Yes, my last name is like the car, but it’s not a name I got just for real estate!
It has a lot more meaning behind it. One side of my family is Italian and is extremely fun and caring. My last name always reminds me that I have to live up to the “Ferrari” name and what it represents - the love of helping people. It came from my bisnonno (great grandpa) who was a chef in World War II. He told me that he would feed all the wounded soldiers and he loved helping them.
When I was a kid, I would watch and “help” my Uncle sell houses (as much as a 12 year old could anyways). However, for me, it wasn’t a straight path to real estate. I was actually on my way to becoming a teacher! I graduated from Brock University in St. Catharines where I received an Honors Degree from the Department of Kinesiology. I then went on to attend Teachers College, also at Brock University.
While I was attending University, I worked as a marketing coordinator and had a couple of intensive sales jobs. However, it was when I worked as a summer camp director that I found my true passion for business and real estate. I went on to start a catering company for summer camps all over southern Ontario.
Then the pandemic hit. I saw it as an opportunity to innovate and help in any way I could. I did just that and ended up importing millions of masks to hospitals all around Canada. Importing all those masks was a large and important transaction - just like how buying and selling a house is a large and important transaction. That is what kickstarted me into real estate.