Our Neighbourhood Feature aims to highlight successful business owners in Yaletown. This is your chance to meet the people behind the business and get to know their story.
This weeks featured member is Andrew Szalontai, proprietor and realtor at Vancouver Home Living | Keller Williams Realty Van Central.
Name: Andrew Szalontai
Company: Vancouver Home Living
Year started: 2004
Why did you start your business in Yaletown?
With Yaletown continually developing, the positive environment and oceanfront views, how could anyone not want to live and work here… steps to anything you need is right here in the heart of Yaletown.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Meeting new people and past clients for coffee at any one of the local cafes to engage my services or to catch up. Oh… and seeing the excitement on people’s faces when I hand over keys to their new Yaletown home!
Complete the following sentence:
“What really makes us unique is…”
… that not only do I live in Yaletown, I work here, and support local business owners. You can find me walking the streets, socializing and being active in the community. If you see me walking about and would like to know more, please say ‘Hi’.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about opening their own business?
Any business other than real estate… you’re free to start up. Yaletown is already home to the best real estate agent; we don’t need another one 🙂 LOL. But seriously, one key component I believe to be important in starting your own business is to have a repeatable system in place.