Karen Kubis - Sales Representative
GET TO KNOW ME.
I am a full time professional Realtor working in the greater Toronto area. I grew up in the business as my father was a successful Broker in Essex County for nearly 55 years. As well as valuable experience in all aspects of the market, I studied Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo with a focus on Urban and Regional Planning. I am also a past member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and worked as a full time Appraiser in Toronto for Banks,Trust Companies, Government Departments and Private Individuals.
I have been licensed since 1972, the summer after my first year at University of Waterloo. (Oh No... that long ago!) but actually, grew up in the business answering the home phone line for my Father’s Brokerage, Kubis Realty Ltd. and sitting at Open Houses in his residential developments after school and weekends. In those days the rules were somewhat lax. When I moved from the Windsor area to live and work in Toronto, I worked as a full time Real Estate Appraiser. This gave me the experience and confidence to work anywhere in the GTA. A good thing.
My dad has had a profound influence on my career and has greatly inspired me to be successful.He was a risk taker, forward thinker and a pioneer in this profession of ours. He retired as a very active Realtor, at the age of 82. He still goes on the computer daily to keep in touch!
Characteristics That Make Me Successful In My Business:
I have a degree in Environmental Studies (BES) where I formally studied Urban Geography and Urban and Regional Planning. I also spent 7 or 8 years working as a full time Real Estate Appraiser when I first moved to Toronto. This has given me the experience and confidence to work all over in the GTA. This is helpful as my clients are mostly repeat or referrals and so I am there to service their needs.
I have unlimited PATIENCE. My clients can attest to this and the majority of them have trusted me with repeat and referral business.
The Top Three Things That Separate Me From The Competition:
1. I pride myself in the fact , that I offer personal service. I handle the process from beginning to end and this results in a Flawless experience.
2. Knowledge: I have been a life-long student of this profession. I have the formal education and the street smarts.
3. Experience: I have worked in large and small markets (Windsor/Essex, Kitchener Waterloo, Toronto) and have seen and survived every economic up and down that this Industry has gone through in the past decades. I have had success in times of 20+% mortgage interest rates as well as 1.5%. It has been my life!
Choose Wisely... Choose Experience!