While there’s lots of explanations for why our agents love working at our Yaletown office, we’re sharing four of our top reasons.
One of the greatest joys of working in real estate is setting your own schedule—and often that means spending your time at a home office. Why bother with traffic jams, when you can enjoy the benefits of home? Well, we have some compelling reasons to leave your beloved nest behind and travel into the office.
Inspired by Real Estate Magazine’s article, 4 reasons why you should work from the office, we’re sharing our top four reasons why Dexter’s Yaletown office is worth braving that commute.
1) Your Colleagues
Dexter’s agents treat each other like family. Other offices might foster a competitive atmosphere, but in our offices you’re not just enjoying a collegial space—you’re working with people who go out of their way to offer help.
From advice on recent sales pricing to insight into specialty sales (such as leasehold properties), our agents are always ready to help each other out. And with some agents having been in the real estate industry for 30+ years, that’s a wealth of experience and insight at your fingertips.
2) Kevin + Sharon
Kevin Skipworth and Sharon Wayman
While this pair don’t technically hold the same role within Dexter, they work as a unit to make sure every agent at the Yaletown office is fully supported—every day.
Kevin Skipworth, aka Skippy, is one of Dexter’s Owner and Managing Broker based in the Yaletown office—he’s also an agent, working with his agent teammate Cathie Cline to sell their clients’ listings and find buyers their next dream home. Being an active agent keeps Kevin on top of an ever-changing industry. For new agents, Kevin is often the first person they meet when exploring Dexter—and that meeting undoubtedly leaves that agent secure in the knowledge that Dexter not only wants them to succeed, but that managers like Kevin are there to guide them safely through Greater Vancouver’s real estate market. When he’s not working with clients or answering an agent’s call for help in the middle of the night (true story), Kevin might be wearing his third hat: that of Dexter’s Chief Economist. He crunches market data and pushes back against media misconceptions, ensuring Dexter’s agents are fully informed on the real real estate situation.
Working as Kevin’s “right hand,” Sharon Wayman brings an extraordinary level of care to her role as branch manager. Her commitment to empowering and educating agents is matched only by her commitment to making everyone feel welcome can be seen the moment you set foot in the office. You simply feel at home. From big smiles and immediate greetings to assistance big and small, Yaletown’s agents know Sharon will have their back. Not only does she take calls at all hours, but she keeps her finger on the pulse of Dexter’s agents, ready to step in and offer encouragement whenever they’re facing a hurdle or need a boost.
3) Location, Location, Location
What doesn’t our Yaletown office have?
Nestled at the corner of Pacific and Homer (1399 Homer Street), our Yaletown office is steps away from parks, the Vancouver Seawall—running from almost right outside our door all the way around False Creek to Granville Island—and the innumerable cafes, restaurants and bars that make Yaletown a go-to location for Vancouver.
From the Roundhouse to epic playgrounds to the Canada Line, our agents are barely two blocks from anything their hearts might desire—and they’re never struggling for options when it comes to picking that perfect location for client meetings. For those who are driving into the office, our particular position let’s people come into Downtown while skirting the worst traffic issues, and parking remains one of the most affordable spots in the city. And being a hub means our agents working in Yaletown are not only there to embrace the energy of Downtown Vancouver, they’re ready to help their colleagues at a moment’s notice. Full of life, great energy, and happy agents, our Yaletown office is definitely a place to enjoy.
4) For the Love of Dogs
When it came to our final item there were a number of contenders—especially our incredible team of support staff who work tirelessly for our agents every day—but for this preliminary list we had to nod to an extraordinary feature of this Dexter space: Our dog policy.
We know that our families often include four-legged members, and for those of us who have dogs we want to take them with us as much as possible. While many spaces don’t allow dogs, our ground-level space in Yaletown lets us set our own rules and ensure four-legged family members are just as welcome as the human variety. And this isn’t just enjoyed by Dexter’s clients—it’s one of the main reasons our dog-loving agents enjoy their days in Yaletown.
Think we’re blowing smoke? Allow this writer to share her Yaletown story:
Meet Fable, six months old and seventy pounds.
In some offices turning up with a seventy-pound, six-month-old Great Dane puppy would be met with horrified glances and shunting into the smallest corner available. Not at Dexter’s Yaletown office. We were greeted happily by reception and agents alike, and immediately invited to make ourselves at home in Sharon Wayman’s own office. She put herself out—without hesitation or the slightest hint of reluctance—just so I could introduce my gigantic puppy to office life in the easiest, most supported way imaginable. And it wasn’t just Sharon offering support and assistance, every single agent in the space was ready to help handle the puppy, to offer a kind word, and to make me feel welcome. I’d been worried about taking my furry monster to the office—instead it was the most wonderful affirmation about why working in a Dexter office is quite simply the best.