Real estate couple called the 'Matthews Team' at Keller Williams Valley Realty, where we believe in building Careers worth having, Businesses worth owning, and Lives worth living.
Get to know Gary and Susan Matthews / Keller Williams Valley Realty
Gary and Susan have been a part of the Fraser Valley and Abbotsford's growing community since their families relocated in the early 1970's. Abbotsford, British Columbia, is located just one hour east of Vancouver in the "Hub" or the"cross roads of the Fraser Valley". Susan was born in Vancouver and raised in her early childhood in Toronto, with four other sisters and one brother. Gary was born and raised in Williams Lake, B.C., with one brother and sister, and for a short time resided in New Denver, B.C., where his family owned and ran the New Market Hotel, an historic landmark.
Prior to entering into real estate, Gary graduated from the University of British Columbia and had consulted as a geologist for mining exploration companies mainly in Western North America. Gary has traversed and explored many mountain ranges throughout the Yukon and British Columbia. Susan has worked in administration with Vancouver based private corporations and government and has always enjoyed a fun 'people' environment. After being close friends since 1977, Gary and Susan married in 1982 in Abbotsford.
They later moved to Calgary in the mid 1980's. Susan worked for Canada Customs downtown and at the Calgary airport, and Gary consulted for oil companies. Their children, Jessica and Jason, were both born in Calgary in 1986 and 1988 respectively. Gary and Susan were also involved in property management as a secondary occupation and engaged a bit in real estate. The oil projects for Gary were at many locations throughout Alberta and Northern British Columbia. After being away from his young family for extended periods of time, Gary found it tough and needed a more balanced change.
In 1989, Gary and Susan realized how much they missed family back 'home' in Abbotsford and continued on a different entrepreneurial avenue. They entering into the real estate profession in 1990. Today they continue to work together as the 'Matthews Team'. Gary, a real estate consultant, has primarily specialized in sales of residential homes, townhomes, condominiums and acreages, and has sold properties in all corners of the Fraser Valley. Susan, having been a realtor for many years, currently enhances and supports sales by managing all aspects of office administration and marketing.
In 2006, Gary and Susan made a very important leap by joining the Keller Williams Real Estate family. As they became more and more involved with KW, it became very evident that this was no ordinary company. Keller Williams earned Gary and Susan's trust immediately by demonstrating it's high commitment and innovation to its valued associates. It is the only company that is realtor driven, financially transparent, shares profits, has unsurpassed education and delivers a strong culture of support and caring. With the current growth, KW will soon be the largest real estate organization in North America.
Gary and Susan love to share life together, and are very greatful for all the people that have blessed them along their paths. We owe much thanks to God, family, friends and our extended Keller Williams family.