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Ray

Ray Ferris

Norfolk native, wannabe chef, collector of fine dining menus, ridiculously early riser always looking for a stronger brew of morning mud.  I’m “REALTOR® Ray”, AKA “Chef Raymond”, “Captain”, “Raymondo”, and “Ray Jr.”.

When growing up, I always dreamed of being a world renowned chef, yet my high school guidance counsellor convinced my parents that a Bachelor of Commerce was best for my future. So off to McMaster University I went where I was exposed to general business principles, accounting, finance, human resources, statistics, marketing, economics, and information systems … perfect pre-requisites for a real estate broker!

As a REALTOR® for the past 23 years, I’ve been witness to rapid change in the way which real estate is bought and sold. Way back when, information about properties listed for sale was made available by way of catalogues.  Yes, catalogues.  Publications of listing information with ONE black and white thumbnail size photo.  Wait, it gets better.  The catalogues were printed and delivered to brokerages every two weeks.  Yes, that’s right … you had to wait two weeks to find out about a new listing.

Fast forward to 2016, I had the honour and responsibility of serving as President of the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), the province’s strongest advocate for home and property ownership, property rights, and prosperous communities. OREA represents 70,000 REALTOR® members, who help home buyers achieve the Canadian dream of home ownership.

The complexity of the modern real estate market combined with expanded legal obligations increases the need and expectations of a high standard of care and knowledge.  REALTORS® are involved in transactions that have a high degree of emotion, financial risk and reward associated with them.  For this reason, I continued my education, beyond registration requirements.  In 2017 I was awarded the FRI (Fellow of the Real Estate Institute) which allows me to better serve our firm’s clients and to lead our team of REALTORS® after continuing rigorous education requirements beyond registration education.

When not selling real estate, I enjoy boating, fishing, and cooking.  I spend summers in Long Point as a fourth generation owner of The Old Cut Boat Livery where we have a summer time real estate office. 

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, you’re trusting me with one of your most valuable possessions.  I take this responsibility very seriously.

Call or email Ray: 519.586.7922

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Amie

Amie Ferris

Born and raised in Port Dover, lover of the lake, proud of the local small town spirit, third generation REALTOR®, community volunteer and the one who will talk your ear off about all the amazing things Norfolk County has to offer. I’ve been involved in many activities from boating and fishing to sports for plenty of years, and would love to tell you all about them, or help you get involved.

Chinese philosophy describes “Yin and Yang” as opposite forces that are actually complementary, interconnected and interdependent and that they give rise to each other. Ray loves to cook…I do not; Ray loves twitter…I love facebook; Ray’s vacations are go go go…mine are not; Ray is an early riser…I am not. I prefer to work late into the evening which means as a real estate team, we complement one another so you get the very best possible service.

Single family homes and lakeside living are my areas of “expertise”. Whether you are a first time buyer excited for your new adventure, a family looking to expand, a retiree ready to make that final move or someone looking for a summer home, I’d love to help you “make the right move”. And along the way I’ll likely introduce you to some local characters and share some great community history and stories!

Call or email Amie: 519.426.2072

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Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell

Sales agent: noun; one who facilitates a life enhancing and mutually beneficial transaction between a vendor and purchaser.

Sounds simple…right?

Hi.  My name is Greg Mitchell.

I have joined Erie’s Edge Real Estate Ltd., a brokerage with roots dating back to January 10th, 2011.  Having personally done business with the firm, I know that their business principles and high ethical standards are in sync with my own.

The definition of a sales agent above is not always the one that comes to mind when people are asked to describe what a salesman or sales agent is.  Many of their responses would not be printable here.  But I would like to introduce myself  to the community as someone who really does understand what a sales agent is supposed to be.  I’ve staked much of my livelihood on it.

At age ten, I opened my own dew worm stand on the side of the road.  It’s where I learned the value of showing up early and staying late.  (The early bird really does get the worm).  Later, I graduated from my formal education with top honours in each chosen discipline.  My years in automotive parts and service sales prepared me for the last career.  Before settling in to what  I love, I have sold and helped install highly complex fluid transfer systems to a wide variety of demanding clients in heavy industry, agriculture and municipalities.

