I am a Broker with Royal LePage Locations North. I am here to help you buy and sell real estate in Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Meaford, Wasaga Beach and the surrounding Georgian Bay area.
Get to know Christine Smith
As a full-time REALTOR® registered with the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS®, Christine offers a background in customer service and online marketing which she finds to be great tools in helping clients with buying and selling Real Estate throughout Collingwood, Thornbury and Meaford as well as other communities across Southern Georgian Bay.
Christine was born and raised in Southampton, England and left there at the age of nineteen to explore the world. This journey started in Toronto, Ontario where she planned to stay for one year before moving on. But she stayed and had a successful career with Via Rail Canada in Safety and Security.
After VIA Rail, Christine backpacked for a couple of years across countries such as Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and India, where she was fortunate enough to meet Mother Theresa, before moving back home to England to look after her parents.
Upon returning to Canada, Christine decided to leave the City of Toronto and was looking for somewhere with a lake (for her dog Tanglefoot). She looked at many areas in Ontario but could not find the right place, she wanted a four seasons community that also had nice shopping and restaurants, a small town with a city feel. A friend from Toronto suggested she look at the Town of Collingwood. She came up to the area brought a house that day and moved within thirty days. Christine considers this to be her wisest move ever and although moving here on her own and knowing no one -- Christine knew it would not be hard making new friends and having a great lifestyle here.
One of the most exciting experiences in her life was buying that first home, which she now keeps and maintains as her current property. Christine now looks forward to passing on her knowledge of the area and real estate onto others to help them achieve these same goals of home ownership.
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I love working with both sellers and buyers, I really love the excitement of looking for and helping buyers find and purchase homes for sale in Collingwood. I am especially excited when guiding first time home buyers and people that are new to the area. I am always being told I should be a tour guide, I ensure that buyers know about the area that they are buying in and am always quick to guide them away from areas that I would not buy in myself. I am in the business for the long haul, my business is built on recomendations and I would do nothing to compromise that. Having moved here from the city I have learned a lot about rural properties, I have a well and septic myself ... I certainly didn't have that in Riverdale!!
Royal LePage REALTOR® Awards
Diamond Adward in 2015 and 2016
Directors Platinum in 2014
Presidents Gold in 2011, 2012 and 2013
Testimonials for Christine Smith
Pat & Bud01/04/2016
We would like to thank you for the terrific job you did regarding the sale of our home.
You came with a strong recommendation so our expectations were high, but you wildly exceeded them.
You happily responded to all our questions and demands with style and professionalism. Available at all hours, responsive to our calls, and pro-active in marketing & advertising.
We thoroughly enjoyed working with you both on the listing and the sale of our home.
Wishing you continued success. Please rest assured that we will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.
Cheers, Pat & Bud
Tava Gray - Noble Insurance11/19/2015
Thanks so much for all your help Christine
Your patience & professionalism make it a pleasure to work with you. Your attention to detail and knowledge of the Collingwood Real Estate Market has resulted in a very quick sale & purchase for us - we are very happy with the results! I would (and have) recommend you to all my friends & family!! thank you :)
If you are looking to purchase real estate in Collingwood, I suggest giving Christine Smith a call. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Collingwood; she always got back to me quickly and was happy to answer all my questions. If you want to find that dream home or cottage, give this gal a call!
Kim & Greg Devet05/27/2015
We were referred to Christine through my parents who got along with her really well. She is down to earth and easy to get along with. We always had the impression that she was looking out for our best interest and not someone else's. We were first time home buyers and had a lot of questions that were probably silly in hindsight, she was extremely patient with us and had no problems answering all of them. She had lots of connections around town, everyone she referred us to did an excellent job for good value. She made sure that we knew how to inspect and maintain the home, she even sent us reminders of things to make sure we get done long after the deal had closed. Most importantly she was so fun, funny and genuine she made the whole process a complete delight. We now have our dream and forever home thanks to Christine. I would recommend her to all home buyers and especially first time home buyers.
Having just successfully bought a house with Christine's help, I would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking about purchasing or selling a property.
Professional and supportive every step of the way, Christine worked hard on my behalf, always keeping my best interests in mind.
Thank you, Christine for your warmth and positive energy, it really made a difference!
Finding the perfect home twice!09/24/2012
We met Christine Smith a few years ago at an Open House in Meaford, as my husband and I were exploring real estate on a Sunday afternoon. We occasionally took drives from Mississauga to the Georgian Triangle to look around, as it was our intention to settle in a country home up north once we both retired. Our meeting with Christine was the first of many! Christine impressed us with her warm demeanor and friendly manner. Over the course of the following couple of years, Christine would send us information on homes she thought would interest us. We would choose three or four properties and Christine would always accommodate us by arranging to view the properties on a day of our choice. Thanks to Christine, we purchased a charming one and a half storey post-and-beam house in Singhampton, just over four years ago, which was an excellent starting point for us. We asked Christine to keep us informed of other properties with more acreage and additional house amenities, as we knew that eventually we wanted to upgrade. She was very helpful over the next couple of years and again, thanks to Christine, she found the lovely home where we now live in Meaford. The sale of our house in Singhampton and purchase of our new place in Meaford, all handled by Christine with ease and diligence, was indeed an enjoyable experience.
City couple with rental property08/22/2012
We are very pleased with your service. For our rental property in Collingwood, we have used the services of Christine Smith for the last 5 years or so. We are very pleased with her service where providing her market advice, through background checks and finding suitable renters.
Overwhelming to pure satisfaction.07/24/2012
The thought of selling our house and finding a new home that had everything we wanted to raise our family, was overwhelming. Christine did a great job of advertising and promoting our property and assisting us in the search for a new house. She is a professional who thoroughly understood the various aspects of the real estate market, such as property values, marketing, and legal issues. We were happy with her hard work, dedication and guidance through the negotiations. She demonstrated professionalism, integrity, and attention to detail. But most of all, she achieved our goal. We truly love our new home. We are pleased to recommend Christine without hesitation.
Happy seller gets the right price!05/30/2012
Dear Friend, if you are serious about selling your home in Collingwood I would highly recommend the agent we used 'Christine Smith'. She did an amazing job selling our place.Open houses, a fantastic web site with photos and 360 video, and lots of showings. She gave us great advice and we got exactly what we hoped for price wise. Call her. She's super friendly and down to earth.
Better experience this time!02/17/2012
Dear Christine, Carla and I would like to express or appreciation for your help in finding our new home in Meaford. When we were wandering around town and saw your open house sign, we thought we would look at the house you were showing. As it turned out it was too much beyond our budget at the time. We really discussed very little with you about what we wanted or could afford but were pleasantly surprised when you called and had lined up several properties for us to view. We thought perhaps our low budget would not make it worth your while to look around for us. We were certainly wrong. We had a very good cross section of properties and most of them would have been ok to live in. As it turned out we found the perfect property with a house the size and age we wanted, a heated workshop and a park like setting. We have enjoyed our relocation very much and will certainly be calling you if we decide to purchase another house and sell this property. We had a poor experience with the agent in selling our previous house and you certainly made up for their shortcomings and made our move the best one we have ever done. Thanks very much for everything you did for us.