Born and raised in Port Moody, BC.
My wife Kerry and I became residents of Anmore in 1996 purchasing our third home together in as many years, to this day we remain in Anmore, although on house #5 since 1996.
Since that First home we have also added children, dogs and cats to our lives.
Most weekends involve a trip up and down a mountain on foot, bike, or skiis. Although the number of two wheeled devices has edged out the skiis the past few years as our amazing climate allows things like Road-biking in February, Mtn biking in December, and epic hikes in March. That side my life is viewable on Facebook, and if you share similar passions please feel free to connect.
Along the way we have bought, and unfortunately sold (never sell!) investment properties in Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities. Both industrial and residential properties. A goal we currently share is to add one new property to our portfolio each year, and to never ever sell any of our properties ever again.
One of my favourite refrains is ‘one never regrets the properties they buy, but regrets every single one sold’.
A short bio written by a trade publication during my first year in this business can be found here.
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As our mortgage term approached it's end, my wife and i began looking into renewal option. This was our first time owning and also renewing. I initially contacted Dustan several months before the renewal date. We discussed the different options available and in the end of those calls, my wife and I decided to finish renovations on our home in hopes of maximizing any potential equity in the property...
Needless to say, DIY projects usually take longer than estimated. I called Dustan up about 6 weeks before my renewal date in a panic and with a half finished basement. After a few calls back and forth, my wife and I chose the option that best met our needs. Dustan was very patient and professional through the entire process. We look forward to working with Dustan in the future and we recommend him to anyone else who wants a smooth and as stress free as can be mortgage.
I've had a lot of time to soak into my new house and the neighbourhood and we really love it.
I often think back about how I ended up there and both of you gentlemen always pop into my head.
I wanted to do something special after the fact but until I actually do I wanted to make sure you both knew how much I appreciate your services.
Colin I would never have had the opportunity to buy our family house if it wasn't for your tenacity in finding us the right house and truly listening to each of our wants.
Dustan you got me the best possible rate and the word persistence doesn't do you justice. Ultimately you are saving me money for the next 20-30 years until I can pay off the mortgage.
I always try to name drop both of you when discussing the house and and the opportunity you created for me. I hope that it helps sometime in the future as I know the value and power of referral marketing.
On top of all that your both top blokes, as my Father-in-law would say.
P.S. Zoom! cleaners were excellent and it helped us a lot when we really needed it.
A personal note of thanks for connecting me to Dustan. He was stellar to work with -- as you had said he would be. And, he never quit even when we ran into a few roadblocks. He delivered a great rate, great lender and great ratio. I will definitely use his services again.
Good Morning Sir
I was relieved to receive my obligatory but much anticipated congratulations email from Spagnolo and Co.
It was received bittersweetly as I knew deep down that yours and mine daily exchanges would cease.
I want to thank you very much for your hard work and hard thinking on your part in putting our deal together and making it possible to own a home in Powell River.
I really appreciated working with you and how you made yourself available always.
You earned every penny for what little commission you will receive on our meagre mortgage. 🙂
Not only am I indebted to First National, but to you, my good man.
Talk soon I hope