Friday, June 25, 2010

Real Estate Institute of BC Golf Tournament - Into the Blue

Sweet joy of youth!  It's the 16th hole, the Win-A-Car, the KP hole, and, my 4 iron has just delivered the shot of the day; at least for me.  Firmly hit, the ball takes off soaring into the blue sky tracking the hole, like an Osprey after a Koi.  Still the hole is a full 172 yards away and tucked into a very difficult spot in the back of the green. Yes, there is a nasty wind blowing into our faces. But there is always a chance. Isn't there?

Golfers will understand this - this is the type of shot that brings you back to the game, that, one golden moment when perfection seems to unfold. It's much like the feeling you get when you find the absolute perfect real estate property for your people.

Okay I wind up short of the pin some 18 feet away from replacing a 1999 Toyota Corolla and a foot short of winning the KP but what a time.  Enough to bring me back.

The event was the 17th annual Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (REIBC) golf tournament and fund raiser that has contributed over $320,000 to charities such as the "Make-A-Wish Foundation" and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Held this Wednesday at the Northview Golf and Country Club it's a Who's-Who of real estate professionals converging in a misguided but noble attempt to master this challenging course.  It is certainly not lost on anyone who attends, that the fun, networking and golf would not happen without a committed  Golf Committee and the terrific REIBC staff.  This is a tournament that seems to get better each year.  All I can say is thanks for the memories and too bad about the car.

The Real Estate Institute of British Columbia is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  If you need a real estate professional look for the initials RI or REI(BC) behind their names they indicate a professional designation backed by university education and extensive experience.

Stephen Mullock RI is an award winning full-time real estate agent with 29 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) for experience, local knowledge, friendly service that is usually on time; you’ll be happy you did.

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