Being raised on a farm sure came in handy as well.  As most farmers will tell you, a lot of what is learned on a farm cannot be taught anywhere else.  That same farm also changed from dairy to beef and then to cash crop.

Those scary changes taught me how property values can change a lot and fast.  I learned very early on how to anticipate and react to market fluctuations.  My wife Courtney and I followed these markets over the course of our marriage and logged many hours and kilometres researching, visiting and purchasing properties.

We learned the good, the bad, and the ugly of property investments.  It’s not simple and we always valued the helping hand of a smart and understanding real estate expert – be they an agent, a lawyer and /or accountant. 

I developed a passion for this market and have decided that after working for 10 years in the fluid transfer market in North America and overseas, it is now time to stick closer to home and do what I love best – helping family’s like yours with their real estate transactions.

Things all over the country are changing fast in all sectors.  As a result, properties will change hands frequently.  Unfortunately for some, the need for these transactions will show up at the worst possible time under tough circumstances.  Other more lucky folks may decide to buy or sell at their convenience for their own financial logic and timing, be it a farm, commercial property, private home or even a vacation/retirement home. 

Whatever the need, I intend to be an effective sales agent by helping them all get through the experience with the least amount of stress and the best outcome.  Most of my past clients have become friends because we have solved problems – some simple – some complicated – together to our mutual satisfaction. 

I look forward to all those friends I have yet to meet and help navigate through their real estate transactions smoothly.  It can start today by calling the number below as I already have buyers looking for houses and as always welcome we need sellers.

Call or email Greg: 519.983.6908

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Krystal West

Krystal West

Born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Krystal owned and operated her family’s business for over 15 years. It was here Krystal learned the value of customer service and how treating customers/ clients fair and with honesty would reward her for years to come.  Over the years Krystal has been immersed in many projects, for herself and her family, involving commercial/industrial properties, multifamily and single family residential properties. This is where she discovered her love and passion for real estate.   Being invested in the community is very important to Krystal. She has been on the BIA ( Business Improvement Area) Board for over 10 years and has been involved with planning for events such as Turtle fest. Krystal also volunteers at her children’s school on a weekly basis and has been involved in the local Meals on Wheels program in the past. Krystal truly believes that Tillsonburg is a great town and loves to share information with her clients about local business , events and up coming changes in the community.  If you would like a sales representative that is passionate and knowledgeable about Tillsonburg and the surrounding area, give Krystal a call. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent commercial , industrial, multifamily or single family residential she would be happy to put her knowledge to work for you.

Call or email Krystal: 519.842.1615

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Scott

Scott Gilvesy

I was born and raised in the Tillsonburg area.  It is with great pride that I have had the opportunity to raise a family in this warm hearted community.  I attended Glendale High School where I was very active in sports.  I furthered my education at Fanshawe College graduating with a Business Diploma.

I was the owner and operator of Flint Farms Inc. for over 25 years growing tobacco just outside of Tillsonburg.  I was also a domestic and export purchaser of tobacco for RJR MacDonald and JTI Leaf.  In recent years I owned and operated Tanner’s Studio in both Tillsonburg and Ingersoll.  I am also a Director of MIT Group Inc., where I specialize in commercial property management.  I enjoy spending time with my family and especially my granddaughter, Ellie.  I along with my wife, Deb, enjoy boating and spending time in Turkey Point sampling the local eateries and enjoying great times with good friends. With my background knowledge of agriculture, retail, commercial property as well as contracting two homes, I pursued my passion for real estate and acquired my real estate licence. In July 2015 I joined “Your Local Real Estate Team™” working with Erie’s Edge Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage. I am really excited to be part of this dynamic and knowledgeable team who work together to provide our customers with the best possible service the Realty world can deliver.  I look forward to servicing your local real estate needs and my clients can be assured that all negotiations will be done with their best interests at heart.

Call or email Scott: 519.842.1119

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Jeff

Jeff VanRybroeck

As a third generation VanRybroeck, with family roots in Tillsonburg dating back to the 1940’s,  it’s evident Jeff VanRybroeck not only lives in Tillsonburg, but calls it home, raising his three children here.

