My life, in some shape or form, has always centered around real estate. I grew up in Calgary, a rarity it seems, in a family whose primary source of income came from real estate. This built the foundation on what has become both a career and a passion. It probably comes as no surprise that my favorite game is Monopoly.
My educational background is that of a degree in Economics from the University of Calgary, focusing on strategic positioning in the marketplace as well as studies in Entrepreneurship. These two areas have been instrumental in becoming a strong negotiator and developing an analytical mindset, as well as being able to think and be dynamic for you, my client.
After completing university, I pursued home renovations. It was during this chapter that I began to understand what makes homes attractive to buyers, where to maximize your dollar, and how much time and money is involved. In the course of those five years, I purchased, renovated and sold homes in various communities in and around Calgary.
While renovating, I began to include real estate as part of my investment portfolio. I believe this to be one of the smartest decisions I have made and consider property to be an excellent long term investment, especially in today’s market.
In 2005, I recognized that my talents are best allocated in sales and property investments, so I joined Royal Lepage. From an early stage I have applied the valuable instruction of a coach and mentor and continue with various avenues of education related to real estate so as to be able to adapt and grow with my clients and their ever changing demands. It is because of my experience and education that I can confidently offer a cancellation guarantee, but more often than not produce results.
After many years of being fond of inner city living, I became a Certified Condo Specialist have served on the Condo Audit Committee at CREB, and have a true understanding of why life-style living is associated with condos. In the last 10 years, a lot of my clients have transitioned out of the core and into the “inner city” and suburban lifestyles. I to have followed suit of my clients.
I am a student of REIN's model to always buy cash-flow income properties. REIN’s principles align with my belief data is knowledge and statistics further evolve my clients comprehension where the market is. Even further is to understand the economic factors that are shaping and influencing where the real estate market is headed and to continue to expand my real estate portfolio.
Calgary will suit many individual's lifestyle's. Every community has so much to offer. Walking distance to amenities, great restaurants/wine bars, art galleries, minimized commutes to the Stampede grounds for the rodeo, concerts or Flames games, recreation facilities, healthcare, golf course, the largest pathway for cities, and no shortage of places to explore. All this nestled in the heart of the Rockies to mountain bike and board, makes it a no brainer that Calgary suits those that choose to make Calgary their home, not just for work but lifestyle.