Real Estate Blog

I know everyone has some funny and interesting stories on how one moment, one person, one comment can completely change what direction your life can take you; well pizza and a draft is what changed mine.

I think anyone who has worked in healthcare can attest- it’s really hard to find full time, regular work when you are a healthcare provider. I had been working as a respiratory therapist for three years and had covered 2 maternity leaves for a home oxygen company but my temporary job was up. I had found out as I was finishing my own maternity leave after having Seth that I didn’t have a job to return to. I’m used to working in all sorts of fields- I have worked at multiple golf courses, restaurants, bars, fast food places and corner stores- usually 2

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I have never been a strong believer that formal education is for everyone. It certainly has its place, but I’ve seen so many of my friends complete college and university and still end up in a completely unrelated field. I knew early on I didn’t want to go to school without being sure of what I wanted to do. I knew that my career goals may change from when I was 17. I decided to take an accounting course and work a couple of jobs while I figured things out.

From the time I was a teenager I remember going through the real estate paper that came out every week and daydreaming about buying my first property. I spent a lot of time watching HGTV, and I knew that real estate was going to be a huge part of my life.

In 2003 I finally did it! I was 22 years old

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I come from a very long line of strong willed ancestors- very stubborn, passionate, loyal, dedicated and caring English, Scottish and Welsh lineages. Always willing to set an extra plate or 5 at dinner, help get that new fence in, look after a child or pet in a pinch; but also willing to go toe to toe with that bully to stand up for someone. I’m blessed that my family had very supportive members to help guide them through life and before their time men and women who believed in creating and building. My Grandpa Jim (Clarence Arthur) Robins loved serving on town council and serving as interim Mayor. My Grandma Jessie Robins helped to start the Ingersoll Times and Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. This love of helping and creating has been passed on to

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I’m going to use my very first blog post to introduce you to my family. My why. The reason I’ve chosen this career is because it affords me the flexibility to arrange my schedule around being there for them when they need me.

My little family started in Tillsonburg but is now so lucky to call the beautiful city of Stratford home. With it’s great schools, fabulous restaurants, world-class theatre and manicured parks and trails we are beyond blessed to be here.

Now for my MVP’s…

First up, my husband Colin. He’s my rock, my other half and the one who encouraged me to get into real estate in the first place and stood by me through all the good times and more importantly all the challenges. Colin is a probation officer and takes such pride in helping people

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