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.
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
Your brokering services were so much more than enough to affirm the high regard the Smiths hold you in. You're going to be utterly buried in clientele by the time I'm done recommending you. Fair warning.
Congratulations on your publication, as well!
Thank you for everything you've done for me and for getting me closer to owning my first home! I really appreciate it. You made everything so easy, it's been just great. 🙂
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.