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Sophie’s knowledge of the changing Ottawa market place dates back to her days growing up in the Ottawa neighborhood of Alta Vista. Her foundation for family life can be attributed to her upbringing where her father’s sound Western Canadian values combined with her mother’s rich French Canadian culture highlighted the importance of family life in the home.
Sophie attended McMaster University where she graduated on the Dean’s Honor list with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce. Having been a competitive skier in her youth, she became a certified ski instructor earning her the right to teach at well known Laurentian resorts such as Mont Tremblant, Ski Morin Heights, and Mont St. Sauveur. While obtaining her degree, Sophie continued to ski through her University years. She returned to teaching skiing after University in her spare time for the pleasure of helping kids get more out of the sport.
Sophie’s calm demeanor, strong problem solving abilities and excellent organization skills have allowed her to find real estate solutions for a wide variety of buyers and sellers in both English and French. Her genuine interest and understanding of family requirements, knowledge of architectural trends, and overall skill in packaging a home for the open market are a few of the traits that have contributed to Sophie’s success in reaching so many home buyers and sellers. Her efforts have been a driving force behind the Sophie and John Team earning the Royal LePage Diamond Award, recognizing the sales achievement of the top 3% of Royal LePage Sales Representatives nationally.
Living in the Ottawa suburb of Stonebridge/Barrhaven with her husband John and their son, Sophie enjoys reading, tennis and both downhill and cross country skiing. At times, a self proclaimed home body, she truly believes there’s no place like home.
John’s success began in Newmarket where his hard working parents raised six kids (5 girls and John) in an environment where the family home was more than just bricks and mortar. Home life and sports went hand and hand.
After a junior hockey career, John’s athletic talents earned him a full NCAA soccer and tennis scholarship to Lincoln Memorial University, in Harrogate, TN. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, John left as the schools all time leading scorer for soccer. He had professional training camp stops in Philadelphia, Canton, and Toronto before retiring from competitive play. In 2007, John was inducted into the Lincoln Memorial University Athletic Hall of Fame.
John has always been heavily involved with local community sports. Whether it be on the tennis court, soccer field, ski hill, or his favourite place, the hockey rink, he has become well connected with local sports leaders who are giving back to the Ottawa athletic community. The heart of a sports community is made up of trust, honesty, passion, accountability, and effective systems, all of which John firmly believes are essential to a successful real estate transaction.
Today, over 75% of their client base has been referred to them by satisfied homeowners within the Ottawa sports community earning the Sophie and John Team the prestigious Royal LePage Diamond Award for 2014. This award recognizes the sales achievement of the top 3% of Royal LePage Sales Representatives nationally.
Whether a family with children in house league sports, a competitive/recreational player, or simply a fan of the game, John is thrilled to make your acquaintance and help you with your real estate needs.