Education & Experience
I feel confident with the description of being your local expert, having been born and raised in Cobourg where I have attended all my school years on through to college in Durham. I spent ten years honing marketing and client service skills, managing advertising campaigns and developing strategic marketing plans in the busy agency arenas of Toronto and New York.
I have traveled extensively, enjoying the diversity of people and cultures encountered. These invaluable experiences lead to my decision that the beauty and lifestyle of this area was hard to match. I sold my house in NY State and returned to Cobourg where I became a volunteer with many local organizations and worked on contract as the Downtown Business Improvement Area Officer of Marketing and Events. I very much champion the idea of supporting local shops and services to help maintain a thriving community. I also studied Fine Art at R.I.T. before moving back, and continue in my spare time when I can to grow my interest and talent in artistic pursuits. I enjoy the wealth of talent in this community and the avenues and venues and support for the art, music and writers that abound here. It is truly a special locale.
Encouraged by two brothers who had long standing careers in Real Estate, I realized my background and interests and desire to help people would be a good fit to pursue a career in real estate. I studied the two year program at Orea Real Estate College, earning my License and designation as a Realtor under OREA and CREA. I am proud to be a designated REALTOR, love people, architecture and landscaping. I am proud to be described as a tireless marketer, one who is dedicated to ensuring my clients and customers mutually achieve their goals, and one who is trustworthy and forthright. I understand that Real Estate can be complex, and promise to guide you efficiently through the process to provide clarity and comfort as needed through such important decision making. Hopefully there is some fun to be had along the way as well!
Governed by of the CREA and OREA professional standards associations, I stay current with ongoing educational requirements to maintain and upgrade my status as a Regulated and Licensed Realtor in Ontario, including undertaking 24 credit courses within each two year period. Various subjects are covered in these courses, such as Property Appraisal, Mortgage Financing, Negotiating Skills, New Technology, learning how to create or maintain an energy-conscious, Healthy Home, or even interior design and Feng Shui! As well, I devour all trade-related articles from all resources possible to stay current on trends in Architecture, Building & Development, Home Decor, and Investment in Real Estate.
ONGOING EDUCATION COURSES COMPLETED AS PART OF RECO's MANDATORY LICENSING REQUIREMENTS ALL ONTARIO LICENSED REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS MUST TAKE A MINIMUM OF 24 CREDITS WITHIN EVERY TWO YEAR PERIOD, INCLUDING THE REAL ESTATE COUNCIL OF ONTARIO UPDATE COURSE, TO ENSURE WE REMAIN AT A HIGH STANDARD OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE INDUSTRY AND ARE CURRENT WITH CHANGES AS THEY OCCUR. Courses to date:
Cobourg's Heritage Districts, The Healthy Home, Negotiating Multiple Offers, Consumer Behaviour And Negotiating, Residential Architectural Styles, RECO Real Estate Update Residential, Wireless 101, Filogix Hands On Training, Principles of Property Management, Real Property Law, RECO Insurance, Phase 2 Commercial Real Estate, Phase 1 Residential Real Estate (To be continued...)
CENTURY 21 All-Pro Realty (1993) Ltd., Brokerage*