Real Estate Experience
I have been a Realtor® for 10 years now and have a great deal of experience in Real Estate. I have been a Real Estate Broker for the past 5 years and opened my own Brokerage, Realocity Realty Inc.. Since being a Realtor® I have sold many different properties including farm land, luxury Westmount property, condos, investment properties and out of town properties. I have two main areas of focus: luxury homes and investment Real Estate.
I chose to focus on luxury homes because of my wealth of knowledge in many of the areas in KW where they are located, including Colonial Acres (where I grew up), Westmount, Hidden Valley, Beachwood, and Kiwanis Park. Luxury properties require a specific type of Realtor in order to sell them properly, and I believe I have the unique skill set clients are looking for with these types of homes. Along with my dedication, I bring my network, a solid marketing strategy, strong presentation and negotiation skills, and a personality that sets me apart from other Realtors.
This skill set also helps me excel in my second area of focus, investment Real Estate. Investment Real Estate is very high-paced, requiring quick decision making and the ability to negotiate effectively. I help investors find great Real Estate investments, including single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, student housing and multi-unit apartments. I even find property where investors can change the property’s use to increase its equity and cash flow significantly.
I graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2005 with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Planning), and in 2006 I earned my Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MBET). Both degrees tie in great with Real Estate. My Planning degree taught me about city development, zoning, by-laws, and many other Real Estate related topics. MBET taught me how to run a successful business, negotiate a deal, strategize, communicate effectively and other invaluable skills that help me succeed as a Realtor.
My Personal Real Estate Endeavours
My first experiences in Real Estate included helping my father manage his large Real Estate portfolio of multi-unit buildings, starting at a very young age. In addition I learned a lot from my mother who is also a Realtor. I started personally investing in Real Estate and finding my interest in the field continued to grow. I owned and managed a student income property as well as bought and flipped a 100 year old house. I have converted a single family home into a triplex going through the whole zoning and building permit process. The home was completely redone and all units separated including all utilities. The property value has since skyrocketed and also cash flows a great deal. I also own an apartment condo and another investment property.
My Personal Life
I now live in Kitchener with my wife Julie, our sons Alex & Jaden, daughter Cadence and our dog Chipper. As a family we love to attend community events and travel when we get the chance. When I am not working hard as a Broker, you’ll probably find me wine touring in Niagara, playing Blackjack in Vegas, on the slopes out West or simply hanging out with family and friends.