“What makes my business enjoyable is helping people realize a great real estate experience”
Living on the North Shore is a lifestyle! I am excited to promote the North Shore as the place to invest and live. As a professional REALTOR with over 10 years I am committed to a high standard of ethical service. I have enjoyed repeat business from loyal clients, and know how vital personal service is to them. Earning the trust and respect of my clients and colleagues in an industry where your largest financial asset is traded, has been paramount to my success.
I have lived & worked throughout the Lower Mainland for over 30 years. My business focus has often included helping women and 55+ lifestyle clients achieve success with their real estate endeavors. Licensed in December 2004, I have gained over 10 years of industry experience. My continued pursuit in education and my marketing management experience has helped me refine my business practices to give my clients a leading edge in real estate today. I hold a diploma in Marketing Management/Advertising & Sales from BCIT where I also completed Graphic Design, Website, & Social Media courses. I have attended Kwantlen University for Fine Art, and Greenhouse Management and hold a diploma in Recording Arts. I have recently completed Capilano University’s two year paralegal diploma program where I graduated with distinction and honors and gained legal knowledge in substantive law.
I work only with residential property and have experience with a variety of buyer's and seller's: first-time buyers, strata and tenant occupied properties, relocation moves, absentee owners, government, RCMP, & military transfers, and working with seniors & 55+ markets.
For fun, I frequent local trails and paths cycling. I have a growing fondness for Ambleside beach and can often be found walking our beautiful North Shore sea wall (our best kept secret!). An active healthy lifestyle is important to me which is why I chose North Vancouver for my home. I get my love of real estate, building, & architecture design from my father and grandfathers. All of who were in the construction trade operating companies that participated in many concrete hi-rise buildings and bridges in downtown Vancouver and Toronto in the 1970s & 1980s. Bridges like the Author Laing Bridge in Vancouver and the CN Tower in Toronto.
What sets me apart? Three simple things: The amount of communication you will receive, my ability to diplomatically negotiate on your behalf, and my ability to "instill a calm" by putting my clients at ease throughout the process from our first meeting, through negotiation, and final conclusion of the sale.
Just wanted to send you a quick note and express my thanks for your efforts over the past few months. Your patience and understanding was really appreciated. I think things really worked out as best the possibly could have and I was getting really nervous at one point things were not going to work out as great as they did. Your understanding of the area and desire to not sell just any house but rather focus on the qualities of the neighborhood and the values over and above the actual house were very important to us. If there is anything we could do for you along the lines of letter of recommendation, especially on the long distance challenges I would be more than happy to put something together for you. Without question I will refer anyone I can your way for future business. Again thanks very much through all this… B. McGray 2011 - (Cross Canada relocation move)
After interviewing a couple of Realtors, I decided to call Colleen Shorter. I had the most pleasent and wonderful expeience with Colleen's services. I had previously used another Realtor 4 times and thought great of her.... but let me tell you Colleen was fabulous. She did things that no other Realtor had done for me previously. She was professional all the way! Colleen put me at ease when I panicked, she talked me through the rough spots and gave me confidence. I can't remember when I had ever had that kind of service and professionalism. My advice is give her a try, she bends over backwards for her clients. ..... Sue Hunt 2011.
Thank you Colleen for getting us into our new home quickly and efficiently! Your hard work and determination made the whole process easier. The 'full video 360*' view really sold the place as well as the great pictures you took and the open houses! We will definitely recommend you! ... Warmly, Jacquie & Dan 2011
As this was my very first experience buying a property I was very nervous and vulnerable. Colleen made my experience a wonderful one & I greatly value her dedication, professionalism, knowledge, & timely exchange of information. Fantastic experience with great memories.... not nightmares...... S. Barnes 2010
I can honestly say "Put your trust in Colleen Shorter if you want to sell your home" We did! As I sit here in my beautiful new home - one that I didn't even imagine I could buy - I thank Colleen for her total devotion to ensuring the utmost satisfaction in our move. Dan and I allowed her to take over the sale of our home completely. We trusted her & she got top dollar for us while managing the offers and counter offers with ease! She explained everything and helped us understand each step along the way. Then in the process of finding our new place her patience, effiency and kindness shone through. We switched direction halfway through yet she jumped in with not even the blink of an eye, using her knowledge and expertise to find the perfect home for us! Colleen seems to sense your personalities and then designs her work around you - you become the most important person! I don't want to move again but if I ever do.... Colleen will be the one I call and she is always the one I recommend to anyone who wants to sell their home or business! Thank you Colleen! you are #1 in our books! - J&D Bye - 2009
Colleen Shorter, in my opinion, was so helpful & so so very patient! This was my first time buying so-to-speak. Colleen was super at communicating with me. Never was there any pressure to buy - this I so appreciate because I put enough pressure on myself. So, Colleen, I thank you a ton for your service & will definitely refer you to friends & family. J. Perrett - 2009
As my realtor, I found Colleen Shorter gave an excellent presentaton about her company. I was indeed very impressed by her kindness, keeping in touch and informed on any new related business, as well as a very trustworthy person. I would highly recommend her to any of my associates. M. Scales - 2009
I found Colleen to be a very patient person and a great listener. It was great working with her and I would definitely use her again in the future................... M.Karran
My Experience with Colleen could not have been any better, it was excellent! Thank you........ Kim
It is a pleasure working with Colleen - She goes above & beyond what is expected of her. I will definitely be recommending Colleen to others .....................C.T.
Colleen did such a wonderful job helping with searching, viewing, and purchasing. Very professional and was never too aggresive; gave us our distance when we were thinking things through. We would definitely recommend Colleen to our friends or family. Thanks again, ....................Danielle & Lucas
"Thank you so much Colleen for all your hard work! You don't know how much we appreciate it! Thanks for dealing with my "pregnancy emotions" as well, oh boy did I ever have a couple of those days! Just a little thing here to let you know how how much we appreciate your helping us sell our place and find our new one! We love it!"
........Lorraine & Bill Elliott, & Isobel the cat.
"Colleen, You did so much to help with my house sale and finding "just the right condo!" I appreciate it very much and when it comes time to sell, hopefully not too soon, I will call you." .............Claire Turner
"Colleen, I just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for me with my place. I'll think about you in the future if I decide to sell again"................................Dayna
"Thanks to you our home sold in 4 days of listing at over 99% of the asking price, with several offers presented. During this intense time, your excellent organization skills and advice guiding us through this process made it a pleasure to have you as our Realtor.
From the devlopment and execution of the Marketing Plan, the very well presented open houses, to all the work that went into the sale, and after-sales follow up service, your professionalism and personal attention made this transaction a pleasant, stress-free experience.
Thank you again from both of us for all you have done. It has been a pleasure working with you, and we will gladly refer your services when the opportunity arises."
.....Sincerely, Michael and Lynn Petersen
"Colleen, Thank you for being sympathetic and working hard under the tight time contraints I had to find a home. You provided me with up-to-date and just-on-the-market information, to find me exactly what I was looking for. I am truly happy in my new home" ... Susan Matthias
To Lou, Marcy, & Colleen,
Thank you for all of your help both selling and buying. We really appreciate your time, effort, and patience in making sure we were happy. We will definitely come to you in the future and pass your names on as recommendations. Nice getting to know you! .......................Scott, Bonnie, & Riley J.
If Colleen Shorter has helped you buy or sell a home and you would like to provide feedback on her services, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org She is always looking for better ways to help clients.