My Experience

This is the part where I tell you all about myself. I grew up in Burlington which back then was commonly referred to as “Borington” by my peers. I am among those who remember the “new mall” and the “old mall” as the only two trendy shopping/hangout spots in town. Over the years I watched the city grow into the perfect marriage of small town and city-life. It is now a beautiful spot and far from boring. I moved to Waterloo while attending Wilfrid Laurier University and although my time there cultivated many lifelong friends and connections, I always considered Burlington to be my home. After graduation I accepted a position with the City of Burlington and moved back to the Hamilton-Burlington area. Now I live in the community of Waterdown nestled right between Hamilton and Burlington. I love it here and think it is a superb place to raise a family.

Home design has always been a secret passion of mine. As I progressed in my career, my passion for interior design grew. I continually sought out opportunities to flex my design muscles. My husband and I began investing in design projects of our own by buying and renovating homes. With my appetite for design and his skill in construction and home-automation, together we created beautiful smart homes for some wonderful families. I fell in love with the process, so my taking the next step into real estate seemed like a no-brainer.

Real estate was an easy transition from working as a municipal civil servant for 15 years. Both careers are heavily rooted in customer service and care. I have always made sure that every client I help feels important and heard. My approach to real estate is the same as my approach to customer service; creating a great experience.

My Approach

While this is likely when I should make my grand pitch, to be honest I'm not a "sales-y" type person. Choosing a REALTOR® should never feel like an infomercial. If we were to work together, you would be treated like a fellow human being. No sales tactics; just one person helping another find a home. My service would be genuine, my advice would be sound. I would bring my eye for design, creative ideas and integrity, working my hardest to find you a lasting solution.

My Difference

I am truly passionate about helping people. Don’t get me wrong, a great design project gets my blood pumping too but without people to enjoy it - to me, it’s pointless. Sharing in the experience of helping dreams come true leaves me with the warm and fuzzies.

I take pride in what I do and believe in preserving the integrity of TrilliumWest as a whole. Buying or selling a home is a big deal and it should always be treated that way. I do business in a moral and ethical way while achieving results.

I have mastered the art of patience. Hi, Mom of three here – I can match your pace of urgency; you just tell me when you want to get started.

If you feel we’d make a good fit, drop me a line and we can make the magic happen!

Larissa Coulen REALTOR®

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Larissa really gets to know you, remembers details and even helped us remember and stay on track with what we really needed and wanted.

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She has a great knowledge of the surrounding area and knew exactly what we were looking for. She was very responsive to our needs and was always available when we needed her to be and we never felt forced to make an offer.


Working with Larissa was incredible. She is attentive, patient and always made sure we felt comfortable during every step of the process

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