Sherry Blinkhorn, sole owner and Broker of Record at Blinkhorn Real Estate Ltd, has extensive knowledge and experience in the real property industry. Prior to selling real estate, she was a commercial and residential property manager for several years.
Licensed as a salesperson in 1999, Sherry initially amassed a solid volume of sales, including national recognition in 2002 and 2003 in the “The Presidents Gold Award” category with the Royal Le Page national franchise, for being in the top 10% for volume sales, and in 2004 received the "Platinum Award" for being in top 5% for volume of sales. In 2005, she opened her independent real estate firm. The company has earned a solid reputation for professional service to Pictou County residents.
Sherry holds a diploma in adult psychology, social work and has ample training in the mental health field. She has often commented that her studies and work in the health field is an asset both in her former property management career, and now in the organized real estate industry. In her opinion, the real estate buying and selling process can be a stressful time. Her caring and positive personality definitely helps to put everyone around her at ease.
She believes very strongly in contributing to her community. Described as “an advocate to the bone”, she’s been for years a strong and passionate advocate for the mentally ill, is the past president for the Canadian Mental Health Association, served on the N.S Board of Directors for the Schizophrenia Society, was on focus groups for government advisory panels, has worked with and trained others for the Pictou County Help Line, was the public relations director for the Canadian Cancer Society, Pictou East branch, sat on the Board of Directors for Roots for Youth.
Sherry even volunteered for a month in Israel, and after that, went to New Orleans to help re-build houses because of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. She says those two trips were “definitely life changing experiences”.
She currently volunteers with the Palliative Care Society and actively works with Starr Dobson and her team at the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia on a provincially wide initiative to change the way people think.
She has received numerous volunteer awards, including the "Community Mentor Award”. At the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce Gala in 2012 Sherry received the prestigious "Business Leader of the Year" award, the first, and still the only female, to receive it. They described Sherry as someone "who always pays it forward".
Sherry has always encouraged a TEAM environment in her firm to ensure an atmosphere of professionalism, integrity and client service. This practice, plus her advocacy work background, positive attitude, honesty and hard work ethic serves their clients, customers, and even colleagues in other offices well.