Dustin Villeneuve, a real estate agent with 460 Realty, has seen many personal and professional changes in his life. Born and raised in Manitoba, he lived in the Lower Mainland for nearly a decade before moving to the qathet region five years ago.
The transition to the Powell River area quickly sparked several big life events: he married his partner, Brigitte; they purchased their first home; Brigitte started a business (Timber Massage & Wellness); Dustin began his real estate career; and now they’re navigating life as new parents.
“I know firsthand that moving to a new community can be daunting at times,” explains Villeneuve. “I’m often one of the first connections my clients make and I believe many of them appreciate that I’ve gone through a similar journey as them. Being able to offer assistance and develop relationships beyond the transaction has been very rewarding.”
Since starting his real estate career, the industry has changed, too, with regulatory changes and increased market volatility following the pandemic. Due to his broad experience, working in industries such as construction, project management, consulting, accounting and retail, he has been able to work with different people from various backgrounds.
According to Villeneuve, this has allowed him to adapt to new environments and scenarios, and work well with people from all walks of life.
“Having experience negotiating and dealing with competing interests, trying to find resolutions to conflict, and working on large multimillion-dollar projects has equipped me to handle real estate transactions of any size,” he says.
In addition to his work as a realtor, Villeneuve is also involved in the community. He was previously on the board of Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (now known as qPAWS), a registered nonprofit charitable society and guardian of the Sunshine Coast Trail. He is excited to support the society in a different capacity by having 460 Realty sponsor and volunteer at this year’s Marathon Shuffle event.
“I love the outdoors and I’m so grateful to call this area my home,” says Villeneuve. “I have a lot of respect for the qPAWS organization and their efforts over the years to protect old growth and promote sustainable recreation and tourism. The Marathon Shuffle is a great event that brings many folks out to the trail from near and far.”
He was also recently elected to the Powell River Sunshine Coast Real Estate Board of Directors.
“It’s been a wonderful opportunity to be involved with the board and become more engaged on various levels; I’ve worked with two brokerages in town now, and have been fortunate to work closely with a lot of great people in the industry,” he adds. “I definitely think that’s an advantage when I’m working for my clients; having those solid relationships with my counterparts makes it easier to work together toward that common goal.”
Villeneuve says he has always prided himself in putting people first.
“My journey is one of diversity and versatility, but the commonality has always been the connection I’ve made with the people along the way. I get to know my clients on a personal level, and I am fully committed to supporting them and always have their best interests at heart.”
For more information, call 604.358.2473, email email@example.com, or go to dustinvilleneuve.com.