Personal journeys and stories have always fascinated me; we each have so much wealth in our histories and such treasures to guide our future steps. How do we end up where we are, why do we live where we live, what compels us to chose a slick new-build or a heartbreakingly gorgeous heritage home. So many moving parts create the whole, and life experiences pave the path towards our present day spectrum of memories and adventures.
I was born in Yorkshire and took a piece from that place when we emigrated, at a time when interest rates were in the low 20’s and e-mail was not yet a communication tool. My early Canadian life was a smorgasboard of new things and places, of accents and new words and people, of building my place here and wondering why milk came in plastic bags. I learned to adapt, to be flexible, to push forwards, to embrace change, to listen and to observe.
A degree in Biosci satisfied my innate nerd and translated into employment within the pharmaceutical industry before babies heralded my Act 2. This was a magical period during which I learned to decorate on a dime and focus a keen eye towards repurposing and salvage. My love of architecture, design, renovation and aesthetics has been honed over the years and I believe that our homes should quietly reflect our passions and parallel our memories.
To me a home embodies a safe-haven, a nest of sorts in which to shelter our loved ones and to have the freedom to express ourselves, a refuge for heart and soul, a place for family, for celebrating for sharing and for pyjama days.
Authenticity, honesty and mutual respect. These I promise to deliver with every meeting and each transaction. You deserve a realtor who will go the extra mile for you, who will listen attentively, support and guide you, provide advice and knowledge, respond promptly and value your time. Client service is not only my strength, it’s my passion. Your complete satisfaction is my badge of honour.
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You have been more than helpful in our success in finding our new home. You have been patient, observant, and an all around joy to be around. You offered your own personal home buyer advice, along with any tips that would make us feel comfortable. You wouldn't let us settle for less than what we wanted, which worked out in the best way possible! We thank you dearly for all your help throughout this journey, viewing many houses. Some were nice. Some not so nice. You've been exceptional at helping us find - not only our first home - but potentially a long term home in a place we love.
Once in awhile, a person comes along who truly 'gets' you. When that person happens to be your realtor, it makes house hunting much easier. Rebecca took the time to understand my needs, priorities and most importantly, the 'deal breakers' prior to the home search even starting. I have two big dogs to accommodate and Rebecca perfectly vetted homes to save me time. She was also sensitive to not overwhelm me with listings, sharing only those that matched my needs. Rebecca is professional, hard working and has a dynamo sense of humour. It was a real pleasure working with her!
Rebecca Shaw is amazing to work with. Immediately upon engaging her services, she went above & beyond sending me properties that fit my criteria along with her opinions & observations which I asked for. She's savvy about estimating renovation costs and market values, and worked diligently to negotiate a great deal for me. I recommend Rebecca wholeheartedly, and look forward to working her again in the near future