For me, distinguishing myself from other realtors is a simple matter of making a connection. Building a relationship with clients, working closely with them to determine their needs and ultimately finding that perfect home or negotiating a sale are certainly things you can expect from me. But this is just the beginning. I want my clients to know that real estate is no longer a simple matter of buying and selling.

As your Home Equity Planner, it’s my goal to get you thinking about your home as an investment. I want to educate clients about the importance of building equity, increasing saleability and always thinking about the return on your investment. Your home could be a retirement plan, a savings account or perhaps a second income. This is the approach I take to real estate.

Will I make money?

This is a question buyers, especially first timers, need to be asking themselves. Is this home a smart investment? Are there minor repairs you can do to increase value? Is there rental income potential? From the moment we begin the search for your home, I am there every step of the way offering advice, information or simply listening to your concerns. I will help you find a neighbourhood with good schools, put you in touch with a trusted home inspector to ensure your chosen home is a sound investment and provide comparables so you know exactly what you should be paying. This is all part of my service.

Sellers need to consider a few important questions as well. What minor projects can you do to increase value before listing? What renovations will not always reap a return on your investment? How far should you go with staging? Should you rent out your home instead of selling? I know that word of mouth travels fast and I am honoured and grateful each and every time a referral comes my way. I am committed to providing one-on-one service and dealing directly with clients each and every time they call.

Whether buying or selling, I want clients to know that my service does not end the day the sale closes. I am here to answer questions or offer advice two weeks, two months even two years after you buy or sell your home. I want to be your realtor for life.

I am a proud member of the Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage and the proud recipient of a number of awards in recent years. I have received the Re/Max Executive Club Award and the Royal LePage Achievement Award, as well as the Re/Max Garden City Shining Star Award, which recognizes excellence in all aspects of the real estate experience. It is indeed an honour to be rewarded for a job well done and I am pleased to say that I owe my success to my clients for their continued trust and loyalty.

“I divide my time between Burlington and Hamilton and sell here, there, and everywhere in between. I have extensive knowledge and access to the real estate market from Oakville to St. Catharines. With my background in sales, education and most importantly, customer service, I am not in the business with the “sell, sell, sell” mentality so often seen in the industry. My friendly, no pressure approach allows you to feel at ease calling or emailing me at any time without fear of a sales pitch. I am one of the lucky few who can truly say that I love my chosen career path, and when you love what you do, you do it well. You’ll see!

Tricia Young