An entrepreneur by nature, Andrew knew his career was destined to be in business. Right out of high school, Andrew got a job and for the next year he studied in the evenings to complete the licensing requirements to become a Realtor® at the earliest age possible - 19! Andrew loves investing and revels in the business examples from the likes of Richard Branson and Winston Churchill. At the age of 20, Andrew bought his first property and hasn’t looked back.
Born and raised in Cloverdale, Andrew believes his strong work ethic and perseverance comes from his mother’s hardworking family. He remembers the stories of his Dutch grandfather who arrived in Vancouver knowing little English and his stamina for not giving up and working until he got the job done. Similarly, Andrew works long hours and never likes to take no for an answer on behalf of his clients. He is constantly educating himself to keep current with the real estate industry in the Fraser Valley and beyond.
Andrew continues to call Cloverdale home and believes in buying locally and supporting his community and local businesses whenever he can. As a Realtor®, he enjoys helping people find the home they want. His favourite pastime outside of investing includes hiking, sailing, and golfing.
Questions & Answers
1. What is your favourite thing about being a Realtor®?
The ability to decide how successful I want to be and being my own boss. Our team motto is how much you put into it, is what you’ll get out of it.
2. What did you do prior to Real Estate?
I did online courses in the evening and then went right into real estate at age 19.
3. What is your favourite place that you’ve traveled to?
My favourite place is Greece – the mainland and many of the Greek the islands. If I had to choose just one, it would be Mykonos for the architecture, views, and the boats.
4. What is your favourite quote?
“We shall never surrender.” – Winston Churchill
What Client Say
My wife and I recently bought our new house in Cloverdale, Our realtor, Andrew, was top notch and professional. Easy to deal with, attentive to our needs and dedicated to ensure we were buying exactly what we wanted and getting the most out of the sale of our townhome. You never realize the little things that accompany a purchase and sale transaction, but Katronis Real Estate took care of these things to make sure the experience was easy and enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend Andrew Garisto and the Katronis Real Estate team to anyone looking to participate in the real estate market.