With years of experience of life in Victoria BC, our Real Estate team knows where to look for your dream home and how to effectively negotiate a price that will make clients happy. Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to Briggs & Stratton and Associates and, taking advantage of an expansive local network and diverse skill set, this is never disregarded.
Sophia has lived in Victoria her whole life, having grown up in James Bay, Oak Bay, and Fairfield. She loves living on the island and couldn’t think of any place she would rather live in all of Canada!
In 2007, at the young age of 21, Sophia began her real estate career and never looked back. By 2010 she was breaking industry records, and then in 2019 she chose to open up her own office with her business partner Nancy Stratton REALTOR®. Both ladies always focus on putting their clients first, but as an open and honest person by nature, Sophia really isn’t afraid to ruffle some feathers when going to bat for you.
Sophia lives in the District of Saanich with her husband and their three dogs Marly, Emma, and Penelope who appear regularly on our social media. She loves spending time walking the pups on nearby hiking trails or visiting beaches with them in tow. Both Sophia and her husband Andrew Wade are avid travellers with a laundry list of places they wish to visit both near and far, often exploring new parts of our beautiful Island! In particular, Sophia is passionate about health and fitness, cooking, quality red wine, and the occasional round of golf when the weather and her busy schedule allows for it. These two love hosting family and friends for dinner (often up to 30 people!), and when it comes to cooking she really has a special gift–though she hasn’t mastered the baking world quite yet. Be sure to say hi to Sophia if you catch her out and about–she loves meeting new people and always has time to chat with you about your real estate needs!
Nancy and her husband Tom moved to Victoria in 2013 from Alberta, and have been married for 29 years, 18 of which they have both spent working in Real Estate. Together, they have a 9 year old Golden Retriever named Finlay, and he is the real love of their life!
The pair learned to sail shortly after moving to Victoria and went on the unbelievable experience of sailing in and around the British Virgin Islands for 10 days–something they’ll never forget. A real lover of the outdoors, Nancy’s passions include gardening, golfing, and walking the many beaches of Victoria with Finlay in tow. Watching him splash around the waves never gets old! Nancy often enjoys the mornings where she can sip at a cup of coffee with a good book in hand looking out onto the city from her balcony…though that typically lasts just a few short minutes. Her energetic personality keeps her moving constantly so, if she’s not puttering around the house (an admitted neat freak), she’s likely walking up Bear Mountain with Finlay and Tom or planning a great dinner for friends and family as she loves to cook and hopes one day to attend a cooking school in Italy!
Nancy opened the new office with her business partner Sophia Briggs (and their first associate Rebecca Barritt) in 2019. Nancy always embraces change, and is the first one to look for the positive of anything, but this significant accomplishment for the two has really been go, go, go! Working alongside these wonderful, bright women, she looks forward to anything and everything the future holds in store.
Finding the right home isn’t simply about owning a shelter–it reflects and shapes the story of your life.
Beginning her career in Social Work, Rebecca learned to dig deep and uncover people’s diverse needs, wants, and constraints, collaborating with folks to find ways to attain these goals! She understands that families really need to feel “at home”–to love where they live and sense a good “fit” with their surroundings. Sometimes, this can hinge on walkability, walk-in closets, or wide-open space on all sides, but whatever it is she will always help you get there.
Hailing from picturesque Rossland, British Columbia, Rebecca put down roots in Victoria in 2001. She lives happily with her husband and two children, and is often preoccupied doing many of the things she’s always loved: working, running, being a mom, brushing up on her classical piano skills, or sitting in her new favourite corner of the house drinking coffee and enjoying her garden.
We’ve been living in a time of uncertainty and complex emotions for over a year, coping with wine, chocolate cake, or burgers and beer (as the case may be), but along with the team at Briggs & Stratton and Associates, Rebecca is working hard as ever helping her clients navigate their way to their real estate goals!
A true Islander through and through, Andrew was born in Victoria and raised in the surrounding area of Saanich. Thankful for its diversity and adventuring opportunities, Andrew has more than a decade of experience in the local financial services industry, finding his calling as a mortgage professional in the city he has always called home.
Helping people achieve dreams of homeownership never gets old for Andrew. His passion comes from guiding his clients to the best possible result, day-in and day-out. By educating, advising, and leading his clients to the most suitable option, he consistently finds and learns about innovative ways to help them and still grow as a mortgage specialist. Andrew is a down-to-earth outdoors enthusiast who prides himself in being by your side every step of the way.
Family is incredibly important to him too, and the best part of his day is often the time spent with his beautiful wife, Sophia, and their three adorable dogs. In every season, he tries to maximize his time outdoors, exploring, surfing, SCUBA diving, or riding anything with wheels down the windy back-roads of in and around the city.
Andrew loves working alongside such a talented and capable team of real estate professionals. Being so detail-oriented and meticulous in their approaches, Nancy, Sophia, Rebecca, and Andrew are always on the same page regarding client care and business protocol at Briggs & Stratton and Associates.
We look forward to helping you with your real estate and mortgage needs!