All About Annalise

Thank you for visiting my site. Allow me to give you a little bit of background on who I am and why I am so passionate about what I do.

My Purpose

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When it was time to move on from my career in the Army, I wasn’t sure where my life’ s path would take me.  I generally knew I needed something more flexible than my previous employment had allowed for, because I needed the ability to pursue my calling.

Let me back up.  My husband chose India as the place in which we’d spend his three weeks away from combat in Afghanistan during his 2006 tour. Something happened in my heart on that trip, and when I came home I knew I would be going to places where my gifts and skills could be shared.

For quite a few years, we had been involved with a relief and development agency (hungryforlife.org), mostly through fundraising, but in 2011 we conducted an assessment trip to a country in Asia.

Coming home from our trip in 2011, I couldn’t help but look at things differently. I knew exactly how many people could be fed, how many children could be educated with amounts of money I could spend without batting an eyelash. I started looking at my income differently.  How much of a difference can my next commission make? How many lives can be changed if I sell a few more homes?  We live a simple yet comfortable life that allows us to be able to pass on our excess to those whose lives could be changed by it.

In 2013, the Executive Director of Hungry for Life, our long-time friend Dave, called to ask if I would come on permanent staff with HFL.  Kevin and I knew it was the right time. I worked full-time for three years, doing my international travel during the months when the real estate market is quieter. In 2017, I put aside my suitcase to pursue postgraduate studies on a part time basis, but Kevin and I remain involved with HFL.

In my former life as an Army officer, I could feel that I was part of a bigger picture, something larger than myself.  I guess I really missed that, and struggled with it.  I love the part of real estate that is about helping people, educating, assisting people in their decisions and making sure they avoid mistakes.  I enjoy being around people, and I find the nuts and bolts of real estate very interesting.  But it is because of my passion for  that my work in real estate brings me so much fulfillment.  My job and my clients help me answer the calling that I started to hear years before becoming a real estate agent.

Annalise’s Background

Annalise was born and raised right here in Kingston, and completed her university degree at the Royal Military College. She served in the military for 13 years, on bases from coast to coast, and spending several years in each of Kingston, Edmonton and Gagetown (NB). She has been married since 2002 and her husband Kevin is still serving in the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

Annalise began investing in real estate in 2006 and enjoyed every aspect of it, from purchasing and developing to managing and periodically selling. She loves the challenge, and how there’s something new and different about every deal. With her own interest in real estate and the fulfillment she derives from helping others, becoming a real estate agent was a perfect fit following her military career.

Her Take on Real Estate

110627 191938 Annalise Schamuhn 1931 549x640 All About Annalise  |  Kingston Real Estate Over the course of several military relocations and iterations of buying, developing, managing and selling investment properties, Annalise built the profile of what she considered to be the ideal real estate agent. It’s a concept she works hard to live up to, and continues to redefine as she work with clients and other professionals in the realm of real estate.

Anyone can send you lists of houses for sale and drive you around to find something you like, or plug the details of your home into the MLS® System. What Annalise offers is the focus to ensure you don’t pay too much that perfect home, to uncover issues that might otherwise be missed, to help you sell at the best price for your home, and to guide you through the intricacies of the negotiation process.

With Annalise, you have a real estate agent who keeps in close communication and has the knowledge and confidence to give you straight answers and strong advice. She is meticulous when she deals with her own real estate investments because she loves the whole process from research to negotiations to building equity. Rely on her to be your sober second thought, your staunch advocate, your trusted advisor, and your second wind when the going gets tough. In short, Annalise is the real estate agent you’ve been looking for!