Located out of the Creemore Sotheby’s office, Katrina Elliston and Valerie Smith specialize in both the purchase and selling of country homes ranging from farm and equestrian properties with large amount of acreage to stunning ski chalets, modern architectural gems nestled amongst rivers and forest, lakefront properties, to century homes in quaint towns. Our team is best known for providing high touch service going above and beyond to make client experiences seamless, stress-free and rewarding. Both Katrina and Valerie are equally committed and knowledgeable about every client’s needs which ensures buyers and sellers can connect with either team member and always feel in the loop and up to speed on all aspects of their individual process. The team has a no pressure philosophy and our clients are generally referrals from previous happy sellers and buyers. The Elliston and Smith team also have extensive knowledge and experience in Simcoe, Duffering and Grey Highlands township. We can also help you sell your home in the GTA area and bridge your move from city to country.
More about Val:
Valerie comes to real estate with a wealth of experience and established networks through her work in the charitable sectors of health and education in Canada and internationally. After spending years living overseas in Australia, Japan, and South Korea, Valerie completed a Master of Arts in Education at University of Toronto. Valerie applied her passions to a successful career in international development and public health, focusing on young women and HIV/AIDS in Central and South America, followed by projects in East Africa. Through her work in the charitable sectors of health and education, both in Canada as well as internationally, Valerie has developed a keen eye and unique perspective, bringing a refreshing approach and an extensive network to her real estate career. Valerie now lives near Creemore, Ontario with her 12 -year-old daughter and is passionate about helping people create a dream life in the country. In her free time, Valerie eagerly explores the countryside, hiking and cross country skiing to the most enviable spots. As a horsewoman with a long and accomplished history of show jumping at the elite level, Valerie also still finds time to spend riding in the at a stable in the area. Being such an incredible advocate of country living Val has helped several clients and friends sell their homes in the GTA and find their dream country homes.
More about Katrina:
Katrina has been a realtor since 2009 and started her career in Barrie then in 2015 moved to Creemore where she started selling farmland and country properties. The success of her growing business is a direct reflection of a very professional, friendly energy that shows through her passion when assisting clients in fulfilling their real estate needs. She prides herself in building long-lasting, professional, and genuine relationships with everyone involved in the real estate transaction. Her client base is growing on repeat and referred business.
As a Sotheby's Real Estate professional, she is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. Katrina’s personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the Sotheby's brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today. Let the Elliston & Smith Team assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, we also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.
We look forward to the opportunity of working for you!
Year Team Was Formed 2021
Service Areas Collingwood (Southern Georgian Bay), Creemore (Southern Georgian Bay), Dufferin (Southwestern Ontario), Grey Highlands (Southern Georgian Bay), Mulmur (Central Ontario), Simcoe (Southwestern Ontario), Toronto (Greater Toronto Area), Wasaga Beach (Southern Georgian Bay), West Grey (Southwestern Ontario)
Specialities Buyer Representation, Country Living, Equestrian, Estate Properties, First-Time Home Buyers, High End Properties, Luxury Homes, Mountain/Ski Properties, New Homes/Pre-Construction, Recreation Properties, Residential, Single Family Homes
Best possible experience!!! Friendly, knowledgeable and very capable! Thank you Katrina!!
- Anna Heilimo, Wasaga Beach
Great job working with Our Mother and myself to sell our family home ! Always available and happy to answer all our crazy questions! Great [cont'd]
- Greg Groves, Barrie
Thank you again Val. Im so excited for the new adventure ahead. All the best to you with Sotheby's. you are an amazing agent and [cont'd]
- King City Equestrian Farm
Working with Val was an incredible experience. She was high touch, going the extra distance to help us make one of the biggest decisions in [cont'd]
The term 'real estate agent" doesn't do justice to the role Val played in helping us find and secure our amazing new home away from [cont'd]
- Gibraltar, The Blue Mountains, 2020
Val and Katrina helped me to sell my century home in Feversham and then to purchase my new farm on a 100 acres near Beaver [cont'd]
- Feversham and Beaver Valley