2012 - 2015 President's Award Winners
Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
393 First Street, Suite 100
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B3
Office 705 445 5454
I have always had an interest in Sales and in 1982 after graduating from the University of Toronto I completed the necessary courses to get my Real Estate Licence and joined Canada Permanent in their Bayview office. The market was difficult at that time, interest rates were astronomical, I remember my amortization book started at 8%. People were losing their homes, it was a very sad and unstable time. I decided I couldn't afford to wait out the market and ended up in Collingwood. I came for a weekend and never went home!
I was a Mortgage Broker for many years which I loved doing. The challenges of putting together a deal and working with local realtors was very rewarding. When I became a single parent, I knew I couldn't keep up with the crazy hours, so Maid In Collingwood, www.MaidInCollingwood.com a residential cleaning business was born in 1993. It has been a great accomplishment for me. I developed and nurtured the business and 22 years later it is thriving. I have excellent permanent staff and a General Manager to help with the day to day operations.
With the company running smoothly, in 2011 I took the courses needed to obtain my Real Estate Licence once again. I never lost my interest in it and always hoped I would be a part of it again. With all the contacts I have developed through Maid In Collingwood I hope to be able to circulate information of my listings to them using social media and the internet. I look forward to offering this added service to my customers and new friends.
Outside of work I play tennis, golf, ski at the Beaver Valley Ski Club, and I am a member of The Bruce Trail Club where I hike and snowshoe. Whenever possible I like to be outside enjoying all this fabulous area has to offer.
Read Hilton is my partner in Real Estate and in Life. We have a home in the Valley and another one in Collingwood where we stay a couple days a week while we participate in office meetings and MLS tours of homes in the area. Read is the Membership Manager for the Beaver Valley Ski Club and has developed thousands of contacts over the past 20 years. With Read’s extensive knowledge of the Beaver Valley and mine of Southern Georgian Bay, we believe we will provide our customers with outstanding service and expertise whether buying or selling. Read and I would be pleased to spend some time with you exploring the endless benefits and opportunities home ownership has to offer in this fantastic area we call home.
Sincerely, Gail Crawford | 705 445 3751 | Gail@GailCrawford.com