Colleen Whitney is a lifelong resident of Kitchener-Waterloo and she has been a licensed Real Estate Sales Representative since 1982. For 39 years, Colleen has been a full service residential realtor at WHITNEY & Company Realty.
Colleen is an advocate for client needs, she is an effective communicator, superior negotiator and is respectful of clients’ busy schedules and lifestyles. When Colleen became a realtor she already had an excellent understanding of the mortgage approval process. She first developed her in-depth knowledge at Royal Trust in the mortgage department. Colleen went on to work at a number of law firms in the Waterloo Region including Giffen Lawyers. She became proficient in the complex legal processes involved in a real estate transaction—from documentation to binding agreements and closing procedures.
Colleen joined John Whitney in June 1982, who was a broker and encouraged her to join the residential sector at WHITNEY & Company Realty. Colleen quickly learned the nuances of appraisals and appraisal reports from John’s father Richard Whitney, Broker, SIOR, who was a certified appraiser.
Colleen is a practiced negotiator, a luxury leader, she offers a wealth of knowledge, is a person of confidence; she is research focused, investigative, strategic, honest, ethical and resourceful. She listens to each client and offers customized approaches based on individual needs. Her niche in luxury, high-end residential homes has resulted in over 70 transactions in the $1Million+ value range. Colleen assists her esteemed clients in the buying and selling of new and re-sale houses, condos, tear-downs, land, development sites and country properties. She is always respectful of clients’ confidentiality, mindful of their best interests, sensitive to their lifestyle needs, and conscientious about the security and the well-being of their homes.
Colleen is a passionate golfer at Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener where she enjoys playing 9 holes of golf before she starts her work day. She volunteers with the Gyrette Club; a service club for the visually impaired. Colleen often attends meetings and events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, and she is a member of the charitable organization 100 Women Who Care Waterloo Region.
Colleen was awarded the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) designation and simultaneously earned the Million Dollar Guild® (GUILD) recognition based on her knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury residential real estate market. Colleen has earned accreditations in the real estate field: Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR).