My family had a neighbour that worked with Century 21 back in the days of the gold jackets and white Lincoln Town Cars that were 40 feet long (for driving clients around). At 13, my mother was having a difficult time financially after my parents divorced and started cleaning a real estate office. She would bring my younger brother and myself along with her to work regularly. That was it - I had the bug. All those house pictures, the property cut sheet cards, and MLS books had me mesmerized. Selling real estate at 13 was not realistic, so I started little businesses, and at 15 I went into Information Technology Computer businesses helping people with computers. One of my clients was a commercial real estate broker and wanted me to help him set up a commercial real estate bulletin board system (BBS). That is today’s equivalent of a website.
At 17, I left my job as a Computer Technician and opened a computer store that sold the world’s first line of IBM PC Compatible Clone Computers. I went onto several other computer hardware and software development companies. In 1997 I arrived on Prince Edward Island and thought of this as a fresh start and opportunity to finally plunge into the exciting world of Real Estate, my ambitions were huge – my Brokers found me quite entertaining because my goals were so high.
Over 21 years later, with most records broken, and many awards received, I am still with my original Century 21 Broker and just as excited about PEI Real Estate today as I was in October of 1997. Next to my passion for Real Estate is my passion for animals and helping people. I volunteer at the PEI Humane Society and contribute to numerous charities in the province. I believe the cornerstone to business is being honest, ethical, and treating people the way you want to be treated and never putting a dollar ahead of doing the right thing for your clients. Karma will reward those that are giving.