Welcome Karen Wu!
JOVI Realty continues its growth in 2020 with new and experienced team members. Jovi realty has become the address for the agents who would like to take their business to the next level, by offering the best-in-class management team, training and marketing support and attractive fee plans that support their business.
This time we are welcoming Karen Wu. she has joined the team in 2020, and we asked her some questions to know her better. Please meet Karen Wu, your new agent!
When and how did you decide to be a real estate agent?
Growing up, I have always had an interest in homes where I took interior design courses in school, to read up on the real estate market, to being involved in building my parent’s home. I knew I wanted to be involved in real estate. My first thoughts were for me to become an interior designer or an architect but those thoughts slowly changed over time and one day, I decided that I wanted to become a realtor.
I like the fact that real estate sales are an ever-changing, dynamic job. There is always something new to look forward to – meeting new people, seeing new homes, and adapting to new challenges. I also love that the job is extremely rewarding as it allows me to give back to the community by helping others around hitting their milestones and finding their dream home.
How do you want to specialize?
I will be focusing on residential real estate – single-family homes, townhomes, condos, pre-sales, and assignments, in the cities I am most familiar with – Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and Coquitlam.
How did you decide to join Jovi Realty? what are your business targets?
Starting off as a brand-new agent, I was searching for a brokerage to join and I learned of Jovi Realty from seeing their For-Sale signs in my local community. After meeting up and having an enjoyable conversation with John, his leadership and the company’s vision really solidified my decision to sign with Jovi Realty. I am glad I made the decision to join this dynamic and supportive company as the weekly training sessions and guidance from fellow agents have honestly made my first steps in the business exceptionally smooth. With the continuous help from Jovi, I can see myself growing the business and helping many clients in finding their dream home.
How do you describe yourself as a personality?
During my childhood, I was quite shy until I started working in sales, which being in this field have really pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me realized that I am quite a people-person. Now I really enjoy meeting new people and learning about their lives and their backgrounds. I could be having conversations with just about anyone and making them feel comfortable in my presence. On the other hand, my friends tell me that I am very hard working and a “go-getter” as I am constantly working and dedicating my time to my clients. I am a strong believer that working hard and putting the time and effort into what you do will drive results. I continue to hold strongly to this belief as I see the results in my work. That said, I look forward to sitting down with people, working together, and strategizing a plan to help them with their real estate needs.
what do you do in your free time?
Free time? Well when I do have some free time, you may find me catching up on Netflix series, or connecting with friends. I also love to take time off to travel and see other parts of the world. I hope to continue my 2020 travel plans in 2021 and experience Thailand, Korea, and Cuba.
What is your favourite spot in the Vancouver area? What do you like doing there the most?
My favourite spot in the Vancouver area is at any one of the Canadian-owned chain restaurants, Cactus Club Café. Whether it be meeting up with a client, or having happy hour with friends and family, this is my go-to establishment. Being able to enjoy tasty food, drinks, and great company in one place tops my list!
Where is your favourite travel destination?
Of all places, New York City is my favourite travel destination. It is a busy, bustling city with just so much to see and do. One of my favourite activities in NYC is hopping on one of the Citi bikes and roaming from Uptown all the way to Lower Manhattan, exploring the different vibrant neighbourhoods and marvelling at the skyscrapers across town.
Welcome to the Jovi Family!