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!

 

Buyers and Sellers deserve the highest level of service possible.  That is why every Buyer and Seller should demand the following from their Realtor:  


Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with a specialization in Urban Land Economics
  • Associate Broker designation
  • Dedicated to continuing education in the areas of real estate, real estate law, and other real estate and business related issues

Background & Experience
  • Experience as a Residential Construction Manager overseeing the building of residential homes; co-ordinating subtrades and making sure costs were within budget

Real Estate
  • 24 years in the real estate business
  • Over 1,200 career transactions
  • Recognition as a "Medallion Club" Realtor whose production ranks in the top 1% of all Realtors in the Fraser Valley
  • Recognition as a member of the RE/MAX Titan's Club, the esteemed RE/MAX Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award

Communication
  • Active listening, idea clarification, objection handling, presenting of options, and working with my clients to reach their real estate goals

Technology
  • Marketing my listings on the Internet, ensuring my website at www.steveklassen.com is constantly updated, and employing social media
  • Efficient use of technology to stay in touch with my clients to return calls, texts and emails in a timely manner

Accuracy & Ethics
  • Fulfilling promises, keeping accurate records of conversations and communications, and making it a priority to be on time for appointments
  • Applying the rules and regulations of my profession without compromise
  • Commitment to truthfulness and honesty

Networking
  • Successfully interacting with people within my sphere of influence
  • Finding and increasing my base of clients through various promotional strategies
  • Historic percentage of business from referrals, repeat business, and "sphere of influence" is over 80%

Trust

Systems and Efficiency
  • Using a systematic approach to real estate transactions ensures that I do what I say I will do and that your goals are met
  • Achieved through proper application of communication with the help of technology, accuracy with knowledge, networking, and work ethic
  • Employing capable staff who maintain my systems so that I can spend more time with my clients

Consultative Approach
  • I am a Real Estate Consultant, not a salesperson
  • Active listening, presentation of options, and leading towards goals

Long Term Focus
  • I depend on your repeat business and referrals
  • Because my current and past clients send me my future clients, your complete satisfaction and subsequent referrals are the basis of my future business
  • Only when you receive the highest level of service will you feel comfortable referring your family, friends, and work associates to me
  • 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.


      

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