TeamW - RE/MAX First Realty

Why teamW? Your Parksville Qualicum Beach Real Estate Agent

We believe you need to know about the Realtor you trust to either market your home or find that next perfect property.  As you might have questions as to who is TeamW we thought filing in some of the details might be of assistance.

We bring a true team approach to real estate, believing in working together with our clients to support them in making well informed decisions during the process. We want to ensure the experience is enjoyable. For us, the real estate industry is about working with people and building relationships.


TeamW was originally founded by Trish & Rudi Widdershoven in 1989 and after recently retiring the tradition of exceptional personal service continues with Susie Mattner & Karen Hayess.

Susie Mattner 

Born and raised in Vancouver's Lower, Susie has been enjoying the Island since 1981, visiting family. In 2015 she made the big move and now calls OceanSide her "forever home".


Susie's background is in sales and marketing for over 20 years , with most her most recent as an award-winning sales representative with the Proctor and Gamble Group.


Susie has also had much personal success through buying, renovating and selling property over the years, including a joint venture in a commercial building in New Westminster with her brother Klaus who has been a local German car mechanic in Qualicum Beach for many years


Between her extensive work experience in building long-term trusted client relationships, and her truly being a "people person" along with a keen eye for real estate, it was all too obvious that becoming a Realtor was a perfect match for her skills and interests.


Susie is truly enjoying Island life on her acreage in Qualicum Beach where she likes to discover new trails and hikes with her West Highland White Terrier Charlie. Susie has her Mom living with her, whom she helps to care for. Getting in Yogi time is important,  and of course, spending quality time with her family and friends is a top priority.


"Living the Island dream"  has always been her mantra and putting an address to her client's dream is her forever mission and long-term goal. Its all about helping others get their dream home whatever that may be.


Karen Hayes


After an extensive career in banking and sales, I found my true calling in real estate. My favourite part of my work has always been the planning process with my clients, and now my real estate clients can take advantage of my knowledge and experience as we plan to buy or sell their home.


Born and raised in Liverpool, England, I have called Qualicum Beach my home with my family for 25 years. Accordingly, I have extensive knowledge of the local area and real estate market, as well as the many amenities Vancouver Island has to offer.


From home staging to home improvement, I take a hands-on approach to my role and I am always happy to share my experience to help you find your dream home or to prepare your property for viewing and sale. I also have personal experience buying and selling homes as well as managing a rental property, and can help guide you through doing the same. I am committed to supporting you before, during, and after a home purchase or sale – let me help you make this experience as stress-free as possible!


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and walking my dog through Vancouver Island’s great outdoors. I am committed to volunteering and supporting my community and am proud to be a member of the Qualicum Bay Lions.





TeamW Real Estate Parksville BCTeamW's diverse background and personal experience of buying, selling, transfers, downsizing, renovating, upsizing, rental properties, settling estates & elderly parents across the country help them understand their client's needs!

We will apply our experience, knowledge and expertise to achieve the successful sale of your property.  Here is what you can expect from us:

  • Your needs, interests and objectives will be our top priority.  We will want to learn what is important to you so that we can help you attain your real estate goals.
  • We will give your reliable information and advice so that you can make informed decisions.  Please do not hesitate to ask questions.
  • We will work in your best interest at every stage of the home selling process, from the implementation of our Marketing Strategy, through the negotiation of offers to the final settlement of the transaction.
  • Communication is paramount.  We will want to agree to a system of regular contact so that you can be kept up to date on the progress.
  • We will provide you with a written report on all that is being done to achieve the results you are looking for.