Sarah Williamson is, first and foremost, a people person. Her many years working in the hospitality industry enabled her to develop an instinct for what people need and want, and a curiosity to find out more. She also developed an eye for detail as a bookkeeper. The skills she honed in her previous careers make her one of the hardest working and most amiable realtors in the industry. Since 2005, Sarah has loved helping people to get their homes ready for a stress-free sale, and to help them to find their perfect home and make the transition into the next stage of life. She is keen to help her clients explore what makes Victoria such an ideal place to raise a family or retire in style.
Home is the place that I can kick my shoes off and relax.
Helping people is a big part of my nature, in my personal life as well as my professional life. For many years, I volunteered as a counsellor, and I came to understand the power of listening. I believe you get what you give, and I find it incredibly rewarding to help people to feel that they have been heard and taken care of.
I have always loved helping people – I spent many years in the hospitality. I also worked as a bookkeeper. I have a hard time sitting still, and working a 9-5 desk job is not exactly my cup of tea. I realize that my personality wasn’t well-suited to being a bookkeeper, but it did help me to develop a keen attention to detail and the discipline to complete every task from start to finish. Both these skills are helpful in real estate, as every transaction has many steps to complete. My clients know they are in good hands as I take the time to dot every “i” and cross every “t”. Being a realtor gives me the freedom to set my own hours, and help my clients in the times that are most convenient for them.
Whenever I can, I love to spend time outdoors. The tip of South Island is so unique because wehave so many ways to access the water. Almost everywhere you go, you are never more than a few minutes from the ocean – the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea, plus inland waterways like the Inner Harbour or the Gorge. We also have gorgeous lakes, surrounded by walking trails. Plus, we have all the amenities of living in a big city without the busy-ness and noise.
I love getting to know my clients and getting a clear idea of what their perfect property looks and feels like. I have lots of energy, and I am always excited to view properties that my clients express an interest in. I am not afraid of sharing my opinions and ideas, so I love working with clients who are open-minded. I work well with people who are going through life changes, like retirees and empty-nesters who are craving a new home to get a fresh start.
When I let myself take some time off, I love to get away on a holiday – some place warm where I can relax. On my rare days off, I love to get my body moving in the morning – maybe going on a hike, getting a workout at the gym, or taking a yoga class. The rest of the day, I would spend time with friends, maybe over dinner. Spending time with my son is always a big priority too.