The truth is that real estate isn’t about property. It’s about people.
Angie Vazquez is a woman motivated by love. It’s why she moved to Canada and settled in Squamish. And it’s what makes her a great realtor. Her love for her community is infectious and it helps her find the right homes for the right families.
We get to know this incredible realtor in Season One of RealTours, when she tours Stephen Tadgh around Squamish.
Arriving in Squamish
Vazquez grew up in Baja, Mexico before working as a computer engineer in Mexico City. A family project brought her to Squamish 13 years ago and she hasn’t looked back.
“I moved here for love,” she tells Tadgh. “And I stayed for love, as well.”
After arriving in Canada, Vazquez decided a career change was in order and she took up realty in order to have more time for her children. She found herself as one of the first residents of the new University Heights neighbourhood, originally moving into a showhome. She still calls this community home and jokes that she probably knows the codes to most houses considering she sold them to their current occupants.
For the first time in my life when I moved to Squamish, I heard the sound of silence. In Mexico City, there's always a buzz, there's always ambulances, noise, light - it's very busy.
Today, she’s sold more than 250 properties with Engel & Volkers and says she still uses her engineering background to “analyze and determine the best strategy and competitive advantage for each client’s unique needs”. But she doesn’t do it alone. She’s formed what she calls ‘Angie’s Army’ - a team of photographers, marketers, contractors and more who help prepare every property for sale.
This approach has landed Vazquez as one of BC’s top realtors. She’s well-known and well-loved in her adopted town, partly because anyone driving downtown sees her smiling face on a local bus shelter that she sponsors. She also gives dance lessons, so even if you aren’t in the market for a new home just yet, you might want to swing up to Squamish to brush up on your salsa moves.