Ken Kelleway has spent the last 35 years in the business of Residential Sales & land development. Ken understands what it is like to work hard, take advantage of opportunities, and know when to make an investment in Real Estate. It is one of the biggest decisions you can make and he will listen closely to your plan and help you bring your Dream to Reality. You want to sell your home but where will you go? You want to buy a home, but what is your long term plan?
Having been his own boss for over 30 years, Ken’s skills at negotiation, attention to details, and “out of the box thinking”, are exceptional. Working with Sellers, he will advise them on the best way to present their homes & address any serious maintenance matters. Ken helps homeowners take a step back and look at their homes from a Buyer’s perspective. He offers Solutions that make sense and can refer his clients to qualified tradespeople to help if that is what is needed.
Working with Buyers, Ken will take the time to listen to the long term goals of his clients. Quite often, first time Buyers will get excited and they will not notice problematic issues with a home. That is where Ken’s experience comes into play, guiding his clients through the process, and offering advice on where changes to a home can be made and how much it might cut into their budget. If they want a home with income potential, he will make inquiries with the city officials to find out the regulations, and be ready to offer ideas on how an income suite or even a carriage home can be done.
Starting his own company at the age of 20, Ken ran a framing crew and would find his team in great demand, managing several building sites and making sure everything ran efficiently without sacrificing quality. Fine details, problem solving and negotiations – with clients, project managers, tradespeople, and suppliers - were an integral part of his daily life.
Ken’s knowledge of the costs to Develop land can help a client decide whether to develop the land themselves or sell to another investor. He still gets calls from past clients hoping he will work with them again on their homes…while he no longer is a general contractor, he has a vast referral network for his clients.
Ken & Katrina moved their young family to Maple Ridge in 1995, building their family home there. Since they were new to the community, Ken was recruited by one of the Maple Ridge Fire Chiefs (how they met is another story!) to join the Maple Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. It was hard work – training & attending emergency calls while continuing to work full time running his construction company. After answering the pager any time of the day or night, he retired from the MRVFD as a Captain in 2011 after 16 years of service.
Making the transition from a licensed Builder to a licensed Real Estate Agent was a natural and a welcome change to his career path. Always looking for a way to increase his knowledge, and to expand his network, Ken really enjoys meeting and working with new friends. He plays by the rules, is open-minded and ready to find alternative solutions when negotiating contracts for his clients.
Give him a call and find out how he can help you!