A 15-Year Real Estate Journey: Finding Balance and Adventure

Reflecting on my 15-year journey in real estate fills me with gratitude and humility. This year, achieving significant milestones like being named the top individual agent in our office, receiving the prestigious Chairman award from Remax, and ranking different months, #8, #76, #47 and #26 in 2023 for Remax Western Canada has been incredibly rewarding.

Remax Awards 2024 Vancouver Realtors

But amidst these achievements lies a story often overlooked—the personal transformation that brought me to this point. Five years ago, I reached a breaking point. Despite professional success, I was overwhelmed with stress, achy body and lacked balance in my life. Big changes were needed!

In 2018, I underwent a profound shift. Through meditation, mentorship, and prioritizing self-care, I began to reshape my life. I realized the importance of taking time off, exploring new passions, and nurturing relationships outside of work.Challenging societal expectations of perpetual availability, I committed to nurturing a healthier lifestyle. In 2019, I embarked on an unforgettable adventure, traversing South America and conquering the rugged terrain of Patagonia alongside like-minded souls.

Remax Realtor Vancouver Matt Henry accepting awardting

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 presented unforeseen obstacles, yet it also offered an opportunity for introspection and connection. Despite the challenges, I embarked on a journey to Thailand, where I found not only love but also a renewed sense of purpose.

Matt Henry East Vancouver Realtor, The Iceberg Illusion

In 2021/2022, I decided to push the boundaries of conventional living further by taking an extended hiatus to explore the world and cultivate meaningful relationships. From traversing the picturesque landscapes of northern Thailand on a scooter to basking in the tranquility of Laos, each moment was evidence to the beauty of living life on one's terms.

The following year, I continued to embrace the spirit of adventure, immersing myself in the rich cultures of Thailand and the Philippines. Sharing these experiences with loved ones, including my cherished team and beloved mother in law, brought unparalleled joy and fulfillment.

Journeys in Laos and Thailand

As I reflect on the past 15 years, I am reminded that true success extends beyond professional accolades—it lies in the ability to embrace change, cultivate balance, and seize every opportunity for growth and exploration. My journey in real estate has not only shaped my career but has also enriched my life in ways I could have never imagined. And for that, I am eternally grateful.

Matt Henry East Vancouver Realtor group photo.


Benefits of East Vancouver real estate.

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Vancouver? If so, you might want to consider East Vancouver as your destination. East Vancouver is one of the most diverse, vibrant, and affordable areas in the city, offering a wide range of benefits for homeowners and investors alike.

But what are the benefits of East Vancouver real estate? And how can you find your dream home in this area? That's where Matt Henry comes in. Matt Henry is an experienced and professional RE/MAX realtor who specializes in East Vancouver. He has the knowledge, skills, and resources to help you with your real estate needs and dreams.

Here are some of the benefits of East Vancouver real estate:

- Diversity: East Vancouver is known for its diversity, both in terms of people and housing options. You can find different cultures, cuisines, festivals, and events in this area, as well as various types of homes, from condos and townhouses, to single-family homes and duplexes. You can also find different neighborhoods, each with its own character and charm, such as Commercial Drive, Mount Pleasant, Fraser East, Victoria East, and more.

- Affordability: East Vancouver is one of the most affordable areas in the city, offering good value and potential growth for your money. According to REW.cathe average price of a home in East Vancouver was $1,548,000 in April 2023, up 8.9% from last year. The demand for homes in this area is high, as more people are looking for convenient and comfortable alternatives to downtown.

- Amenities: East Vancouver is close to everything you need, from shopping and dining, to schools and parks, to transit and highways. You can easily access downtown, the airport, the highway, and other parts of the city by public transit or car. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains, the ocean, and the islands nearby.

- Culture: East Vancouver is rich in culture and history, offering a unique and lively lifestyle for its residents. You can enjoy the arts and music scene in this area, including the famous murals and live music venues. You can also explore the craft breweries and local markets in this area, or visit some of the historical landmarks and buildings, such as Hastings Park or Strathcona.

- Service: Matt Henry is committed to providing you with exceptional service and results when it comes to buying or selling a home in East Vancouver. He will listen to your needs and goals, answer your questions and concerns, and keep you informed and updated throughout the process. He will also go above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied and happy with your transaction.

East Vancouver real estate is a great opportunity that you don't want to miss. With Matt Henry as your RE/MAX realtor, you can make it happen. If you have you want to buy or sell use our contact links below.

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