TOFINO - UCLUELET
REAL ESTATE AGENT
The Pacific Rim has been my home for the past 15 years. Originally, I hail from Saskatchewan, and like most prairie folk the mountains were my first calling. It was there that I realized the mountains may be a bit too rugged terrain for me, so I decided to go to the Beach to learn how to surf. When I arrived, I found employment at a very respected restaurant establishment. At that time, I didn’t know that I would stick under that Chef for 10 years and hone my skills as well as attain WSET Level 3 wine certification. I thoroughly enjoyed this lifestyle which allowed me to travel and enjoy the west coast.
I gained a great respect for the local communities and their welcoming attitudes during the busy seasons. My direct involvement in a successful local business enabled me to witness the market fluctuations and the effects they had on locals and other businesses within the community. I saw the area's resilience and recovery from a tough economic downswing. I came to understand the value of investing in the area in order to keep Tofino and Ucluelet accommodating for both tourism and long standing locals.
Working in the service industry, I was highlighting the surrounding attractions to visitors in the evenings and listening to their experiences on their daily excursions. From their impressions of the area, it became quite obvious to me that there is, and always will be, a strong desire for many visitors to come stay and dream of acquiring a spot of their own out here on the west coast. When the Chef of my long term employment at the restaurant decided to retire I had the opportunity to start something new and decided that Real Estate would be a great way to stay connected to the people and make a living in this small town.
I have been very busy gaining invaluable knowledge through an abundance of experience over the past 5 years. The busy market and a retiring mentor combined has given me the tools to work with many consumers and complete numerous transactions, all with very positive outcomes. I have dedicated and prioritized my time to my clients, and it has shown to be very rewarding. I will continue to put my clients first and will always be learning as every situation is different and requires client-specific attention.
Several years back my partner and I purchased land and built our own home in Ucluelet. Therefore, I am familiar with the intricacies involved with this type of venture such as the planning and building process, zoning, building codes and budgeting. Influenced by my partner who is co-owner of a respected construction company here in town is advantageous in the real estate industry to understand the quality of build that is required to survive our unique climate. BC housing is continuing to evolve to meet energy efficient demands and the building codes are following suit. These influences are important to consider in any future property or construction project that buyers are considering.
On a personal note, I am easy to approach and have good communication skills. I am open-minded and adaptable to different people’s requests. And I think that my ability to multi-task and work under pressure is a definite strength when working for my clients in any transaction. I believe in paying great attention to detail while also being productive. I intend to consistently bring valuable knowledge to the table to support my client’s decisions and assist in their real estate endeavors.
"Krista was great! Straight forward, honest and well informed. Not always the case in many of our past experiences. She was not just pushing to make the sale at any cost but wanted to make sure we knew all the issues and make a decision we were happy with. She went the extra mile to get us missing info the lister did not have.
- Kevin & Jackie
"We have used the services of Ucluelet realtor Krista Prior to assist in the sale of our property and would highly recommend her as Krista is both knowledgeable and business like. She understands the market and all the financial and tax issues that arise from real estate transactions. She is pro-active and prompt in all her replies to us. Again, a great find in the fast moving world of real estate."
- Margot & Todd
"It was our good fortune to work with Krista to both sell a local property and to buy another property that fit our current lifestyle. She is trustworthy and knows the local economy very well. Krista never pressured us, always returned our calls promptly at any time of day or evening and provided us great advice about each property viewed. Property transactions were conducted very efficiently and professionally, which made the process very stress-free. Her positive attitude and never ending smile kept us feeling relaxed during the home buying experience. We highly recommend Krista and look forward to dealing with her again in the future."
- Bernd & Tia
"Working with Krista was very easy and a pleasure. She always makes sure to contact you and keep you up to date with every step. We felt taken care of and in good hands. Thank you Krista for making the process so easy!"
- Brent A.
"The support and guidance provided by Krista during our first time home purchase was outstanding!Krista was patient, honest and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. She was very responsive to our (many) calls and texts. After the sale and during move in, Krista continued to provide us with information and contacts that we needed to get settled into the community. Krista even purchased necessary "supplies" for us to make our move in easier! I would recommend Krista to anyone requiring a real estate agent with professional, straightforward, and sincere qualities. Thank you Krista!"
"Krista was great to work with and made our out of town and time crunched purchase as easeful as it could be. She's a long term local who knows the ins and outs of the West Coast, she was there to answer all of our questions day and night and walk us through the processes and most importantly deliver our keys! Thanks Krista, see you around town!"
- Vanessa & Matt
"We are very grateful that we found Krista to help purchase our dream building lot! From the very beginning, she was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to get us all of the information and resources we needed to make sure we were comfortable putting in our offer. She even did a video walkthrough of the property since we were unable to view it ourselves. Thank you Krista! We are very excited to start our life in Ucluelet!"
- Courtney & Nick