Why did you decide on a career in real estate?
Initially, in a word: MLS. While shopping for our family home, I became mildly obsessed with the browsing. There’s something about seeing that first photo of the exterior of a home and then getting to take a virtual walk through the inside. It might sound creepy, but I think there are more of us who glance into brightly lit homes when it’s just getting dark outside.
Another factor for me is that I’ve never been a risk taker. There was something about taking the leap of faith that was a completely new career, just out of sheer interest. It’s true what they say, “You’ll never work a day in your life if you love what you do.”
What do you like most about your job?
I love that each day is completely different from the last. I love getting to educate and help people at important points in their lives. I love connecting with people and creating a relationship that lasts beyond the transaction.
What do you love most about Burlington?
Burlington, to me is a microcosm of Canada. Everyone is friendly, willing to lend a helping hand or an ear. It feels safe, somewhat diverse, quaint, though not without modern conveniences. Add to that the lake, the escarpment, the forest and farmland and it’s basically a mini-Canada.
What do you love most about your neighbourhood?
My favourite things about my neighbourhood (Central) are my neighbours (an ideal mix of young families and older people and everything in between), the walkability and the trees. We also have a pretty amazing library, as well as a good portion of the bike path.
What’s your favourite restaurant in Burlington?
When you love food as much as I do, you cannot answer this question with one option. After a great amount of thought, I’ve decided that Spencer’s At The Waterfront has THE BEST Sunday brunch in the city, D Hot Shoppe is the best weekday lunch option, The Carriage House has the best nighttime ambiance and On A Bun has equally friendly service and delicious Italian sandwiches.
Clients I love to work with?
I love working with clients who need help. From busy moms who don’t know where to begin to first time buyers who need help understanding the process.
And why you should hire me to sell your house?
You should hire me to sell your house because I will take it on as if it were my own home. I’ve been known to paint cabinets late into the night, pack up a house full of items for donation/moving, pull weeds in the extreme heat, pull up carpet, peel wallpaper and scrub floors. Then show up with fresh flowers and homemade baked goods for the open house. I see your home as a reflection of myself, and take every challenge on like it was my own.