Recently, the West Haven Group team — Shawn Brown, Steven Forlin & Mallory Psihas - hosted their wonderful clients/friends at the Vancouver Club for an appreciation party. The party was lovely — it was so great to have so many kind and funny and enjoyable people all in one room. And, the ambience and elegance in the Georgian Room at the Vancouver Club did not disappoint. Gorgeous. Philip Ireland, the General Manager of the Club, does an amazing job and is so kind and a joy to work with.
We enjoyed fabulous food and cocktails by the Vancouver Club team, a very entertaining live performance by Dynamic Aerial and Acrobatics (http://www.dynamicaerialandacrobatics.com), and prize giveaways which included an experience for two at the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim plus dinner for two at Botanist restaurant (https://www.botanistrestaurant.com), also located within the Pac Rim.
Shawn and Steven gave a speech. The transcript is located below for the people and sponsors who were unable to attend the event:
Event Speech Transcript:
‘Hi everyone. Steven and I would like to start by saying thank you for coming to the West Haven Group’s Client Appreciation Summer Party.
All of you are here because you are clients, ambassadors, and friends — and we are truly grateful to you for choosing to work with us as we strive to make your real estate sales and acquisitions as seamless and successful as possible. We genuinely want to help you and your families and friends as much as we can.
In the first half of this year, a special person joined the team. I had worked with him many times, in many ways over the years and I am very excited to officially join forces. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with him, let me introduce to you one of the best and most detail-oriented Realtors in existence, Steven Forlin.’
‘Well, thank you Shawn, that’s very kind. And I can assure you all that I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with those kind word choices.
In all seriousness though, I was introduced to Shawn over 5 years back when I was completing my licensing. Since then, we’ve collaborated on deals, shared marketing systems, and provided insight on one another’s projects ever since. To say there is a mutual appreciation for our common strengths AND differences, would be an understatement. A testament to that is that we’ve even used each other to sell our own personal properties.
When Shawn and I were discussing me joining the West Haven Group, our similar styles and our passion to offer the best possible service were the biggest determining factor. We both appreciate this industry, but also understand where service can fall short for so many. It’s with that that we take the most pride in constantly evolving our systems and strategies to best serve our clients, so you never have to wonder if you’re in the right hands.
Now, before I hand things back over to Shawn so we can keep this evening moving, I just want to once again say Thank You all for being here, and Thank You for choosing to work with us.’
‘And of course I cannot forget our Coordinator, Mallory. Mallory keeps the whole back-end of the business in order, and I personally rely on her so much that if she asks for a day off, I basically have a large-scale panic attack.
Most of you have likely noticed my foray into video. And, I know what you’ve probably been thinking: ‘Dammit. Shawn’s acting career is obviously going to blow up and he is going to move away to Hollywood.’ To that I say: you should worry — the first leading role offer I get and I’m outta here.
On that note, I want to thank our sponsors:
Mark and Mike at Peeled Media: We’re doing a lot of video work, and these guys are responsible for making this happen at a high caliber. As you know, I am in most of the videos and believe you me, it takes about 1,300 takes to make me look and sound even half-decent.
Damon and Tyler at Pilot Mortgages: These guys move mountains to secure high-quality financing for our clients. And, they do so in record speeds, at perfect service levels.
Brady Carpenter with Numo Financial — Brady has provided excellent financial planning services for many that I know. He cracks the whip, but it will make you wealthy.
Alycia at Home Ingredients staging: with almost any listing, there are drawbacks. We use the Home Ingredients team to mask these drawbacks. Then, on Possession day, when the staging has been cleared out, I hand the keys over to the new buyer and run.
Dr. Pavlou at Skin Technique: Chris is the most committed and highly educated practitioner in his field. Many of you might be wondering what injectables and lasers have to do with real estate transactions. Here is how: real estate can be stressful. Stress can cause accelerated ageing. A hit of botox and a quick singe from a laser and poof, problem solved.
And, most importantly, we want to thank all of you for trusting in us and in our systems. Real estate isn’t just about selling but also about relationships and friendships. We respect how important these transactions are and we thank you for choosing us over and over again.’
We were grateful to have several special sponsors on board. They are listed above in the speech transcript. Below are the links of their websites for your reference:
We at the West Haven Group will be planning a variety of events throughout the year. We find it’s a great way to spend time with the many people we work with and enjoy. If you are new to the West Haven Group, please reach out through the contact page or via any of our social media platforms and let us know that you want to receive our monthly Vancouver real estate market update video. We have a list of thousands of people that want to receive this and we work hard with our video team to make the video fun and engaging, but succinct and informative.