I am so grateful to be in a business I am passionate about! Though it can be a demanding business there is no better feeling than having people whole heartedly trust and believe in your abilities, no better feeling than helping facilitate their dreams coming true. Whether it be a first home, upsizing, downsizing or perhaps an investment property these milestones are some of the biggest in our lives full of emotion and excitement.
I lived out west until I was about 14 but would come to Ontario for the summer to visit my dad, Some of my fondest memories are from when my grandmother *Thelma George* would pick me up for the week and we would hang out she would take me to the mall, wonderland but one of my favorite places was the real estate office she worked at, it was called Family Trust in Aurora. I can remember her taking me everywhere with her, she would let me help with paperwork , take me on showings. The feelings I have when I think of her still resonate so deeply, she was an independent, hardworking woman that had so much respect from her peers and co workers. I think of her and I smile , she has always been someone that I looked up to.
Its unbelievable the change that has taken place in the business, with technology, connection (and not the internet connection) the human connection. When I think back ohhhh about 25-30 years ago to the times spent with her it is radically different, there was really no MLS system until closer to the end of her career, her listing book was more of a scrap book meticulously updated with newspaper cutouts, open house notes , lead information. It was a business based on word of mouth, people coming together and communicating. It was so vastly different then now, I still enjoy looking through the one book of hers I kept I love going back to how things were done , the old ways. I am indeed grateful for technology and the evolution of the Real Estate business and I feel now more than ever it's important to have something that makes you stand out from the rest , your own niche and brand but there is something to be said about the simplicity of how things used to get done and as much as there may have been more leg work I feel the rewards from that fruit are so sweet.
I feel so blessed to have had a role model like my grandmother, it's so powerful how she lead by example probably never realizing the impact she was having and has had on my life. I love that I have carried some of her ways, the old ways into my business and mixed it in with the luxuries of technology and connection at our fingertips. I have been in the biz almost 10 years and every person and family I meet is as exciting to me as the first. I pride myself on knowledge of the market, dedication to my clients, patience & understanding when it comes to all of the obstacles , hesitations & fears that may arise. I am fully devoted to a smooth, educated and soulful transaction that doesn't just end when the deal closes.
Its funny how that 1 week a year hangin with Granmda has impacted my life, it seems the older I get the more I reminisce, reflect and feel so connected to her and those times we spent. The one sure thing in this life is change and thats a beautiful thing but always keeping pieces and ways of the old are priceless ....but seriously can you imagine no internet in the market we are in now.. sheeesh that would be intense! So here is to always mixing a bit of the old with the new. All the best to you and your family.