Benoit Vaudry knew from a young age he wanted to run his own business. After spending many years in the corporate world, including the airline and luxury perfume industries, it was time to start his own show! Real Estate was a good fit because, as Benoit states, "I love helping people, it's in my genes. I also love logistics. When I see all the parts fall into place after days, weeks, or months of planning, it gives me great joy!"
Benoit is a licensed Real Estate Agent with Royal LePage Kelowna who wholeheartedly embraces diversity. He refers to himself as a Relocation Expert and specializes in single-family residential listings and first-time homebuyers in Vernon, Kelowna, and the surrounding area.
"Negotiating is one of my favorite things. It's an art form, and I take great pride in my professional designation as a Certified Negotiation Expert."
When Benoit isn't out helping people buy and sell homes, he can be found on stage as Dora Knob, a sassy drag queen that brings professionalism to each performance.
"I'm the Conductor of my own number. I don't have control over every aspect of the show, but I know who, when, where, and how each part should be played out. The host introduces me, someone turns on the music, I do my part, and the audience enjoys the ride!"
COVID-19 has played many tricks on both the drag scene and real estate. Besides creating one of the strongest seller's markets in history, safety is paramount in Benoit's business. Health questionnaires are filled out, masks are worn during all showings, and there are no longer any open houses. Benoit does many virtual showings to limit exposure, but most importantly, he always says that the best time in real estate is when you take your time. "If your health is in jeopardy, waiting might be a safer option than rushing into making a quick profit."
Benoit's advice to anyone wanting to start their own business: "The biggest advice I have if you want to become a real estate agent or start any business for that matter is ASK FOR HELP! The roller coaster of emotions is strong, but with good support from peers, friends, and family, the rewards are fabulous."
You can contact Benoit via his website Benoit Realty
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