Way back… I was born in Montreal, lived a couple of years in Ottawa, then Los Angeles, then back to Ottawa. Here I completed high school and university, plus a diploma in Interior Design.
Then… I began full-time work at Carleton University in the Computing Services department. From the beginning I was hooked: it was so easy to have these great big machines do so much work! There were always complications of course, but that was half of the fun of it. The most challenge, and the most fun, was to be able to translate what people needed to accomplish into computer programs that could deal with most of the routine.
Now… I am a fully accredited Realtor in Ontario. I’ve completed my required courses and passed the exams and I am working with Royal LePage Performance Realty on Pretoria Avenue in Ottawa.
Housing… I’ve lived in small houses, large houses, town houses, and condos. I’ve owned and I’ve rented. I’ve lived in a number of different cities, and visited many more in Canada, the US, Mexico, and around the world. Australia, Amsterdam, Greece, Italy and Mexico are but a few of the wonderful places I’ve been, and it’s been fascinating to see the different ideas that people have for their housing. I have renovated most of the homes that I’ve lived in, from simple paint and rearrangements to removing walls. One reno even involved turning the kitchen into a new front hall, and the back bedroom into the kitchen.
The Team… I work with Eric Manherz who is a successful Realtor and Sales Representative working with Royal LePage Performance. I concentrate on the paperwork, record keeping and promotional materials aspects of the business, but I do enjoy assisting buyers and sellers directly as well.
Websites… I developed software for the web for a number of years. I am still active with that, though I now do websites to help friends. I’ve spent a fair amount of time over the last couple of years creating and running www.GigiClimbsKili.com My friend Gisele, who is a grandmother here in Ottawa, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with a number of other grandmothers from Ottawa to raise money for grandmothers in Africa who are trying to raise their grandchildren who have been orphaned by parents dying of AIDS.
Presentations… I enjoy creating attractive and eye-catching presentations to convey important information. I do like glitz, but at the right time in the right place. So often websites and print publications are so “busy” that it’s hard to figure out what they’re about let alone what information they have! It’s important to get people interested in learning more, and equally important to make it easy to learn more.
Thanks… For reading all this! Contact us any time if we can provide any information to you, or assist you with your other real estate needs.