Let me introduce myself. I am Karen Kristine and I am a registered Real Estate agent in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.
Buying and selling real estate can be a stressful experience and I am committed to make it one of your best by providing you with exceptional customer service and the information that you need to make one of the most important decisions of your life.
I Listento what you are saying;
I Care about making this a stress free experience;
I Helpyou with every aspect of buying or selling your house; and
We Succeedin finding your dream house or selling your current house because… I Care!
As a full time real estate professional,I promise honesty, integrity, and total commitmentin making your next real estate sale or purchase a Success.
Because purchasing a property is a very personal experience, I would like to share with you a little about myself.
My mother was born in Poland and my father is Ukrainian, and I was born in Toronto and grew up for most of my youth in Scarborough. I attended the University of Western Ontario where I studied Psychology and Philosophy.
My work has followed my interests in life which are travel, books and homes. My first career was in the Travel Industry where I worked for 20 years with a tour wholesaler, hotel and car rental company as a Sales Representative. Following this, I entered the Publishing Industry for 14 years selling books to book stores, gift stores, and universities all across Canada. In December 2007, I finally settled into my Real Estate career after accumulating almost 35 years of sales and customer service experience.
I am the mother of three amazing sons, Ryan, Remy and Mackenzie Simpson, and stepmom to Calder Graham. Remy is married to beautiful Erica and they have given me 3 beautiful grandsons. My youngest son Mackenzie and his wife Yana are expecting very soon their new baby. What a joy it is to be a grandparent or as they say in Russian --- BABA.
I moved to Ottawa in 2000 to be with my new partner Stephen Graham.
Ottawa has been a great town for all of us and has particularly provided my sons with an excellent education and fantastic basketball sports clubs. I appreciate that Ottawa is a large multicultural city with the warmth of a small country town.
Also part of the family in Ottawa were our two dogs, Toby and Morley, who have helped me to volunteer with the Companion Animals Program of the Humane Society. We have also visited the Royal Ottawa Hospital and many retirement homes to help cheer up the residents. I have also volunteered with Pellegrini Opera in Ottawa.
We currently live on our 100 acre farm in the Lanark Highlands. We heat with wood and enjoy the gardens and trails on our property. We have adopted a new dog Brisas from Mexico and she also enjoys everything at the farm. Recently we have renovated our barn to create a space where community can gather for concerts, meetings, movie nights and dances. I am an avid gardener, love horses, playing the piano, walking, yoga, cooking healthy food, all things creative, and spending time with my grandkids.
I am a positive, calm, honest and compassionate person that puts these qualities to use in helping my clients to find or sell their dream home.
I invite you to contact me today to draw upon my vast service and negotiating skills in assisting you with making one of the most important decisions of your life!