Realtors Don Summer and Doris Jolicoeur of Morinville, Alta., are handing over the keys to their realty operation and headed to the beaches of St. Lucia. Last spring, their experience looking for property on the Caribbean island was captured on HGTV’s Caribbean Life.
Their retirement will be spent as landlords as well, as they purchased a multi-unit property, which they plan to rent out.
“There are two suites below and a four-bedroom suite for the owners up top,” Jolicoeur told his hometown newspaper, the Morinville News.
For the near future, the couple is looking to rent the two lower units to locals on a long-term basis. Renting to tourists is a possibility down the road. Jolicoeur said they will likely have a discount for Morinville residents and military personnel when they begin renting their suites to visiting tourists.
Although the couple said they will miss Morinville and the people they have come to know over two decades, neither will particularly miss Alberta’s cold winters.
While Realtors help facilitate the dreams of their clients to own a home, a husband-and-wife team have made their own property ownership dreams come true as they exit the real estate industry.