Lifestyles North is an incredible realtor - a dedicated team of professional sales and marketing people who made it possible for our family to win our forever home. And it wasn't about being the highest bidder - it was about acting creatively, quickly, and ethically to get the best possible chance against other realtors who were more interested in their own interests, rather than their client's. These are wonderful people you can trust with your family, and your investment.
Having used Lifestyles North services on three occasions we were extremely pleased with their high quality, professional and innovative approach to marketing our home for sale, and their support in purchasing a new home. They listened well, understood our priorities and prepared a successful campaign of selling and purchasing... we always recommend Marla and Steve to our acquaintances if they are looking to sell or buy in the Collingwood and Blue Mountain areas.
"After interviewing three top realtors we chose Steve and Marla Simon. Good choice! As skilled communicators with a diverse approach to marketing the result was a quick sale of our unique property.
Their professional team guided us through every step of our selling and buying journey.
When we bought our next home, wise negotiation skills and thoughtful counsel proved invaluable with decision making.
We have recommended this team to friends which resulted in the quick sale of their home. This team knows their market and the area.
Thank you Steve, Marla and team."
Bob and Brenda Woodburn
“We would like to thank Steve Simon for all his attention during our quest to purchase a home in Lora Bay. We had been looking in the area for quite some time and finally drove past a house we wished to view and dialled the number. Steve answered and quickly advised the house we were interested in was sold just that same morning…
BUT he said he lived in Lora Bay and that there were a number of homes listed for sale. He said he would be happy to meet with us and take us around. We went to see 3 or 4 homes that day and the last one caught our eye…BUT there was already an offer! After spending an hour with us in this property, we decided to put in an offer. As fate would have it, they accepted our offer and we were thrilled.
Steve worked with us over the next few weeks to iron out all the details and was always available and helpful with our questions. Steve knows all there is to know about the area and the processes and was extremely helpful every step along the way.
Now that we have possession of the property and love the area and the house, we can’t help but thank Steve and Tracy, who was also very helpful and always offering assistance.
You can’t really go wrong working with this team. Thank you so much!”
Angie Benetis & David Nash
"We first met Steve and Marla Simon about three and a half years ago when we listed our Lora Bay villa with Lifestyles North. They are committed, professional, great communicators, supportive, and get the job done.
Even though this was a very slow time in the real estate market we feel that they did everything in their power to get showings and to sell our home.
We highly recommend Steve, Marla and their entire team for any of your real estate needs."
"We purchased our dream home with Jil Thompson. I can’t say enough about her the minute we met her we felt she had our back, her honesty, integrity, warmth, patience and knowledge in the real estate industry was evident. Her love of the Lora Bay community was infectious as she proudly toured us around the area. She truly cares for her clients as she is always a phone call away. Love her positive energy!!! Thank You Jil you are outstanding in your field!!!"
Zoe & Gary Perry
"I’d like to say what a pleasure it was to work with my agent from Royale Lepage, Tarynn Lennox, when I purchased my home in the Blue Mountains area. Tarynn was knowledgeable, supportive, and very accessible through the whole process. Although she was not my agent for selling my home since it was in another city, she provided valuable suggestions to me. I would use Tarynn’s services again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend her."
"It was such a pleasure working with Trish and the team at Lifestyles North. Trish is very personable, professional, knowledgeable and she went above and beyond to sell our condo quickly. Her strategy to do frequent open houses proved to be the winning formula to sell the condo quickly and close to asking price. We would most definitely recommend Trish to our family and friends to sell, or purchase a property in the Thornbury/Blue Mountain area."
"We want to thank Jil Thompson for finding our dream weekend home in the Grey Highlands region. Throughout the process and to the very end, Jil always had our interest as her priority. Buying a place is an emotional decision as we all know, yet Jil brought a business type approach and advocated on items that we would not have thought of. Too many realtors simply want to close the deal and move on. Jil was our partner and there was never a doubt that she had OUR back. Thank you for bringing peace and mind to this process."
Brian and Karen Parsons
"In April 2017, my husband and I had the good fortune of being connected with Jil Thompson of Lifestyles North, Royal LePage Thornbury. After our first encounter, Rob and I agreed that we wanted Jil to be our agent while we explored the possibility of buying a home in the Blue Mountains. We were impressed from the beginning with Jil’s professionalism. She was pleasant to be with and we really had the sense that she had our best interests in mind. She shared concerns re certain houses and locations. She also shared us with her love of Lora Bay. She always made herself available and was always enthusiastic to see new locations and explore different possibilities. Because of her fortitude we were able to view and ultimately purchase a home a day before it was listed. We have been so pleased to have worked with Jil Thompson and highly recommend this caring and knowledgeable realtor."
