The award winning real estate agent, Bob Blake started his career as a teacher in elementary school, but always had an interest in real estate. Some of the techniques he used and developed over his 15 years of teaching are still used today in his real estate practice. Surely, his career in this industry become more than a passion.
“For the first three years I ate, slept, and breathed real estate and my personal life was kept to a minimum. I still am convinced that approach will lead to success” – Bob Blake. Bob’s Wife, Gail, did and still does everything to support her husband’s dreams. The typical work/life balance can lead someone who wants to be successful in a new field, to become overwhelmed when wanting to please everyone. Having someone by your side who understands and helps you achieve your goals is the best way to find a personal balance. In 2021, Bob and his wife Gail, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary celebration!
Also, “Teaching is really selling concepts to the kids, but more importantly, selling yourself. Success came when the kids bought me and what I had to say then they bought the concepts I was teaching.I had my eye on working in real estate several years before I left teaching and trusted translating those teaching skills to real estate sales” – Bob Blake.
Yes, his colleagues call him Bow Tie Bob, which happens to be his brand! As a source of knowledge for his fellow in real estate, Bob is the person you can go for advice. Always willing to help and share what he knows best.
When it comes to his clients, he knows how stressful the process of buying a house or selling it can be. So, what’s the best advice to reduce their stress? “For sellers: Bob’s P’s to the power of 6: Pick up, Pack up, Put away, Polish up, Price properly, Patient be. For buyers: Express as clearly as possible what your needs, and expectations are. For both:Stay calm!” – Bob Blake.
He makes the sometimes stressful process of buying or selling a home an adventure. He’s got a deft touch with people, he always knows what’s coming next, and, like all true professionals, he makes the difficult stuff look easy. Looking for a real estate agent that cares about your needs and dreams in the Ottawa region? Bob Blake is the reference.
Bob’s commitment and dedication to his clients have earned him the prestigious Royal LePage Lifetime Award of Excellence. Bob is a recipient of the Diamond Award, given annually to the top 3% of Royal LePage’s agents in Canada.
When you list your home for sale with Bob, you get his commitment to provide you with the best possible service.
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Engel & Volkers®
292 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6
Phone: (613) 422-8688
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