Josh Statham got into real estate just after the global economic crisis of 2008, a time when many were fleeing the market. “It was a tough decision to get into that knowing how difficult the market was at the time,” Statham said, “but getting into a market that’s challenging ended up giving me longevity in this business because it taught me how to scratch and claw and make things happen.”
As a realtor in Powell River, Statham is faced with the unique challenge of attracting out-of-town buyers where initial contact is limited to what is on the Internet. “In major surrounding areas, affordability has just gotten into a crisis point and people are leaving to small communities,” he explained. “Powell River is a beautiful place that is quiet, and has a calm, safe pace of life so it’s an easy sell for a lot of people who are searching,” Statham added.
Unlike most realtors who feel restrained due to the limitations of the Internet, the Josh Statham Home Team realizes its unlimited potential; they specialize in utilizing technology in a way few realtors are. Virtual reality, 3D imaging, professional photography, and HDR video are all tools Statham uses to get a leg up in the industry. “Homebuyers want access to a home in a way that previously wasn’t possible, even with really good photos,” Statham said, “so we’re using modern media to help promote real estate and buyers who are using the Internet to research and find their home are responding quite strongly to it.”
Statham’s use of various media is not the only thing that makes him a unique choice when it comes to representation in the market. He is no stranger to commission based sales and competitive industry; prior to sinking his teeth into real estate, Josh trained and gained valuable experience in sales with Glacier Media on the Sunshine Coast and in the interior of B.C. He was also born and raised in Powell River and, as a result, has a unique and intimate knowledge of the area in which he is now based in. With an insider track and years of marketing experience, Statham said Powell River is evolving into a happening and unique place where the real estate market is hot.