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Meet The Chris Keleher Team

Posted by Chris Keleher November 15th, 2018

Chris Keleher

Broker, B.B.A., M.Ed

A Refreshing Approach to Real Estate Sales

After successfully putting my Marketing degree to work at a small company in Toronto, I left my position as National Sales Manager and followed my new-found desire to travel. After driving around North America with friends for three months, I wanted to go further abroad. My next trip brought me to Asia, and eventually led me to getting my Teaching Certificate and my Masters in Special Education. With this post graduate degree, I had the opportunity to teach at one of Tokyo’s finest International Schools, an experience I will never forget. Although my wife and I were having the time of our lives, working and traveling throughout Asia, once our first son was born, we chose to make our way back to Canada. This landed us in our vacation home in beautiful Collingwood, and it wasn’t long before we knew this is where we’d settle full time.

Becoming a Real Estate Broker was something I always thought I would do one day, but couldn’t have imagined I would enjoy it so much. In fact, I thought I would just do it “part time” for some extra money. I quickly learned that this was misguided thinking! It didn’t take long to realize that it requires a lot of time, hard work, and creative thinking to be successful in this industry. Now, 6 years later, I find myself amongst the top agents in my industry, pushing for better service than clients have ever experienced in the past. I’m motivated and supported by an incredible team of professionals that share the same core values and work ethic that I have in Real Estate; to provide service unmatched in integrity, knowledge, local expertise, and marketing that is tough to beat.

Years back I began using the phrase “Real Estate Done Differently,” and we stand by this as a Team, raising the bar every day, understanding it is always about the experience!

MORE ABOUT CHRIS

What I do is truly Real Estate Done Differently. Please see my Testimonials page for more details on this from some past clients. I use my marketing background to effectively and actively market and sell homes in the Georgian Triangle. Our market is very unique, due to the number of buyers from out of town, so marketing that will reach them is essential. Further, I don’t just reach potential buyers to simply get them here, but I target truly interested, qualified buyers. I use my education background to help inform buyers and sellers so that they can make confident, intelligent real estate decisions. I’m able to intuitively predict what is needed to sell a house and what questions buyers will ask. The variety of skills I am armed with allows me to serve my clients better than anyone else can.

 

Chris Keleher, Broker - Collingwood Blue Mountains Real EstatePersonally, although I put many hours into my career seven days a week, it is family first and foremost. My beautiful wife, Terri, has joyfully and bravely given birth to our three amazing boys, Ross, Findlay, and CJ. Ross was born in the early part of 2008, and Findlay arrived 20 months later. Now with CJ born in the fall of 2016, we certainly have our hands full at home, and we are loving every minute of it. You definitely realize what true, unconditional love is when being woken up at all hours of the night is no bother to you; instead, it’s simply a call to find what’s needed to console your child. Fortunately, Terri’s career allows her the flexibility needed to be home for the boys most of the time, not to mention how it compliments my work! I also enjoy the flexible schedule my real estate career affords me, as it allows me to bike, ski, and play hockey with my little ones between work-related responsibilities!

If you have any Real Estate needs, or casual questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email, phone or text message. Find out what all the great TESTIMONIALS are all about.

 

CONTACT CHRIS

Chris Keleher

Broker, B.B.A., M.Ed

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 236
Direct: 705-888-4624
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: contactchris@chriskeleher.ca  

LeeAnn Matthews

LeeAnn Matthews

Broker

LeeAnn Matthews is enthusiastic and passionate Real Estate Sales Professional.  A full time REALTOR®, LeeAnn works hard to be on the leading edge of her profession by continuously taking educational courses and partaking in real estate business coaching.

She has lived in Collingwood for over 25 years and as a member of the Collingwood South Georgian Bay Rotary Club, strives to better her community while creating lasting relationships. LeeAnn’s intimate knowledge of residential and recreational properties in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain markets empowers her clients with the ability to make informed decisions.

MORE ABOUT LEEANN

Real Estate is a full time job for LeeAnn. She is dedicated to working hard and using her skills and knowledge of the area to obtain her clients the results they are aiming for. Hard work, honesty, and LeeAnn’s caring personality are the reasons her clients like and trust her. She specializes in both the residential and recreational markets of Collingwood and The Blue Mountains.

LeeAnn’s caring personality, honesty and proven results are just some of the reasons her clients have the trust and confidence they are in good hands when buying or selling real estate.

LeeAnn and The Chris Keleher Team welcome the opportunity to provide you with their professional Real Estate services.

CONTACT LEEANN

LeeAnn Matthews

Broker

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 227
Direct: 705-446-8688
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: lamatthews@royallepage.ca

Wendy Emmett

Wendy Emmett

Sales Partner

Wendy comes to the Team with past Real Estate experience at both Century 21 and Keller Williams.

She has spent the last decade weekending in the area, owning several different chalets, which gives her unique insight to the needs of recreational home owners.  She and her family have recently made the move up full time after selling their weekend retreat and building their home in Collingwood.

With her background in Real Estate, and past experience with investment & income properties, Wendy compliments the Chris Keleher Team with her practical approach and first hand experience!!

