It may sound cliche, but I’m passionate about real estate. Why? Buying or selling a home can provide an ideal lifestyle and long-term financial stability.
It can mark life’s most celebratory events—like getting married, having a child, or retiring. I’m honoured whenever I get to be a part of the process.
I started my real estate business in 2017. In 2018,
I earned the President’s Gold Award from Royal LePage, and in 2019, I received a Craig Proctor Quantum Leap Award. While I appreciate these achievements, I’m proudest of the fact that over 88 per cent of my sales constitute repeat and referral business!
Before I worked in real estate, I held various positions at a steel company known as ThyssenKrupp Materials Group. There I learned the true value of hard work—and honed my business acumen. I was eventually appointed director of the board for ThyssenKrupp North America.
While I’ve always found my career fulfilling, my real focus is family. Oakville, where my three children grew up, remains my home base. When I’m not working for my buyer and seller clients, I’m travelling with my husband to destinations like South Africa and the Greek Islands.
Of course, my career in real estate has given me a new appreciation for my own community, which is why I believe strongly in giving back. I am a committee member for the International Woman’s Day “Dinner Party” Hosted by Women of Halton Action Movement (WHAM). Each year the Dinner Party is attended by more than 500 women and men to Celebrate Women and to raise funds for two local charities, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton and Canadian Women 4 Women in Afghanistan. In 2021 amid the COVID Crisis the IWD “Un” Dinner Party raised over $50,000.00 for our Charities. I am proud to be a small part of WHAM who for 40 years has been a strong advocate for woman and has been a crucial force in establishing local women’s services like, help centers, rape crisis centers and has the endorsed the right of education for women and girls as an essential need toward security an peace in Afghanistan. In addition to taking an active part in community events, I also contribute a portion of each closed sale toward various hospital foundations and other local charities.
Working in real estate has provided me with a new set of challenges, and I’ve enjoyed overcoming them to help my clients achieve their goals. I look forward to learning new things in the years ahead—and continuing to build lifelong relationships.