ABOUT MARIKO BAERG
Awards: Platinum Award 2017 for Outstanding Achievement, additional awards include Presidents Award and Directors Award
Background: Sales & Negotiation, Economics
Languages: English, Japanese
Lives: Port Moody (previously Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam)
BUILDING GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS, WORKING WITH INTEGRITY, AND CREATING REAL ESTATE SUCCESS STORIES
Hello – I’m Mariko and I am realtor and partner at Bridgewell Real Estate Group, based out of Sutton West Coast Realty. I am all about building personal relationships, effective communication, and aggressive sales to get the job done. My unique combination of education, experience, customer service relations, negotiation expertise, and market knowledge make me the perfect match for your home selling or buying challenges and goals.
Why do I love my job?
I am obsessed with all things real estate, to say the least. I am the voice of this website and the Bridgewell blog, and am extremely passionate about educating buyers and sellers (and sometimes other realtors!) about the real estate process via the online and offline world.
Meeting new people every day and hearing their stories, their dreams, and being able to re-locate them to their perfect home or sell their home in most innovative way is what I live for. I find it extremely exciting that I am given the opportunity and responsibility to help so many different people reach milestones in their life through real estate. I understand that real estate is one of the largest financial decisions someone has to make, and I really enjoy providing my clients with the feeling that I am serious about them and their goals and that, to me, they’re not just a number.
If my clients aren’t happy, I am not happy. It is as simple as that. My #1 goals are to listen, communicate, educate, and then move you one step closer ( or hopefully many steps! ) to your financial goals, and ultimately, freedom. Also: I love a good negotiation.
The kind of clients I tend to work with are…
I tend to work with a lot of people who appreciate honesty and hard-work. My clients are the type of clients that are looking for an excellent customer service experience, and are also looking for guidance when it comes to the market, negotiations, and contracts. I pride myself on being straight with my clients (even if what I have to say isn’t what they want to hear), while still being able to keep the fun in real estate alive.
What neighbourhoods do I often work in?
My main focus areas are the Tri-Cities; however I work extensively in New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver as well. I’ve lived in every city throughout different times in my life so I know the ins and outs! I love the potential and growth of each city, and their development over the years. I am fascinated by change, the market, and its analysis – and on top of that I am passionate about educating my clients. My knowledge of the market is deeply rooted in my education in Economics and former conveyancing experience dealing with real estate contracts.
Where do I live right now? Why do I love where I live?
Right now I’m living in Port Moody right around the Burrard Inlet. It’s a borderline waterfront property, and I can walk 15 minutes right in to the downtown core of Port Moody, or walk 25 minutes in to Rocky Point Park. It’s the perfect balance of both quiet and tucked away in the trees, and the hustle and bustle of downtown Port Moody. It’s more nature oriented than the other areas that I’ve been in before [Port Coquitlam & Coquitlam], so I like how I can explore.
When I’m not working you can find me…
I like to work hard… so to be honest, I’m usually working… or working out! I love kickboxing (right now I’m at 30 Minute Hit!), going to the gym, running, yoga (I go to Kushala Yoga), hiking, and just generally getting my endorphins flowing.
When I’m taking a break, I’m usually cuddling with my weiner dog Bailey [daschund love], spending time with family, cooking up new concoctions, or eating (aka stuffing my face with food). I love finding new restaurants and indulging. I’m also a coffee snob, and like to explore different coffee shops around the Greater Vancouver area.
I’m also an avid traveller. Most recently, I’ve been to Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, New York, and Tofino. My recent travelling accomplishments are scuba diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, concurring Machu Picchu in Peru, and backpacking from South to North of Vietnam! My next trip planned is to Yellowstone National Park, Utah’s Mighty 5, and the Grand Canyon for a hiking extravaganza.