Century 21 breaks new ground on the West Cost


Sep 16, 2006

Victoria BC is the home of a new CENTURY 21 location. Hometown Realty Corp. recently opened in Victoria, BC, and is owned by Val and Olga Balovnev.

“CENTURY 21 projects an excellent image and stands for great real estate service. Of course the name recognition and system support were decisive factors in us purchasing a franchise, but it was also an opportunity to be part of the largest referral network and to have exceptional education programs available to us. Our customers are going to benefit from having the best educated Realtors,” says Olga.

Each of the Balovnev’s brings a multi-faceted background to their business. Olga Balovnev holds a Masters degree of Science in Medicine and has completed level three in the CGA program. She also has extensive experience in accounting for small businesses, including tax strategy and tax preparation, most recently spending five years has in real estate investment. It has been in this capability that she has come to understand the importance of professionalism, exceptional service, and a sincere concern for client needs, inspiring her to become a real estate professional herself. Val Balovnev, also holds a Masters degree of Science in Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and has created and managed two successful companies in the pharmaceutical industry.

“Our Managing Broker, Jim Donaldson, has over 12 years experience in both the commercial and residential real estate markets in Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island. His extensive background in sales, business management finance and tax preparation are valuable assets that we embrace, and we are pleased to have him working on our team,” continues Balovnev. “Currently, we are two realtors, however, our plan is to hire five more this year.”

“We'''re delighted to be increasing our presence in the Vancouver Island marketplace with the addition of CENTURY 21 Hometown Realty Corp.," says Brian Rushton, Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales & Development. "It's an exciting time to be part of the CENTURY 21 System, an organization noted for its superior online education, competitive fee structures and strong national and international consumer awareness. We look forward to providing Olga and Val with the abundant support we have available to help make their business a success.”