About Graden Sol,
In 2005 I diversified into Commercial Real Estate as well as mentoring of new Residential agents. Calgary experienced its fair share of market turbulence: a red-hot market in 2006 and the subsequent crash in 2008. It was exciting and rewarding but I knew I wanted to do something more than just sell houses in Calgary. Where could I do what I love and still carry on with such a rewarding career?
Well, I fell in love with sailing in 2011, so naturally I sold my house in Calgary, hung up the Blackberry and bought a sailboat on the East Coast of the US. The next 2 years was a journey of self discovery sailing solo along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Along the way I realized the two great passions in my life: sailing and helping people.
The question I had to answer for myself was: where I can live, do what I love, and still sail year round? There was only one obvious choice. I moved to Victoria in 2013 and quickly became involved in my new community. I strongly believe in giving back to my community and my profession. I’ve sat on the MLS committee at the Victoria Real Estate Board for the past two years, I’m a current Director at the the Victoria Real Estate Board, I sit on the Advisory Planning Commission for the Town of Sidney, I’m the Chair of the SNSYC CRASH Regatta, and I volunteer with Junior Achievement in our local schools.
Most importantly, I still manage to sail every week of the year! and I look forward to many more rewarding years of island life. I look forward to connecting with you, we can talk about houses on the island or sailing!