Collette Aeschlimann

Sales Representative

519-821-6191

In 1998, my family and I moved here from Switzerland to pursue dairy farming in Perth County. Growing up in the country set a precedent for me – I knew I could never live in a big city. The University of Guelph is what brought me to the Royal City in 2009. Being an agricultural “town” with the Ontario Veterinary College, various agricultural businesses and research facilities, OMAFRA, etc., it felt like home from the beginning. After four years, I graduated with honours from the Bachelor of Commerce program, having majored in Real Estate and Housing. The program exposed me to various facets of real estate, including property valuation and real estate finance, development, law and management. As well, it provided me with comprehensive business knowledge as it pertains to economics and accounting, valuable assets in this industry.

In 2011, prior to obtaining my real estate license, I began working as an administrative assistant for The RC Team. I began to feel that a real estate sales career could possess an opportunity for me to apply my knowledge, which would give me credence within the industry. Thus, I obtained my license in October 2012.

I am a foodie and during my spare time I enjoy being active outdoors, working away at house projects or visiting my family and working on the home farm. I am fluent in Swiss German and am gradually learning to speak Spanish, and enjoy running, hiking and motorcycling. I am passionate about nature, farmland and conservation, and have been acting as a board member with the Ontario Farmland Trust since Spring 2020. I also volunteer on the Land Committee with said organization, and at Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington. I am currently enrolled in a Masters program at the University of Guelph as a part time learner, and am enjoying it greatly. Continued learning, and furthering my knowledge with regards to urban and rural planning and development are something I believe will continue to be an asset for clients. “The more you know”. I enjoy supporting causes like the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowling for Kids’ Sake, as well as efforts and events by the Guelph General Hospital, the Movember Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kidsability and the Children’s Foundation.

 

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