About Me


Born and raised in Invermere, Gerry KNOWS the Valley!

Gerry has a background in small business (founder of Gerry's Gelati), local government politics, and is an experienced real estate investor, Gerry understands the complexity of land zoning, how to read financial statements, and how to find opportunities!

Gerry understands that his role as a real estate representative is not to sell, but rather to connect, facilitate, negotiate and advise. Gerry offers honest and practical advice, is committed to working hard for you, and believes in achieving win-win solutions. 

Gerry knows how special the area is, and that an investment in real estate is not just measured by dollars- it is a commitment and an emotional investment in a place, and in a community.

Gerry lives in Invermere with his partner Nozomi, and their two children Kelvin (4 years old), Veronica (1 year old), and the family dog Piper (age unknown but we are guessing 13 human years).

Gerry has a diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Gerry has served on District of Invermere Council since 2002 (first elected at age 20). He served as Mayor and as Director on the Regional District of East Kootenay from November 2008 to November 2018. From November 2018 to present Gerry is serving as a councillor on District of Invermere council, as a Director at Large for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Gerry also ran in the 2017 Provincial election.



Recent Blog Entries

Scams & Prepaid Vacations

When 'Real Estate' is not an Investment

Unfortunately there are lots of 'opportunities' that are passed off as real estate investments; some are purely recreational and a form of prepaid vacation- well others are full out scams and should be completely avoided. 

Scams

Generally these take the forms of small investment amounts, between $10,000 to $100,000 and sometimes they are eligible RRS...

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2018 Real Estate Stats; Compared


Well, ready or not we are into a New Year. Although every year we often have dreams and hopes of having an even more fulfilling life, and shedding a few pounds- this time of year also gives us time to take stock and look back on the year that just finished; and if you are a Real Estate nerd like me, compare that year to other years to see what tren...

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The Pros & Cons of Buying a Foreclosure

We often hear about the bargains and 'get rich' possibilities of buying Foreclosures. Of course, like everything in life, it is not that simple or easy. There can be some great buys, but there can also be a lot of risks and cases where as a buyer you should run away as fast as you can. Each situation will be different, but if you understand the pro...

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Gerry Taft

Mobile: 250-341-1202

Phone: 250-342-5599

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Office Info

Royal LePage Rockies West Realty

492 Highway 93/95  Invermere,  BC  V0A 1K2 

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