Sophia has lived in Victoria her whole life, growing up in James Bay, Oak Bay and her young adult years in Fairfield, she knows the city well. She loves living on the island and couldn’t think of any places she would rather live in Canada!
Sophia started her career in real estate at the young age of 21 in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since. She was breaking records by 2010 and in 2019 she opened up her own office with her team. Sophia is always about putting her clients first. An open and honest person by nature, she's not afraid to ruffle some feathers when going to bat for her clients.
Sophia lives in Songhees with her husband and three dogs Marly, Emma, and Penelope who appear regularly on our social media. She loves spending her time walking down the West Songhees walkway with her pups and wandering to nearby hiking trails or visiting beaches with them. Sophia loves hosting family and friends for dinners, (which can include up to 30 people!) and has an amazing talent when it comes to cooking, but admittedly, hasn’t mastered the baking world quite yet.
Sophia and her husband Andrew are avid travellers and have a laundry list of places they want to visit. They often love to explore new places on our beautiful Island and if the pups can make it, they join too! Her passions include health and fitness, cooking, really good red wine, and when she has enough time in her schedule the occasional round of golf when the weather is just right. Be sure to say hi to Sophia if you catch her out and about as she loves meeting new people and always has time to chat with you about your real estate needs.
Sophia has been spending her extra time while at home picking up some new hobbies which include biking, interesting home workouts, diving into learning more about marketing and cooking up way too much food.
Thank you all our front line workers, we appreciate all you do for Victoria!
Nancy and her husband Tom, moved to Victoria in 2013 and never looked back! Married for 28 years, in Real Estate together for 17 of those years and have been enjoying their Golden Retriever Finlay for 8! He’s the love of their life!
A lover of the outdoors, Nancy’s passions include gardening, golfing, and walking the many beaches of Victoria with Finlay. Watching him splash around the waves never gets old! Nancy and Tom also learned to sail just shortly after moving to Victoria, which was an unbelievable experience and they were able to spend 10 days sailing in the British Virgin Islands. This was something that will never be forgotten and hope to do another sailing trip again soon!
Nancy enjoys her mornings away from the office by sipping a cup of coffee with a good book in hand… for a few minutes. Her energetic personality keeps her moving so if she’s not puttering around the house (she’s an admitted neat freak), she’s walking up Bear Mountain with Finlay or planning a great dinner for her evening off with friends and family. Nancy also loves cooking and hopes to one day attend a cooking school in Italy. She prefers to cook at home and loves to show off her culinary skills with friends and family!
This past year has been new and exciting and change has never slowed Nancy down. From starting with opening a new office with her business partner Sophia and associate Rebecca Barritt, selling her home and moving downtown or even drastically changing her hairstyle! Change can always be positive and Nancy is the first one to look for the positive in anything! But the biggest accomplishment for Nancy is working with these wonderful bright women and she looks forward to what the future holds.
Rebecca believes finding the right home isn’t simply about shelter – it reflects and shapes the story of your life. Rebecca began her education and career in Social Work, where she learned to deeply understand diverse people’s needs, dreams, and constraints – working collaboratively to find ways forward towards their goals. She knows that people and families have a deep-seated need to feel at home: to love where they live and to sense a good “fit” with their surroundings, whether that means walkability, walk-in closets, or wide-open spaces on all sides.
Hailing from picturesque Rossland, BC, Rebecca put down roots in Victoria in 2001. She now lives happily with her two children and husband. Although she has been mostly stuck indoors like the rest of the world, Rebecca has been run off her feet doing many of the things she has always loved – looking after her babies, working, running, brushing up on her classical piano skills and sitting in her new favourite corner of the house, drinking coffee and enjoying her garden.
It’s a time of complex emotions, full of question after question, worry, hopefulness, gratitude, uncertainty, wine and chocolate cake—or burgers and beer, as the case may be. Rebecca, along with her Briggs & Stratton and Associates Team, is still busy at work. As essential service workers, they are rising to the challenge and carrying out their business safely. Life has not stopped, and many need to continue with a real estate sale or purchase. This non-stop team is still here for whatever you may need to help you navigate this confusing time.
A long-time Islander through-and-through, Andrew was born in Victoria and raised in the surrounding area of Saanich. Loving Victoria for its diversity and adventure, Andrew has over a decade of experience in the local financial services industry but has truly found his calling working as a mortgage professional in the city he has always called home.
Helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership never gets old for Andrew and his passion comes from guiding his clients to the best possible result day-in and day-out. His approach is to educate, advise, and lead his clients to the most suitable option for them and he is constantly learning and finding more innovative ways to help them and grow as a mortgage specialist. Andrew is a down-to-earth Island enthusiast who prides himself in being by your side every step of the way.
As an outdoor adventurer and season maximizer, time off is spent exploring, surfing, SCUBA diving, or riding anything with wheels down the windy back-roads of our beautiful Island. Family is incredibly important to Andrew and the best part of his day is often spending time with his beautiful wife, Sophia, and three adorable pups.
As part of the Briggs & Stratton and Associates Team, Andrew loves being able to work with such a talented, capable Team of real estate professionals. Being so detail-oriented and meticulous in their approaches, Nancy, Sophia, Alexis, and Andrew are always on the same page regarding client care and business protocol and look forward to helping you with your real estate and mortgage needs. Click here for mortgage information or to get pre-approved.