A fourth generation Rota in Kamloops, award-winning full time REALTOR® Blair Rota had the pleasure of growing up in a community that offers endless athletic, recreational and business opportunities. With a shared strong connection to the city, the Rotas have always made real estate and helping others their family business. Blair’s grandfather, Bert Foster, owned and operated a successful real estate office in Kamloops and his father, Randy Rota, was a highly respected financial advisor and professional hockey player for forty years combined. Moreover, his uncle, Darcy Rota, played for the Canucks. Raised in such a strong and well-rounded environment, it was only natural that Blair would pursue a career focused on bettering the lives of others too.
As Blair notes, “I also pursued a career in hockey, but quickly realized I just wasn't as good as my dad and uncle!" Instead, his experiences led him to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton where he studied business for two years, earning a diploma in marketing. Putting his entrepreneurial spirit to the test, he owned and operated a successful vinyl fencing and decking Installation company for five years. Prior to that, he also worked in the log homebuilding industry for four years. Today, this combined experience has proven invaluable to his clients who trust his keen eye for various construction and building standards.
Blair’s success in real estate has been built on establishing honest and trusting relationships. After three short years, he landed in the top 5% of selling REALTORS® where he has remained for the past five years. Early on, he made it his mission to tighten what he perceived as a gap between consumers and real estate agents, where issues around trust, service and communication were all too common. With this in mind, the Rota/Ireland 7-Step Advantage Selling System was designed to offer clients a consistent and results-oriented selling model.
Milestone achievements include recognition by Mibroc Group and the Kamloops Daily News for his efforts in helping sell out Phase 1 & 2 of the Talasa development where he sold more units than any other REALTOR® at the grand opening day event. In 2008, Blair earned Platinum Realty Kamloops agent of the year and has recently celebrated eight years in the business.