About Us


Hello, let me introduce myself so you can better evaluate if I have the right experience and personality to help you with your real estate needs.  

My name is Maria Besso, and I am a 55 year old, happily married mother of three, that lives in Coldstream British Columbia, Canada.  I have lived in many places over my life. I was born in Alexandria Egypt and emigrated to Canada with my parents in 1967, I grew up in Montreal, went to Concordia University and got a Bachelor of Science, Spec. Geology . I lived and worked in Calgary for Gulf and Esso in the early 80's doing Coal Exploration, and then went on in 1986 to very successfully sell Real Estate for P.J. Toole and Cote, and then the Sutton Group in Calagary.  In 1993 my husband and I chose to semi-retire to BC with our two year old son. We chose the North Okanagan because of the beautiful climate, the incredible skiing at Silver Star, and the beautiful lakes and fruitful valleys. 

We have never looked back on this decision.  My last two children were born in Vernon and are now young adults. I had been very active in the school community as my children were growing up, and most recently ( from 2008-2014) I served two terms as an elected official on the Coldstream Municipal Council.  In October 2014 I chose not to run for Council and decided to get back to my love of real estate. 

I speak fluent French, and English, and semi-fluent Italian, along with a little bit of arabic.  

Let me be your guide to the beautiful lifestyle this valley can offer ! 

Or let me use my marketing, photography, and technology skills to help showcase and market your home in the best way possible to get you the best return. 

I understand business, finances, and money, and  I am very conscious not to waste either yours or mine ! 
So feel free to ask me all the tough questions, I will answer truthfully and honestly! 
Maria Besso
Maria Besso

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