THE EARLY YEARS
Without a doubt, real estate and sales are in my DNA. My introduction to real estate happened as a boy growing up in Northern Ontario. My grandfather Reginald Moore owned and managed many small apartment buildings in North Bay, Ontario. I remember going to collect rents at the beginning of the month with my Papa, meeting the tenants, and proudly listening to his stories of acquiring these assets, fixing them up and providing a better quality of living for both his tenants and himself.
My father Douglas Moore was also heavily involved in real estate; he started out as a Realtor in his early 20s, and then quickly became a Broker. He ultimately found his niche in acquiring larger parcels of land and buildings, which lead to a 20-year career as an automotive dealer in Sudbury, Ontario, before he passed away at the young age of 53 when I was still a young man.
Although my father wanted me to pursue another profession, there wasn’t a chance in the world I wouldn’t become involved in sales in some capacity.
I first started in automotive sales, and was quickly promoted to Sales Manager of a large dealer group in the Niagara area. I managed a team that won the “GM Optimum Used Car Dealership of Canada” award and then I was recruited to manage North York Chevrolet, one of Canada’s largest automotive dealers. After 14 months under my management, our team became the largest and most profitable GM Optimum dealership in Toronto and I was starting to think that sales was right for me…. just not car sales. I had a burning desire to try my hand in the real estate game. Go big, or go home!!!
After moving to Vancouver, BC and finishing my Real Estate Trading Services course at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, it was on! The market was so vibrant; Vancouver’s top Realtors were household names (almost like celebrities) and there was no stopping me!
I was lucky to have been mentored by Rick Stonehouse and his team of Realtors at The Stonehouse Group who were huge producers and who ran a dynamic and very tech-savvy team. I also honed my skills, going to various courses and workshops; I completed my RE law course, RE sales & marketing course, photography and staging, and attended many ethics and professional standards courses offered by the Vancouver Real Estate Board.
FAMILY FIRST & THE MOVE TO WINNIPEG
It was in BC that I met my wife, a midwife transplanted from Winnipeg. Later, we had our first son, and as our priorities switched from proximity to hip restaurants to proximity to extended family, we started to wonder if maybe there was life beyond Vancouver. We explored a few different places, one of which was my wife’s hometown of Winnipeg.
The more I investigated Winnipeg, the more I felt the need to pack up our family, and head east. I remember looking at realtor.ca, and feeling like a kid in a candy store! A 2000 Sqft home in a nice area for $350,000! Wow! That was double the square footage of our first home in Vancouver for less than half the price!
So in 2011, we made the move to Winnipeg. Since, we have settled into a beautiful home in Bridgwater Lakes, where we welcomed our second son in 2012, and our third son in 2014. We are finding Winnipeg to be a warm & welcoming place to raise our family and enjoy life.
I moved my practice to RE/MAX Performance Realty in 2015 after a number of very successful years with Realty Executives Premiere, where I won the Winnipeg Realtors Association 2014 Silver Individual Medallion, as well as Realty Executives International 2013 & 2014 Chairman’s Award and Realty Executives Premiere’s 2013 & 2014 Gold Achievement Award.
The RE/MAX brand is unbeatable, and I love being located at the most productive office in Winnipeg, where have found a real niche in putting off-market deals together for my clients. I continue to specialize in marketing homes, creating solid investments, and providing top-notch customer service.
I was thrilled to earn the Individual Gold Medallion, the highest award for Realtors given to the top 1% of our profession, in 2015 and again in 2016.
In 2016, I partnered with Amanda Jones. Amanda is one of the most talented negotiators I have ever seen. She has a real passion for finding clients the perfect home, and an extraordinary drive to persevere until that happens. I am so proud to have such a talented agent on board.
Together, Amanda and I offer a superior level of 24/7 service to our clients that is currently unparalleled in this business. We use a cutting-edge tool for communication and collaboration that allows us to deliver a seamless client experience, and continue to always deliver the best.
Our approach is to use a combination of modern technologies, old-fashioned hard work, and expert negotiating skills to get our clients exactly what they want, and to treat them like gold while doing it.
We welcome your business and your referrals and we promise to treat you like family.