In our latest ongoing blog series, we’ll introduce you to the members of our award-winning sales team at Cantiro Homes. Today, we’re excited to introduce Etta Fung, our Area Sales Manager in The Hills at Charlesworth in Southeast Edmonton. Her approachable nature and extensive experience in the home building industry has lead her to win the CHBA Edmonton 2023 Award for achieving Silver Sales Volume $21-$22M. Etta always strives to make her customers happy and help find their amazing home!
How many years have you been in the industry?
I’ve been working in the local home building industry in Edmonton for about 11 years now. I’ve had the pleasure of working for Cantiro Homes (formerly Dolce Vita Homes) for almost 5 years!
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT DIFFERENTIATES CANTIRO FROM OTHER BUILDERS?
I definitely think Cantiro differentiates itself from other builders in the industry through thoughtful design. You’ll never find a Cantiro floorplan where everything is crammed together. Everything is carefully planned including the utilization of space. Because we actively hire experts in every field that have a strong passion for what they do, we’re well known for our excellence and integrity in building.
WHAT ARE 3 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOU?
- I was born in Hong Kong but moved to Edmonton as a small child. I hold dual citizenship in China and Canada.
- I’m a pinball wizard. My all-time favourite arcade game is Elvira and the Party Monsters Pinball Machine.
- I grew up playing piano.
WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT THE HOME-BUYING JOURNEY?
The most exciting part of the home-buying process is helping my clients put down roots and invest in themselves. Particularly, during COVID, it has been so rewarding to be able to help families find a safe and reliable space to live during the pandemic.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING A HOME?
I think the most important factor buyers should consider when purchasing a home is whether or not their home will suit their family’s needs over the next 5-7 years. If not, then it may not be the right choice.
Also, the best advice I can give to first-time home buyers is get your mortgage pre-approval first! I’ve had many deals fall through because buyers were unable to obtain a mortgage pre-approval after finding their dream home. It should be your very first step in the home-buying process if you want to avoid disappointment.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE CANTIRO MODEL AND WHY?
I’m not a fan of yard maintenance, so my dream would be to live in a luxurious unit in West Block in Glenora!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE COMMUNITY AMENITY IN The Hills?
The community highlight is our Sustainability Plaza—offering residents plenty of activities including, a solar-powered playground, community gardens, a four-season trail / ice ribbon and a 9-hole disc golf course. If you enjoy outdoor spaces, there’s tons of room to explore and be one with nature.