Experience and education


I have extensive experience handling all facets of real estate transactions. Throughout my career I have acquired in-depth knowledge of the housing market and its dynamic trends through academic training, the support of his professional associations, and personal experience in the local market. I am proud to represent you with professionalism, courtesy and transparency at all times. Passionate about my work, I believe in the expression: “If you do what you love, people will love what you do!”

I hold a Bachelor Degree in Engineering and have over 20 years of successful, award-winning experience in real estate sales and marketing. No matter how difficult or unexpected the task is, I always rise to the challenge using my knowledge and perseverance to overcome all obstacles and to ensure that the client’s best interests are served at all times. I have developed a robust network of contacts to provide you with professional assistance in buying or selling either residential or commercial properties. I have developed an upscale waterfront residential subdivision, and closely supervised home renovations. When not working with Mariana as your Duncan Realtor® team, I enjoy sailing and fishing.

A winning combination


I have lived in the beautiful Cowichan Valley since 1996 and launched my real estate career here in 2000. Through the educational opportunities provided by the local real estate board and through training at the University of BC, I have acquired the skills and expertise to handle complex transactions. I hold an Associate Broker license and I am a licensed sales agent and hope to be part of your Duncan Realtor® team.

I have owned several retails stores: my passion is customer service and hospitality and I’m guided by a proven track record in sales and service. I am a good listener, extremely organized and utilize my many years of experience to help clients achieve all their real estate goals. Respect, loyalty and integrity are the most important elements that create the basis of my work. Above all, I focus on being a friendly, reliable, and expert professional while offering you the best possible solution in the search for your dream property.

A Duncan Realtor® team working for you

Unparalleled personal service, integrity, strong negotiation skills and diligence are just some of the reasons that account for our success. We treat every client’s goals as if they were our own and focus on creating the best approach to achieve their unique needs. Whether it is finding the best value or looking to get the beest price on a sale, we take the real estate needs of our clients very seriously and work tirelessly to ensure that their move is a smooth and rewarding experience.

Photo of Constantin and Mariana Popa, Sotheby's International Realty


As REALTORS®, we accept a personal obligation to the public and to our profession. The Code of Ethics of The Canadian Real Estate Association embodies these obligations. As REALTORS®, we are committed to:

• Professional competent service
• Absolute honesty and integrity in business dealings
• Utmost civility
• Co-operation with and fairness to all
• Personal accountability through compliance with CREA’s Standards of Business Practice

Buy or sell your home in the Cowichan Valley


Whether you’re buying or selling, you’ll benefit from our years of experience in the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo real estate markets.

Negotiating real estate prices in the Cowichan Valley and Victoria


As Realtors®, we are legally bound by fiduciary duty to ensure that your transaction receives the same care and commitment that we would give to our own.

Coordinating the sale of your Victoria or Cowichan Valley home transaction


Each transaction is different and requires an individual approach to ensure that every detail is considered and milestones are met on time.