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.
Real estate can be fun. Let me show you how.
Scott is just an amazing person. He's a great listener paying attention to your needs and requirements. Scott is not afraid to go outside the box and offer suggestions he believes may be in the best interest of his clients based on his original assessment. By going outside the box and in having me allowing that, I was able to find the perfect condominium that I've been living in since. I'm very happy that I followed Scott's vision and kept an open mind. Michel Beauvais
My husband and I purchased our first home with Scott. Scott learned very quickly what we were looking for and was incredibly patient showing us properties. While negotiating it was very clear he was always working for our best interest. Scott was very easy to get a hold of, flexible to meet and thorough with information. He thought outside the box when we weren't able to. Although Scott is very professional he has an excellent sense of humour and was able to keep this very stressful process light. We recommend Scott to anyone needing real estate advice!
My wife and I put our home for sale in late summer 2012. Not an ideal time to sell a house, but Scott was not deterred by the time of year. He was very enthusiastic and positive and was always available to us. He used open houses and creative promotional techniques to sell our home for top dollar. We are very grateful for the work that Scott put into selling our home. He made it a stress free and positive experience. He didn’t even mind our cats!