I am a born, raised, and life resident of Guelph. I love it here. I couldn’t imagine putting roots down anywhere else. I think that makes me qualified to help you do it too. Wellington County, Halton, Centre Wellington, Waterloo Region, and Hamilton have been my back yard my whole life, I have watched these areas grow & change with me over the years and I can see where they are going.
My background isn’t conventional, a “school of hard knocks” would be a good phrase to describe it. I am the second youngest of seven kids, didn’t grow up with much but knew who I could count on. I grew up in the bar business, my Mother has been a bartender my whole life. I have worked every angle of a restaurant growing up, most of my years behind the bar just like my Mom. Lots of time there working on listening and hustling to keep up, you always have to be 10 steps ahead when you are a bartender. I had 3 kids out of high school and spent some time as a single Mom in my 20’s, making sure kids were fed, the house was maintained and I could still find time for myself…my time management skills are on point! I met my now long term partner Ken and started my own cleaning business in Guelph, this was the game-changer for me. Leg Up! Concierge was a custom quality home care service, for any household need. I took the time to understand how each household is different, and that I could work closely with clients to provide the service that met their family’s needs. I didn’t even have to advertise, referral was the backbone of my cleaning company, and a point of pride for me. Somewhere in there, Ken and I had two little girls (five kids total), and I played Roller Derby for three years for the Royal City Roller Derby.
After working closely with some local Realtors, I decided that I may have some transferable skills, and I got my Real Estate license, the best thing I ever did. I am a good listener & assessor of complicated situations. I can solve problems with a heavy dose of empathy and compassion (sometimes humor), the People attached to the transaction are always my focus. I am patient, not without flaw. I know how to step outside of stressful situations and take in all the facts and lay them out, this I have found is my sharpest sword for my clients. Keeping high-stress situations in perspective for them is key to getting what they need to be done. Hard conversations, I like to have them up front, during high-stress situations, we both don’t need our business partnership to start out on mismanaged expectations. When Rebecca Walker and I started working closely together we realized this partnership was going to benefit everyone, and our clients will have even better service. So, we formed a team and joined forces with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc. to create The Hare Real Estate Collective.
Coming over to RE/MAX Real Estate Centre has allowed us as a team to provide top tier service to our clients, and allow no stone unturned when marketing property. With the systems that we have implemented and the support of a credited Brokerage, I can honestly say that we will give every transaction the attention it deserves. It is a great feeling to have people in your corner as passionate as you are about your job. We look forward to sharing that with our clients every day.
I grew up in Kitchener, but chose to make Guelph my home. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph and loved my time here but I’ve always had itchy feet and decided to finish my degree at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. 10 years, dozens of countries and a Master’s degree later Guelph still felt like the best fit so I moved back.
When I started in Real Estate in 2013 the markets and the world looked like a much different place than it does now, but it has been so exciting to learn from, and expierience, all of the changes. The biggest change came when Sandy and I decided to pair our business and create The Hare Real Estate Collective. By combining our strengths we are better able to serve our clients and provide the quality, professionalism and trust they have come to expect from us both.
I come from a competitive athletic and coaching background and approach real estate in much the same way. I want for all of my clients to be as informed and confident as possible in their purchase or sale BEFORE it comes to the moment of writing or accepting an offer. That way when the time comes they have all of the skills to make the best choice for themselves.
With The Hare Collective and Re/Max Real Estate Centre my clients have the reach they need with their home search and sale. I couldn’t be happier to take my service to the next level. My philosophy is simple, Care for your people and the business will follow. Real Estate is a people business, and I love every minute of it. Looking To Buy?
I grew up in Peterborough and moved to Guelph in 2006 for University and fell in love with Guelph, and have not left since! I completed my degree in Biomedical Science with a focus in neuroscience, and conducted addictions research for two years before realising that I was not cut out for working with rats. I missed the human interaction that research lacked, and decided to go back to working in a restaurant until I figured out what I wanted to do with my life. Fast forward 10 years and I am still at the same restaurant as a bartender and bar manager. I realised working at a desk all day could never be my life; I need to be on my feet and interacting with all different kinds of people. I have been lucky enough to build some lifelong relationships with some of my guests at the restaurant, and I am confident that I will be able to do the same in real estate.
I have always had an interest and passion for real estate,and have played with the idea of getting my licence for many years, but as a single Mom with two young children I was timid about making a career change until they both were in school. The pandemic, and resulting lock downs gave me the push I needed to begin my real estate journey.
In 2017 I was lucky enough to have Sandy represent me in the purchase of my first home, and was lucky enough to have her help me through the process of obtaining my licence this year. I knew the minute I decided to have a career in real estate that I wanted to learn from people who I knew would not only be a mentor to me, but were people who treat their clients with respect and care and conduct their business with knowledge and integrity. So I immediately thought of Sandy and Rebecca. I am so excited to learn from them and grow my own business along the way.
I am so excited to hit the ground running with the Hare Real Estate Collective and RE/MAX Real Estate Centre, and cannot wait to help you in your future purchase or sale.
Corinne has the perfect personality to be our Client Concierge. She is a friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable individual, ready to help you get started down the path of your real estate journey.
What makes her so qualified for this position?
Corinne enjoyed a 30-year career in Real Estate services until her retirement. Her interest in real estate has remained strong, and keeping up to date with the market makes her a perfect fit with the team at Hare Collective.
Where Do I Start?
We call him “The Mortgage Jedi” for good reason. Jamie prides himself on really getting to know his clients and finding them the best possible mortgage solution for their homeownership goals. He loves to answer your questions, providing you with clarity and confidence in your decisions. He works with over 35 accredited mortgage lenders (including banks, credit unions and national lending companies), giving him access to a variety of options for his clients.
Whether you’re a First Time Buyer, Self Employed, or just wanting to know your options, reach out to Jamie and see what partnering with a Mortgage Jedi can do for you.
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