Ron Evans

Ron Evans

Sales Associate

Creston Valley Realty
Ron was born and raised in the Creston Valley.

He is an associate broker with 25 years experience in the Real Estate business – knowledgeable in residential, farms, commercial, and development sales. A past notary public, Ron has extensive legal and land development experience.

Ron is a dedicated agent, and he works hard to maintain strong relationships with all his clients. He enjoys helping his clients achieve their goals, and is well known for his honesty and integrity.

Phone 250-428-9040 Fax 250-428-9041
Email evansron2011@gmail.com

Shelley Voight

Shelley Voight

Broker

After spending many years on the Alaska Highway owning and operating a tourist business, I truly appreciate the wonderful scenery and fantastic climate of the Creston Valley. Before joining the team here at Creston Valley Realty, I worked in the health care field and enjoyed developing good organizational skills and meeting many wonderful people.

“Moving to the Creston Valley in 1994 turned out to be the perfect place to raise my family and enjoy the country life on my acreage out in Lister.

At Creston Valley Realty Ltd. we have a wonderful team of experienced Realtors that would be happy to help you find your piece of the valley or help you through the process of selling and moving on.

Whether it’s residential, commercial, farm, recreational or development property, one of our Realtors is here to make the process as smooth as possible.  Honesty and integrity are the cornerstones of our office and we will be happy to help you with your real estate needs.”

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Home:  (250) 428-9599
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 254-9599
  • Email svoight@telus.net
Dean Tompkins

Dean Tompkins

Sales Associate

Associate Broker of Creston Valley Realty Ltd. in Creston. Local knowledge, trust and respect, have made Dean’s 32 years in Real Estate a wonderful success.

Being qualified as a Journeyman carpenter has also helped build a solid Real Estate foundation. Dean prides himself in the working relationships that have been built over the years. His main goals are to listen to the needs of the Buyers and Sellers in order to faciliate a transaction that is fair to all concerned.

Offering professional advice and service to a varied client base has allowed Dean to be the recipient of many “Outstanding Service” awards. The awards are always nice but the real measure of success as Realtor are his many satisfied clients that have taken the time to write letters of “Thanks” for a job well done.

If you are looking for a Realtor who is happy where he’s at…Who will share his knowledge of the Valley along with laughter and a caring attitude, give Dean a call… Dean is a member in good standing with the Kootenay Real Estate Board, British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations, Present member and Past President of the Creston Rotary Club.

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 428-6048
  • Email deanLtompkins@gmail.com
Dean Bala

Dean Bala

Sales Associate

Dean grew up on a large cattle ranch in northern Alberta, and put himself through university by working on the drilling rigs. After university he worked as a budget analyst and then as a commercial/agricultural lender.

During this time Dean began buying and renovating homes, and gradually moved into doing contracting work full time, giving him an eye for the value in residential and commercial buildings. After taking the summer of 2010 to build his home in Lister, Dean received his mortgage broker license. The decision to pursue his real estate license just seemed a natural fit.

Dean and his wife live on an acreage in Lister where they grow golden flax and hay, and spend their free time snowmobiling and horseback riding.

Dean’s diverse experience, passion for real estate, and strong sense of honesty and integrity have given him the tools to do an outstanding job for his clients.

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 402-3903
  • Email dean_bala@yahoo.com
Wayne Dunbar

Wayne Dunbar

Sales Associate

I have been a resident of the Creston Valley since 1999, after completing 25 years with the Calgary Police Service. For the majority of those years I have been a realtor with Creston Valley Realty.

I film and produce my own VIDEO TOURS in high definition to promote my listings, offering my clients an open house, all day every day. I believe that this improves communication with Buyers as well as Sellers, which is an important and necessary component of my business.

My honest, straightforward approach in representing my clients in all real estate transactions enables me to provide a superior service to the present and future residents of the Creston Valley.

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 428-1400
  • Email waynedunbar@gmail.com
Grant Campbell

Grant Campbell

Sales Associate :Residential or Commercial

Background: Grant has numerous years experience in business with 12 in the investment industry. Grant has lived in the Creston Valley since 1997 and has been in Real Estate since 1999.

This experience is of great benefit for Grant’s Real Estate clients.

