Who I Am
My approach to real estate is different than most in that I believe real estate is not about properties, but rather about people. I see myself as being in the business of helping families achieve their real estate goals. I’m confident I can help you achieve your real estate goals and dreams!
I am dedicated to continuing education and upgrading of skills. I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in Urban Land Economics. I also have my Associate Broker designation and regularly participate in continuing education in areas of real estate, real estate law, computer technologies, and other real estate and business related issues. I have experience as a Residential Construction Manager overseeing the building of residential homes from beginning to end; co-ordinating subtrades and making sure costs were within budget.
In the 23 years I have been in the real estate business, I have relied on the attributes mentioned below to provide buyers and sellers alike the highest level of service to effectively reach their goals and fulfill their expectations. This has resulted in over 1,100 career transactions, recognition as a “Medallion Club” Realtor whose production ranks me in the top 1% of all Realtors in the Fraser Valley, and recognition as a member of both the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club and the esteemed RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
The use of computers, the Internet, and social media has changed everything! I realize that I have to stay close to the cutting edge of technology. That is why I market my listings on the Internet, ensure my website at www.steveklassen.com is constantly updated with the most current information, and employ social media.
I fulfill promises made, keep accurate records of any conversations and communications (including phone and e-mail), and make it a priority to be on time for appointments. I also know and apply the rules and regulations of my profession without compromise. I make it a point to be truthful and honest.
My historic percentage of business from referrals, repeat business, and “sphere of influence” is about 84%. It is obvious to me where I should be spending my time. I am a Real Estate Consultant, not a salesperson. I listen to you, present you your options, and work with you to reach your goals. I don’t push, rather, I work at your pace.
I depend on your repeat business and referrals! I am interested in building strong, lifelong relationships one client at a time.
What I Care About
In April 2006, my wife Cindy and I adopted our daughter, Mireya, from the Philippines. Since first meeting Mireya in her orphanage in the city of Bacolod, it has become a Klassen family desire to help the under resourced people in the Philippines.
Our family became involved with a ministry called Hope For the Island that serves the impoverished, orphaned, widowed, sick, and uneducated. We have made several trips to the Philippines with the kids to work with Hope for the Island. In addition, we have made additional trips to welcome two more children to our family; Nicole, and most recently, Andy! This made the total number of kids in the Klassen clan six!
The Klassens are key financial supporters of Hope For the Island, and Steve now serves on the Board of Hope for the Island Ministries.