Immediately after graduating from university, I joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). After eight years, I decided to make Edmonton my home instead of taking yet another transfer. In 1979, I became a full-time real estate professional and have gained experience in every kind of market from recession to boom times. Today more than 60% of the business we do is with families we have worked with more than twice.
I believe that what I am going to do for you is more important than what I have done for myself. However, for anyone who likes comparing the credentials of Realtors®, you might be interested in the some of the industry credentials I have achieved through the years, including:
I have been married to Karen since 1973 and enjoy a very close relationship with our children, Christopher and Alexandra.
A major part of my life since the early 70's has been the Martial Arts. I am the founder and most senior instructor for the Edmonton Goju-Kai Karate Club and also enjoy cross training in Iaido, Kenjutsu and Kali. I am also an active member and supporter of the YMCA and exercise +/- five times a week at the Jaime Platz YMCA.
I have also been an active member of Rotary since 1982 and have served in various club positions including president. I was honored with a Paul Harris fellowship and twice with the "Service Above Self" Award.
Another passion of mine includes hitting the road on my Harley Davidson. I have been an avid rider since my youth and often share this passion by donating a ride and lunch on the bike through silent auctions at various charity events.
While completing six years of post-secondary education with a Psychology Degree plus Business Management, he funded his educational journey by working for his father Eden, as an unlicensed Realtor’s assistant. Realizing that he liked the diversity and challenge it offered, he joined his father in business and quickly established himself as a major player in the industry. On Chris’s first day of Real Estate May 27, 2006, he sold his first house! In his first week, he sold three!
Now licensed for 13 years, he has achieved such distinctions as the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Chairman’s Club and has already earned the respected level of RE/MAX Platinum Club for the last 12 consecutive years. However, his main source of satisfaction continues to come from the special relationship he enjoys with his clients, including those with whom he has worked with several times.
Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and is an avid hockey fan. He’s a goalie coach, team manager of both roller and ice hockey teams. When he’s not hottest Realtor in town, you’ll most likely find him on ice!