In 1963, the VanRybroeck family started a small construction business ‘VanRybroeck Windows and Aluminum’. A business based on hard work, honest and quality service. Growing up with the family business and having these morals instilled in him at a young age, has shaped Jeff into a successful business man who’s not driven by the all mighty dollar, but instead, a man who holds family and integrity at value.

Having worked in construction throughout his entire life, Jeff has immense knowledge of what a quality building, structure, or house should entail. Jeff has flipped houses, owned rental properties, built homes and studied structures from a safety perspective. Experience that comes in quite helpful when someone is looking to invest in properties. 

4 years ago, Jeff attained a position as fire chief of a neighbouring municipality, which meant he could no longer give the attention to his real estate clients that they needed and deserved to have. Partnering with Your Local Real Estate Team, a unique real estate partnership in which clients don’t have one agent representing them, but instead four agents representing them… with all hands on deck, giving around the clock service… Jeff knew he could maintain his relationship with past clients, continue to work with current clients and welcome new clients.  Confident that they would continue to have quality service and hardworking representatives, Jeff knew partnering with this team was imperative for his relationships, because clients could continue to work with him, but have a remarkable team on their side as well.

With confidentiality held at the upmost respect, quality service, hard work and above all else, respect and honesty for his clients… Jeff brings a down to earth approach to the real estate world. Knowing first-hand how emotional a move can be, or how finances can make ones stomach flutter, Jeff doesn’t look at a building as four walls, but instead, as a home, a memory, a journey or an ending. Understanding that emotions can take the front seat, Jeff has an empathetic approach and time is not a factor when it comes to making one of the most important decisions of your life.

Call or email Jeff: 519.983.6908

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Patrice Chambers

Patrice Chambers

Hi. My name is Patrice, but you can call me Patti! I was born and raised mostly in Port Dover. Except for a few years in Windsor as a small child, I have lived in Norfolk County most of my life.

I moved to London after high school to attend Fanshawe College where I graduated with a Business Diploma. From there I moved home temporarily but then moved to Kitchener to broaden my horizons as they say and obtain some work and life experience, but Norfolk County has always been where my heart is so I never felt truly at home anywhere else.

When I am not at work I can be found fishing on the lake with my better half, crafting, travelling to see my family, scattered throughout Ontario now, or walking my black labs Roxy and Ammo on one of the many beautiful trails this area has to offer.

I am a quiet person who is loyal and loving with my family and lifelong friends. I love meeting new people, sharing and talking about my home town!

Call or email Patrice: 519.586.7922

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Robert McCrabb

Robert McCrabb

Meet Robert (aka Bob)…First licensed as a Broker in 1972, Bob says his career has offered him the opportunity to assist his clients and friends to find real estate success, firstly as a Broker Owner and then as a residential sales person offering resale and new home expertise.  The last many years have let Bob live up to his motto…Trusted for Experience, Respected for Results.

Bob and his wife, Wendy currently reside in the lakeside town of Port Rowan in beautiful Norfolk County.  They have 2 sons and 5 grandchildren all living a distance away.  They’ve always believed in living life to the fullest.

Real estate is Bob’s sole business interest and full time career, and while he loves to work, he also enjoys dabbling in home design for his builders and clients.

Bob would be happy to assist you or your family and friends with any real estate needs in and around Norfolk County.

Bob can be reached at 519.918.1177 or by email.

Tammy Whitney

Tammy Whitney

Meet Tammy…life long resident of Haldimand-Norfolk, mother of 3 (2 boys, 1 girl), and an experienced real estate Sales Representative ready to help you make your next move!

Tammy’s seen it all…she’s worn all the shoes and knows real estate inside out.  She’s been the office secretary, the real estate board administrator and her favourite of all, a full time, full service REALTOR®.

When not helping buyers and seller’s make their dreams of homeownership a reality, Tammy can be found spending family time with her partner Scott, her son’s TJ and Derek, or her “mini-me” Brenna, or enjoying the amazing restaurants, live music, fundraisers or events throughout Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.

