Dustin Ho & Andy Swanson
Posted January 8, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight
Parker Brennan Real Estate
360-513-6516 / 503-936-8514
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
We have, combined, over 25 years in the real estate industry.
What is your specialty?
As far as properties are concerned, new construction, residential and commercial development. However, we would consider ourselves specialists in negotiations and successful closing of multi-faceted transactions.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
We’d recommend buyers get pre-approved with a lender so they can move quickly, as homes don’t last long in today’s market. If you’re selling a home, communication is key with your agent. You’ll be spending a lot of time with them, be sure you select an agent you’re comfortable with.
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
In 2015 we sold 190+ unit mobile home park.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in real estate?
Maybe not so much unusual, but rather unexpected. Dustin met his fiancé during a real estate transaction, she was the listing broker and he was the buyer’s agent. The transaction was successful and the two are currently planning their wedding.
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
What we are finding most challenging right now is finding inventory, whether it’s residential or commercial. There are many gratifying aspects of being a real estate broker, top of the list would probably be walking first time home buyers through the process and getting to hand over keys to their first home. When it comes to helping a seller, it’s very rewarding educating our clients on their investment by determining the property’s highest and best use to maximize the value.
What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
We see Vancouver’s strong growth continue and are excited for what the new year will bring in the way of expansion to the area. We see big things happen in 2017. Lots of new construction, development, and more inventory for buyers.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
Dustin spends as much time with his fiancé, Brandi, and two pups — especially outdoors enjoying all the beautiful Northwest has to offer. Andy and his wife, Maisha, love to spend time with their family and two sons, Blake and Hudson.
What do you like about living in this area?
The seasons! Summer months are filled with boating and sunshine; fall is lovely with the autumn colors and crisp mornings; winter snowboarding and spring beauty. Proximity to Portland, coast and mountains are all just a drive away.
Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
We cover all types of real estate, whether it’s a residential home listing/sales, multi-family properties/apartments, commercial sales and/or leasing. Our goal is to always get our clients the best possible price and terms available.