MORE ABOUT WENDY

Helping people realize their goals of Buying, Selling and Investing in residential and recreational Real Estate is “What We Do!” I am dedicated to truly listening to clients and working honestly and with integrity through the entire process.

Whether full time or part time residents, everyone agrees… Collingwood, Blue Mountain and the surrounding area is the place to be! After 10 years of being a “week-ender” and recreational home owner here, my family took the plunge and made Collingwood our permanent residence. A decision that we’ve been quite happy we made. I welcome the opportunity to help you find your ‘place to be’ 🙂

CONTACT WENDY

Wendy Emmett

Sales Partner

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 266
Direct: 705-994-4224
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: wendyemmett@royallepage.ca

Marcia Alderson

Marcia Alderson

Broker

We welcome Marcia to our team, bringing with her over 30years of experience as a Real Estate professional. Following in her father’s footsteps Marcia began her career in residential real estate in1985 in the GTA. Her years of experience selling new home projects gives her a unique perspective when it comes to long term customer service.

MORE ABOUT MARCIA

Once her son was born, like so many of us, the desire to raise him in an active outdoor lifestyle became a priority. Marcia and her family began spending time here in 2006, and they were hooked! Sacrifices were made and the long drives back to the city for work began. Eventually in 2013, Marcia became a permanent resident of our community taking some time away from work to golf, snowboard, and enjoy all that our area has to offer. Owning a place in Blue Mountain Village has given her an up-close perspective on vacation home ownership in this area. As an avid lover of music, great food, wonderful wine, outdoor sports and people, it’s no wonder that Collingwood/Blue Mountains is the place Marcia chooses to call home. Marcia’s outgoing personality and zest for life, paired with her drive, make her an excellent member of the The Chris Keleher team.

CONTACT MARCIA ALDERSON

Marcia Alderson

Broker

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 227
Direct:705-888-5412
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: marcia@royallepage.ca

Brent Cartwright

Brent Cartwright

Sales Partner

As a Broker for 18 years in Abaco, Bahamas, Brent is experienced in selling both vacation homes and full time residences. After a visit to the area in 2013, the Cartwright family knew Collingwood was where they wanted to settle.   The Chris Keleher Team is thrilled to have Brent, along with all his real estate experience, join the Team.

MORE ABOUT BRENT

Brent was born and raised in The Bahamas.  At 25 he was after a quieter life than what Nassau had to offer, so he moved to Abaco, an out-island 30 minutes from Nassau, where he lived for just over 20 years. Brent met his wife, Layna, in Abaco. At that time, Brent was in the food and beverage industry for 12 years, but as their kids came along, family life required a change of career. For years he had been interested in real estate, so he knew what he wanted to pursue. Brent entered the real estate world in 1998, opening a Coldwell Banker office in Abaco for a Nassau Broker, where he worked for 5 years before starting his own company, Aisle of Palm Realty, in 2003.

As a Broker for 18 years in Abaco, Brent is experienced in selling both vacation homes and full time residences. In 2013, Brent and Layna decided to explore Canada, where Layna has family connections. After a small road trip including Collingwood, a new life adventure was born! The active, outdoor lifestyle in Collingwood was so similar to that of Abaco, but with different climates, so the Cartwright family knew Collingwood was where they wanted to settle.  Brent has proven to be committed to his clients and enjoys helping them achieve their real estate dreams.

CONTACT BRENT

Brent Cartwright

Sales Partner

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 267
Direct: 705-888-6159
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: brentc@royallepage.ca

Michael Hays

Michael Hays

Sales Partner, B.A., M.B.A.

Michael was raised on a farm in Halton County.  He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business and has lived and worked in Tokyo, New York and Toronto.  He moved to Collingwood in 2015 with his wife and son, where he enjoys skiing, biking and flying small planes. Recently jumping into the Real Estate business and joining The Chris Keleher Team, he brings much enthusiasm and a methodical approach to helping others.

CONTACT MICHAEL HAYS

Michael Hays

Sales Partner, B.A., M.B.A.

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 227
Direct: 705-606-9828
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: mhays@royallepage.ca

Terri Keleher

Terri Keleher

Finance & Operations Manager

Terri has been working with members of the Chris Keleher Team since 2009.  In addition to her role as a professional home stager, Terri works alongside the Chris Keleher Team as Operations Manager. She’s also Mom to three little Kelehers!

MORE ABOUT TERRI

Terri has been working with members of the Chris Keleher Team since 2009. This is a second career path for her. 

Terri started out in the field of education, earning her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, then moving on to complete her Masters of Education from the State University of New York. She put her passion for teaching to work at a private school in Oakville, then moved on to teach at top American schools in Monterrey, Mexico and then Tokyo, Japan. She held roles as Team Leader and Educational Trainer, sharing her excitement for learning with children and other educators over her decade as a teacher. All the while, Terri immersed herself in the cultures in which she lived and visited, dabbling in languages, international cuisine, and especially art, architecture, and interior design. She has always been interested in learning how others live and helping her friends tailor their homes to suit their personalities and lifestyles. So when the Kelehers decided to move back to Canada, Terri knew this would be her opportunity to pursue interests other than education.

