When Jill Callaghan had her twin boys in 1999, she decided to make a career change. She said goodbye to twelve years in the banking industry and entered real estate. It had always been of interest to her, particularly the different architecture and construction of homes and buildings.
Jill began by taking an introductory course to appraising from the University of British Columbia and was immediately hooked. She was soon after hired by R. W. Dyer Realty as a candidate member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Jill has since been awarded the CRA – Canadian Residential Appraiser – designation, making her a full-fledged residential appraiser. Jill has been actively involved as a volunteer with the local Waterloo Wellington chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.
Jill gets a lot of personal satisfaction from being an appraiser. She loves inspecting and viewing all the different properties she goes to see. Every day presents a new experience and the fact that she’s no longer confined to an office is a great perk. The enjoyment she gets from her job spills over into the service that she provides her clients.
Jill & her husband live in Waterloo and have three wonderful boys. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially in the summer around her beautiful backyard pool.
- My Favourite Restaurant in Waterloo Region: Bhima’s Warung
- I Can’t Live Without: My husband Michael
- Charity of Choice: KidsAbility
- My Dream Vacation: Fiji