KBB REALTORS: Derek Canova

KBB REALTORS: Derek Canova

Who am I? That is a good question and one that is always growing and changing!  I grew up in Centre County, running through streams and across fields in a rural community.  My father was a professor at Penn State so I had the benefit of exposure to worlds outside of our community, traveling throughout the U.S. and also in Europe.  After college, I moved to Colorado and enjoyed my Rocky Mountain experience for several years. 

Ultimately, Happy Valley drew me back, and I am glad that it did.  I enjoy the balance of quality living in an active community, the close proximity of farmland, mountains and outdoor activities, and the ability to reach several large cities in a matter of a few hours or less.  It is a fabulous place to grow and live. And now I am enjoying sharing the experience with my son as well.

Why Real Estate?

Real Estate was a profession that met me while I was pondering higher education for a masters degree in Business.  I had not expected it to be a lifelong pursuit, but when I bought my first home I realized that I enjoyed the process and recognized the significance that this moment--a home purchase, or home sale--has on people.  

What is your favorite thing about your job?

What I enjoy most is helping my clients through the experience.  Each one is different--terrifying, happy, sad, exuberant, anxious, relieving--and being able to help navigate all of the decisions, challenges and processes, gives me a reassurance of accomplishment, particularly when my clients can smile and feel success in the end.

What is something most people don't know about you?

Most people know that I like to ski and snowboard.  I'm especially enjoying skiing with my son Austen.  I also enjoy writing and it is something to which I would like to be able to devote more time!

Contact Derek today if you are looking for a home in Centre County!

(O): 814-238-8080

(C): 814-571-7849

E-mail: [email protected]

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