A Little About Me
I emigrated to Canada from Scotland many years ago and was hired as a Teller two weeks later by Royal Bank of Canada. That led to a lengthy career in the Financial Services industry with both Royal Bank and Visa Inc.
I became a Real Estate Agent in later years because I knew that I would enjoy having the opportunity to develop relationships with people in a very meaningful way and that I would also find it rewarding to be in a position to help people make one of the biggest purchases/investments of their life.
I am an attentive, patient person and I am happy to give people all the time they need to make decisions and never make them feel rushed. I love helping clients find the perfect home for themselves and their family. I also enjoy helping first time homebuyers who may find the idea of a first purchase exciting, but also a bit nerve racking. I want to assure my clients that I will be with them every step of the way.
I should also mention that I have obtained official real estate designations (SRES® and ASA™) where I have received specialized training to help mature clients aged 55+. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, I like to think of myself as a ‘concierge’ of lifestyle decisions and changes, and find it a privilege to help senior clients find the perfect home to suit their needs, both now and into the future. For those wishing to downsize, the mere thought of it can seem overwhelming, but I am here to provide you with options to suit your individual needs and can connect you with experts as needed for packing, moving, etc. I can also connect you with lawyers, financial and tax specialists, as needed.
Regardless of your age or circumstances, I am dedicated to helping you realize your real estate dreams and making the transition to your new home as seamless and as stress-free as possible.
Looking for a Real Estate Agent who puts you first?
If you’re planning to buy or sell a home, you want the process to go successfully. If you’re selling, success means getting your property sold quickly and for the highest price possible. If you’re buying, it means finding your next dream home and getting into it, affordably. On top of that, if you’re like most of my satisfied customers, you also want everything to go smoothly, with as little stress as possible.
How can you ensure all that happens? By working with a real estate agent who truly puts you first.
My “clients-first” approach means that you’ll be working with a professional who listens to you, provides expert advice, and works hard on your behalf.
What some of my clients have to say…..
“We were very fortunate to have chosen Elizabeth for our REALTOR ® when we decided to downsize. Once we were ready to put our house on the market, Elizabeth made excellent recommendations, brought in specialists as needed and priced our home accurately for a quick sale to our entire satisfaction. She also diligently searched and found us a condominium apartment, and we are delighted with the new home she found for us. We commend Elizabeth for her caring service. Her reputation precedes her.”
Timothy and Tricia Douglass, Oakville
“My name is Terry MacKay. I grew up in Oakville, and lived here for more than 30 years before my wife Nevi and I decided to move to Etobicoke. Both of us worked in downtown Toronto, and did not relish a commute from Oakville. But we stayed very connected to Oakville through family, our boat, friends, and my membership at the Oakville club. We always assumed that we would return to Oakville after we retired. It was easier said than done, as there were always reasons to procrastinate. We finally made the move after 38 years in our house in Etobicoke and we were able to do it because we had incredible help from our real estate agent Elizabeth Penrice.
From the very beginning, she became a priceless source of information about real estate both in Oakville and in Toronto. Selling our home was much more complicated than we appreciated. She patiently guided us through the numerous steps involved in a house sale. We lost count of the number of trips she made from Oakville to Etobicoke, braving the QEW. She was very sensitive to the kind of dwelling we were interested in, and made every effort to introduce us to appropriate housing in Oakville. We are so thankful for her patience, professionalism, and friendly helpful manner.
Once we moved, Elizabeth has been able to recommend various businesses which we have used to help bring personal changes to our new home. She is always a phone call away, never too busy to listen, and always has some suggestion to make or advice to give. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found such an excellent professional and deeply caring person, who not only helped us find the right house to downsize to and arrange for the successful sale of our old house but also showed us incredible support and guidance during this very stressful time of transition.
Many thanks for your excellent work Elizabeth! We truly appreciate it!”
Terry and Nevi MacKay
The Expert by Your Side
When you’re selling: My track record of success means I know how to showcase your house effectively, market and promote it so that it attracts qualified buyers and get it SOLD for the highest price. Throughout the process, I’m with you every step of the way, making sure your questions are answered, all the details are handled expertly, and the entire experience is a positive one.
When you’re buying: My expertise in the local market means I can introduce you to homes that meet your criteria – and notify you immediately of brand new listings. I can advise you on what to look for when viewing a home, so you don’t make a catastrophic mistake, and I can arm you with in-depth details on every property you see. When you find a home you fall in love with, I know how to negotiate effectively so you get that property, at the best possible price. In fact, nothing pleases me more than saying, “The home is yours.”
The Right Real Estate Agent for You
Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s ultimately about realizing a dream. I understand how much the decision will mean to you. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I became a real estate agent – to help people buy or sell a home, while making the process easy and trouble-free. Clients often tell me how much they appreciate my expertise, my willingness to be there with them every step of the way, and my determination to get them the best deal. They also tell me I’m friendly and a pleasure to work with – which is quite a compliment!
If you’re looking for a real estate agent, it’s important that you find someone who is a good fit for you. So let’s talk. Whether you’re selling or buying, I’d like to learn more about you and your needs and goals. You can count on me to “tell it like it is” and give you a realistic picture of what is possible.
Contact me to get in touch.
As a real estate agent who puts clients first, I look forward to hearing from you.