On a cloudy Tuesday in June, Belisha Duan is marking her second afternoon sitting outside the Moda presentation centre in Burnaby. She’s relaxing on a folding chair, surrounded by realtor colleagues and a few students hired to hold spots for real estate agents outside the doors.

Occupied with her cellphone, and speaking to a colleague beside her, she looks as comfortable as she would in her office at Richmond’s Sutton real estate offices.

By now, the view in front of her — the back doors of The Bay at Metrotown shopping centre — is a familiar one.

“I’ve had clients who bought at Sovereign and MetroPlace, and some of the same clients want to buy here,” she says, referring to two other developments in construction within blocks of the Moda presentation centre.

Duan said her clients are comfortable with the array of shopping and services available in dense urban neighbourhoods like Metrotown.

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