MEET THE TEAM
I always want to be involved in real estate but it began in a very peculiar way. While finishing up my four year degree at University of Waterloo in the urban and regional planning program; I responded to a real estate job posting in the Spectator in January 1982. I was graduating in April and wanted to be employed. Ralph Schmidt from Montreal Trust called me back for an interview. This interview changed the course of my life. He painted the picture of real estate as a service to help people and make a difference. To be your own boss with unlimited potential. As a young 22 yr. old starving student, it all sounded great to me. The next day I enrolled at Conestoga College in the Real Estate course and completed the 3 segments of the real estate course as well as my degree by April 1982.
I embarked in my new career in August 1982. The market was experiencing difficult challenges. Mortgage rates were 29% and the average home price was $30,000. Homes were extremely difficult to sell. There was a surplus of homes on the market because many people could not afford their homes.
As a new graduate, I had student loans and no car but a lot of ambition. I found my niche in the market and it was calling expired listings, homes that did not sell. Since I did not have a car initially I would make calls and talk to people and did very well listing many homes. I worked 12 to 14 hour days farming the neighborhoods from Upper Sherman to Upper Gage, walking up and down the streets introducing myself as their new agent. In the evening I would call expired listings. Eventually I got a car, with the help of my parents who gave me a loan. The first decade of my Real estate career was done on my own working at Montreal Trust. I worked hard and was able to buy my first home at 24 and then a condo investment property in Mississauga. It felt good to be able to help people and be rewarded financially.
The second decade, I made a shift from the busy single real estate agent to the married family agent. Craig joined the business in 1992 and brought a whole new dimension to the business with his marketing background, Team Bush began. While our family grew so did our business. We have developed a team approach where each person has their own expertise. (See the bios of our team on our website.)
Feel free to call our office at 905-297-4885 or email me at email@example.com to discuss your Real Estate Plans.
Coleen and Craig have been married for 28 years. They met when Craig was living in California and carried on a 10 year long distance relationship until Craig’s job (Sales Manager. of a Dutch Multi-National Firm) allowed him to transfer to Ontario in 1987. They married a year later. Together they have 3 children; 2 daughters, who are now married, and a son.
In 1992, Craig became a licensed REALTOR®. Craig holds a California University Degree in Business Administration in Marketing. Together Coleen and Craig utilize their diverse business, sales and marketing experiences to help folks accomplish their Real Estate goals.
Craig handles outside sales, creating and enhancing the marketing systems which make our team successful. Craig is also a Real Estate Coach, teaching and sharing his experience with our own team as well as other Realtors eager to grow their businesses throughout N. America.
Our award winning team offers an exceptional experience to people from step by step assistance in purchasing their very first home, to top tier marketing & negotiation services for those looking to get the top $ from the sale of their home. We are your one-stop Real Estate Team. As dedicated full-time real estate professionals, we are also long-time residents within the greater Hamilton area. We enjoy living in this beautiful city and want to use our experience to search out the best possible properties for you.
You can reach Craig by calling our office 905-297-4885 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather has 14 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry and specializes in the Ancaster, Dundas, Hamilton and surrounding areas.
Heather is an avid runner having completed a full marathon, several ½ marathons and the Around the Bay Race. Born and raised in Ancaster and is a Mom of 3 grown children. We know you will appreciate her energy and infectious enthusiasm for life and her warm approach to real estate. She believes in doing the best possible job for each and every person she meets. As in her running, she will not stop until she helps you cross your Real
Estate finish line!
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David has 12 years of Real Estate experience with a range in both sales and marketing which makes him an expert in the field. As resident of Hamilton, he is an active participant in different social groups within the Hamilton area.
Dave is a great promoter of the City of Hamilton and the surrounding areas. He keeps very busy with his 3 wonderful daughters. He has great zest for life and has a dedicated approach to ensure your real estate experience is a positive one.
Contact Dave by email with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna has been affiliated with real estate since 2007, selling new built luxury custom homes in the Dundas and Ancaster market to many happy and satisfied home owners.
She was awarded the HHHB Award of Merit for outstanding sales in this project and has successfully worked in all aspects of the industry, representing sellers, buyers, investors and banks in the residential market.
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Terri has been with The Bush Team for 5 years. With her 10+ years of Real Estate administrative experience, she is referred to as the “glue” of the team. Terri maintains all daytime activity at our office. With expertise computer program, researching and data management experience, Terri makes sure that things always run smoothly so that the Realtors can focus on one thing, their clients. Whenever you visit or call into our office, Terri will be there with a big smile, bubbly personality and will be happy to help you.
Terri is a mom of 2 teen daughters and enjoys traveling & camping, her Scentsy business and spending time with her family.
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Elizabeth has 1 year Real Estate Industry experience and 5 years of Marketing experience under her belt. Don't let her young age fool you though; she's done a lot since graduating from Brock University in 2013 where she holds a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies. After graduating she went on a career adventure and ran her own Social Media Management Company for 3 years. She's has the honour of being featured in a local business magazine, speaking a business networking functions and teaching businesses how to properly use Social Media to expand their online presence.
Since coming to the Bush Team, Elizabeth takes care of the marketing and social media aspects of the company. If you read any of our blog posts, Facebook posts, or even read the monthly e-newsletter you can bet that Elizabeth has hand-picked the information that is relevant and important to you, and the Real Estate Industry.
When she's out of the office you can find her at the many amazing street festivals that Hamilton has, exploring the trails of Hamilton while searching for the perfect waterfall picture, or spending time with friends and family. Her biggest goal is to buy a home of her own, so it's rather fitting that she works for a real estate company!
Elizabeth can be reached by emailing email@example.com or calling the office at 905-297-4885.
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