We love Ottawa. While Chris is a native, Sandy was a transplant since the age of four. We love everything about this great city, the foodie options, the architecture, the community—and the real estate!
But we haven’t always been real estate professionals. Originally, we both worked in the hotel industry after university (Sandy at Queen’s and Chris, Dalhousie), which gave us the perfect training for real estate. Since 1991 Chris has brought that unwavering dedication to client service to real estate, which has led to him win awards like the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Platinum Club and, recently, the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris also has placed in the Top 10 Real Estate Professionals in Orleans.
We continued to work together when Sandy joined Chris in 2005. Originally working as his assistant—but using the skills she learned both in the hotel industry and in marketing at a consulting firm — she became a fully-licensed Real Estate Professional in 2014. Off to a rockstar start, Sandy in her first year won both the Rookie of the Year Award and the 100% Club.
We now combine our skills to service clients with the highest level of service and client education. We think real estate is more about education than the hard sell—the happiest clients are the best-informed and best-served ones! We believe strongly in forming a real partnership with our clients — listening, informing, advising and servicing. This approach has led us to be the second highest performing team at our RE/MAX brokerage for the last two years.
When we aren’t busy helping our clients buy and sell real estate we’re busy in the community—and with our two teenage sons. We couldn’t be prouder of our boys (like every parent of course), one currently in high school and the other pursuing his music studies in Toronto. Our involvement in the community includes coaching and managing competitive boys basketball and donating time to the local Food Bank.
We also feel that everyone should have a cause to support—and ours is the Children’s Miracle Network. We personally donate a portion of every home our clients buy or sell to the network through the CHEO Miracle Home Program. While this charity is the nationally-selected charity for RE/MAX we believe it is truly one of the greatest organizations out there. And RE/MAX Canada agents have donated over $56M to date.