Alison and Rob Vandenberg
"The purchase of our property from Reids in Lora Bay is the first time we have bought a custom home. From the very beginning of the process we have found Trish Duncan and the Reids’ team to be very professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Trish has provided excellent customer service in a timely manner every step of the way."
Shelley & Steve Young
"Professional top notch team. Highly recommended for your real estate needs!"
"We are THRILLED about our news and very thankful to Steve and his team for the quick sale. Fantastic job!"
“We met Steve Simon through one of the local ski clubs in Thornbury, ON that we both belonged too. Steve was just starting his new career in Real Estate in 2012.
We had been searching for a few years for a perfect water front property that would suit our desire to build our final home within the next few years. Steve spent the time and energy to understand our exact wants and needs in a property and the location we desired. He kept up the search and we discussed each possible sale with the “art of the possible”. Once we had decided on the property we wanted, he went above and beyond in helping us understand the requirements of sale in the area and made the process extremely clear and easy. Steve then worked diligently to assist us with the sale of our condo and made that transaction fast and painless.
We would highly recommend Steve as a knowledgeable and caring realtor.”
''We recently purchased real estate in Collingwood with Jil Thompson’ assistance. Not only was she friendly and approachable but prompt, professional and organized as well!
When we arrived in Collingwood we found that she had previously scouted all the properties ,making it much more efficient for us.
She also made herself available on short notice and worked diligently on our behalf behind the scenes. We were very impressed with the level and quality of the service Jil provided and would recommend her services to all!''
Dianne and Tom from Hamilton
''We had a very positive experience working with Jil. She was knowledgable and her attention to detail put us at ease throughout the entire process of buying a home.
Jil leaves no stone unturned and goes the extra mile to satisfy her clients.
We'd recommend Jil to anyone requiring a passionate real estate professional! ''
Norm and Suzette Hastie
"We would like to take this opportunity to recognize Trish Duncan for her exceptional service as a sales representative for the purchase of our property at Lora Bay in Thornbury.
Trish was always available for questions and the signing of documents, even when she was on a family ski vacation for a few weeks in March. Trish was and continues to be very approachable in the process of the purchase and building of our home in Lora Bay and we highly recommend Trish’s service to anyone who is in need of a friendly professional real estate representative with a knowledgeable background of the Thornbury area.
Thank you Trish!!"
Rob and Tracey Bayley
“We had seen early views of Phase 1 in the Trailwoods development in Lora Bay last year, then revisited in early 2017. When we became serious about our commitment, Trish was the agent assigned to us and the experience has been very positive since we met. She has been professional, friendly, and open - sharing her thoughts and local knowledge regarding the Thornbury area, building options, and even local introductions with fellow neighbors.
We are looking forward to building our new home, and we know her continued guidance will be invaluable.”
Keith and Diane
"Our sincere thanks Trish for making our new home experience a real pleasure. Everything was so new to us and you made the entire process easy from start to finish.
Your incredible smile and enthusiasm was very warm and welcoming!"
Carole and Shawn
"We had a great experience working with Trish.
I couldn’t believe how responsive she was to all of our requests and questions, and she knew far more than we ever hoped to about the process of buying a new home in the area.
Trish is knowledgeable, understanding, honest, patient and extremely thorough.
Bottom line – I can’t imagine having a more positive experience and recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for a real estate agent in the Blue Mountains area. Thanks Trish!"
"Upon meeting Trish Duncan, she sold me 2 properties in the Blue Mountain area.
The experience was a first for me and would have no issue recommending her to friends. (I have recommended her to 2 other friends).
She is a very positive person with a thorough knowledge of the industry. A+++."
"We had a great experience with Trish Duncan as our agent.
She truly went above and beyond to help us find our dream house.
At the end of the day, her network of contacts allowed her to find us a perfect house that wasn't even on the market. She always made herself available and worked tirelessly for us and was always upbeat and cheerful.
We highly recommend her."
"Professional, passionate, fun, trustworthy.
We were introduced to Jil Thompson by friends that had previous dealings with Lifestyles North.
