About

We are inspired by the rugged, natural landscape that surrounds us.

The Island Life Real Estate team is Shelley King and Andrew Rivett. They are anchored within the community of Campbell River and devoted to the Vancouver Island lifestyle; their love of this place inspires them to help others discover the true beauty of living on Canada’s West Coast.

The rugged, natural landscape is the perfect backdrop for their own personal lives, which includes a strong dose of outdoor adventure. Andrew is a true outdoorsman who loves fishing, exploring nearby mountains, and playing hockey. Shelley enjoys skiing, running the trails, and being out on the water exploring the coast. Both are motorcycle enthusiasts and take full advantage of Vancouver Island’s world-renowned touring routes.

When it comes to buying or selling a home, it is important that the people you are working with are fully committed to helping you achieve your goals. Andrew and Shelley offer a relationship-based real estate experience for those embracing Vancouver Island living at its finest.

Their goal is to listen to you and identify your needs, your dreams, and help you to make it a reality. Challenges become possibilities and are transformed into opportunities for you to begin your new chapter.

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Andrew and Shelley deeply value personal connection, and every client is made to feel at home right away. They save you time and money by consolidating their resources and using innovative thinking to problem-solve, together. A relationship based on respect, trust and collaboration between Island Life Real Estate and you ensures that your next real estate journey will be a unique and enjoyable one.

Team Members

Meet Our Core Team

Andrew Rivett

Andrew Rivett

Personal Real Estate Corporation

My life and work experiences have given me the tools to guide you through the process with a calm, pressure free approach with an added bit of humour.  My ability to solve issues before they develop (as well as ones that pop up unexpectedly along the way) by thinking outside the box is one of the core reasons for my success.  

My work life started in restaurants, then came a few years running automotive repair shops, finally spending 23 years in the forest industry up and down the coast in remote camps. The last 19 years were spent helicopter logging for Helifor Canada 5 years as a rigger, then camp foreman for 14 years running the logging operations and camp facility. The move from forest industry to real estate may not have an obvious connection but when you look deeper, both careers involve solving problems and dealing with people.  

I grew up in a real estate family so I had some understanding of the business before I jumped in, but it was the opportunity to take over my family’s business and clientele that made the move logical.  My step-father Hans Op De Beek and his wife Poppy Steele were top producers for years and in the business for 32 and 22 years respectfully. Their knowledge, systems, training, mentoring and respect in the industry and community gave me the base I needed to build my own successful business.

Shelley King

Shelley King

Originally born in New Brunswick, my family later moved to Vancouver Island to root itself in this beautiful province and become a part of the community.

Early in my life, I had a passion for real estate and was well on my way to becoming a realtor. I took my Real Estate Trading license the first time at 19 years of age. I realized very quickly though that this was an all or nothing game; no half measures. I decided to put it on hold until after I had raised my family.

I worked at Overwaitea / Save on Foods for 25 years, getting to know members of the community and becoming part of it myself. I later moved on to Dogwood Dental for 8 years. At both of these jobs along my career path, I strived for consistent excellence. My hard work, and dedication paid off as I was continually given more and more responsibility, being promoted swiftly upwards.

While I’ve enjoyed my career so far, I have finally come back to my one true passion: real estate. Having grown up in Campbell River, I know the area well and look forward to sharing my knowledge with you. I love the island life and everything it has to offer.

Our Awards

Previous Awards – Andrew:

  • Rookie of the Year – British Columbia (2011)
  • Sales Achievement Award (2011, 2013, 2018)
  • Director’s Platinum Award (2012, 2014-2015, 2018)
  • Diamond Award (2016 – 2017)
  • Award Of Excellence – First Time Member (2018)
  • Top Tier 2014-2018

Previous Awards – Shelley:

  • Rookie of the Year – British Columbia (2016)
  • President’s Gold Award (2017)
  • Master Sales Award (2018)
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