Jennifer - Jennifer@KrisztinaNeglia.com
Cell phone: 416-995-8983
Jennifer Patterson grew up in Mississauga and graduated from York University with an Honours Degree in Fine Art. Her next step was a combined Law and MBA degree…but as she sat in a room with acceptances for this program from York in one hand and U of T in the other, she realized she should be a heck of a lot happier. This ultimately became one of the most important defining moments in Jen’s life (and Krisztina’s ultimate gain…hah!) as she embarked on a soul-searching trip to Europe to plot out what the rest of her life might look like. When she returned to Canada, she knew she wanted financial security and she knew she wanted to own investment properties, so she decided to educate herself in the Real Estate Market by taking her Real Estate License to better understand how to invest. And something happened…she fell in love with the real estate game and embarked on a career as a Real Estate Agent!!
Top-notch Client Service comes naturally to Jen. While putting herself through university, she bartended at many of Toronto’s hottest night clubs and worked retail at the same time, both of which provided the perfect foundation for understanding Client service. As well, her parents had the foresight to enroll her in French immersion starting in Kindergarten. She then parlayed her French fluency into a command of both Spanish and Italian. Her languages have served her well as she traveled extensively through the Caribbean and Europe. She believes it’s a big world out there, full of fresh ideas and fresh perspectives, with so much to learn from other cultures. In fact Jen even spent a month in South Africa working with Rotary. There she worked at medical clinics (playing and reading to the kids), sorted books in warehouses and most memorably, helped assemble makeshift wheelchairs from donations of plastic chairs, metal frames and bicycle tires. Her best takeaway from that experience: the littlest things can make the biggest difference!
Jen is not only an expert in the Condo market, she also lives in one. She is a big proponent of condo living – it’s easy and it’s safe, she says. She loves not having to do any outdoor maintenance, she appreciates having an in-house gym and enjoys being close to friends, activities and her social life. Living in the DNA Condos, she also can’t say enough about the King St. West neighbourhood! She loves having great shops, lounges, restaurants and yoga studios at her doorstep, but it’s also close to the lake and lots of parkland with running and bike trails at her disposal (Being able to walk to the CNE is another great plus!) The thriving Queen St. West art culture is also close by. She loves the urban excitement and vibe but appreciates still being surrounded by greenery. “For right now”, she says, “I’m exactly where I belong!!”
Jen says she was attracted to the opportunity of joining Krisztina’s Team because after 5½ years, she had hit a point where she wanted to give everything she possibly could to each and every Client but found she had very little left for herself. She had no proper vacation time and no BlackBerry-free time, so it was difficult to get recharged. She felt that Krisztina had great systems in place, a wonderful support structure and an environment that allows you to thrive and still relax a little. She liked Krisztina’s drive and determination and loves that she has her back both personally and professionally.
Jennifer has been working with Krisztina’s Team since November 2010. She provides the Team with an experienced Sales Representative who will expand Team’s business, specialize in the growing condo market, cover the Toronto area and – most importantly - serve the vibrant Mississauga market. She shares Krisztina’s sense of integrity, work ethic and drive. Buying or selling a home is incredibly stressful and emotionally trying. All the good, all the bad, all the blood sweat & tears, Jen is in it for the Client and has always said she is honoured to be part of their process. That’s Jen in a nutshell and that’s why she’s a great asset to Team Neglia!!