My favourite vacation was…
To answer this question, I'd have to say all of them. If anybody asked me, I would tell them my two favourite things in life other than spending time with family and friends, are food and vacations/new experiences; but usually they go hand in hand, so I guess I have four favourite things! Perhaps it's because I don't take many vacations, so when I do, I take as much out of them as I can!
One day I’d like to…
Take the ultimate Canadian and American road trips as determined by algorithms. Combined, driving about six hours per day, the road trips would take four months or so, but I would gladly stretch that out! The road trips make a point of hitting every province, territory and state that are accessible by road. A few destinations on my bucket list include Lake Louise in Alberta, anywhere in the Yukon, Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia, the French Quarter of New Orleans, Glacier National Park in Montana and of course, the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
A fun fact about me is…
I will try just about anything once, and if I don't enjoy it, I'm likely to try it one or two more times just to make sure I'm not missing out.
If I had a theme song it would be…
This is such a difficult question to answer because so many songs have influenced me over the years and music has been a sort of escapism for me throughout my life. That being said, I'll choose Drake White's "Simple Life", simply for the very obvious meaning behind the song. I really am just a fan of the simple life.
My dream home would be…
A modest house with enough space to comfortably fit a big family, resting on acres of land just on the outskirts of town. A welcoming backyard, with a large deck for entertaining, a huge fruit and vegetable garden and a hockey rink. Include a big circular driveway so I can accommodate my family and friends, and a large garage so I don't have to clear snow off my car in the winter and I'm a happy girl!
The accomplishment I’m most proud of is…
A little out of the box, but I'm most proud of the personal and emotional growth and self-realizations I've made over the years. I've learned to not dwell on the past or fret the little things and to consider every point of view before making judgments. Nobody is perfect, but everybody has good in them, sometimes you just have to look a little deeper or spend a little more time.
Born and raised in St. Catharines, Jen traded the city life for country living and now lives in rural Niagara. With a love for all things outdoors, and a passion for supporting local industry and talent, she’s always happy to recommend great hiking and biking trails, specialty mom and pop shops, the newest local restaurant or café, and is sure to have the next local festival in her calendar.
Jen started out at McGarr Realty as a Personal Assistant to a successful Real Estate Sales team which inspired her to take on a more proactive sales position within the organization. When you work with Jen, you can expect a no-pressure, adaptable sales approach, consistent communication and someone you can count on to listen to you and take you seriously, ensuring a positive experience throughout the entire transaction.
Jen is an experienced Executive Assistant with a background in sales and customer service; combine that with a friendly, people-pleasing personality, and you get a highly organized, detail oriented, and proactive salesperson who will take your wants and needs to heart. Call her today at 289-213-7031 or email her at Jen@McGarrRealty.com.
"Amazing! So helpful, patient, knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate but determined all at the same time! Jen knows the importance of the perfect home and understands that each family needs that "just right" home that they can call theirs. Thank you for being so helpful and patient! We love our home and couldn't have done it without your expertise. I highly recommend Jen Bedard to everyone." - Ashely Drysdale
"She is a determined, reliable, authentic person who genuinely cares about her clients. She is so personable and an attentive listener, just an overall delight! Family is very important to her so she will work her hardest to find the right home for your family. I highly recommend her!" - Heather Carson
"Jen is great at paying attention to detail. She has a friendly and outgoing personality and her professionalism is outstanding. Thanks being there for us!" - Margaret Daley
"Jen is a pleasure to be with. She listens to what your dreams in a home are. She is a kind, caring person and very easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone." - Amber Miller
"Jen Bedard truly cares about people. She is committed, conscientious and diligent. She is friendly, bright and cheerful. She loves her career and it shows." - Tracey Coates
"Jen is hard working, driven and a go getter. She's caring and compassionate and a great listener, she'll work with you to find what you're looking for. She see's details that we don't know to look for. I 100% trust Jen to take me though the house hunting process! Thank you for everything you did for me! It'll never be forgotten!" - Sarah Banks
"This is a woman who works hard while maintaining her integrity and upholding the importance of strong family values. She is trustworthy and tenacious. Her humour and sunny disposition is just the icing on the cake." - Jocelynne Deville
"There is no pressure with Jen, she is friendly and interested in helping you find the right house. She provides you with information/tips to sell your house and provides a free home evaluation. Trust Jen with your home - buy or sell, you'll be happy with the results." - Tricia Clausen
"Jennifer is relentless! She won't stop until you have found exactly what you're looking for (with her help of course). Jen drove us around in her little orange Chevy to about 50, or maybe 60 houses, until we settled on one we really liked and within our (limited) budget. On our fourth outing with Jen, I actually wondered if she will continue helping us, got a little embarrassed and gave her my really sad pouty look and said "we need to see more". Jen accommodated us for several more outings. At our home of choice, Jen negotiated the price for us, and got the deal exactly right. We asked for additional discounts - and she got that too. Not bad! Jen is quite knowledgeable in her field, and guided us through all the steps with a top notch level of professionalism. She is very easy to get along with. Her sense of humour was a good foil to my dry off the cuff style. Jen is good at what she does and I would recommend any real estate business without hesitation." - Salim Essop and Fahmida Ebrahim
"Jen exceeded my expectations. Lots of patience, and picks up on what you're looking for quickly. She found me a move-in ready home within a few weeks of meeting and I couldn't be happier. She also helped accommodate a quicker than average closing date given my upcoming vacation plans. Thanks Jen!" - Andrew Wroblewski
"Thank you Jen for your professionalism and patience to have our parents' home sold for a satisfying price. It was not an easy situation, but you never flinched and were always available when we needed to speak with you. You always had the best interests of our parents in mind. Thank you." - Gisela Gingras