The PSR Digital Handshake: Meet Paulina Vu

Name: Paulina Vu

Known Nicknames: Pli, Paul, Pauly.

I am:  A twin and a real estate agent.

Neighbourhood of Residence: Corktown.

Previous Professional Life: Student at The University of Western Ontario and before that, I was living in the mean streets of Peterborough, Ontario.

Getting to know Paulina Vu in 10 questions:

  1. What made you decide to get into real estate?
    I was stuck on the GO Train when I was in 2nd year university, sitting beside a woman who worked at Cushman & Wakefield and she talked me into getting my real estate license. Best decision I ever made!
  1. Where would we find you on a Friday night in Toronto?
    Working late or at The Drake Hotel.
  1. Most embarrassing real-estate moment:
    Getting reamed out by a condo concierge for illegally parking during my showings (this has unfortunately happened more than once – whoops!).
  1. Who stands out to you / do you most admire in the business world right now?
    Amy Cuddy! I love her TED Talk on body language.
  1. What is the career philosophy / mantra /inspirational quote that gets you through tougher days?
    “You got this.”
  1. What is your theme song?
    “The World Is Yours” by NaS.
  1. Describe your dream home in 3 words.
    Modern, contemporary, open-concept.
  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Will be enjoying my 30s, still working in real estate, and I would love to be able to live in NYC at some point in my life for a little bit.
  1. When you’re not wheeling + dealing real estate, what can we find you doing?
    Travelling and eating delicious food!
  1. Highlight of 2016 so far:
    Attending Kobe Bryant’s private farewell dinner, called “The Gentleman’s Supper Club” during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto.