Martha ‘s Story
A licensed realtor since 1987 and a resident of Collingwood since 1985, my husband and I moved here shortly after graduation from the University of Waterloo. As avid skiers, cyclists, and paddlers, we were immediately attracted to the lifestyle that the Collingwood and Blue Mountain area offers and decided on careers that would allow us to live here full time. Prior to becoming a licensed realtor I was the Recreation Director at Cranberry Village. My husband, Chris Skelton is the co-founder of Porter Skelton and Associates, custom home builders and renovators.
Experience & Local Knowledge
My real estate career has been an exciting and rewarding journey. I have worked with diverse and interesting people in transactions spanning a geographical area from the southern reaches of Clearview Township to Meaford in the west. My business includes the sale and marketing of historic homes, new homes, new condominiums, recreational re-sale condos, farms, building lots, rural acreage, waterfront and commercial properties. My clients include local families, first time buyers, downsizing empty nesters and seniors, weekenders, and families and singles relocating to the Collingwood/Blue Mountain/Thornbury area for the lifestyle. I have worked hard over the years to build relationships of trust with my clients, colleagues and professional network and I am honoured and privileged to be rewarded with their trust as they recommend my services to their family, friends and clients. Almost 100% of my business is by referral and repeat business.
Resources and Connections
Years of experience has a resulted in a vast network of professionals who assist my clients in all aspects of the real estate transaction including, home stagers, plumbers, handypeople, painters, accountants, builders, lawyers and property maintenance professionals. No question, the pool of building trades people available to me through my relationship with Porter Skelton & Associates has been hugely beneficial to my business. Raising three busy kids in this community and being involved in their activities as a board member, volunteer or coach rounds out the community connections and local knowledge. Patrick, Jonathan and Hannah have kept us hopping for the last 22 years and actively involved in the area schools and community activities. Alpine skiing, nordic skiing, rugby, snowboarding, biathlon, triathlon, competitive swimming, figure skating, soccer, horseback riding, cycling, music, drama, art and flat water paddling. You name it, we have probably done it! When you choose to work with me for buying or selling, you have access to my 20 + years of experience, knowledge and resources.