Arriving in 1992 after completing her commerce degree, Marika embraced the resort lifestyle with her usual enthusiasm for life and adventure. This was the first year Whistler was named the #1 Ski Resort in North America and the community was committed to careful and strategic planning for the development of the resort. Marika contributed to this process, holding positions with the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Advisory Planning Commission, the Advisory Parks and Recreation Commission, the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association and was involved in the initiation of Whistler’s Farmers Market.
Prior to joining The Whistler Real Estate Company in 2002, Marika owned and operated a successful event management and promotions business. Her entrepreneurial spirit, marketing expertise and negotiating skill are fundamental to her success in real estate. Marika is consistently ranked as one of Whistler’s Top 10 Realtors, and the recipient of the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s Medallion Club Award and her company’s Diamond Award of Excellence. Because of her broader interest in the integrity of the overall industry, she has also sat on the board of the Real Estate Association of Whistler for several years.
Clients appreciate Marika’s commitment to excellent service. Over 80% of her business is derived from past client referrals and repeat clients who cite her depth of market knowledge, strong work ethic and innovative marketing as just some of the reasons for referring family, friends and colleagues.
Marika, along with her husband, Paul – a 35-year Whistler resident and local builder– and their daughter Marci, live in the Whistler Cay Estates neighbourhood in a home they designed and built together.
“In negotiation, no two situations are ever alike, so we think on our feet and use all available resources to find creative solutions to ensure we achieve the desired results for our customers.”
Jamie Dowling – Licenced Sales Assistant
Originally from Aurora, Ontario Jamie relocated to Whistler, British Columbia in 2003 when the call of the mountains could no longer be ignored! Jamie embraced her new home and quickly discovered the many reasons why people fall in love with Whistler. Jamie is a seasoned local who has a genuine love of the outdoors, and a true ambassador of Whistler.
Prior to joining Marika at The Whistler Real Estate Co, Jamie spent more than a decade working in the hotel/property management industry. In this environment, she gained knowledge of the different types of properties, zoning regulations, and bylaws. Most recently Jamie was the Owner Relations Administrator for the largest property management company in Whistler, responsible for assisting individual property owners maximize what they wanted from their investment property. She was praised for her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and responsiveness to all requests. The years Jamie spent working directly with clients and owners have taught her the importance of creating long-lasting relationships based on respect and understanding of individual needs.
Jamie is thrilled to be part of the team and looks forward to assisting all of Marika’s clients by providing administrative support to buyers and sellers alike. Jamie will ensure that your experience is professional, informative, and productive.
“I am proud to be working alongside of Marika at The Whistler Real Estate Co. I believe in creating relationships and collaborating with clients to make their real estate transactions a seamless experience and one that leaves them feeling confident and well taken care of in all aspects that are important to them.“