Dave Markham, Managing Broker for Raymar Realty Ltd., knows Vancouver. Born and raised in this changing city, Dave has watched his hometown grow into an international destination. With over 20 years of experience, Dave has helped hundreds of families buy and sell their home in the Lower Mainland.
“My experience selling real estate through varied market conditions since 1995 has given me a great understanding of not only finding the perfect home for my client, but negotiating the best price. In most cases, this is the family’s largest financial asset and this transaction is critical to establishing a foundation for their future. It’s important to look at the home and how it fits personal needs, but also how it will add value in the future based on location and municipal development plans.”
Dave has a particular passion for selling character homes and is closely connected to the neighbourhood communities of Cambie, Main and Mount Pleasant. He takes in all that Vancouver has to offer. A six-time Ironman finisher, a heli-skier, and a road bike racer, Dave enjoys the outdoors and his two young sons are sure to follow in his footsteps.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Calgary 1995, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from SFU 2015. Dave contributes actively to several charities in Vancouver such as the Salvation Army, Covenatnt House and the BC Cancer Foundation.
Jim Woolsey, Associate Broker for Raymar Realty Ltd., has been involved in the real estate business for more than 25 years. In addition to his full service portfolio, Jim takes great interest in the governance of the real estate industry to ensure the best possible service for communities and is an active board member and chair of several organizations.
Jim is currently serving on the Government Relations committee of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. He previously held titles in both the Professional Conduct Committee REBGV, as past Vancouver East Divisional Director REBGV and Chair of the Government Relations committee REBGV .
“It is important to advocate for the interests of property buyers, sellers and owners. In my case, I represent not just my database of clients, but the interests of all parties in the Lower Mainland. We have had great success introducing legislation that benefits British Columbians like the Home Owner Grant increase and the Home Buyer’s Plan that will make a long term difference to people’s lives.”
Born in Vancouver, Jim enjoys the backcountry and has spent a lot of time in the Rockies, Bugaboos and Coast Ranges. Jim was thrilled when Vancouver was awarded host city to the 2010 Winter Olympics and volunteered during this once in a lifetime experience. Jim has stayed involved with the ski jumping community chairing the local organizing committee for several Canadain National and FIS Cup events since 2010. Jim also lead a team of volunteers for World Cup Nordic Combined and the Olympics in Sochi, Russsia. Jim is a member of the Alpine Club of Canada and the UBC Masters Swim Club ( registrar for 3 years). An active downhill and backcountry skier.
Raymar Realty Ltd. is a legacy real estate firm that has serviced the Lower Mainland since 1961. Founded by Ray Markham, Raymar is an independent and full service company with a mission to focus on client’s needs with integrity and results.