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About Us

The Lakelands Association of REALTORS® is a not-for-profit professional association representing over 800 local REALTOR® members. Our members serve both residential and commercial real estate in the heart of Ontario’s Cottage Country. The region, known world-wide for its lakes and forests is also home to both larger cities and smaller vibrant communities. It’s home to a thriving tourism industry and a building telecommuter base for the Greater Toronto Area.

Located in Huntsville, we support our REALTOR® members by providing them with the tools to conduct their business with professionalism. Some of these tools are the forms to instigate and complete a real estate transaction, the information system that populates what the public knows as REALTOR.ca.

The Lakelands also advocates for the communities our members live and work in through outreach, and financial donations to shelter-based charities through the Ontario REALTORS Care® program. Each year we distribute funding to help these local organizations continue to support residents in the communities they serve. Since 2005, The Lakelands has donated over $160,124 across its jurisdiction. In addition to social advocacy, we work hard alongside our local, provincial and federal governments to make sure that the dream of property ownership is fair and equitable.

Our Mission

To provide the best tools and education to support our members’ success and professionalism.

Our Vision

That The Lakelands REALTORS®’ contribution is valued and considered indispensable in our local communities.

Our Board

Chuck Murney, President 
info@chuckmurney.com

Matthew Lidbetter, President-Elect
matthew@bluemountainproperty.ca

Mike Scholte, Past-President
mike@scholtehomes.com

William Ballard
will.g.ballard@gmail.com

Sue Creed
sue@suecreed.com

Andrew Hodgson
andrew.hodgson@century21.ca

D’Arcy Hunt
d-hunt@rogers.com

Anastasia Langiano
stasia@royallepage.ca

Bonnie Looby
bonnie@bonnielooby.ca

Our Team

Sandy Raymer, Executive Officer
executiveofficer@thelakelands.ca

Joline Christiani, Executive Assistant & Media Relations
communications@thelakelands.ca

Kelly Warr, Manager of Operations
manager@thelakelands.ca

Rita Brazda, Professional Development & Membership Manager

membership@thelakelands.ca

Carolyn Irvine, Event & Member Services Coordinator
memberservices@thelakelands.ca

Tracy Allen, MLS® Coordinator and Trainer

trainer@thelakelands.ca

Wanita Kraneis, MLS® Coordinator
listings@thelakelands.ca

(not filled yet), MLS® Coordinator
listingsupport@thelakelands.ca

Susan Williams, Administrative Assistant

admin@thelakelands.ca

(not filled yet), Bookkeeper
bookkeeper@thelakelands.ca

Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), one of Canada’s largest single industry trade associations, representing over 120,000 real estate brokers and salespeople working through 104 real estate boards and associations across Canada.

Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)

The Ontario Read Estate Association (OREA) represents over 70,000 brokers and salespeople belonging to the province’s 39 real estate boards. OREA serves its members through a wide variety of publications, educational programs and special services. Learn more about OREA by visiting their website. OREA also delivers the Ontario REALTORS Care® program, financially supporting local shelter-based organisations across the province through a grant program.

Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO)

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is the licensing and regulatory body for Ontario’s real estate professionals. All of The Lakelands members are RECO registrants and are licensed under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). REBBA 2002 is administered by RECO on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Business Services.

REALTOR® Code of Ethics

Registrants in any province who become members of organized real estate have agreed to abide by the REALTOR® Code and its accompanying Articles and Interpretations. The Code establishes a standard of conduct, which in many respects exceeds basic legal requirements and ensures that the rights and interests of consumers of real estate services are protected

Trademarks are owned or controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA (REALTOR ®) and/or the quality of services they provide (MLS ®).

  • PARRY SOUND
  • MUSKOKA
  • HALIBURTON
  • ORILLIA