Grant prides himself in dealing honestly with all his clients, whether buying or selling a home, business, lot or lakefront property.

He enjoys the Creston Valley and strives to help his clients do the same.

Call Grant for assistance with any of your Real Estate needs.

 

Jamie Wall

Jamie Wall

Sales Associate

Jamie was born and raised in Saskatchewan and in 1997, moved to the Creston Valley when her dad retired from the RCMP.

After graduating in 1999, she travelled around the world and returned home to Creston in 2005. Now living in the Lister area with her family, she has fallen in love with all that Creston and the surrounding areas have to offer. From the gorgeous lakes and rivers to the great camping, hiking and local shops, you will love our areas great amenities as much as she does.

Jamie has won many awards with the Century 21 franchise for business well done and now makes her home with Creston Valley Realty. She is excited and energetic and ready to make your selling or buying experience as stress free as possible.

Honesty and hard work are very important to Jamie and she will be happy to help you with your next Real Estate experience!

 

Jerry Schmalz

Jerry Schmalz

Sales Associate

Jerry is an associate broker of Creston Valley Realty Ltd. Born in Saskatchewan, Jerry moved to the Creston Valley as a young boy and has made Creston his home for 58 years. Jerry has a long history in Creston and knows the valley as well as anyone, if he doesn’t know the answer to your questions, he knows where to go and who to ask to get your answers. Through the years he has accumulated knowledge from his experience with business ownership, development of land, subdivision, farming, building and renovating homes.

Being interested in local and regional government, Jerry spent 9 years sitting on the town Council and helped make decisions that affected the lives of Creston residents.

Jerry, in his 26 years of selling real estate, has earned him the reputation of being an honest, professional and hard working Realtor. Dealing with people and an ever changing real estate climate keeps Jerry happy in his chosen profession. Each day presents new opportunities, whether you are dealing with your family’s estate or purchasing a Court ordered sale, Jerry can help you maneuver through the process.

If you are looking for a realtor who likes to smile and has a pleasant outlook, then call Jerry!

 

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 402-9135
  • Email jschmalz@uniserve.com
Heather Grassing

Heather Grassing

Sales Associate/Property Manager

Heather has lived in the Creston Valley since 1976. She has worked 4 years in Retail and 15 years in Health Care before going to Real Estate.

Besides being a licensed Sales Representative, she also has her Property Management license to fully serve her clients’ real estate needs.

Heather’s enthusiasm for her business and her clients is obvious while helping them with their rental, residential (in-town or rural), business or recreational properties.

Heather enjoys all seasons of the valley on her acreage with her daughter, whether it’s riding their horses or just enjoying the rural setting.

Give Heather a call for all your Real Estate needs!

 

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 428-1517
  • Email hgrassing@gmail.com
Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

Sales Associate

Born in the Kootenays. Hooked on paradise.

Lee was born and raised on Kootenay Lake and in Nelson, and has a deep appreciation for the Kootenay lifestyle. Lee knows the region in detail and in particular, the unique treasures of the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake.

With 30 years experience as a general insurance broker holding national professional designations (AIIC, CIP), Lee and his wife Debby owned and operated Creston Valley Insurance Services Ltd. until 2007. They built the business from the two of them to a staff of twelve, helping thousands of people and establishing many long lasting client relationships, one person at a time. Lee developed a client-focused business ethic that he brings to his career as a real estate professional.

Lee also understands real estate investing, having spent a decade owning, managing, and renovating his multi-family rental properties, as well as completing a subdivision and a hands-on restoration of his family’s 1910 heritage home.

For buyers and sellers, Lee is the person who is in their corner to help with the complex array of legal documents, taking care of the details that are part of their real estate transaction, and helping them negotiate their best deal.

Life experience speaks volumes. Character combined with credentials.

Much of Lee’s character and wisdom stems from the years where he consciously tended to his growing business, cared for his valued staff, clients, and his community, as well as being a devoted husband and father. Lee especially appreciates what it is like to care for aging parents and being available to support an ill child. Compassion, patience, and encouragement are resounding qualities that stand out most for Lee, while staying true to his nature of keeping things light and playful.

