Real estate is a passion of mine but, if you told me twenty years ago that I would have a successful real estate business, I would have told you, "No way!"
I started off as a high school teacher, which was my childhood dream job, after obtaining degrees from both Carleton University and Queen's University. Teaching was all about building relationships. I spent over a decade teaching English and dramatic arts. Directing plays and musicals created some of the best memories in my career. However, throughout my decade of teaching, I was also building my real estate business.
When I first finished at Queen's University, I was told everywhere I went that teaching jobs were hard to get. Determined to succeed, I started studying for my real estate license to ensure I had another source of income. Within a year of graduating from Queen's, I was offered a full time teaching position and completed my real estate license simultaneously.
I started my real estate career selling to friends and teacher colleagues. Often, people would chat to me during their lunch hour about real estate. Eventually, my business expanded as more and more people started referring me to their friends and family. After working with many buyers and sellers, I was often told I go "above and beyond" in the job. The excitement of the business and the freedom it offered to myself and my family became more and more attractive. After a few years on leave from teaching, I decided it was time to resign from teaching. My business grew even more.
As a mom of two young boys, I understand how busy family life can be and how important the right home can be for everyone's happiness. Now, I specialize in helping families. I navigate them through the selling process so they can upsize their home to meet their family's needs.
In 2021, I was given the "Most Properties Sold" award for an individual agent in my brokerage. Through nurturing relationships and showing up for my clients with advice and knowledge, I created my successful business today. I really enjoy the process of working with people to reach their real estate goals and I think that shows in how I approach my work.
The Ottawa real estate market is constantly changing and I love being a trusted advisor to my clients. Providing market updates or real estate tips through my social media channels allows my clients to stay informed on the latest with the market. I have the joy of meeting new people and helping to build their wealth through real estate.