CENTURY 21 John DeVries Ltd., Brokerage*
- 444 Hazeldean Road
Ottawa, ON K2L 1V2
My personal life includes enjoyment of immediate and extended family. I also thrive on friendship and spiritual connection in a church communitiy where I currently serve as an elder. Life is busy but time is a created to allow us so many opportunities.
Number one interest is "homes to live in".
Number two is involvement in creating housing for deserving people with lower incomes.
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They say that variety is the spice of life, but watching Gladys in action with clients, you’d have to agree that it probably has something to do with the fountain of youth as well. Her contagious level of enthusiasm for all aspects of the real estate business sets Gladys apart from the average realtor. And setting herself apart from the rest has been Gladys’ calling since 1973. Whether she is working on Land Development, Commercial or Residential sales, the key to her success is the ability to convert prospects to friends. And after many years of selling real estate she has a tremendous network of friends.
“I have never considered my work to be a job, but rather a great privilege. Nothing thrills me more than to enter into an aspect of peoples lives which is so very important to them and of real interest to me.”
As the saying goes, 80% of the business is done by 20% of the agents, and Gladys has always been in the 20% who took this calling seriously. “My selling philosophy is simple and effective, that when the right house comes along it will just click, there is no hard sell. Whether it takes seeing 5 or 15 houses, you will know when the home is right for you. The secret remains respecting people for who they are.”
Gladys has marketed a 92 unit Life Lease Bungalow development for the 55+ generation in Richmond. She found it extremely satisfying to help seniors attain their retirement goals and remain independent.
Gladys respects the business, she thrives on it, and because of her dedication and style her friends and clients also succeed.
On behalf of the people of Kanata Baptist Church I want to thank you for the work that you have done on our behalf to bring Stonewick Heights to reality. I remember very well the first time you proposed the idea to me of the possibility of housing behind the church. I knew it was a great idea – the thought of doing what it would take to get there was almost too much to comprehend.
Your own tenacity and consummate skill in pulling people together was always at the root of the success of what we now see risen out of the woods and the ashes of January. You have a wonderful gift of bringing your faith into practice and using your God given gifts for the glory of God.
There were many times I marveled at your ability to rise up over the dilemmas at hand to get to the real issues we were facing. Thank you for all your diligence in bringing the houses from your mind to bricks and mortar.
I want to thank you personally for your very pleasant demeanor and for always treating others with ultimate respect. As I watched you I learned a lot about the Christian in the marketplace. Your friendship will always be treasured. Knowing this area of Kanata, we will probably see each other again.
May God bless you and your family richly,
Yours affectionately in Christ,
Dear Mr. DeVries,
I am writing with regards to a real estate sale I made with Gladys Baart, an agent with your firm. It was because of Gladys’ excellent guidance that the deal was completed and finalized with the least amount of difficulty to me. Gladys, in my opinion, went far past her responsibility, as an agent, when my home at 91 Canter Blvd., Nepean caught on fire.....
.......My home did sell, conditional on a building inspection. It caught on fire during the building inspection and the roof burned. Once the fire was out, Gladys spoke with the new owners, the fire inspectors and the buyers’ real estate agent in such a positive attitude, that the house did end up being sold to the original buyer.
Gladys coordinated and assisted me in dealing with insurance adjusters, fire restoration crews, construction crews, their real estate agent and the new buyers. Through out all the discussions over the conflicts and concerns, the changes and improvements, Gladys was there to advise me and help me to stay on top of every aspect of the restoration.
Gladys also helped me personally- giving her support physically. The night after the fire she was there helping sort through wet, smoke damaged clothes and making lists of the contents in the house till 11p.m. She also went out of her way as agent and friend, to inviting my family and I into her home for dinner. She never let me give up hope that all would work out well when all was said and done.
Thanks to Gladys’ perseverance and positive influence, my house has sold and I am extremely grateful for a job well done.
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