Meet Sonya Crites
Why do I love my Job?
I would say my love of my family and career are what makes me the person I am today. I really enjoy helping people every day and at the heart of it all, that’s exactly what I do. I help people find their next dream home or sell their largest investment, all the while helping to make the entire process as easy and stress-free as possible. I also get to be involved in so many aspects behind the scenes for listing and buying. Marketing, creating FB ads and other creative ways to help sell a home or to help find a home for our buyers. Every client and property is unique and filled with potential. My enthusiasm and love of this business keeps me constantly learning every day and hopefully this shows to our clients.
On a side note: this industry fuels my passion for anything home-related — Staging is big for us! You can find me often at Homesense, Bouclair and Urban Barn purchasing items for staging our latest listing.
What do I like best about the Ottawa real estate market?
What I like best about the Ottawa real estate market is everything Ottawa has to offer. Its diversity, culture, tourism and the feeling that Ottawa is a small town in a big city. Being the capital of Canada, It is always a great place to invest in real estate. There are great opportunities here. I love that you can enjoy downtown condo living or have a home overlooking the canal, to driving 20 minutes and end up in the suburbs with fantastic neighbourhoods, then end up in farmland or country living close by.
When I’m not working you can find me…
With my family. You can often find me spending time with my husband Paul, walking & hiking or staying in watching Netflix and HBO Series and ordering in from amazing local restaurants. I’m lucky to have 2 girls I am so proud of. Taylor has recently graduated and working as a nurse in the ER of the Almonte hospital. April my youngest is in her 2nd year of Carleton University studying law. (I keep telling her to study Real Estate Law, lol) Our sweetest addition and girl is a French Bulldog, Millie. She is pure joy! Her antics are hilarious! Taking drives and discovering small towns outside of the city with my family or girlfriends are probably one of my favourite things to do! I can’t say I’m never not working… since I love my job so much, it doesn’t always feel like work. My days are generally spent of course with my partner Lori working with clients or on the latest ideas. We can often be found (pre covid days) working from a restaurant or café enjoying a coffee or wine.