Who is Jesse?
Since choosing a REALTOR® is as much about experience as it is about trust, I would like to take a moment and tell you where I come from and what drives me.
I grew up in Flin Flon – a small town in Northern Manitoba – where trust and relationships are everything. My parents worked in real estate, so naturally, I was drawn to this profession. I approach my clients with the same set of values I was raised with, where I want them to feel cared for and trust that I will always listen to their needs.
I strongly believe that buying a house is a process whereby I guide you to find what it is that you always imagined to be your home. Buying the right home is not always quick or easy, but it is totally achievable. My job is to assist you through the process and to not pressure you into a quick transaction.
Selling a home is also as much of an art as it is a science. From pricing it right and presenting it properly, to finding prospective buyers and getting you the best price, I will guide you through every step of the way.
Another important part of my life is being active and involved in my community. I know that it sounds cheesy but I can’t find better words to describe it. I volunteer regularly with different organizations in Kelowna. Throughout the year I also raise money for the Canadian Cancer Foundation, as it is something that touched my family. Every year I participate in the ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’ from Vancouver to Seattle. This year our team raised over $82,000 for the cause. These events help me stay grounded and remind me of what truly matters in life. Hope this paints a reasonable picture of what you can expect from me and don’t be surprised if you get an invitation to one of my fundraising events.
It would be my pleasure to get to know you as well. Coffee soon?
There’s SOMETHING ABOUT MARY!
Originally from Southern Ontario, Mary Gates has called Kelowna home for just over 7 years. Her love of all HOME things started early as she grew up surrounded by REALTORS®. Mary graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Commerce with a major in marketing. Since that time her passion for real estate, renovating, and decorating has grown. Mary serves as our Client Care Co-ordinator where she uses her highly developed people skills and talents in keeping clients happy, informed and organized. She keeps the office running efficiently so Jess can be out in the field concentrating on what he does best…locating the perfect home for clients and negotiating the best deal for them!
Mary is an active member on the Board of her own Strata Corporation and also provides much support to Jesse’s many charitable endeavours. Mary’s past-times and hobbies include hiking, skiing, biking, reading and socializing. When not in the office she can be found puttering in her garden or enjoying our fabulous sunsets during a walk on the beach. She is an avid mariner and loves being on the lake throughout the summer. For information about enjoying life in the Okanagan…just ask Mary.