A little bit about me…

I have spent my entire life around construction!  Growing up, my parents built our house, around us, one piece at a time… I must tell you, I do not recommend that.  My husband and I later started a family business, called Clelland Construction. For over 12 years I managed the company, learning about building materials, structural requirements, building permits, floor plans, design features, heating and electrical systems, along with the complete renovation process. Over the last twenty years, we have successfully acquired and maintained a number of investment properties.  We have also purchased a few houses, which we renovated, rented and later sold.

In 1998, when our two awesome children were born, my interests expanded to include helping imagine and create a barrier free environment.  In my volunteer work with education, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with some incredible people, in our local educational system, as well as, at the provincial level. The belief that all people should be free to travel, in an inclusive, barrier free environment, has led me to work on a number of local, provincial and national research, writing and accessibility advocacy groups.

Selling real estate is one of my passions.  I love finding that “perfect home” for a family, ensuring they are well-informed and confident, in their purchase.  Buying and/or selling, a home, is one of the most stressful things, a family will ever do.  My goal is to provide the supports and information, to remove as many stresses as possible, and make the process fun.

 My construction background allows me to note structural and cosmetic concerns, as well as remedies, while viewing properties. This often eliminates making offers on homes, which would not get through the home inspection.  There is nothing more frustrating, for both Buyer and Seller, than a deal falling apart, upon inspection.

My personal special abilities/needs background taught me to look for challenges and barriers people may face, finding strategies and alternatives to create a positive outcome.