I was born and raised in a small-town Northern Ontario called Manitouwadge. Google it. I always wanted to join the Army and serve this country. It was a desire founded to my core. So at the age of 18, I began my service in the Canadian Armed Forces.
During my long career, I’ve moved many times over vast distances. The process was always stressful, with a short timeline to get everything done. Over the span of 30 years, I’ve dealt with many realtors. While many were great, some were not. I often only had 7 days to fly/drive to my new location, find a home and complete all the logistics before heading back. As you can imagine, 7 days isn’t much time to familiarize yourself with an area, choose a good neighbourhood and buy a place. It’s a lot to take on in a really short period of time.
I needed a real estate agent that would dedicate their efforts to my needs for that week. We had to work as a team to have a successful house-hunting trip, as we call it. This didn’t always happen and so I was often in the lurch. My vast experience prepared me a little but I couldn’t do it on my own. I had to rely on my Realtor to guide and advise me. Some agents treated me as an “in-the-bag” sale since I didn’t have a choice in the matter. If they didn’t do their due diligence and research before I arrived, it was left to me to squeeze it in somehow. This ate up valuable time and left me feeling uncared for.
I needed all that leg work and research done before I arrived. This would help me put my limited time to good use so I could make the best and most informed decision on purchasing a home. This also needed to be coordinated with the sale of a home in my current location.
Needless to say, sometimes the stress level was more than desired during these moves.
During my final move, my real estate agent mentioned in passing that I would do well as an agent. She found me to be personable and solution based. It never really stuck with me until I saw the ad that day for real estate agents.
When I finally retired at age 48, choosing Moncton as my forever home was easy. We were posted here for 7 years and loved the community and atmosphere. At first, I decided that working in the security field would keep me satisfied and busy enough. But I found myself one morning on a graveyard shift at 2 am thinking to myself. “Is this now my life?” I thought back to the comment about becoming an agent and the ad I had seen.
I finally decided that I wanted to be my own boss. To have a business in this industry. One that made a difference in the lives of people transitioning across the country. I realized that I understood the challenges and unique aspects of their situations. I knew that I could create a much easier and more enjoyable experience for them because I’d been through it myself so many times.
Utilizing my vast experience in long-distance moves. Also armed with an intimate knowledge of the area to make the entire process simple for you. Therefore, I’ve designed systems equal to none. My goal is to ensure a successful long relocation move, keeping in mind how important it is to have all the right information for your decision. Incorporating features such as virtual tours of homes and neighbourhoods of your choice so you can start preparing well ahead of time. My mission is to cater to your needs and concerns in a new place you may have never visited. Together we will ensure that no stone is left unturned in your journey.