|Shawn's Biography |
Shawn Adye was born and raised on the island. He has fond memories of growing up in the Cobble Hill area, and has lived in Victoria since 1989. After school and a few adventures through BC and Alberta he settled into a position with CN Rail which he maintained for ten years. While there he obtained a strong work ethic as well as a few life long friendships.
Shawn's real estate career started in 1989. It was a hard start, but with hard work and perseverance he was off and running, and hasn't looked back since. Shawn's wealth of knowledge comes from the combination of years in the real estate business, a background in homebuilding and construction and a lifetime spent in the Victoria area. All these combined provide Shawn with the tools to assess the market and individual properties and the necessary skills in representing a client in either the purchase or sale of real estate.
Shawn has been a consistent top producer and MLS Award Winner. Part of his success is due to his ability to help define the needs of his clients and apply his knowledge of the real estate market to produce the ideal results.
He uses his down time to weight-train, play hockey and spend time with his family. When he gets a chance to get away he either jumps on his motorcycle for a tour or heads to the open waters with friends for a nice long sail.
Andrew grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Carson Graham High School. He went on to complete a Photographic Technician Course at Vancouver City College and worked as a photographer in the commercial and motion picture fields. In his mid 20's he purchased and lived on a 38' sailboat and over the next 6 years extensively cruised the BC coast. After selling the sailboat he moved to Comox and worked at Mt. Washington in the winters, helping to operate the cross country ski lodge. In the off season he found work in the carpentry field and made sure there was plenty of time to pursue his passion for ocean kayaking!
Marriage led Andrew to relocate to Victoria in 1983 at which time he started his own woodworking business which eventually led him into a partnership operating Royal Oak Woodworking which specialized in building custom furniture. After five successful years in the custom woodworking business family health issues resulted in Andrew being asked to manage the family business at Anglers Anchorage Marina. After leaving the partnership he spent the next few years operating a full serviced facility for 180 boats. When the Marina sold Andrew decided to pursue an interest he's always had in Real Estate. Andrew started with Pemberton Holmes Ltd. in the spring of 93. Aside from the joys and demands of parenthood, his current interests are woodworking, sailing, ocean kayaking and golf.
Andrew's varied background has taught him many talents which are proving invaluable in dealing with Real Estate. Commercial photography, a useful skill in itself, taught him much about marketing. His knowledge of carpentry has helped many times in the assessment of a home. In operating the woodwork company he learnt many business skills, foremost being the importance of customer satisfaction, while as manager of the marina he honed his organizational skills along with reinforcing the value of providing a personalized service with competence and honesty. Andrew's hard work put him in the top 5% of all Victoria Realtors for over 15 years but as of Dec 31st, 2013 he has handed in his licence and is now acting as an unlicenced assistant to Shawn helping out with marketing and consulting.