With over 30 years of sales experience, Bev is known for her results-driven approach, high level of professionalism and integrity. She consistently delivers the ultimate level of discretion, honesty and attentive service which has enabled her to build strong relationships with developers, investors, business owners, industry specialists and peers. Along with her natural affinity for problem solving, creativity and passion for seeing businesses succeed and families thrive, Bev brings a wealth of skills learned from driving tractors and dozers on the farm to leading an award winning team of over 100 sales professionals.
Believing that knowledge is never wasted and that it will ultimately enable her to serve her clients better, Bev has travelled across North America taking courses, seeking out information and creating networks to enhance her skills and service level. When working with clients, Bev envisions a successful course of action from various perspectives, utilizing the latest in research, marketing and technology, taking pride in facilitating transactions that exceed expectations.
Proud to be associated with RE/MAX Grande Prairie, Bev is able to leverage its global brand recognition, real estate vision and tremendous resources to deliver a level of service and reach unparalleled in the industry to her clients.
“Whether purchasing or selling your home, investing in a revenue generating building, selling, leasing, subletting or purchasing a commercial/industrial property, my job AND joy is making it as stress free as possible, enabling you to focus on what is most important to you.” – Bev
Training & Education
Specialized Commercial Training & Membership:
MEMBER OF CANADIAN COMMERCIAL COUNCIL OF REALTORS® - To be an approved member, a REALTOR® must demonstrate knowledge and expertise through both education and experience. Including having taken additional education and professional development courses above the basic licensing requirements in the following areas: Leasing, Investment Analysis, Commercial Financial Calculator, Commercial Construction, Business Brokerage, Taxation/Financing, Planning and Zoning.
CANDIDATE MEMBER OF CCIM - Commercial Real Estate’s Global Standard for Professional Achievement. A CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The designation helps CCIMs and their clients minimize risk, boost credibility, make informed decisions and close more deals.
ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL PROFESSIONAL (ACP) - Specialized training for REALTORS® who wish to demonstrate professional competence in the major areas of listing and selling commercial real estate.
EDMONTON REAL ESTATE BOARD COMMERCIAL DIVISION GRADUATE - The Commercial real estate course program provides the student with an overview of the broad scope and diversity of the Commercial real estate business. This Introductory Program is the foundation for continued and more advanced studies toward professional designations. Completion provides the REALTOR® with full membership in the Association Commercial Division.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT – REAL ESTATE COUNCIL OF ALBERTA - It is recognized by RECA as the required course for authorization to practice property management in Alberta. The course includes such topics as real estate regulations, laws, marketing, lease agreements, accounting, risk management, business standards, tenant relations, environmental awareness, building administration and operations.
CONDOMINIUM MANAGEMENT 101 - Achieved through Northern Alberta Chapter of Canadian Condominium Institute. Bev has also attended various other condominium specific conferences.
SPECIALIZED RESIDENTIAL TRAINING:
SELLERS REPRESENTATIVE SPECIALIST (SRS) - This designation elevates professional standards, and enhances individual performance, and recognizes real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential in professionally and ethically representing sellers.
ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVE (ABR) - This designation is awarded to REALTORS® who meet the specified education and practical experience criteria. This indicates that you will be working with someone committed to your best interests, someone who has made education a career priority and has also demonstrated the experience needed to provide the finest in buyer representation.
NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AND BUYER REPRESENTATION - This training enables Bev to support her Buyer Clients through the steps for the purchase, construction, and customization of a new home.
ACCREDITED STAGING PROFESSIONAL (ASP) - The Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Real Estate Agent Course is the premier training on Home Staging for the real estate industry. Patterned after the success principles developed by Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®, and President & CEO of Stagedhomes.com, the ASP Course is the first professional course on home staging for real estate agents and professional stagers. Bev invested in this course to enhance the services she offers to her residential selling clients.
PLACEMAKING: MAKING IT HAPPEN - Offered in New York City though Project for Public Spaces, Bev attended this course and collaborated with international attendees from Brazil, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, US and Canada. The course is designed to help people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. It helps citizens transform their public places into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.
Placemaking involves planning, design, management and programming of public spaces and facilitates creative patterns of activities and connections, cultural, economic, social and ecological, that define a place and support its ongoing evolution. An effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration and potential, ultimately creating good public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and wellbeing.
CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN - CPTED principles of design affect elements of the built environment ranging from the small-scale (such as the strategic use of shrubbery and other vegetation) to the overarching, including building form of an entire urban neighborhood and the amount of opportunity for ‘eyes on the street”. Working with local individuals from both law enforcement and the private sector, Bev researched and brought potential solutions forward to some of the ongoing issues that interfere with the safety and quiet enjoyment of certain areas in Grande Prairie. Taught by Greg Saville who co-founded the International CPTED Association and was a partner in Canada’s first consulting firm to specialize in CPTED. Some of the solutions brought forward can now be seen implemented around the City.
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING - Athabasca University – Introduces marketing concepts, functions, and institutions. It also examines the influence of marketing on the Canadian economy and on the management of individual organizations.