Meet Karissa

So here we are! About Moi. Where to start. I am an artist, designer, lover of the outdoors, gardener, wife, and mother. I am a people person who loves to help make life easier. I come from a family of Entrepreneurs and successful business people. I would not be where I am today without the love and support of my “marketing guru” husband and beautiful family.

I started as a front desk administrator in 1996 at my father’s Real Estate office answering phones, typing offers, booking appointments and greeting people.  I quickly learned that I loved to help people. Through my high school years, I continued to work at various Brokerages and decided when I started University that I would become an Independent Contractor and go into business for myself. I began as a personal assistant for one Agent and quickly grew to over 10. Once I graduated from OCAD University with my Design Degree, I took a small break from real estate and ventured into technology doing sales and support only to return quickly to my passion a couple of years later.

My husband and I married in 2008 and moved out of Toronto to Durham region. I began a new and very exciting career of working with one of our countries top commercial real estate teams as a Senior Marketing Coordinator for the National Investment Team at CBRE Limited. In 2013 our adorable son was born. Upon my return to work, I took a position with another commercial real estate brokerage closer to home but decided that it was time to retire from an office job and a long commute.

It was time to reinvent my consulting business, that I started so many years ago, and get back out there. This time as a virtual assistant for other entrepreneurs like myself, small business’,  and individuals. It was time for me to put all my strengths to work for others.

I am a result oriented, organized and driven assistant/business owner that prides herself on treating her client’s companies and customers as though they were her own. I love to make you and your business look good, if you feel like you just can’t seem to keep your head above water, stressed over the administrative tasks piling up or just can’t get that project that needs to get done completed let me help you.

Whether it’s designing that fancy new marketing piece, helping you brand your dream, handling the barrage of daily emails, proofing that letter or managing your social media you can call on us. Let us be the Solid Support for Your Success!

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STRENGTHS

  • Design
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Organization
  • Real Estate
  • Client Relations

JUST SOME OF THE PROGRAMS I AM FAMILIAR WITH

I am a very quick study and pick up computer software and systems quickly so don’t worry if you don’t see a program listed below. Chances are I have used it and if not I can learn it tout de suite!

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign (Desktop Publishing)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe GoLive
  • WordPress
  • Citrix Sharefile
  • QuickBooks
  • Maximizer
  • Sales Force
  • Top Producer 8i
  • quick!Office Commander Front and Back Office
  • Agent Office
  • Easy Offer
  • Webforms
  • Stratus MLS (Toronto MLS)