rennie team tuesday - Rachel Blades

Meet Rachel, a new member of our growing advisor team. Learn 11 fun things about Rachel including what led her to a career in real estate, her favourite outdoor space, and a stand-out travel memory. 

What inspired you to join rennie?
One of the reasons I decided to join rennie is to be able to assist my mentor, Dal Milin, with more aspects of his business. After learning more about rennie, I was very excited to become a part of the team. I am looking forward to more successes in the coming years!

What led to a career in real estate?
I have always been interested in real estate. An aspect of this business that appeals to me are the limitless possibilities and the potential to continuously learn and grow. I also enjoy being my own boss, making my own schedule (to some extent), and the varying day-to-day tasks. Buying and selling real estate is likely one of the most substantial transactions of somebody's life and it feels amazing to guide someone through the process until completion. 

A song you can sing word for word?
Pretty much any Taylor Swift song.

What brings you the most joy?
My son has made me see the world completely differently in such an enlightening way. To see the world through the eyes of your child and grow up all over again is incredible and expands your mind exponentially. I have never felt more motivated to work hard and build a comfortable happy life since my son was born. 

Your favourite thing to splurge on?
Sporting equipment, nothing like a quality hockey stick!

Best outdoor space in the city?
We love exploring the city and Lower Mainland and I feel like there is always something new to see. In the last year we have visited so many new skateparks, it's hard to keep track! We are definitely very lucky to have access to so many incredible outdoor spaces.

A personal mantra you live by?
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Who is your industry idol?
I don't think I have an "industry idol" but I certainly respect and admire the mentorship I have received from three particular individuals since I began in the real estate industry. Dal Milin is one of them. I feel fortunate to have other professionals to be able to reach out to at any given time. These people have provided me with so much guidance and support along the way and I am very grateful. 

A stand-out travel memory?
Hawaii is such a stunning and relaxing place to visit. I want to go back again...and again!

A charity you feel passionate about?
I work with Whalley Santa Clause at Christmas time. We collect, organize, and distribute toiletries, warm clothing, winter gear, and shoes to those on the streets and shelters in Whalley on Christmas Day, many of whom suffer from homelessness and/or addictions and mental illness. 

What's one major improvement you'd like to see the city make?
More affordable housing with a better cost-of-living wage. The increase in cost of living versus the lack of wage increases over the past 10 years makes it hard for so many people to live (or ever purchase real estate!).

Thank you, Rachel. Welcome to #teamrennie! 

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