Upon her return to Canada, Terri completed her certification as an International Staging Professional and began staging homes for Realtors and homeowners, under her own business, Sakura Interiors. As the Chris Keleher Team continued to grow, Terri began to work almost exclusively for the Team. Now, in addition to her role as a professional home stager, Terri works alongside the Chris Keleher Team as Operations Manager. Here, many of the skills she honed in the field of education come into play. 

Outside of work, Terri enjoys Collingwood’s natural surroundings by hiking in all seasons, and she loves being in and around water, especially with her family. Yoga and great local restaurants are also a big draw for Terri, who loves food, but doesn’t love to cook! Terri is also grateful to be Mom to three little Kelehers!

CONTACT TERRI

Terri Keleher

Operations & Finance Manager

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 305
Direct: 705-888-4625
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: terrikeleher@me.com

Maggie Jarvos

Maggie Jarvos

Client Care & Home Stager

Maggie is the Client Care Coordinator and assists in providing the best possible client experience. Partnered with Sakura Interiors, Maggie is also one of our Home Stagers. Maggie has always had a passion for real estate, customer service and interior design. She has carried that love into a role on the Chris Keleher Team. Originally from Vancouver and Kelowna BC, Maggie moved to Collingwood in 2007.

MORE ABOUT MAGGIE

In BC, Maggie worked for over 6 years in the Film and Television industry where she gained experience working with homeowners and staging their homes for filming purposes. She assists in providing the best possible client experience in both her roles as the Client Care Coordinator and a Home Stager. Once you list with our Team, she will be there with her creative eye, great attention to detail and caring personality to help guide you towards making the most impactful changes to your home in order to appeal to potential buyers. Plus she will be sure that you are invited to our fun community events each year. Maggie loves where she lives! “This place is like no other, everything is right here, and no traffic!” Outside of real estate, Maggie expresses more of her creative side with makeup artistry, face painting and balloon twisting. She’s also the mother of two sweet little girls and loves to travel with her family.

CONTACT MAGGIE

Maggie Jarvos

Client Care Manager & Home Stager

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 257
Direct: 705-351-8881
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: mjarvos@royallepage.ca

Melissa Worts

Melissa Worts

Office Manager

Melissa brings with her many years of experience. Most recently she worked with the controller at Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain as the accounting and purchasing coordinator.Melissa is an asset to the Chris Keleher Admin Team. From 6 years at Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain as the accounting and purchasing coordinator to administrative roles with Catalyst Contracting and Spa To Go Skin Care. 

MORE ABOUT MELISSA

Before moving to Collingwood, in 2002, Melissa owned and operated MEGS, a home decor retail business in Leaside. Melissa and her husband wanted to live where they played, so they moved their two children to Collingwood and had their third child here. Melissa enjoys coaching at her ski club, Craigleith, and paddle boarding at her family cottage in Pointe au Baril. Melissa is happy to be a part of this exciting team, helping others realize their dream of living in this beautiful area.  

CONTACT MELISSA

Melissa Worts

Office Manager

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 267
Direct: 705-888-2469
Fax: 888-699-9972
Email: info@chriskeleher.ca

Jodi Cook

Jodi Cook

Listing & Sales Manager

Jodi brings her strong background in customer service and administration to the Chris Keleher Team.  She is happy to now be working in Collingwood, an area she has always pictured herself in as she finds it beautiful and suited to her active lifestyle.

MORE ABOUT JODI

Jodi’s customer service and administration skills have most recently developed from her position as an unlicensed sales assistant at Royal LePage RCR Realty in Owen Sound, where she was fully immersed in all the details of listing and selling homes. Jodi comes to our team with proven time management and a passion to put her office skills to work.  Having grown up in rural Grey and Bruce counties, Jodi understands and appreciates the results earned by hard work and determination.  

CONTACT JODI

Jodi Cook

Listing & Sales Manager

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 246
Direct: 226-668-7993
Email: jodi@ckteam.ca

Kayla Size

Kayla Size

Events & Marketing Manager

Kayla brings a strong administration background to the Chris Keleher Team. With a passion for all things technology, and she’s always in the know about the greatest and latest gadgets. Recently relocating to Collingwood, Kayla knew this was where she wanted to call home from frequently visiting friends on the weekends, never wanting to leave when it was over! 

MORE ABOUT KAYLA

Kayla comes from a corporate world with experience as an Executive Assistant in the consumer goods industry. In this role she wore multiple hats, allowing her to gain experience in all departments, from supporting high level executives, to website design, to running the company Social Committee. Kayla is excited to be part of the Chris Keleher Team and serve as a resource for the team to depend on. Outside of work, in the summer you’ll find Kayla on the golf course or by the water, and in the winter you’ll find her snowboarding. Fun fact: the way to Kayla’s heart is through anything and everything peanut butter and apple juice!

CONTACT KAYLA

Kayla Size

Events & Marketing Manager

Office Phone: 705-445-5520 ext. 311
Direct: 647-224-8598
Email: kayla@ckteam.ca