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Whistler Realtor Q&A: Elizabeth Chaplin

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Q: Why did you move to Whistler?

A: Adventure! I moved from Ontario in 1982.

Q: When did you get into real estate?

A: I have been a Realtor for 40 years! I took my BC real estate course again when I first arrived in Whistler. I was originally a registered real estate sales person working in Ontario, from 1978-1983.

Q: What do you enjoy about the lifestyle here?

A: Exercise, paradise, and the seasons!

Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to buy in Whistler?

A: Get in while you can!

Q: What is your favourite thing about working with your clients?

A: Helping anyone understand what Whistler is all about, what it has done in the past, and what it might do in the future. I also get to meet people from all over the world. Previously, it was mostly people from Vancouver and Whistler, but that is changing now.

Q: What is your favourite season and why?

A: Summer! We came here for winter, but we all stayed for the summers, for the long hours and the weather. There is a lot to do and lots of time to do it in.

Q: How would you spend your ideal day?

A: Working out first thing in the morning, in the office for part of the day with clients. Then finish the day with family, and somehow fit skiing in at some point in between!

Q: What was it like raising a family in Whistler?

A: I have two wonderful children, now 21 and 18. It was fun! We had ponies in Pemberton that kept us amused for a lot of that time. They were hear in Whistler for elementary school, but moved away for high school.

Q: What makes you smile the most?

A: Finding all the perfect views across the west coast!

Q: What do you think you would be if you weren’t a Realtor?

A: A physiotherapist – it’s what I had gone to school for. Being a psychologist would have prepared me better though!

Q: What accomplishment do you consider to be the most significant in your life?

A: My children!

Q: Finally, in one sentence, why should people come to live here?

A: Fresh air, a beautiful community, lots to do, the beautiful city of Vancouver close by, and an international airport to take you wherever you want to go!