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Now I’d like to officially introduce you to my newest Sales Representative, Tammy Dubreuil. Tammy is a new Agent, but she’s not new to Real Estate. She has been manning the front desk at my Re/Max office for 4½ years and in the last year, completed her licensing. She had always set her sites on a career in Real Estate (in some aspect), starting in Grade 11 when she did her Co-op placement in the Marketing Department at the Re/Max Millcreek Office for a full year. It was during this time she got to understand how Real Estate Marketing works as she got involved with the execution of Flyers and Feature Sheets and so much else. Her first career thought after High School was Interior Design but she soon saw a future in the growing Real Estate industry of Staging. She became a certified Home Stager and continues to stay updated on the latest trends. (She also named Staging and Interior Design as one of her hobbies – I love that!! A hobby that will make her a better Real Estate Agent!!) Tammy jumped into Home Ownership at a young age in 2008. She and her fiancé bought their first house in Milton, which is where she is now becoming an Area Specialist. At our Re/Max office, she chose me to be her Agent for this transaction and this is when I first really got to know her. I found I had a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and determined Buyer to work with. Home ownership has been a learning curve for Tammy and she tackles as many household tasks as she can. (She comes by it honestly with a Contractor dad!!) She wields a paint brush with the best of them, she gets her fingers dirty designing her garden, she is learning electrical and plumbing and recently put in a brand new light fixture by herself!! She has made sure all of the requisite upgrades were done in her home – pot lighting, crown moulding, a new deck and some great curb appeal with extended flagstone and stone flower boxes. Of course with her Staging and Interior Design vision, she gets to make most of the decorating calls in the house!! They have recently purchased their next home in Milton – this time they decided on a new home (closing in May 2012). Tammy felt that going through the experience of building is something she wanted to do not only for her personal know-how, but to make her a better Agent. She feels she now has a better understanding of cost versus value, she knows the types of materials offered and can read blueprints with the best of them. Now she can advise Clients on upgrades and renovations with confidence. On the home front, Tammy is looking forward to a destination wedding in November 2012 (it’s going to be a big year!). She and her fiancé currently share their home with 3 dogs. She is a fierce animal lover who appreciates the responsibility, unconditional love and outdoor exercise that come with dog ownership. Her 2 Shih-poos (Meika 4 and Bailey 2) get along famously with her 1½ year old German Shepherd, Skyla!! Milton offers a great Leash-free Zone on 4th Line with an acre of field where her dogs can socialize. Tammy is extremely knowledgeable about Milton. She has gone to great lengths to educate herself on the amenities in the area as well as the neighbourhoods, the housing designs & layouts, and the home values. She calls it a great small town that is developing fast, a community with nothing but great things in its future. When Tammy was completing her Licensing, she approached me to mentor her because she felt I stood out with my work ethic and drive. Since having Tammy join my Team, I have found her to be determined and hardworking. It’s a new experience for me from a managerial standpoint to train a newly licensed Agent and so far I love it! From her standpoint, she has said “I’m really excited and very honoured to be worked with the Krisztina Team. It’s a great opportunity and the ladies I’m working with will provide me with a great foundation for a long career in Real Estate. I learn something new every single day and I don’t think there will ever be a dull moment!! I LOVE the whole industry. I love meeting new people on a regular basis and I love getting into the bones of a house. When my mind is set, I work really hard, I go for it and I get it done.” If she brings all of that self-motivation and determination to my Team, I see only great things in the future! Welcome to the team, Tammy.