about ally & dennis

REAL PEOPLE, REAL REAL ESTATE

We’re Ally and Dennis, a married couple that also works together in real estate. We feel extremely fortunate to be able to work together successfully, with our complementary strengths and shared love of guiding people through the steps of real estate.

But the secret to our success in marriage and in business is that we genuinely care about people. We feel privileged and honoured to help people in making some of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Our clients like us because they know us. They trust us to tell the truth. They have confidence in our abilities and experience in real estate. They know we will listen to them and that our advice comes from sincere caring. They know we are patient and that we understand that real estate in a big decision, not something that happens to them everyday.

Our clients also understand that we are in this business, not just because of the business, but because of the relationships it allows us to build—the lasting friendships we form and the community we participate in.

But most of all, our clients like us because we are real people. We understand what it is like to go through the various stages of life, the ups and downs, the wins and the losses. We understand what it means to be a couple and also how important it is to be an individual.

We get it. We’ve been there. And we are honest about it—there is no pretense.

Just clear guidance, strong support, genuine care, and trust that we will always act in the best interests of our clients.

We are really proud to say that over 90% of our business comes from repeat clients or their referrals. It’s a compliment like no other.

It also goes both ways. We are very loyal to our clients and their businesses. We support their causes, cheer their successes, and often follow their Facebook and Twitter feeds. We like to catch up over coffee and love it when people call just to say hello.

Because for us, real estate is about much more than business—it is about relationships and forming real connections that last a lifetime.

DENNIS:

This is Dennis. He has a calm way of handling pressure situations. He has the kind of sense of humour where a few choice words get everyone laughing.
You see, Dennis likes to win. He comes by it honestly. He played professional football with the BC Lions. Years of football have taught him to always have a strategic approach and find competitive advantages. And he’s proud of his Grey Cup ring, which he earned in 1985, when the Lions brought the Cup home to Vancouver.

In fact, his characteristic tenacity, confidence, and calmness under pressure are a direct result of years of sports coaching and training. That’s also where he gets his determination to win—and he especially loves to win for our clients.

He’s been a real estate professional with DFH Real Estate Ltd. in Victoria since 2005, where his winning attitude has made him a consistent MLS award winner, sales leader, and top producer.

ALLY:

I’m Ally. I joined Dennis in real estate in 2008, after two decades serving families in the Social Service industry in Greater Victoria. While Victoria is absolutely my home and has been for a long time, the truth is I am displaced Maritimer. And you know what they say: you can take a girl out of the Maritimes….

But seriously, there’s a characteristic East Coast kindness and down-to-earth approach to life and business that I love and have retained. I struggle with personal promotion; it doesn’t reflect my authentic desire to help and guide people. I appreciate honesty and directness and I love connecting with people.

My background in social services has instilled in me compassion and empathy, and I have a great capacity for caring. What I love about real estate is being able to guide people through the steps in a way that makes them feel informed, confident, and relaxed. I am diligent about details—okay, I’m a perfectionist—and that’s a good quality when it comes to the complexities of real estate.

I am an incredible advocate for my clients, and they know me as being someone they can rely on to tell them the truth—whether they want to hear it or not.

But I also love to laugh, and perhaps the most revealing thing I can say about myself is that my personal blog posts are called “Ramblings of a Functional Weirdo.”