Cathy was born and raised in Victoria, BC and is familiar with the beautiful city of Victoria and the Vancouver Island area. A true blue west coast gal, she takes full advatage of this fantastic Island she calls home. She has a passion for the outdoors, boating, surfing and skiing, she enjoys mentorship of women, she is a mother to two young adults, a former volunteer firefighter, and is a supportive community member.
She is a member of : VISOA ( Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association )
CHOA ( Condo Home Owners Association )
Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Recieved a Govenors Commendation in 2005 for displaying exceptional presence of mind assisting Victoria City Police in a dangerous situation.
Cathy is a licensed REALTOR®/ Property & Strata Manager and brings with her a wealth of experience from her prior roles in Property Management as well in Strata Management. She started her Real Estate career as a Commercial and Residential Property Manager and later obtained her Strata Management license. She managed a portfolio of 23 commercial and strata properties. Overseeing the day to day operations, creating budgets, resolving issues and disputes, dealiing with tenants, leasing, contracts, evictions, serving notices, taking and writing of minutes, dealing with Insurance and Warranty issues, Depreciation Reports, completeing Form B's, preparing strata documents, filing liens, collecting arrears and all facets of Strata and Property Management.
During Cathy's years of working with strata's, she's discovered many of the new owners and potential buyers of a strata knew little about how they operate and saw a need for experienced Strata REALTORS® in todays market since half of todays sales are strata properties, and they are becoming more complex consisiting of mixed use and sectioned strata develoments as well an ever changing Strata Act and issues.
Cathy realized her experience could be an asset to buyers and sellers alike and her experience in this industry would best be served by combining her expertise in that field with Real Estate Services to provide a unique level of service to her clients. Her goal is to educate her clients allowing them to make better informed decisions.
Reading and understanding strata documents can be complex and confusing to those not famliar with them. It takes an expert eye to know where and what to look for where strata properties are concerned in assuring that you are buying a solid property or selling it at it highest vaue and highlighting selling features.
Cathy continues to stay current with changing issues and trends in the Industry. Continued education along with her Strata and Property Management experience is an asset Cathy sees as an added valued service she brings to her clients that makes her stand out as a REALTOR®.