John and Sandy bring years of varied work experience to Paramount. John has owned his own small business since his late twenties. During those early years he had a cabinet and furniture making business which also included an interior wood accessory line, such as moldings and staircase parts. His woodworking skill brought him into houses of all kinds- from starter homes to custom dream homes. In his late thirties another business opportunity came his way and he bought into a vending company. It was then that Salem, OR became home to the Van Dyk family.
Sandy started her career in nursing, working as an RN in a large teaching hospital. But, family commitments and divine intervention eventually led her to the financial planning industry and later to a job on a college campus running events and managing an Admissions office. It was during a health crisis that she re-evaluated her career path and determined to become a licensed real estate broker.
Both John and Sandy bring to the table a passion for “home” so it feels natural for them to want to help others find that special place to call their own. They also want to assist those that desire to sell their property and start life in a new location. John’s years of business experience has taught him how to negotiate. His time spent building and remodeling homes, as well as designing and building cabinetry & furniture, has given him an eye for quality construction. Sandy knows that details matter and it shows in her work. Her love of design and decor has given her the ability to see a home’s potential. They love people, are organized, detail-oriented and committed to top-notch customer service. Together they make a great team and promise to do their best for their clients.
Moving into a new neighborhood or leaving an old one can change your life forever. John moved in across the street from Sandy when she was 12 years old and he married her nine years later! Never underestimate the importance of finding the right neighborhood and home for you and your family. You never know what might happen! John and Sandy would be delighted to assist you as you go through that process.