I was born in this city to a two generation family in real estate : Now with 8 Years and multiple awards – I am here to stay!
My formative years spent with my grandparents, Eric & Lorraine, were ones of watching and learning – as I saw them juggling family life with the demands of a real estate career. My Grandmother, was a “keener” and never let any moss grow under her feet and is really a legend in the business and the community. Her love for life and her career seemed so intertwined that it was hard to know when she was working or having fun. As some have noted – “She worked, like some people sing – for the pure joy of it”. Her enthusiasm and love for life certainly had an impact on my choice of entering the real estate business. I am proud to be part of a tradition and follow in my grandmother’s steps.
As I grew up, I also saw how involved my father was in the professional side of the business and the high expectations and standards he brought to his work. I travelled with him when he was President of the Canadian Real Estate Association, and had the good fortune to meet the real estate leaders at the same time as discovering Canada from coast to coast. I also had the opportunity to see how International real estate works – attending meetings in Europe. So I guess, real estate, and travel, is just in my blood.
I joined my father at Newport Reatly in 2008, first beginning as his assistant and through hard work and commitment earned the right to work with him as his partner and revive “THE ZIEGLERS” family working tradition. In recognition of the hard work and support of our clients I am pleased to tell you that I have been awarded the highest sales award the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) bestows – MLS GOLD AWARD . This award is earned by those achieving a sales volume in the top 10% of all REALTORs® in Victoria. I am also recognized as one of the top associates at Newport Realty and very proud of this accomplishment!
I am a believer in real estate and made the choice to invest in a home at the first opportunity – which I did in 2005 when I bought my first home in Fernwood. I had good training – as Lorraine would say “ There is never a bad time to buy Real Estate – only a bad time to sell”
My parents are avid travelers and I am happy to say I come by it naturally – partly as a result of our family taking the year off in 1994 and traveling the world. I think the experience gave me a well rounded outlook of the world beyond our shores and allowed me to see how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful and safe place.
I love the outdoors and the adventure it offers. I also have a love of our ocean and have been a member of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club since 1995. I now explore our beautiful islands on a 22′ Striper which is ‘Boat loads of fun’.
Being a Victorian – one of the few who were born here -it should surprise no one that I love my garden. It is a very special place and I find it a lovely and relaxing past time.
I have asked only for the chance to prove myself and meet and exceed the expectations of our long time clients and friends – it’s been 8 years now ..and 7 MLS Professional Awards – time fly’s when you’re having fun!