Speaking of play, the Kootenay lifestyle supports Lee’s passion for cars that dates back to early childhood, as well as his keen interests in outdoor recreation, including fishing, a love for birds, and photography. His wife Debby has inspired him to travel abroad, expanding his awareness and appreciation for different cultures.

Lee’s integrity and unique skills are perfectly suited to being a trusted real estate advisor. He loves to engage with people and enjoys being a partner with people in attaining their goals.

To stay abreast of local real estate happenings, and to get him working for you, call Lee directly at 250-428-6439.

 

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Home:  (250) 866-5657
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 428-6439
  • Email leesrealestate@outlook.com
Pamela Valer

Pamela Valer

Sales Associate

Pamela has had the pleasure of growing up in the Creston Valley. She has been fortunate to reside here with her husband, two children, and extended family, while working and playing in one of the greatest recreational areas you will ever find.

Coming from a family of avid outdoorsman who actively take in every outdoor opportunity the valley has to offer, you will find that snowboarding, snowmobiling, waterskiing, camping, fishing, and hiking, are all within your reach. Four seasons of enjoyment are awaiting your participation, with endless possibilities.

Pamela has worked in different departments of the Health Care Profession; and has been able to develop many relationships with residents throughout the valley. She is knowledgeable about the geography of Creston and surrounding areas, as well as local business and service providers. You will find that Creston offers a tremendous sense of unity, and ample opportunity for community involvement.

I look forward to assisting you with your Real Estate requirements and offer you my dedicated personalized service. When you are ready to buy or sell I will work diligently for you.

 

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 431-8316
  • Email: pamelavaler8316@gmail.com
Annette Smithson

Annette Smithson

Sales Associate

New to the Creston Valley Realty team, but not to real estate, Annette brings over 7 successful and award winning years from the Century 21* franchise.

Annette grew up in the Creston Valley and has an extensive knowledge of the area, including Kootenay Lake and enjoys exploring the back roads with her husband and two dogs.

“We live in such a special place with such a diverse group of people from farmers to artisans all in a stunning backdrop of a valley that has a lot to offer such as the Farmer’s Market, Art Walk, our local wineries and so much more. I want to share that with people and show them what a relatively undiscovered piece of paradise we have here.”

With a background in business and customer service, one of Annette’s goals is to provide the best service possible; listening to her client’s needs and wants. Before embarking on a career in Real Estate, Annette owned and operated her own restaurant for over 8 years.

“I loved forming such special relationships with customers. They became like family over the years. Working in the Real Estate industry allows me to deal with people on a more one-on-one basis working with them in navigating one of the biggest transactions they will ever do. I love that I can help them through this sometimes very emotional process.”

Along with her partner and husband, Bryan, these two hardworking individuals have a sincere down-to-earth approach with clients and keep their clients’ best interests in mind.

With a wide range of experience in listing and selling everything from bare land to recreational lots to single family homes and more, let Annette and Bryan help you navigate through the buying or selling process with a true “Home Team Advantage”!
 

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 402-3254
  • Email: crestonbchomes@shaw.ca
Bryan Smithson

Bryan Smithson

Sales Associate

After 21 successful years in the retail industry, Bryan became a Realtor in 2010. His business experience and ability to think like a home buyer or seller allows him to relate to his clients in a down-to-earth and sincere manner.

“Selling Real Estate has been a career change, no doubt. Although I no longer own and manage a successful menswear store, as a Realtor I am still able to provide client service that is second to none and that is geared towards long term client relationships.”

Bryan has spent the last 35 years living and working in the Kootenays. Selling properties in an area he loves is the reason his enthusiasm and sincerity is so apparent. You will hear him brag about Creston for the climate, the amazing scenery and all of the recreational opportunities that the area affords. He likes to volunteer his free time to his interests at the Golf course and the Curling Club and especially enjoys helping with the Junior Golf Program and Beginner Curlers.

Along with his partner and wife, Annette, these two hardworking individuals keep their clients’ best interests in mind. Let Bryan and Annette help you navigate through the process of buying or selling with a true “Home Team Advantage”.
 

  • Office:  (250) 428-9040
  • Toll Fr: (800) 428-9048
  • Fax:      (250) 428-9041
  • Cell:     (250) 254-3254
  • Email: crestonhomesales@gmail.com