Born in the vibrant city of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tina Klein’s early life was a journey of new beginnings as her family relocated to Canada in the winter of 1970. Facing language barriers, with not a single English word at her disposal, Tina’s introverted nature initially seemed like a hurdle. However, it became a catalyst for her unexpected career in the Real Estate industry, a path she embarked upon due to limited job opportunities elsewhere.
Tina’s real estate career is a testament to her resilience and commitment. Over nearly three decades, she has become a paragon of professionalism in the field. Her journey included significant tenures at renowned firms like Century 21 and RE/MAX, lasting nine years at the latter. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish her own venture, initially partnering with the Homelife franchise. The business evolved into Homelife/Tina Klein Real Estate before becoming Tina Klein Real Estate Services Inc. in 1994, a bold solo venture.
Throughout her career, Tina has been a prominent figure in Rexdale’s real estate scene, consistently emerging as a top agent. Her contributions, however, extend beyond property dealings. She is a noted supporter of local youth sports, particularly hockey and baseball leagues, demonstrating her commitment to community development.
Tina’s dedication to her community was nationally acknowledged in 2003 when she received the prestigious Queen’s Jubilee Gold Medal. This honor celebrated her significant contributions to Rexdale, coinciding with Queen Elizabeth’s 50th anniversary on the throne.
Further enhancing her expertise, in 2009, Tina achieved the designation of Accredited Senior Agent. This recognition, from the Society of Accredited Senior Agents, underscored her specialized skills in addressing the unique needs of senior citizens, particularly in assisting them with the complexities of home selling and support systems.
In a strategic move in 2010, Tina joined Realty Executives, led by Scott Gilmour. This partnership, closely tied to the Rexdale community, aims to enhance her client interactions and focus on providing meticulous attention in every property transaction.