CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group Ltd., Brokerage*
- 9143 Highway 118
Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1
Welcome to my Website
For the past 30+ years, I have been actively working as a Realtor, most recently as a Broker, in Haliburton County. In 1984, I moved to Eagle Lake from Toronto, where I had worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and also as a Diagnostic Salesperson. My leadership, organizational, and selling skills were honed in my position as Chief Technolgist of the Lockwood Clinic Hospital, and also as a Diagnostic Account Manager for Abbott Diagnostics. In this latter position I travelled coast to coast in Canada, calling on pathologists and biochemists at all the major hospitals. In 1983 I became "Salesperson of the Year" for Abbott. Since this time I have been the recipient of sales awards in every one of my 30+ years in Real Estate in Haliburton County. In 2005 I was honored to receive Century 21's highest award - the CENTURION.
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After 20 years as a Medical Technologist, I joined the sales force of ABBOTT DIAGNOSTICS. For the past 30+ years I have been a full time professional REALTOR in Haliburton County. In 1990 I obtained my Broker's Licence and in 2003 I opened the Carnarvon Branch Office for Century 21.
- Johnston & Daniel - Toronto
- Gary Vasey Real Estate - Minden
- RE/MAX Haliburton Highlands - Minden
- Dale Austin Realty Ltd. - Minden
- Coldwell Banker Real Estate - Minden
- Century 21 Granite Realty Group Ltd. - Carnarvon
I have always had an interest in waterfront properties and in 1985 I helped found the Kushog Lake Property Owners Association (KLPOA) and became a member of the first KLPOA Board. I was the original creator and became the first Editor of the KLPOA newsletter. This was another artistic outlet for me.
From 1988-1990, I was also a member of the Haliburton Highlands Water Management Advisory Committee, the precursor to the current Panel on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Yes, we were concerned about our water levels back then as well.
In the early 1990s I became a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and represented the Haliburton District Real Estate Board. I also served on the Complaints Committee for the Haliburton District Real Estate Board.
- Waterfront Cottages
- Acreages and vacant land
As a member of the Outloud Womens' Voices since 1998, I have been active in the community. This group of variously occupied women have been singing and educating the public on environmental issues, sponsoring a 2km section of the Highway 35 cleanup, and bringing community awareness to the plight of the grandmothers in Africa. Also each year we have participated in solstice, Earth Day, International Womens' Day celebrations. We have a reputation in the Haliburton community of being activists, supporting various important initiatives - helping with the initiation of a local womens' shelter, "Take Back the Night" events, and each year a commemorative service honoring the memory of the massacre of 14 women at the Montreal Ecole Polytechnique which occurred in 1989.
Lee was a volunteer with the VCARS organization for two years
(Victim Crisis Assistance & Referral Services)
From infants to the elderly, violence affects people of all stages of life. Every day across Peterborough and Northumberland Counties, victims of crime and tragedy struggle to overcome the personal impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, break and enters, theft and fraud, sudden death, criminal harassment, assault, fire, and motor vehicle accidents. Agencies like ours seek to help rebalance the negative impact of violence by empowering and supporting victims on their journey to recovery.
My roots are in Haliburton, beginning when my father, Joachim Gauthier, a contemporary of the Group of Seven Artists bought a unique log cottage for our family on Kushog Lake. Joe spent many creative hours painting in Haliburton, Combermere and Georgian Bay areas alongside his friends Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson. Joe Gauthier was on the first board of directors in 1967 of the Haliburton School of Fine Arts, and as well, taught painting at the school.
My own artistic energies are channeled into my real estate work, creatively marketing properties for my clients and creating with my artistic eye, photographic portfolios. My energies are also channeled more importantly, into client relationships and communication. I delight in helping to fulfill my buyer client's dreams by finding the right property for them and I strive tirelessly to get my seller clients the highest price for their property. Whether buyer or selling, my clients are always well informed about the current real estate market, providing sound advice and important information so that they can make informed decisions.
You can find me tirelessly and diligently working in my Carnarvon Office.
In my leisure time I am an artist in my own right, enjoying sketching, writing, photography and singing. Presently I also enjoy walking, snowshoeing, swimming and kayaking.
For the past 15 years I have been a member of the Outloud Women's Voices, an all-woman singing group that gets together once a week to sing about womens' issues, environmental issues and songs of peace. Outloud Women have performed at Northern Lights Pavillion, the Gull River concerts in Minden and local Nursing Homes. We also were one of the last performances held in the old Beaver Theatre in Minden.
After High School I enrolled in the Ontario Department of Health Certificate Program for medical technology. I completed the program and worked as a Laboratory Technologist for 20 years with positions at Mount Sinai, St. Michael's, Doctor's Hospital and S&M Laboratories. My last position was as the Chief Technologist at Lockwood Clinic Hospital.
After obtaining my Real Estate License in 1984 I continued to update my skills with various courses, including market value appraisal, cottage & recreational property, and finally my Broker's License in 1990.