In March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, I began my career as a residential and commercial real estate broker. I always say that real estate runs in my blood as I am the third of three generations of real estate brokers in my family, the first being my grandfather, then my father and now myself.
After having completed my bachelors degree in Political Science at Concordia University, I decided to join my parents in the real estate business and have not looked back since.
Starting a new career mid-pandemic was a challenge in itself, however I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to learn and work alongside a veteran in the industry, which has been the most eye-opening and fulfilling opportunity I’ve ever had.
The first piece of advice my father gave me when I started my career is that the best way to succeed is to be passionate and work for your clients first and foremost rather than work by looking at the commission you will make at the end of it. He told me that by working from the heart, success shall follow. This resonates with me every single day in everything I do. I feel blessed and fortunate to work with the people I love while doing something that brings me so much joy and happiness. Changing my clients lives and helping them make some of the biggest decisions of their lives is my favourite part.
My nomination to run for the LLSC’s 2022 Woman of the Year campaign could not have come at a better time! I feel that the positive energy surrounding my life in this present moment should be used towards helping a cause that is meaningful and helpful to society.
The LLSC provides so much support and care for patients and their families who are going through difficult times, and knowing that I can help make a difference in the fight against cancer is the best motivation. I am honoured to be given this opportunity to help the blood cancer community as this disease touches many people and usually creeps up out of nowhere, so if I can help to make that news the slightest more bearable and allow the LLSC to provide more services and support to patients and their families, that alone makes it all worth it for me.
I feel a calling to make a difference and I am blessed to be able to do my part with the help of my family and friends. I am a firm believer that paying it forward makes this world a better place. I would like to wish all my fellow candidates the best of luck!
Together we can make a difference!