Over the next few weeks, we’re going to introduce you to the different members of the LiveKitsilano Team. A little insight into who we are, what we like and how we got into real estate. Relationships with your Real Estate Agent are always incredibly important, so we wanted to extend the olive branch..
Today is Ben Chimes, one of the leads on our LiveKitsilano Team. He’s been in the real estate business in many different aspects for years and has a lot of success to show for it, and is unfailingly in love with Kitsilano. Contact Ben!
What makes you passionate about Real Estate?
For me it’s a two fold passion… I love the people I get to work with on a daily basis and I love homes. Architecture, design, renovation… Love them all!
Favourite part of being a Real Estate Agent?
That every day is different and unpredictable. You’ve got to be quick on your feet and able to solve problems in a hurry.
Favourite part about working on a Real Estate Team?
The constant learning. Every one on our team has something different to offer and it’s fantastic being able to learn from each other.
What’s your favourite hidden gem in Kitsilano?
I don’t even know the name for it! It’s a tiny little beach that’s tucked down between Kits Beach and the dog park. A fantastic spot to get away from it all.
What’s your favourite not-so-hidden gem in Kitsilano?
Brunch at Fable
Favourite area of Kitsilano?
Anything along the water.
What’s one thing you would change about Kitsilano?
Traffic on 4th Ave!
Favourite Style of Design/Architecture?
Modern and minimalist with a splash of colour and Westcoast textures.
What was the first home you ever bought?
A one bedroom condo at 3rd and Maple. I loved that place. Had a huge yard that I hosted many a good summer BBQ on!
Favourite app on your phone?
Docusign. A digital signature app for signing contracts that makes my life so much easier.
Car or Bike?
In the summer, bike. I’m a total fair weather biker though.
Are you a Morning or Night person?
A little bit of both. Love to exercise first thing in the morning, but my mind is a lot sharper in the evenings.
Five Year Goals – personal or real estate?
Would love to upgrade my Kitsilano townhome to a detached house that I can renovate