Elizabeth Forde & Catherine Swift

Royal LePage Team Realty
Office: 1.613.831.9287
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BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a New Canadian and has happily called Ottawa home since January 2002, when she relocated from England with her Husband and 3 year old son. Relocating to a new City or Country is a huge journey to undertake and Elizabeth can relate to that experience firsthand.  From all the firsts of deciding where to place our roots to getting a new Ontario Driving License and OHIP card to deciding which school would be best for your children. There are lots of things to consider along the journey.

Elizabeth has always had a strong passion for Real Estate and Interior Home Design, since purchasing her very first home in her early 20s and completely renovating it from top to bottom. As a Certified Home Staging Professional(CSP) Elizabeth decided to pursue her love of Real Estate and became a licenced RELATOR ®. Since joining Royal Le Page Elizabeth has been awarded The Award of Excellence for her consistent achievements along with The Presidents Gold Award for 5 successive years placing her in the top 10% of realtors Nationally for Royal Le Page. Elizabeth holds The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)®  Designation, recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®, as the premier credential in Seller representation, elevating professional standards and enhancing personal performance, and The Accredited Buyer Representation designation (ABR) ® the benchmark of excellence in Buyer representation.

Elizabeth is a very passionate about her profession and her clients and works diligently to ensure that her clients have the best experience they could hope for throughout the Buying or Selling process. Every client has different needs and expectations and Elizabeth enjoys working alongside all of her clients to ensure they have a stress and worry free journey when either buying a new home or selling their existing home.

Real Estate is a lifestyle career for Elizabeth and she starts each with day with fresh enthusiasm for what the day will hold in store for her.  Most of all Elizabeth embraces the relationships and friendships she encounters along the journey with all of her clients. You can rely on Elizabeth every step of the way to help you with her strong market knowledge and proven negotiation skills to excel on your behalf.


Catherine

Catherine has had an avid interest in construction and renovation since her very first assignment at the tender age of 6 when her Dad asked her to countersink all the finishing nails in the family’s new “rec room” – do you remember that wood panelling? How many other middle-aged women do you know who’d rather go shopping for a compressor than a Cuisinart?

Catherine is a full-time real estate professional who has been recognized for her consistent sales achievement with the Royal Lepage Award of Excellence. Most recently, Catherine was awarded the President's Diamond Award in 2015, placing her in the top 3% of all Royal LePage agents across Canada.  Catherine prides herself on her in-depth knowledge of home construction and rural properties and can offer great advice to help ensure your home provides a safe and healthy environment for your  family. Catherine holds the SRES designation, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, and has received specialized training to advise mature adults in their real estate decisions as well as the ABR designation, an Accredited Buyer Representative and the CNE designation, a Certified Negotiation Expert. Catherine currently sits on the Professional Standards Committee of The Ottawa Real Estate Board.

Before being licensed as a REALTOR ®, Catherine operated her own business for 15 years as an independent consultant to the private sector, governments and non-profit organizations. She's bilingual in English and French and holds the highest fluency rating possible from the Canadian federal government.

Catherine's consulting work focused primarily on healthy child and adolescent development and community development. She carries this passion about healthy people and vibrant, healthy communities to her role as a REALTOR ®.

Originally from Toronto, Catherine made the smart move to the Ottawa area over 20 years ago. Her family chose the west end of Ottawa as the perfect spot to lay down new roots.

Catherine and her family later moved to rural Kanata where they bought an unfinished home on 4 acres. Catherine acted as the General Contractor and worked with over 48 tradespeople in just 6 weeks to complete the home. She's convinced this is some of the best project management experience she's ever had!

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  • $1,659,000 CDN
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