Lindsey was born into the world of Real Estate with her mother and grandfather both in the ‘business’, Lindsey remembers dinner table conversations often revolving around Real Estate. It was inevitable that she would one day follow in their footsteps.
Fast forward to 2017 – Lindsey was excited to embark on her new career as third generation Realtor, with Welsh & Co.. She joins her mother, Karin Welsh, from their base in Uxbridge with RE/MAX All-Stars.
Fast forward once again to 2021 – Lindsey, alongside her mother Karin, decided to team up with the Trentadue Torres Group. With a powerhouse like the TTG standing with you, success is inevitable. While remaining based in Durham Lindsey expects to help TTG expand their business throughout the Durham Region.
Prior to joining Welsh & Co., Lindsey spend 10+ years in the fast paced golf sponsorship and events industry.
Lindsey worked for a Sports and Entertainment Agency – one of the largest in the world – on the sponsorship side, managing sponsorships for major Canadian companies such as RBC, Bell Canada, CP Rail, Manulife, and Shaw.
Her experience in this corporate world and at major events such as the President’s Cup and Ryder Cup helped finesse her communication and time management skills. From this experience, Lindsey developed a commitment and attention to detail which rivals the best of the best.
She understands the emotional, and sometimes stressful, process of buying and selling a home, and can gently modify the experience to align with a positive outcome.
Lindsey ensures her clients are fully informed and comfortable throughout the buying/selling process.
Lindsey is married to Brad Smulders, former National Dutch Hockey team member. Brad played professional hockey in Europe for eight years, with four years playing for the Dutch National Team.
Lindsey and Brad are very pleased to raise their three children in Durham Region, where Lindsey grew up.
Karin is a trusted and well trained professional who strives to provide her clients with impeccable service. Her patience and skills exemplify the qualities that are essential for a successful Real Estate outcome. Karin enjoys training her attention to clients’ wish lists, and delivers on checking off as many boxes as possible.
Because of her lifelong career as a full-timer in the Real Estate industry, Karin has seen market highs and lows since the late 1980’s. She knows that changes in governmental and banking regulations are a sure thing. This is an ever evolving business that demands flexibility, education, research, and resilience. One has to adapt to the continual stream of change.
As Karin’s impressive track record of satisfied customers indicates; she is focused on making her client’s vision for buying or selling a home a simple reality.
Karin doesn’t like the stress that comes with ‘surprises’ – so she ensures she is fully informed on all facets of the real estate market and the specifics of her client’s needs. Her goal is to make the process of buying and selling a home in York Durham as easy and stress-free as possible for her clients.
Karin prides herself on good communication skills. She believes that direct, frank, and completely confidential conversations are the cornerstone of meaningful successful working relationships, and develops a foundation of mutual trust and respect.
Karin is a rational, thoughtful decision maker who is sensitive to the demands and expectations of others. She believes that swift action determines high-quality results and keeps pace with industry tools and technology.
She is a strong personality who is driven, disciplined, and relentlessly envisions ways to improve and upgrade her skill-set. She has high expectations of herself and the team she puts together for her clients.
Ongoing education has included Karin receiving the SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) designation in 2018, The CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) designation in 2017, and the ASP (Accredited Staging Professional) home staging designation in 2008.
“After 30+ years of failures, challenges, and successes, we definitely know what works and what doesn’t – and you benefit from all our learnings.”