Karen McDermott - Sales Representative
For the past 20 years, I have been telling people’s stories. As a producer, director and story editor for factual television, I’ve listened to people’s stories about overcoming obstacles, fulfilling life goals, their love of food, design, fashion and much more. However, it was shows that focused on real estate, home renovation and design that made me want to venture into and become a real estate agent. I loved finding out about people’s motives for buying and selling, such as wanting to discover new neighborhoods, upsizing, downsizing and rightsizing. I know that buying and selling a home can be one of life’s most important moments. It is thrilling to buy a first house. It can be just as exciting to move on to bigger and better. It can be sad to say goodbye to a house that has a lifetime of memories. It can be a relief to downsize into a more manageable space. Homes are about transitions. My specialty? I can help you make the best real estate decisions during those amazing, stressful and life-changing times. I also have a degree in Psychology, which comes in handy when guiding you through one of the most important decisions in your life. I’ve grown up around people in real estate, design and construction most of my life. My mother has been a top agent in Ottawa for over forty years; my sister and brother-in-law own their own foundation company and many others have invested in real estate over the years. I bought my first condo off of plans when I was 31 years old and then a resale condo two years later, which I’ve kept as an income property. Investing in these properties was the best financial decision I have ever made. I know that my job is not just about buying and selling; its about an eye for space and design; it’s about expert staging and top negotiating skills; it’s about counselling clients about when to act, when to stretch themselves, and when to wait. My relationships are built on trust and integrity. At the end of the day, this isn’t just about a home. It’s about your life and I will be right there to guide you every step of the way.