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 (9 years old), Veronica (6 year olds).

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. Gerry previously severed as a Director at Large for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities. Gerry also ran in the 2017 Provincial election. For the last five years, Gerry has been a top producing agent in the Invermere Area, winning a number of sales achievement rewards through the Royal LePage franchise system.

                                                               The family, November 2018

In the fall of 2023 Gerry experienced a major mental health breakdown (which may have been triggered by accidental drug exposure at a conference in Vancouver). Although the experience was scary for Gerry and those close to him, there was a lot of new perspectives that were gained and Gerry has come out of this stronger. Gerry is now committed to having a healthier work/life balance and being an advocate for increasing mental health supports and capacity in & around Invermere.

The family, October 2023

Beginning in November of 2023, Gerry is excited to be embracing a new independent business model partnering with a unique boutique brokerage based in Rossland BC, Mountain Town Properties. This allows Gerry to focus on re-entering real estate sales and marketing in around Invermere & Area with a client focused non-franchise approach. 

Gerry is also proud to be spearheading a rural land development, Luxor Heights, and a commercial redevelopment in downtown Invermere, O'Lord, with phase one opening December 2023!

Demo & Reconstruction of "O'Lord" June 2023 

Reconstruction of "O'Lord" early October 2023

Recent Blog Entries

Will Real Estate Prices CRASH because of COVID-19???

It is impossible to truly know the Future

Although it is impossible to predict the true short term and long term impacts of COVID-19 and the real estate market in and around Invermere BC, Panorama, Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs, Canal Flats, Edgewater, Lake Windermere and the entire Columbia Valley, there are some important differences co...

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Invermere & Area Real Estate Statistics 2019 & early 2020!

We need to look at the past, to see where we are and where are going! Real Estate trends and statistics are important, recent historical data can give us important insights into what is currently happening and what is going to happen soon.

For REALTORS® in the East & West Kootenays the tail end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 represented some big chan...

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When is the Best time to LIST???

One of the really common questions that I get is; 'When is the best time of year to list my property?'

The common belief is that the Spring is the best time list. There is some logic behind this, a lot of people want possession in time for the summer (or after the school season ends). There are some other realities, road conditions are generally bet...

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Gerry Taft Personal Real Estate Corporation

Mobile: 250-341-1202


Office Info

2020 Washington Street Po Box 2277  Rossland,  BC  V0G 1Y0 

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