WE ARE DEBI (one 'b' one 'i') AND JEFF
YES WE ARE MARRIED!
TO EACH OTHER!
WE’RE LOCALS.. SOME OF US WERE BORN HERE AND NEVER FOUND A SINGLE REASON TO LEAVE.
SOME OF US CAME HERE FROM OTHER PLACES AND PROUDLY WEAR THE MONIKER “SEMI-NATIVE.”
On our first date we talked alot about real estate, even though at the time neither of us was "in the business" so to speak. But we were both already real estate junkies.
Debi comes from a real estate family. Her dad was a big wig real estate developer in Waterloo and owned a whole bunch of rental properties there. She was deeply involved in this business.
Jeff was Director of Sales and Marketing for a large school supply company and addicted to renovating houses. He was in the middle of yet another crazy "flip this house" type project when they met.
You can only imagine that there was a lot of real estate talk on that first date.
WE WORK HARD. WE PLAY HARD.
WE'RE TRAVELERS, CAT LOVERS, GOLFERS, TENNIS STARS (NOT!), HIKERS, JOGGERS AND CYCLISTS.
AND YEAH, WE ENJOY THE OCCASIONAL GLASS OF WINE... OR THREE!
WE'RE FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL REALTORS.
WE CARE DEEPLY ABOUT OUR CLIENTS AND WILL ALWAYS PUT YOUR NEEDS ABOVE OUR OWN!
JEFF VAN DE VORST
I became a Realtor® because of my passion for real estate. Shortly after I graduated from university I bought my first fixer-upper. I've been renovating houses ever since. My most "insane" project was to remove a perfectly good roof, off of a completely renovated bungalow and build a second floor on it. I pretty much did all the work myself and nearly killed myself in the process.
For clients looking for that fixer-upper opportunity, I'm the man for the job. Sometimes opportunity is a problem in disguise and I have a keen eye for sifting out the good ones from the bad ones.
In addition to being a Realtor® I am also a licensed Mortgage Agent with Dominion Lending Centres. I actually started in mortgages 20 years ago, managing a mortgage investment portfolio. Being with Dominion Lending I am surrounded by a team of extremely knowledgeable and experienced mortgage professionals. If you have a financing problem we definitely have a solution.
At the very least I can provide you with a valuable second opinion on your financing.
After receiving my Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University I worked in sales, marketing, purchasing, and senior management for a variety of companies in Canada, the US and England. Early in my career I was lucky enough to have had a mentor who was a highly skilled negotiator. The skills I learned from him have been invaluable to me and more importantly to my clients.
I look forward to the opportunity to become YOUR TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISOR and helping you achieve your real estate dreams.
My family has been in the real estate business for over 40 years both as developers and investors. Years of being involved in our family real estate business has allowed me to develop expertise in the field of investment real estate, with a specific emphasis on student housing. My experience as a property manager, as well as my personal experience as a real estate investor allows me to be a great resource for new real estate investors.
I am also an Accredited Staging Professional® having studied Staging under Barb Schwarz, the creator of Staging.
The Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph area has been my home for all of my life and, as a result, I have in-depth knowledge of the area.
I have a Diploma in General Business from Conestoga College and a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. My career has spanned sales, marketing and accounting.
When I'm not working, I volunteer at New Hope Animal Rescue helping out where needed including with some feeding shifts, and my favourite job, socializing. In essence for a few hours a week, I am a human cat toy! In my world, pure joy.
I look forward to the becoming your TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISOR and helping you achieve all your real estate dreams, whether that is selling your home, buying your first home, upsizing, downsizing or buying investment properties.