI 331 - Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Income Appraisal
BUSI 400 - Residential Property Analysis
BUSI 401 - Commercial Property Analysis
BUSI 433 - Real Estate Business
BUSI 441 - Residential Property Management
A REALTOR® is a member of CREA and adheres to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics
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