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Name: Scott Piercy
Brokerage: Engel & Völkers Vancouver Island
Personal Channels: Website | LinkedIn
Years of Experience: 16
Areas of focus: Vancouver Island Residential, Waterfront, Recreational and Luxury Properties


Where did you grow up?

I was raised in Victoria as a fourth-generation local. I have also had the opportunity to live in other parts of the world such as Sydney, Australia and Costa Rica.

What neighbourhood do you live in now?

Oak Bay – the area is quaint with a small village feel.

What made you want to become a real estate agent?

I have always loved homes. Plus my father's background in development and hotels has exposed me to sales and assisting people from a young age, making it a natural part of my life.

What’s the biggest challenge you see facing the market today?

A lack of understanding by the local government on what needs to happen to increase the necessary supply of homes.

What’s the single best advice you have for sellers?

Price the home correctly and reduce clutter. Do not spend unnecessarily when selling.

What’s the single best advice you have for buyers?

Be patient always. The right home always comes along. Take the advice of your agent.

What’s the best thing a realtor can invest in for their brand (a bus bench ad, a solid Instagram strategy, etc.)?

The best thing to invest in is maintaining your current database and continuing to reach out to clients over time. Plan client events and host market specialization events.

Who do you look up to in the industry and why?

I look up to people like Maggi Thornhill and Leslee Farrel for their undying professionalism and the manner in which the high road is always recognized. And of course my partner James LeBlanc, “The Golden Rule”.

Is there anything you wish people knew or understood about realtors that you think they’re constantly getting wrong?

I wish that people understood the amount of time, day and night, that really goes into the process and that the risk associated with the job is not compensated near what it should be in Canada.

Tell us about your favourite (or most memorable) sale.

My favourite sale was our highest sale and most exquisite home in which we worked with our associate in Private Office, Maggi Thornhill from Whistler. A $23 million dollar waterfront sale that had competing offers, and spent less than six months on the market.

What are the three words you hope your clients use to describe you?

Trustworthy. Knowledgeable. Funny.

What’s your favourite thing to do outside of selling houses?

My favourite activities revolve around being outdoors. I enjoy waterskiing, snow skiing, and travelling.

This interview may have been edited for both length and clarity. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of STOREYS.

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