Our initial meeting was only to acquire information on the local real estate market. From the beginning Jil was patient with us and listened to everything we had to say. She showed interest and passion in our visions and dreams. Learning of Jil’s knowledge and expertise put us at ease, we felt so comfortable we ended up purchasing a new home through her.
She is very honest, and follows up on everything she says she will do. We can’t say enough about her commitment to ensuring our complete understanding and satisfaction during the entire process.
Jil is a dedicated professional; we would recommend her to any of our friends looking to buy in the area.
We feel blessed to have had Jil working with us on the purchase of our new house.
Jil Thompson is a most competent and dedicated real estate professional.
Linda & Iain
"Last Fall, we walked into the Sales Centre on High Bluff Lane as we loved the area and looking for someone that really knew the market and able to guide us. We met Trish who was great! She knew what we were looking to do and within a few days our offer on a property was accepted.
We did not live in the area but Trish made the buying process easy. We are happy to go back to Trish as she is quite personable and knowledgeable. We are more than happy to recommend such a great agent!"
M. & L. Aniballi
"We worked with Trish Duncan to purchase our condo in Blue Mountain in October / November 2016.
Trish was great to work with and made the entire process easy for us. Her knowledge of the local market really helped influence our decision to purchase the property.
Thanks for your help Trish!"
"As an agent in the GTA I understand the importance of local knowledge and assistance when buying. My wife and I dealt with Trish Duncan while buying in Lora Bay and I am glad we did. She provided the support and local market knowledge in a professional way and always with a smile. Thanks Trish!"
John N Bell
"Thank you Trish for such a pleasurable experience assisting us with the purchase of our property in Thornbury. Your knowledge of the area, guidance and hard work made our dream a reality.
We would not hesitate to recommend you to any future clients."
Glenn & Jocelyn
"Bronwen Perry is wonderful!! She was my agent when I was looking for my new home. I chose her because I wanted someone that was young and eager but knew details! It wasn’t about the sale but about her client! I’d recommend her to anyone. She went above and beyond."
"Buying or selling your home can be very unsettling. You're sure you'll make a mistake....either overpay or under-price your property. And there's all the legal stuff & deadlines & negotiations and.....well, you know what I mean. It can be a tough & unnerving experience.
But not if David Moser is your real estate agent!
He & his team are experienced, knowledgeable, know the ins-&-outs of the business &....best of all.....he's on your side.!
You can trust him to do the right things & our recent experience with David as our agent proved to us it would be very, very difficult to find anyone who would serve you better! Call him today if you're looking for representation."
Bill and Dorothy
"As a first-time home buyers in a competitive market, there were so many questions and concerns that we needed addressed. David took excellent and attentive care to each of them, and educated us along the way. We felt completely confident with his knowledge and expertise with such an important purchase/decision.
David made the whole process comprehensive, convenient and enjoyable! We would highly recommend his skills to anyone."
Jessie and Jeromy
“We spent the last few years looking at properties in the Thornbury area. We searched and searched but couldn’t quite find a property that “ticked all the boxes”. It was quite by accident that we were introduced to David Moser last summer. We soon realized that David is very knowledgeable and skillful. He is also a member of a team that leads the local real estate market. With that in mind we engaged his services.
Last fall, we purchased a new home with David’s guidance and assistance. He negotiated with the builder on our behalf. The negotiations where somewhat complicated as we had some specific requirements that needed to be met. David was determined to get us what we were looking for … and he did!
We are extremely pleased with his services and would not hesitate to recommend him!”
Tony and Julie
"Hi David, thank you for all the assistance and information you provided as we embarked on our Reid's Heritage Homes purchase in Trailwoods.
You were able to answer our many questions about the Reid's models, as well as details of the buying process. It was a pleasure working with you and would not hesitate to refer our friends should they be purchasing in the Thornbury area."
Dennis and Susan
"Graham and I found Dave to be a exceptional agent. He represented our best interests in an honest and professional manner. Not only did he cover all the legalities, but he took the personal time to accompany us to the Town offices to seek answers to some of our questions. We would recommend Dave without any hesitation."
Sue and Graham
"David was very helpful. When we started looking in the Collingwood area we had no idea what we wanted or which area we wanted to settle in. David helped us narrow our search and had a connection for a condo unit for sale in an area that really appealed to us. The negotiations went smoothly and we had a signed deal in a couple of days.
We are very happy where we purchased (Applejack) and David made the buying experience simple and enjoyable."
Tom and Jo-Anne