Tom Gradecak is a highly respected and popular real estate agent in the Vancouver market. He is known for his straightforward approach – “I tell it like it is” – and for his honesty, reliability and success. Tom has been selling real estate on the Westside since 1991, consistently winning awards for his achievements.
In the last nine years, he has achieved President’s Club designation, representing the Top 1% of all Greater Vancouver’s REALTORS®. As well, for the past 19 years, he has achieved the Medallion Club designation, representing the top 10% of the Greater Vancouver’s REALTORS®.
In February 2009, almost 19 years ago to the day he first got his real estate licence, Tom opened the doors to his own company, WESTSIDE Tom Gradecak Realty. “By opening a 2,400 square foot store front office, our team of professionals are able to work in an environment that enables them to succeed and to give our clientele the best possible service and easy access to our resources.”
His boutique firm, located in the heart of Point Grey, provides a warm and inviting office atmosphere where clients can feel comfortable and focus on their real estate needs. One of the reasons Tom believes his agency stands out from the competitors is his intimate knowledge of the Vancouver Westside market and his deep-seated roots in the community. From his student days at UBC to his storied career selling homes and raising his own family here, he lives, breathes, works and plays on the West Side. “This area has so much to offer: good schools; beautiful parks; proximity to the beach; great shopping and restaurants.”
“I really try to put myself in people’s shoes when helping them buy or sell their homes. They really appreciate my no–pressure approach.” This compassion for his clients has resulted in 90% of his business being generated from referrals and repeat clients.
In addition to serving individuals and families on the West Side, Tom also works with a number of builders and developers shaping the future of the community. He also gives back by supporting organizations such as the United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation; and The Children’s Miracle Network.
“I’ve never considered being a REALTOR® as a job, rather it’s been an opportunity to meet some great people, make new friends, and help them make the best decision possible.
Since 1993, Alanna has been an accomplished and dedicated REALTOR®, known for her honesty, integrity and expertise. To date, she has sold more than 800 condos, ranging from $600,000 to multi-million dollar Penthouses, to an international and local clientele.
While pursuing her Diploma in Urban Land Economics at UBC, she started her career in condo sales in downtown Vancouver. Alanna went on to become a specialist in the new developments along Coal Harbour, watching as downtown Vancouver became a role model for livability around the world. Working with the city’s leading developers, she was involved with the transformation of Coal Harbour from empty lands to the exclusive, world-renowned waterfront it is today.
“Real estate is very emotional,” Alanna says. “I help guide my clients and make sure they are making the best decision for their lifestyle. With my expertise, I help people make good, wise real estate choices.”
Shannon loves connecting with people and helping them obtain their property dreams.
Real estate in Vancouver is an evolving business, but it is one that Shannon has been actively involved in for 24 years. Her years of experience enable her to effectively help her clients through the negotiation process to ensure they get what they need. Shannon’s close attention to detail, and strong knowledge of the market, ensures that her clients are well-informed when making property decisions.
Shannon started working in the Vancouver real estate market after completing her degree from Carleton University. After working with a major developer, Shannon pursued her Diploma in Urban Land Economics at UBC while continuing to work with developers including Townline Homes and Bosa Properties.
Shannon joined the WESTSIDE Realty team in 2009, and over the past seven years has enjoyed working closely with many families to meet their real estate needs.
The best testament to Shannon’s work are her clients. She is highly regarded as a leading agent, who works passionately to help meet her clients needs.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Ylva moved to Canada as a teenager and has enjoyed living in Montreal, Toronto, Kingston and Whistler before settling down in Vancouver in 1995. Ylva launched her career in real estate after working in the tourism industry - retail and finance - in Whistler, and software sales and project management in the technology sector in Vancouver. Ylva’s personal interest and passion for real estate led her to become a licensed REALTOR® in 2008.
Ylva met Tom when she was looking to buy her own first home in Vancouver. Tom became her REALTOR®, and later, Ylva joined his team. Ylva feels very fortunate to work with such an experienced and professional group of people, where everyone works as a team striving to ensure clients have the best possible experience, whether buying or selling a home.
Clients compliment Ylva on her knowledge, diligence, and patience through their home search and decision process. She ensures that every aspect of the purchase is attended to thoroughly and is dedicated to taking the time to find the right property for each client. Coupled with excellent negotiating skills and propensity to go “over and above”, Ylva has helped many clients successfully navigate the purchase and sale of their homes. Outside of work Ylva enjoys spending time with friends, her two dogs, and enjoying the beautiful Vancouver outdoors.
Drop Ylva an email or give her a call any time.
Sunny is a veteran REALTOR® who has been in the Vancouver Real Estate business since 1993. He grew up in Hong Kong, an energetic city where “East meets West”, and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. After having travelled the world, Vancouver is where he chose to settle, and has lived here for more than 25 years now.
His mission is to work with his clients to help them either find the best property to suit their needs or assist them in the sale of their property. Sunny prides himself as being best known for his outstanding working relationships with his clients. During his free time, Sunny enjoys golfing & travelling.
Susan has enjoyed working exclusively in Vancouver’s fabulous Westside since becoming a licensed realtor in 1990. She is the “go to” person at WESTSIDE Realty and keeps the office running like a Swiss watch. Understanding the complexities of our legal contracts, managing the listings, conveyancing and overseeing the daily administrative requirements keep Susan very entertained.
She enjoys helping people in every aspect of real estate and is always available to make sure our clients have a stellar experience. Outside of the office Susan can often be found walking Howard Smith her “slightly spoiled” Golden Doodle.
Born and raised in Ontario, Melanie loves living in Vancouver and enjoys the Westcoast lifestyle. Having owned her own business where great customer service was paramount, Melanie has found that working as WESTSIDE Realty’s Client Service Representative allows her the perfect opportunity to provide unparalleled service and support to all of our clients.
Melanie is responsible for over-seeing all aspects of the administration of listing a property including: ensuring the accuracy of listing information; posting and promoting a listing through social media; organizing appointments for photographers and floor plan technicians as needed; and coordinating other service providers as required.
Melanie is also responsible for designing various marketing materials for our listings both in print and online.
When she’s not busy at work, Melanie can be found running through the trails in Pacific Spirit Park, out for a walk along the seawall or enjoying time with family and friends.
If you are visiting our office (come by 4381 West 10th Avenue!), don’t be surprised if you are greeted by happy-go-lucky and very-friendly Howard. He’s not really our guard dog – more like our greeter dog.
If you pet him, you will have his eternal love.
The real estate market is complex and ever-changing, but being a small brokerage with local knowledge enables us to react quickly, and adjust our strategies to meet the needs of our clients. We implement individualized marketing techniques, using the latest technology to achieve incredible results for our clients.
4381 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6R 2H6