jessica’s unique approach to real estate
When deciding which real estate agent to go with, it’s imperative that agents and their clients identify with one another. Being able to communicate and connect with your agent is crucial to any client relationship, so lets dive into my background to give you a better idea of where I come from and my approach to real estate.
I am originally from London, Ontario. In 2001 I came to Toronto to obtain my undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. In 2005 I graduated with a Specialist Degree in History and a Minor Degree in Political Science. Upon graduation I put my UofT degree to work immediately and was hired by the National Hockey League as one of the first employees after the 2004-2005 Season Lock-Out.
As much as I loved working at the NHL, I knew I had a different calling that I had to pursue. Without question, my career change was motivated by my love for unique homes available within the City of Toronto. I’ve always had a passion for the different types of architecture throughout the city as well as interior design. Thus, in 2009 I obtained my real estate licence and started a career where I was able to pursue both of those interests.
I came to realize that I loved finding properties not only for my clients, but also for myself! Since moving to the city, I’ve found my personal living style to have constantly evolved. From student to young professional to now mother of two, I’ve had the opportunity to study, live and work in a variety of areas around the city. My knowledge of these neighbourhoods from both a personal and professional standpoint enables a unique perspective that I’m able to share with my clients. These neighbourhoods include: The Annex, Little Italy, Yorkville, The Entertainment District, Summerhill, Riverdale, The Republic of Rathnelly and now Rosedale, where I am a very active member of the community. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Whitney Child Centre as the Vice President and I have also recently been elected as a Director for the North Rosedale Residents Association. I also volunteer whenever I can at Whitney Junior Public School as Class Mom, the Terry Fox Run and various activities throughout the year.
I also have an extensive background in home renovation. In 2014 my husband and I bought our now home in Rosedale. We embarked on an 8-month renovation that turned into a 16-month ordeal! The knowledge that I gained during that time has armed me with a variety of resources that I’m now able to pass along to my clients. Renovating your home is not for the faint of heart, I’ll tell you that, but despite our challenges, my husband and I love our home and I know that we aren’t adverse to future projects down the road.
On a more personal note, I am a mother of two human babies and one fur baby! I do my best to be a huge part of their lives and volunteer whenever I can with both their schools and extra curricular activities. As a family, we are loving that we can now golf and ski together! I am also a huge fan of the Jays, Raptors and the Leafs! Just look for me in the park while walking our dog and you’ll usually find me in some sort of Toronto gear!
Through my personal and professional experience, I understand that choosing a home is in fact the biggest decision that most of us will make and that it requires a great deal of patience and the right balance of current and future needs. I make sure that my clients weigh all of their options accordingly and promote open and honest communication. Buying or selling your home can be stressful, but I strive to make the transition as smooth as possible with every deal I work on.