Julie Wilson became a licensed Real Estate Sales Representative in 1985, at the age of 21. Her compassion and intuitive ability to listen to her clients’ needs has helped thousands of families of all ages to find exactly the right home.
Julie has received numerous awards for outstanding sales and leadership abilities throughout her career. She provides workshops, talks and seminars on topics relating to the real estate industry. Through her volunteer roles, leadership training, and many years of helping others buy and sell real estate, Julie found her passion: to educate and consult with mature adults living into, and throughout, their golden years.
Julie respects and enjoys the company of older adults and understands the joys and fears of being in transition. She earned the designation Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and her stripes as an Accredited Seniors Agent (ASA; for more information about these designations, please see chapter seven).
Julie also believes in the value of community and is passionate about volunteering at every possible opportunity. She sits on the board of her local CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons) chapter, advocating and assisting in providing education to its members. Julie has completed the Orientation to Palliative Care course and is also a certified Reflexologist.
Her success has become the foundation for Beyond the Sold Sign: a real estate workbook/planner for Canadians living into the golden years.
The decision to move out of the family home is not an easy one. Julie realized that families and professionals working with older adults would both benefit from a workbook/planner that helps senior clients assess their needs and desires, and make their next move based on an educated and informed decision.
Her goal is to make their move, and anyone assisting in that move, as stress free as possible. Julie believes a home is more than a physical structure. As a SRES and an ASA, she focuses on the importance of carefully listening to her clients’ needs to identify accessibility challenges and lifestyle wishes. Investing the time to plan will ensure their final choice brings lasting satisfaction before, during and Beyond the Sold Sign.