b'Creating Genuine ConnectionsMeet three alumni who hit the ground running in Torontos competitive real estate game.o CELIA TORREY 15Celia Torrey 15 currently works at Sothebys International Realty Brokerage Canada as a licensed real estate agent. Celia has had a keen interest in real estate since she was young. In fact, she had tried to secure a co-op placement in real estate while she was in Grade 11 at Greenwood. Her love for meeting and working with new people is highly compatible with her passion for building genuine relationships with her clients. She is deeply satisfied by the smiles she can bring to her clients faces when she helps them to secure their dream home. My love and passion for real estate is evident in every client interaction, Celia says of her work. My passion keeps me focused and motivated to be the best I can be for both myself and my clients.While working at a brokerage one summer while attending postsecondary studies, Celia used the opportunity to network with realtors. It was there that she met her mentor and confidant, Armin Yousefi. After Celia left the brokerage to return to her studies, Armin offered her a place on his team when she was licensed and ready. Since then, she has had the privilege of both learning from and working with him. Celia started her career in real estate at a very pivotal timeduring the COVID-19 pandemic. Being a young professional starting in a new career has its own challenges, but top that with a province-wide lockdown and it seems impossible, Celia recalls of when she first launched her career in 2021. However, she was extremely motivated to start her dream job and found innovative ways to generate leads and develop genuine relationships with clients through the internet. My favourite part of being a real estate agent is working with people and being a part of such a life-changing decision, Celia notes about what drives her to strive for her clients. More often than not, people are excited about their next chapter and this Celia Torrey, happy and eagermakes for great clients.to help her next clients secureCelia says her time at Greenwood taught me the importance of being authentically you. their dream home! That authenticity translates to her work as a real estate agent and helps her to fully connect with her clients and understand their needs. Greenwood teachers all made me feel incredibly well supported, communicated clearly, and took the time to get to know me as a person, Celia fondly remembers. This is something that I value and embody in my career by offering each of my clients an experience that is a little more personal.12 evergreen Nov. 2021'