The Whitney Residential Team maintains an excellent working relationship. As lifelong residents in Kitchener-Waterloo, our services are always personable, detailed and well received at all levels of every project.
It is our duty at Whitney Residential to give clients our undivided attention. We are well versed in all of the nuances with respect to a property— from home staging to septic systems and everything in between. The Whitney Team is reliable, trusted, and community-minded every step of the way.
Colleen Whitney is a lifelong resident of Kitchener-Waterloo and she has been a licensed Real Estate Sales Representative since 1982. For 35 years, Colleen has been a full service residential realtor at Whitney & Company Realty.
Colleen is an advocate for client needs, she is an effective communicator, and is respectful of clients’ busy schedules and lifestyles. When Colleen became a realtor she already had an excellent understanding of the mortgage approval process. She first developed her in depth knowledge at Royal Trust in the mortgage department. Colleen went on to work at a number of law firms in the Waterloo Region including Giffen Lawyers. She became proficient in the complex legal processes involved in a real estate transaction—from documentation to binding agreements and closing procedures.
Colleen joined John Whitney in June 1982, who was a broker and encouraged her to join the residential sector at Whitney & Company Realty. Colleen quickly learned the nuances of appraisals and appraisal reports from John’s father Richard Whitney who was a certified appraiser.
Colleen is a practiced negotiator and a person of confidence; she is research focused, investigative, strategic, honest, ethical and resourceful. She listens to each client and offers customized approaches based on individual needs. Colleen is an experienced residential sales representative in value categories; up to $500K, listings $500K+, and listings $1Million+. Her niche in high-end residential homes has resulted in over 20 transactions in the $1Million+ value range. Colleen also assists her esteemed clients in the buying and selling of condos and the buying and selling of land. She is always very respectful of clients’ confidentiality, best interests, security, and the well-being of their homes.
Colleen is a passionate golfer at Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener where she enjoys playing 9 holes of golf before she starts her work day. She volunteers with the Gyrette Club; a service club for the visually impaired. Colleen often attends meetings and events hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, and she is a member of the charitable organization 100 Women Who Care Waterloo Region.
Recently Colleen was awarded the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) designation and simultaneously earned the Million Dollar Guild® (GUILD) recognition based on her knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury residential real estate market.
Penny is a lifelong resident of Kitchener-Waterloo. She started in the real estate business in 2014 with Whitney & Company supporting the Commercial Team as office manager only to realize her true passion was the residential real estate market. Penny obtained her Real Estate License in early 2016 and comes with a high-degree of analytical skills due to obtaining a BSc. in Chemistry. This has enabled her to be a very critical thinker with a high-degree of precision. Also as an entrepreneur of her own marketing business she is a proven self-starter with the skills and ability to target and market both properties and buyers.
Penny also has her designation as a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). As a CIPS designee, she is part of a global referral network comprised of elite international professionals from over 40 countries. This network can be used to market to consumers beyond our borders.