June 02, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil
Ellyn Mendham credits teaching background to industry leadership
Ellyn Mendham describes her entry into real estate as a "fluke."
Originally an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia, then Nova Scotia, Mendham's credentials did not immediately transfer when she moved to Alberta.
"I needed to work and produce an income, and at the time I thought I would go back to teaching later," said Mendham. "By fluke, I got into real estate."
But after making her first sale – a home that went for $42,000 in 1975 – she quickly realized she loved the industry.