I’m a townie. I wasn’t born in Guelph, but we moved here when I was 3. I love this city and everything it stands for. Sustainability, agriculture, education, and constant change and improvement. But the biggest one is community. People in this city genuinely care about each other and about the city itself. A city with a small town feel. Industry, a top-notch University and the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario. Guelph is amazing, and truly a great place to invest your money.
I wanted to be a lot of things growing up. When I was very young, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Then someone explained that being a veterinarian does not simply entail rolling around with puppies all day. I got a little older and wanted to play in the NBA. One look at my less than imposing physical stature and you’ll understand why that didn’t happen.
Then, when my mom Pauline (she’s also on this site and I can't recommend her highly enough) got into real estate when I was 12, I watched her fall in love with the trade. I watched her work passionately and diligently for her clients and for herself and thought, “you know, I could do that too.”
I finished my education, got my Honours Bachelor of Commerce and approached my mom about joining the family business. She laughed at me. She told me to go get some real world sales experience. So I did. I worked in sales in consumer packaged goods for a handful of companies, the last of which was Pepsi Frito-Lay where I enjoyed a brief, but decorated career. I was offered a management position and reached a crossroads– do I jump headlong into a corporate career or do I pursue my dream of being self-employed and living the most fulfilling life I can?
Seeing as how you’re reading this bio on a real estate brokerage website, I think you know which path I chose. I joined the Guelph real estate board in 2009, haven’t looked back and have enjoyed learning and growing every day since. Well, not physically growing. Unfortunately.
Every real estate transaction is different. Every person is different. I'm a chameleon. I tailor my approach to the needs of each individual who trusts me with handling their largest financial asset and I don't take that responsibility lightly. I'm a fun, laidback person by nature, but can be as aggressive as needed when the situation calls for it. I've been called very intuitive by more than one client in knowing what they wanted/needed before they even realized it. My one and only goal is to ensure that you are as satisfied with your experience with me as possible. Your best interests are my only priority. I am not motivated by money, I never have been. If you take care of your clients, then your business will take care of itself.
- This business is first and foremost about people and relationships. I have enjoyed working with every client I've ever had, and it's my true pleasure in continuing those relationships well past the realm of real estate.
- My mom (again, Pauline, check her profile out) taught me how to do this job properly and I take great pride in being known as a Realtor® who does things above board. Agents in this community love going to the negotiating table with me, because they know I'm on the level. And not to brag, but I'm fun to work with.
- There's a quote that always stuck with me, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." This couldn't be more fitting for me. I've never felt like I was working, in the traditional sense. There are long hours and there are heartbreak and negatives associated with this line of work, but the positive outweighs the negative by such a large margin that it's not really a contest. I invite you to come in, have a coffee and let's get to know each other. I think we'll be a good fit.
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