Adventurous/Social/Detail Oriented/Strong Negotiator
Bringing extensive knowledge of the unique cottage country real estate market to his position as an accomplished and respected Parry Sound real estate agent, Gary represents discriminating buyers and sellers throughout the Parry Sound-Muskoka district. Gary offers his clients an exceptional level of service. He skillfully utilizes his many years of experience, working with Fortune 500 companies as an accomplished business owner and entrepreneur in Ontario’s manufacturing industry, with his years of personal and business experience purchasing, owning, developing and selling cottage country property.
Known by clients and other Parry Sound real estate agents for his strong work ethic, tenacity, perseverance, and honesty, Gary enjoys an excellent reputation for meeting his client’s needs and expectations. Gary listens and educates, provides knowledge and expertise, and consistently respects his client’s time. Always the consummate professional, Gary recognizes the importance of a team approach to serving his clients. With the ongoing support of an Executive Assistant, he is able to respond to his client’s phone and email messages in a timely manner, resulting in an elevated level of service and the continued development of his business portfolio of referrals from past and current clients.
Combining his strong business background, entrepreneurial skills, years of experience as a full-time Parry Sound real estate agent, and dedication to ongoing education in his field, Gary provides an excellent choice for anyone ready to purchase or sell property in the Parry-Sound Muskoka real estate district. His charisma, salesmanship, and strong but fair negotiation skills, continue to contribute to Gary’s ongoing success in the real estate industry. He is passionate about his work and is genuinely invested and engaged with the clients he serves.
Today, in addition to his commitment to his real estate practice, Gary together with his wife and partner Karen, is very involved with their family. They enjoy their three grown children, two of whom have completed their education to go onto successful entrepreneurial careers in real estate and business, and their youngest who is completing her education in the field of nursing medicine. Gary is also a community minded individual who is committed to the efforts of community building in his local cottage country neighbourhood on Georgian Bay.
Marketing/Social Media/Researcher/Writer & Blogger
Following a successful and rewarding career in the health and educational services sector, Karen joined Gary to create a Parry Sound-Muskoka real estate team that is highly skilled and unique. Karen is a licensed assistant/real estate sales representative, and possess a strong understanding of entrepreneurial business. Karen’s interest in cottage real estate isn’t surprising given that she is the third generation in her family to be a full-time licensed Realtor.
With a Masters Degree focused on a double specialization in educational studies and adult education, Karen’s education and professional experience ideally positions her to contribute to the educational foundation of this Parry Sound real estate team. Focused on the administrative work required to provide exceptional service to clients buying and selling cottage country real estate, Karen works behind the scenes on social media, marketing, advertising and communication. As well, she is a key contributor to the content of The Phillips Team Cottage Real Estate magazine, produced quarterly and distributed strategically throughout the Parry Sound-Muskoka district. This creates a strong platform from which Gary is able to assist his clients with attentive, informative and proactive real estate services.
Evident in her professional path, Karen truly cares about people and believes strongly in providing service with integrity, grounded in knowledge and education. She maintains strong relationships with her friends and family, and is very proud of their three grown children, two of whom have completed their education to go on to successful entrepreneurial careers in real estate and business, and their youngest who is completing her education in the field of nursing medicine. Karen also views her involvement in her local cottage country community as a both a pleasure and a privilege.