Welcome to my personal page - and I hope you like my background story...
I'm a Newfie - born in St John's just after my parents emigrated to Canada. But, I only consider myself an "honorary Newfie" since we moved to Ottawa when I was 3, and then Toronto when I was 5. Growing up in a condominium neighbourhood just south of York University, I started working part-time as a teenager in the restaurant industry. I went to George Brown College in Toronto where I earned my Diploma in Hospitality Management back in the late-80s (geez, I'm old) and eventually my career transitioned from restaurants into hotels. That was my primary career until 2007, when I took the courses to get my real estate license. I've now been a full-time REALTOR® for over 10 years!
My spouse and I bought our house here in the Bramalea area of Brampton in 1998. We love our neighbours and the neighbourhood too. Brampton is a great place to live & work - I truly enjoy the diversity of people's backgrounds, learning about each other and our various paths in life.
Brampton is home. At my own home, I enjoy spending time in the kitchen - I love to cook! I make a wicked hot sauce (it's great on scrambled eggs) and I love trying new recipes by watching YouTube videos then adapting the recipes to my kitchen. Several of our friends like to cook too - and it's always a pleasure hanging out with friends over a great meal.
If you like what you've read so far, feel free to call or text me at 416.819.2509 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! I'd love to hear from you.
Now for a little bit of info on my life in real estate...
As you already know, I've been working as a full-time REALTOR® for over 10 years. I'm excited about this industry, and I absolutely love helping my clients make the right move. Sometimes the right move is to stay where they are, and other times a move is needed due to a growing (or shrinking) family, lifestyle changes, job changes, family dynamics, etc. My hospitality background has given me a number of skills which I use to create a successful real estate transaction for you. These skills include:
Negotiation - I work hard on your behalf to get you the best overall deal. Price is just one factor, I also take into account the terms and conditions that benefit you most. My people skills come into play very strongly when negotiating, as I firmly believe in a win-win situation - both sides need to feel happy with the sale/purchase.
Market Intelligence - I am always improving my knowledge of the current market dynamics - both locally and economically. It is important to me to have a full understanding of the neighbourhood surrounding the home you're selling or buying - and I make sure to transfer that knowledge to you so that together, we make the best decision for you and your family.
Customer Service - I make it a point to be available to you - well, maybe not at 3:00am! Seriously though, I'm proud to list my contact details at the top of this page - including my cell/mobile number. When I'm selling your property, I ensure that you are kept informed of the activities I'm completing to get your house sold. And when I'm helping you buy, I make sure to listen carefully to your wants and needs - and I'll keep us on track to find your perfect home.
- member of Brampton Real Estate Board, with full access to listings in Toronto, Mississauga, Milton, Georgetown, Caledon, Bolton, Orangeville, Vaughan, and most other GTA areas
- member of Ontario Real Estate Association
- member of Canadian Real Estate Association
- 2009-2012: Membership Committee, Brampton Real Estate Board
- 2011-2016: Professional Standards Committee, Brampton Real Estate Board
- 2016 - present: Board of Directors, Brampton Real Estate Board
Part of Century 21 Millennium's community involvement is time and money spent sponsoring families in need at Christmas and throughout the year. My contribution is both monetary and time/effort. Each month, I pay a certain dollar amount towards a sponsored family so that they can have a decent Christmas. And, at Christmas time, I take the time to help deliver the food and gifts to the school of the family that we've sponsored. This is all anonymous - the family doesn't know who is sponsoring them.
And now, you've read both my personal and my business profiles. If you're ready to have a chat about what I can do to help you make the right move, call/text me at 416.819.2509. I'm ready when you are.
Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc., Brokerage*