Annette was born and raised, and still resides in Paris, Ontario with her husband Dan and their two dogs, Boone and Harvey. Annette has three children, three step-sons, and four grandsons under age 3!!!! Annette worked in her family (3rd generation) international livestock hauling business until her father passed in 1999. After which Annette held several administrative positions around the county while raising her kids and getting them to all their sports events. Finally, Annette decided to pursue a career that would allow her "out of the office." After first obtaining a Home Staging certificate, Annette decided to focus on Real Estate, and has enjoyed every moment since, wishing she had started sooner! Annette also has a Senior Agent Accreditation.
Q & A With Annette:
WHY DID YOU BECOME A REALTOR®?
I have always been interested in decorating and renovating homes. I have lived in , renovated and sold several homes over my lifetime. I enjoy seeing all types of homes and am happy when my family and friends ask me for my opinions on either renovating or decorating.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF SELLING REAL ESTATE?
I enjoy helping all buyers, but especially first time home buyers, by first really listening to their needs and wants. I enjoy searching for and showing them homes that would be a good fit, while helping them to understand what they need to know to make an informed decision, in terms of construction, maintenance, pros and cons, financing and costs, and helping them with the "vision" of what they could do with each home.
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL?
My husband Dan and I especially like to take our RV to the Florida Keys where we have a tropical lot on the water and love to boat in the big blue sea, enjoy the sun and island atmosphere and delicious seafood. I am also a huge fan of
our scenic country Canada and absolutely love Europe and hope to see more of that in the future.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS, MOVIES, SHOWS, BANDS?
Books: I like Non-Fiction, Biographies and Motivational Books. I also enjoy anything about the lives of those who lived during the Holocaust.
Movies: I love movies of all kinds from Comedy to Thriller. The Patriot, Braveheart, The Notebook, The Bucket List, Schindlers List, Tommy Boy, Dumb and Dumber, The Hangover, The Sound of Music, (Charlottes Web) Lol,.....to name a few,
Shows: Big Fan of Game of Thrones!! Also like Band of Brothers, Seinfeld, and loved the old original series of Roots
Bands: I am a music lover and enjoy a variety of genres of music. Classic Rock, Country, Jazz , Big Band..... Love The Eagles, U2, Pink Floyd, Eric Church, Mumford and Sons, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Ed Sheerhan... and many more.
WHAT'S ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I have Grade 8 piano, I love Seniors, they have so much to teach us, I'm terrified of heights, I still water ski, I love gardening and cutting lots of grass! I survived my SUV driving over me, and I have raised a child with Type 1 (Juvenile) Diabetes and that experience enabled me to recognize and help save someone in a restaurant who was having a diabetic (low) and needed help.
I also enjoy helping my husband on construction sites, and I can operate an articulating dump truck, compactor and loader!