Maple Ridge Real Estate Specialist Ray Werger
Located just outside the bright city lights of Vancouver, the suburb of Maple Ridge is a wonderful community with a rich history and plenty to offer prospective residents and families. To really get the feel of the area you need a successful and experienced real estate expert who has lived in Maple Ridge for 24 years; someone who is heavily involved in the community and knows exactly how to find a home you’ll love. That is where I come in.
How I Can Help You
Every year I’m involved in 50 or more home sales transactions, and every one is a chance to prove my commitment to clients. Over my twenty-four year career I’ve honed the skills necessary to provide high-quality realtor services. As well I’m always improving the tools I use to ensure my client’s success.
I am skilled in a number of marketing tools including social media, which means I can tailor your home’s listing to your exact selling needs. As well, when you work with me, either to buy or sell a home, I guarantee you will work with me directly. You will always have access to me personally.
I have experience selling all kinds of property from detached homes and condominiums to lots and acreages. I’ve also sold commercial buildings including the Whalley Bowling Lanes, a church in Mission, floating homes, and manufactured homes. I also have extensive experience handling foreclosures, properties under court order, estates, and working with first-time buyers.
Committees and Boards I’ve Served On
I have served on, or am currently serving on several local and industry Boards of Directors and Committees:
- Past President, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
- President, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2014
- Chair, Finance & Bylaws 2013, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
- BCREA Professional Development Committee Member, 2011 – present
- Past Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Finance Committee, 2013
- Government Relations Committee, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2012 – present
- Professional Development Committee, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2011
- Communications Committee, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2010
- Business Practices Committee, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2009
- MLS Committee, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2008
- Technology Committee, Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, 2007
I was asked to serve on the above boards because I have a well-established reputation for integrity, for getting the job done, and for being straight-forward in a down-to-earth friendly manner. These are the same qualities that enabled me to achieve top 10% position in sales in the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board for 17 years. I believe you will not find another realtor in all of Maple Ridge more committed to your home buying and selling satisfaction. Please contact me at your convenience. You’ll never regret it. 🙂
Farm Life and Hard Work
I was born in Kelowna, B.C. The oldest of six children. I grew up on a 400 acre farm and worked hard from the age of 5 driving a tractor and tilling the fields. As a teenager I worked for my Dad building and framing houses. I also did very well at school and saved for Okanagan College.
I’ve carried this work ethic my entire life, and certainly into my real estate career. I work hard for every client and I’ll work hard for you. Working hard is just what I do.
Success At Sales And Real Estate
Probably the best sales training I ever received was during my one and a half years selling Encyclopedia Britannica. Then S.C. Johnson Wax hired me in 1981 and I worked for this international company for 11 years until 1992. During that time I refined my selling, marketing and management skills. I rose from a wholesale & retail salesman to National Accounts Manager responsible for major head office accounts. I moved with my family to the Toronto, Ontario area for three years.
In 1992 I left Toronto and returned home with my family. Back in BC I became an entrepreneur and independent business man within the Real Estate industry and have been enjoying that ever since.
I Get Involved In The Community
I devote as much time as I can to volunteering where I live. I’ve found it to be the best way to meet genuinely nice people.
I believe that universal access to knowledge and education should be available to everyone no matter what their socio-economic background, so I served on the Parent Advisory Council at my child’s elementary school from 1992 to 2000. During that time I was instrumental in making dramatic changes to the role of the P.A.C. in helping to obtain necessary resources for the school. I increased the average annual revenues of the P.A.C. from $2,500 in 1992 to an average of $30,000 a year since 1994.
These additional funds helped replace obsolete computers in the classrooms and lab, and built two new school playgrounds. We entered into a joint venture with the municipality to build a new neighbourhood park, bought much needed library books and software learning programs, and up-graded the sound and lighting systems in the multi-purpose room. I like to think that I demonstrated to my neighbours, friends and peers, the positive impact that one motivated individual can have on their community.
What to Do in Maple Ridge
Let me tell you some of the great things I’ve learned about the wonderful town of Maple Ridge. It offers many options when it comes to enjoying nature, and getting involved in local culture. Maple Ridge is a diverse area with many different services and recreational opportunities.
Get Involved in the Arts
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council oversees art resources and opportunities in the community and is responsible for the ACT Arts Centre. Local residents are encouraged to get involved in written, visual and performing arts in this venue. It’s a great spot for anyone out there looking for a means of self-expression; if you have a desire to get involved in an artistic community, Maple Ridge has you covered.
Go Out on the Town
There are several dining and shopping options available to you in Maple Ridge, though perhaps the best place to start looking would be 224th Street. One of the busiest streets in this otherwise quaint community, both sides of 224th Street are lined with boutique shops and diners to satisfy the most thorough restaurant samplers and culinary critics. Even with Vancouver close by, everything you could possibly want can be found in Maple Ridge.
Enjoy Local Parks and Nature Trails
The natural landscape around Maple Ridge is certifiably gorgeous. And the second you step outside rest assured that the nearest trail or park is close by, though how you choose to enjoy the sights is completely up to you. Take the family out for a picnic or challenge yourself with a tough hike. Either way you are gaining access to a wonderful escape from the pressures of daily life right in your backyard.
Becoming Involved in the Community
Giving back is important to everyone in the Maple Ridge community, and if volunteering is an important part of your life, then this is the neighbourhood for you. Whether working to maintain the natural beauty of Maple Ridge parks and trails or helping out at the ACT Arts Centre mentioned above, there are plenty of chances to give back in Maple Ridge. When a community works together like the residents of Maple Ridge do, good things happen for everybody.
Building a New Home?
Building a new home in Maple Ridge can be a very exciting venture provided you are ready to deal with the logistical and legal hurdles involved. I will make sure it doesn’t become a headache. First we figure out your exact budget. Then we come up with detailed plans for what you do and do not want to include on your property and in your home. Then we find the right location.
Purchasing a Condo?
Sometimes it makes sense to purchase a condo, especially if you are exploring more affordable options. In the Maple Ridge area there are plenty of condos on the market that would be the perfect addition to your life. You just need to make sure you are aware of all the possibilities before selecting one. I can certainly help you with that.
Thinking of Selling Your Home?
Pricing your home correctly right from the start will ensure you receive the greatest return in the shortest amount of time. My extensive experience in selling all types of Maple Ridge properties ensures your home will be priced right. My marketing and sales ability will ensure your home sells quickly. I’ll ensure the entire process is handled smoothly and without stress. Please call 604-670-3234 today for a full explanation of all your options from a real estate professional who’s lived here for 24 years. I’ll answer the phone when you call. Or click here to contact me at any time.
With decades of experience under my belt and a deep love of the Maple Ridge area I am committed to putting you in the home you deserve. After all, I live here. 🙂 If you would like to learn more about the services I provide feel free to reach out today to get started.