Help­ing peo­ple achieve their real es­tate goals

A weekly pro­file of one of Hamil­ton’s grow­ing num­ber of young pro­fes­sion­als

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Name: Ste­fanie Pelone

Age: 29 Po­si­tion: Real­tor with Am­bi­tious Realty Ad­vi­sors Inc. in Hamil­ton

Job de­scrip­tion: I as­sist peo­ple achieve their real es­tate goals … From a young cou­ple look­ing to pur­chase their first home or work­ing with seller as their house no longer matches their life­style to some­one look­ing to use real es­tate as an in­vest­ment for their fu­ture, it is such a great feeling to get to share that ex­cite­ment with them.

Is this the job you thought you’d be do­ing?

My pas­sion for real es­tate started at a young age. I can re­mem­ber, as a child, walk­ing through homes be­ing con­structed with my fa­ther who is a small home builder. I was al­ways fas­ci­nated with the process and happy to see a home go to an ex­cited fam­ily. While work­ing full-time in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try, I did real es­tate part-time, work­ing with in­vest­ment prop­er­ties, flip­ping homes and help­ing lots of fam­ily and friends who would look to me for ad­vice.

I soon re­al­ized that I needed to pur­sue full-time what I en­joyed do­ing so much. Tak­ing the risk to quit my job at the time to fol­low my dreams has al­lowed me to be part of the won­der­ful change hap­pen­ing in Hamil­ton. It is one of the best de­ci­sions I have ever made.

Ad­vice to oth­ers on launch­ing a ca­reer:

Do it. Be­lieve in yourself even when you are doubt­ful. If you love what you’re do­ing, you are al­ready suc­cess­ful.

Roots: Proud home­grown Hamil­to­nian. Lived in Stoney Creek my whole life; I have moved seven times, but never out of the city.

iPhone, An­droid or BB? Love my iPhone.

Re­cent FB up­date: The launch of my lo­cal news­let­ter, fea­tur­ing a spot­light on some of Hamil­ton’s favourite neigh­bour­hoods and fea­tures on busi­nesses started by lo­cal en­trepreneurs. So ex­cited to share and to cross off my first 2017 goal.

Net­works: Hamil­ton Hive, YEP Hamil­ton

Favourite restau­rant in the down­town:

So many great choices. Mom and pop shops are my favourite: peo­ple who are pas­sion­ate about what they do and take pride in ev­ery­thing they serve. If I had to nar­row it down, Tony’s Cor­ner, Pokeh and Fsh & Chp are some of my favourites.

Best fea­ture of life in Hamil­ton:

Hamil­ton is such a beau­ti­ful city. Of course I am bi­ased but the beau­ti­ful es­carp­ment views to en­joy, tons of hik­ing trails, con­ser­va­tion ar­eas and beau­ti­ful scenery are the per­fect bal­ance to the in­dus­trial side that Hamil­ton’s his­tory was built on. We are lucky to have an ex­pan­sive wa­ter­front and we are even the wa­ter­fall cap­i­tal of the world.

What would make Hamil­ton a bet­ter city:

Lower prop­erty taxes and a de­vel­oped wa­ter­front that at­tracts res­i­dents to visit, en­joy, live, work and play.

Con­tacts: Email: ste­fanie­pelone@am­bi­tious­re­alty.ca; new web­site: ste­fanie­pelone.com

Quote: Life is the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness. Fol­low your dreams and be­lieve you will suc­ceed. Even if you don’t, you will still be fur­ther ahead to­mor­row than you are to­day. Op­por­tu­nity is what sets Hamil­ton apart, you can do any­thing here.

If you know a Young Pro­fes­sional who would make a good can­di­date for this Hamil­ton pro­file series, send an email to shen­der­son@thes­pec.com.

GARY YOKOYAMA, THE HAMIL­TON SPECTATOR

Ste­fanie Pelone, 29, is a real­tor with Am­bi­tious Realty. Her pas­sion for real es­tate started at a young age.

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