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Whistler Realtor Q&A: Keith McIvor

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Q: Why did you move to Whistler?

A: I moved to Whistler in 1983 from Manitoba and stayed for a year, before coming back to live fulltime in 1988. It was family connections and a love of skiing that brought me here.

Q: What did you do when you first arrived?

A: I was working for my uncle who had a log home building business.

Q: When did you get into real estate?

A: I got into real estate shortly after moving back here fulltime. I built and sold a couple of my own homes, and have been involved in various aspects of real estate since then. Mainly building and selling, as well as being part of a number of development cores.

I was also heavily involved in the Kadenwood development, along with getting the gondola installed there.

Q: What do you enjoy about the lifestyle here?

A: It’s everything that the outdoors and the mountains have to offer. The mountain culture, the people, everything!

Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to buy in Whistler?

A: It depends on the buyer, and of course understanding what they’re looking for in a property and their lifestyle. But mainly getting them to ensure that they have the right place for their specific needs.

Q: What’s your favourite thing about working with your clients?

A: My favourite thing is that even though there are a lot of similarities, there are so many differences, and the variety of people you meet is great on a day to day basis.

Q: What do you think you would be if you weren’t a Realtor?

A: I would probably be involved in real estate in some form. My background is actually in Mechanical Engineering, and I moved to Whistler knowing I wouldn’t necessarily be able to work in that field. However, working in construction and project management I was able to apply those skills.

Q: How do you decompress?

A: For me that would be doing something active. In the summer I would be out on a mountain bike, and in the winter I would be up on the mountain skiing.

Q: What was it like raising a family in Whistler?

A: It was fantastic! It’s a small town with all the amenities and offerings of a large city!

Q: What accomplishment do you consider to be the most significant in your life?

A: I would have to say raising two well-rounded and grounded kids!

Q: Finally, in one sentence, why should people come to live here?

A: The quality of life!