After 20+ years working in social services across Waterloo Region, I am very proud that I had the courage to pursue my dream of working in Real Estate. I left all the stability of a great job (salary, benefits, pension and 12; count ‘em 12, weeks of paid vacation) to leap into a commissioned sales job! I brought my passion and a strong skill set to this crazy world of sales and marketing in 2013 and have never looked back.
My social work background was an important part of my journey to becoming an award-winning Real Estate Agent at Royal LePage Crown Realty. Social work strengthened my skill set to work with people in a gentle and compassionate way, while strongly supporting them through significant changes and decisions in their lives. My previous career required tough negotiating and direct approaches that I also draw from when advocating for my clients. Very few decisions are as big as buying or selling your biggest investment so I am able to listen and respond to the needs of my clients, build trust in a powerful way and support them in the process from start to finish.
Growing up in Kitchener, and then raising my own family in Cambridge, I really KNOW the Tri-City Real Estate community and the market trends affecting it. I have an excellent knowledge of Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, and the surrounding township areas and together we will work within your budget, and meet your needs including housing features, community aspects, school preferences, environmental factors, and commute logistics.
Taking a big leap requires inner strength and a great support system and I am thankful for mine. I have been married to the love of my life, Dennis, for over 30 years. We have two amazing grown daughters whom I adore (they also helped develop my negotiation skills!). My sweet Springer Spaniel, Libby, brings me great joy and has led me to the discovery of amazing trails and green spaces in our community. Blessed with wonderful life long friends and a great love for my community, I have found a meaningful way now to pay it forward to others in my professional career.
One of my favourite things to do is research and explore. Whether it be a local new restaurant to try out with my friends or finding your next home, I will go the extra mile to find what you are looking for or get you top dollar for your existing home. My family and friends will tell you I don’t relax easily, so you can be assured that when I work with you, I am “all-in” and fully committed to providing the best customer service while you are making the biggest investment of your life. Building a relationship that you trust in fully is important to me, and I will dedicate myself to the challenge of negotiating and problem-solving, in your best interest, every step of the way.
I am a Realtor who will meet you where you are at and am attentive and thoughtful to your circumstances. When you work with me you can count on personalized, superior and seamless service, offered with honesty, integrity and a tenacious work ethic that will provide top notch negotiation skills and expert selling strategies regarding your investment. I am proud to be an award-winning agent with Royal LePage and even prouder that over 90% of my business comes by referral - this is truly my greatest accomplishment!