I became a licensed realtor in 1988 and I have enjoyed an active and successful career. Prior to this, I was eager for more education and completed studies in Business Administration Management, then Business Administration Marketing and also the Real Estate Studies Program at B.C.I.T. I carried on to achieve my Urban Land Economics at U.B.C. Thus, letting me collect a number of diploma’s and degrees and preparing me for an outstanding real estate career.
Early on, in 1996, I completed the Agent’s Course allowing me to manage my own real estate office and the Associate Broker designation. In 2016 I completed the coveted CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Accreditation which less than 1% of Commercial Brokers hold in North America. To even write the final for this designation, you need 20 Million is sales within a limited time.
For 2 years in the early 90's when the market was in a challanging position, besides selling real estate, I was the Vice-President and I managed the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Auction company where we sold millions of dollars of condominium development properties. I brought 9 developments to the market within these years. The experience was tremendous but I also made both the developers and the buyers very happy in those tough years.
Top Sales Awards I achieved along the way are too numerous to include still, for recognition, the Medallion Club for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, a Chairman Circle Office Internationally and also Coldwell Banker Presidents Elite Status offering me Top 1% Internationally, to name a few. I have sold over 500 Acres of Development Land in my career.
I wrote and teach two class for the real estate agents in BC. The first being: Strata Wind-Up and Termination which is a very valuable course and my specialty. Also: Land Development and Assembly, which is so popular well received and popular.
In all my years in Real Estate I have taken the direct approach to selling. I have found the truth works much better than any other sales technique taught to me. My clients appreciate my candor and straight forward approach, and this has offered me a long career in repeat and referral clients. This is how I came upon the phrase “Your Friend in the Business.”
Please peruse my website and I look forward to your comments and feedback. Do not hesitate to contact me for any of your Real Estate questions or concerns.
Alana Bertini, PREC, CCIM
Associate Broker All Points Realty