For me, Real Estate is more than selling houses; it is about listening to my clients and understanding their wants and needs. I have worked my entire employment history in the customer service sector, and have therefore gained the knowledge and experience to guarantee client satisfaction. From starting out as a professional photographer in Ottawa to moving back to Nova Scotia, working as a writer and in marketing at a local paper. These skills were a major asset for me when I started my Real Estate career 15 years ago.
In the volunteer sector, I have had much success at grant writing, statistical research and community development which also allows me to excel at providing buyers with all the knowledge, options and a level of comfort in order for them to make informed choices in the buying process. My love of the small quaint communities, that Nova Scotia is famous for, led to a passion for promoting and marketing whilst organizing numerous community events and projects over the years.
I was one of the first agents on the South Shore to do real video tours, to have a You Tube channel, a point2agent site and utilize a wide range of social media platforms to promote myself and my listings. Thus evolved my tag lines “Get Connected with Dawn” and “Find Me, Find your Property”.
I have 3 amazing children, Scout, Sophie and Ben at home, along with Andy, a wired fox terrier, (and a few too many cats). I still enjoy volunteering, especially with children with disabilities and sports. When I have time, I play volleyball, softball, badminton, though not very well. I also enjoy riding my motorbike as much as I can.
Don’t let my laidback personality and love of laughter, overshadow the fact that I am knowledgeable, have an attention for detail and the experience that comes with selling real estate for 15 years. My favourite part of selling real estate is the people I meet and life-long friends I make. Especially wonderful, is being able to help and be a part of this major event in my clients lives.
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- Canada is a land of diversity. Diversity not only in the land itself, but in cultures, economy and lifestyle. Canada offers something for everyone. Rural settings, oceanfront, cosmopolitan cities, cottage country, mountain ranges- you name it, Canada has some place to suit your idea of home. Nova Scotia in particular is surrounded mostly by water so there is a large geological range of types of oceanfront. White sandy beaches to bath on, fossil laden […]
- ENTERTAINMENT AND TOURISM Tourism employs approximately 40,000 people in Nova Scotia, generating 2.61 billion dollars worth of revenue in 2018 from 2.4 million tourists, 25% of which come from outside of Canada. Nova Scotia has a number of provincial parks, which provide recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, camping, biking, and wildlife watching. Some of these parks include Battery Provincial Park, on Cape Breton Island; Caribou-Munroes Island Provincial Park, located on the northeast coast of […]
- Fishing has been an important industry in Nova Scotia for generations, but the industry took a major hit in the early 1990s, when the federal government temporarily halted cod fishing due to declining fish population. Coal, oil, gas, gypsum, salt, silica, peat, and barite mining are other natural resources that contribute to the local economy. Main agriculture products, include grains, livestock, and fruit. Forestry products such as wood pulp and paper. Major industries in Nova […]
- Whether you are moving back to your roots or for a change of scenery, the prospect of moving anywhere is always daunting. Let me ease some of your anxiousness, with things it will help to know before you move to Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is a beautiful, scenic province with stunning shorelines and rolling hills of fields and forests. Nova Scotians (Maritimers in general) are welcoming and definitely live at a slower pace, […]
- The dream of home ownership, is most often at the forefront of any renters mind, especially when doing a cost comparison. There are a number of other factors that need to be reviewed before moving forward in the buying process. The simple costs of renting compared to a monthly mortgage payment may seem like a cut and dry positive, but home ownership is a serious financial and lifestyle commitment. Welcome Home Life Can Throw Curve […]
- ASSESS FINANCIAL READINESS Assess your present household budget and your annual income to determine if you are eligible for a mortgage and how much you can comfortably afford. Also check out the Mortgage Affordability Calculator at www.REALTOR.ca WHAT DO LENDERS REQUIRE? Mortgage lenders use two calculations to help determine your eligibility for a mortgage – your Gross Debt Service (GDS) ratio and your Total Debt Service (TDS) ratio. Your GDS ratio is the percentage of […]
- In my past career as a wedding photographer, I would see many aspects and behind the scenes of the big day. Fast forward to my past 15 years as a Realtor®, I find myself relating to my clients correlations between real estate and getting married. The wedding dress sets the tone for whole wedding. If the wedding dress is crazy expensive and elaborate, then the rest of the wedding needs to be of the same […]