If you’re looking to make a move to the area, Tammy has the knowledge, experience and contacts to help make your move a smooth one.  From the mortgage brokers and lawyers to close your transaction to the plumbers, contractors, painters and more who will help make your new house a HOME or the stagers, photographers and contractors to help get your home ready for the market.  Tammy’s experience will help guide you through the process.

Contact Tammy today by email or phone at 519-732-2374 if you are thinking of buying or selling.

Dorie Girard

Dorie Girard

I have been a full-time REALTOR® for the past 26 years serving Oxford and Norfolk Counties.  My husband Len and I formerly resided in Otterville for 30 years, and in 2014 made a move to our new home in Long Point.

I have been active in the community through involvement with the local schools, sports programs (I love baseball), our church and various other boards where I have served as a director.  During golf season, you can find me in my spare time at Otter Creek Golf Club, located in Otterville.  One of my favourite things to do (besides sell real estate) is to visit and spend time with my 4 grandchildren, Isabelle, Lily, Jaxon and Parker.

Both Oxford and Norfolk County are filled with rich farm land, lovely communities and wonderful, caring people.  So whether you are looking to buy or sell in Norfolk or Oxford, it would be my pleasure to help you.  My mission is to help you find your perfect place and guide you through a stress-free home buying experience.

Kelly Barnes

Kelly Barnes

I was born in South Wales, Great Britain and moved to Canada with my family when I was a young girl. We were fortunate enough to discover the beautiful beach town of Port Dover, and it became the backdrop of my youth.

I later spent many years in Toronto, working with a renowned leader in marketing, where I discovered the importance of a brand and exceptional customer service. About 10 years ago, I returned to Norfolk County, and implemented these learnings in two successful business ventures, and am now excited to be embarking on the next chapter in my story, assisting my clients in choosing homes that they love.

I have a passion for style and I believe your home is an extension of yourself, a reflection of your personality. Style plays a key role as an individual and in your home. The way people feel significantly impacts success.  My strength is recognizing clients’ needs and fulfilling them.  I provide clients the best experience in real estate, by partnering with the professional team at Erie’s Edge.

My loves are my family, running, and learning to master the guitar.

I truly believe that, “time is precious, devote it to people you value and who value you in return.”

Rachel Larose

Rachel Larose

Hi, I’m Rachel! I’m a small town girl originally from Port Elgin (known for the best sunsets & fish & chips!) who loves country music and now resides in Port Dover with my husband.

I attended Fanshawe College and graduated with a Business Diploma & Marketing Management Certificate. After graduation I left my favourite city and moved back to my hometown to begin a career in real estate as a Team Assistant and Marketing Manager in 2011… I also waitressed at one of the BEST fish & chip restaurants in Canada, Lord Elgin Restaurant! Following that I moved to Port Dover in 2014 and joined Erie’s Edge as an Office Administrator. With just over 5 years of experience in the real estate industry I decided to take the leap in the fall of 2015 and start my education to becoming a full time licensed Sales Representative. In May 2016 I obtained my real estate license and began my career as a full time, full service REALTOR® in Norfolk County. I specialize in cottage and residential properties and look forward to helping buyers and sellers with all of their real estate needs.

P.S. I have a bubbly personality and am a people person (that explains the 8 ½ years of waitressing!) Oh and by the way, I laugh at literally everything. When not working, I enjoy days at the spa, travelling to new destinations and lounging at home watching NFL Football or my favourite T.V. series with my husband.

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Mia (Bauer) Land

Mia (Bauer) Land

Mia is very well known throughout Norfolk County. She was born and raised in Turkey Point and attended high school in Port Dover and has been a REALTOR® since 2004.

Prior to a career in real estate, Mia worked in Norfolk County’s tourist industry all of her life. Mia has 3 children who have been very active in all sports including Port Dover Minor hockey, who all also attended high school in Simcoe before furthering their education.

If you’re thinking of selling, Mia will educate you about the market, help you establish a competitive market position that will create a favourable response from today’s buyers and execute a customized marketing plan.  With this information in mind, Mia will market your property and showcase its merits, celebrate the local lifestyle and facilitate the transaction. You’re trusting her with one of your most valuable possessions.  Mia takes this responsibility very seriously.

Mia can be contacted at 519.410.1515 or Mia@MiasGotLand.com.