Colleen joined Mcleod Realty at RE/MAX? 10 years ago, and brings a wide range of careers, skills and experience to the company. Originally born in Winnipeg, Colleen moved to Edmonton. As a Registered Nurse (R.N.) Colleen worked at both the Misericordia and University of Alberta Hospitals. Subsequently, she took some "time off" to raise a family of three great children. During this period, she was also an active volunteer, serving on the boards of numerous charitable, civic, and educational institutions in her community. In addition, she was a member of the Optimist Club, a founding member of the St. Albert-Parkland Rotary Club, and also a founding member of the board of directors for Caveat Alberta. These years of service resulted in Colleen being one of the nominees as Citizen of the Year for the City of St. Albert.Returning to her career, she served numerous clients and organizations as an advocate for health care access, understanding and support. As a result of her health care activities, she was asked to sit on the board of directors of numerous public health care committees and organizations. She was also a member of various appeal boards for the Government of Alberta.Her career took a major change in the mid 1990's, when she co-founded a forest products manufacturing firm that specialized in producing "green" building materials certified to various green building programs. The company's rapid growth lead to sales success in numerous countries, including the USA, Japan, China, Australia, Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and various nations in the middle east.Still not satisfied that she "had done it all", Colleen switched careers again to enter the real estate industry. After learning the administrative and marketing side of the industry, she successfully met the requirements for the Real Estate Associate Program in Alberta. Since becoming a realtor, she has recorded a remarkable increase in property sales. After just a few years of becoming Licensed, Colleen achieved the RE/MAX? Hall of Fame Award in the Re/Max? system. Colleen's personal motto, "life is not a dress rehearsal", continues to direct her real estate activities, just as it has done in all her previous careers.As an Accredited Seller's Representative Specialist (SRS) and a Certified Negotiation Expert, Colleen understands the needs of today's Sellers and has the skills and tools to get the job done. This, in turn, is her edge with buyer clients, providing guidance in Edmonton and area as a long-term resident of the area. Colleen knows the communities and the history of Edmonton.As she has done in all the previous organizations where she served, Colleen continues to treat all her clients with respect and dignity, and her legendary work ethic has resulted in a rapidly growing base of deeply satisfied customers. In fact, feedback from a recent customer summarizes Colleen's impact as a realtor:"Not only is Colleen a great realtor, she is also the warmest and most compassionate human being I've ever met".(We couldn't have said it better!)
I service the Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Saint Albert and Spruce Grove areas.