Jimi Brockett moved to Canada in 1999 to pursue his dream of living the fullest life possible in one of “the most beautiful places on Earth.”
Jimi Brockett, Real Estate, rider, Vancouver, Canada, Helen Siwak, portfolio, yvr

Born and raised just outside Manchester in the UK, Jimi trained in IT while in the British Army. He eventually became an independent IT consultant, where he learned the value and importance of providing the best possible service to clients and developed extensive and professional customer service skills. 

To him, selling and buying real estate is undeniably a significant endeavour

“I won’t downplay its importance, nor will I attempt to persuade you with empty lines to choose me as your realtor. Instead, I’ll share a fundamental belief that drives me: putting others first and offering assistance whenever possible.” Through this approach, he has 
discovered that life becomes more fulfilling the more he can give to others.” 

“My genuine passion lies in aiding others in their real estate journeys, and I consider myself fortunate to have made this my life’s calling.” 

Jimi possesses the traits of a creative problem solver, a strategic thinker, and a tireless negotiator. His mission revolves around helping clients achieve their real estate aspirations, whether that entails discovering their dream home, securing top dollar for their property, or expanding their real estate portfolio

With a foundation built on hard work and efficiency, Jimi brings a fresh perspective to the real estate landscape. By harnessing cutting-edge technology and innovative marketing strategies, he presents his clients’ properties in the best possible light. 

Additionally, Jimi produces informative and often entertaining Instagram and YouTube videos that offer tips and resources for home buyers and sellers. 

Jimi Brockett, Real Estate, rider, Vancouver, Canada, Helen Siwak, portfolio, yvr


“From a young age, I always sought ideas and avenues to make money and create wealth or a business. I started a gardening business in my late teens, which I kept running for a few seasons. 

“In the mid-1990s, I was in my early 20s. 
I invested 2,500 pounds into an opportunity, and a week later, it hit the news that it was a pyramid scheme. “I lost the 2,500 pounds, but through the whole mishap, I gained so much knowledge that there are no shortcuts, and no matter what, you have to roll the dice sometimes to find the hard way. 

“In 1997, I founded an IT Consultancy in the UK and ran it until I moved to Canada. 

“Once settled in Vancouver, I bought a bike shop (Sharpey’s Cycles) in 2007 
to follow my passion for downhill mountain biking and operated it for three years. During that short period, 
I increased sales by 52% from $359,000 to $549,000. 

“In 2008, when I was 38 years old, my life changed dramatically. My 4-year-old son was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. This event sent my life in a different direction, especially after his passing just before his sixth birthday. 

“Sometimes, it takes a huge event to shake us up and make us realize what is most important in life. 

“Watching my brave son battle for his life with an amazingly positive attitude and indomitable spirit made me realize how important our attitudes are and how crucial it is to give back to others positively. 

“Since then, I have been passionate about giving back to honour my son and be true to myself. 

“Over the past 12 years, I have primarily done that through the events The Ride to Conquer Cancer and now the Tour de Cure, which benefit the BC Cancer Foundation and raise much-needed funds to support cancer research. 

“I assembled a team of just 13 riders for the inaugural event in 2009, and we raised over $60,000. 

“Since then, Riders for Ryders has grown dramatically and now is one of the largest teams each year in this event. It has collectively raised over $4,000,000 and participated in all four rides across Canada. With teams in BC and ON, we continue to grow and bring in even more money to fund cancer research. 

Jimi Brockett, Real Estate, rider, Vancouver, Canada, Helen Siwak, portfolio, yvr

“In 2015, I became a Licensed Real Estate Representative and began with Dexter Associates Realty

“Fast-forward to July 2020, when I moved over to Oakwyn Realty Ltd. Within a month of arriving, I had an epiphany. Why not me? Why couldn’t I be the recipient of all I was striving for? 

“I had a new mission; through it, I discovered my self-worth and self-acceptance and opened myself up to self-love

“I realized the abundance in this universe and that it’s available to everyone, not just certain people. Once that shift happened, my business changed overnight

Michael Yu, the founder of Oakwyn Realty, told me the very first day I met him, “You can achieve your dreams; I believe in you.” It was an emotional moment because no one had ever said that to me before. “My best advice would be from Nike. ‘Just Do It.’ It sounds so simple but so true. As humans, we doubt so much and never pull the trigger on reaching for our dreams. If you don’t ever try, you always fail. 

“My business needs amazing clients who are embracing this thing called life and who need real, authentic, genuine, and no-BS help with their real estate needs. 

“My approach has always been to help people first. That’s my passion. I am not for everyone, but those who want to join together will achieve their goals. 

“My journey has been long and varied. I’ve always been open to trying and taking educated risks most of the time, and as such, by the end of 2024, I will project doubling my business and achieving the top 1% of all Greater Vancouver Realtors – currently, I am in the top 10%.” 

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali


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Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc and publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, PORTFOLIOY.YVR Business & Entrepreneurs Magazine, and digital women's lifestyle magazine EcoLuxLifestyle.co. She is a prolific content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist within the ecoluxury lifestyle niche. Post-pandemic, she has worked with many small to mid-sized plant-based/vegan brands to build their digital foundations and strategize content creation and business development. Helen is the west coast correspondent to Canada’s top-read industry magazine Retail-Insider, holds a vast freelance portfolio, and consults with many of the world’s luxury heritage brands. Always seeking new opportunities and challenges, you can email her at helen@ecoluxluv.com.
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