Your questions have been answered! Keep on reading to get to know me – in real estate life, Kamloops life, and my personal life…
Q: When did you first move to Kamloops?
We first moved to Kamloops in 2010 from Terrace BC. Yes, I came from the land of the mountains and rain. Drove through Kamloops in February, there was no snow in sight and it was 7 degrees…we moved two months later.
Q: How did you get into real estate?
It really all happened so fast! I always knew I wanted to run my own business, and I did try a few different things, but nothing really clicked. After working at a company doing admin, I connected with Royal Lepage to discuss the market and potentially flipping a home, they then told me I should consider getting my licence. I thought about it for about 30 seconds before I knew.. I knew instantly that it was something I had to do.
Q: What do you like about the Kamloops lifestyle?
The community, activity and how much everyone LOVES Kamloops. A lot of businesses here are run by locals & supported by the locals and there are so many different areas in town that appeal to different types of lifestyles. Something for everyone.
Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to buy in Kamloops?
Do it.. you WON’T regret it. It crucial we get to understand your lifestyle, goals and priorities because there are so many neighbourhoods throughout Kamloops, it’s important to get to know as much as possible. I love to get to know my buyers before we can even begin; I don’t want to waste their time, or mine by showing them something that wont fit. I’ve been known to find the “unfindable” here.
Q: What do you think you would be if you weren’t a Realtor?
Marketing Strategist – Investor – Consultant
Q: How do you decompress?
Well I’ve recently found Spin – I can just get out of my head and have the best time, while burning calories!! I also love to pick-up my kids everyday from school to have small chats, learn about their day on our drive home. Then a nice glass of prosecco while I cook dinner.. pure bliss. OF COURSE, in-between all of that, I’m hustling to be the best I can be and provide the best for my clients.
Q: What is your favourite thing about working with your clients?
Understanding what makes them happy and exceeding their expectations
Q: What makes you smile the most?
Watching my kids exceed my expectations! They’re sometimes a bit shy and nervous, so when they step out of the shell and go for it, I’m in tears with joy.
Q: What is it like raising a family in Kamloops?
It’s happy. Pure and simple; the opportunities for kids allows them to try almost anything! Rock climbing, cheerleading, volunteer with animals, football, soccer, rugby, and painting. Kamloops always knocks it out of the park with family events like movie night in the park, Canada Day, music in the park and so much more.
Q: What accomplishment do you consider to be the most significant in your career or life?
One significant thing is when I learned that I was the reason & responsible for my happiness. When I stopped the excuses and took ownership, my life changed forever… But one of the best things is my marriage, such a huge accomplishment to be married for almost ten years and still deeply love each other. It’s not easy and we’ve made it through a lot together.
My kids are HUGE accomplishments, because that is the scariest thing you can take on in your life, and we’re doing it. I can’t wait to see what they become! I’ve got a lot more to do and accomplish, I haven’t even started.
Q: In one sentence, why should people come to live in Kamloops?
Because no where else can you eat, drink and play outside 90% of the time.
Q: What inspires you?
Everyone in my family inspires me in some way, but really my eldest son. He has become so brave and confident, thanks a lot to the football community. He works so hard at everything he does. My youngest son is so happy, fulfilled with the simplest things and content.. he calms us all down and keeps us grounded – could you ask for anything more? Of course my husband, together for ever now, he started his own company and has completely rocked it! Its so impressive how much drive and passion he has for his company. I also love his passion for us, his family. He is an amazing father who takes so much pride in raising his boys, teaching them and SHOWING them respect; in relationships, friends, and family.