Your Port Stanley, Ontario Real Estate Ambassadors
A Real Estate Professional whose record speaks highly of his dedication and strong sense of community. Born in England, he came to St. Thomas at age five where he was educated and has resided ever since.
Richard's personal commitment to professionalism is evident in the fact that he has involved himself in the London/St. Thomas Association of Realtors serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Marketing Division, representing 1700 area agents. In addition, Richard has contributed to the Ethics, and Political Action Committees as well as the Industrial/Commercial committee and now sits on the Board of Directors.
Throughout his career, Richard has consistently earned awards of distinction and has always been within the top 5% of agents.
In Richard Haddow you will find someone with extensive energy. Richard holds Membership and Leadership roles in community based projects including the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority, Kettle Creek Environmental Trust, Heart and Stroke Association, Historical Association, the St. Thomas and District Chamber of Commerce, Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Elgin/St. Thomas Home Builders Association, and the Elgin County Ambassadors program, where he received the 2017 Ambassador of the Year Award. He has also served as President and on Board of Directors of both the St. Thomas United Way, and the Y.M.C.A.
Richard has recently added to his professional qualifications to address the needs of those 50-plus. These needs often include both the financial and the emotional challenges seniors face when they consider moving from a long-held and much loved asset - the family home. With his Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) training, Richard now has the expertise to help those preparing to downsize, seeking a Power of Attorney or executor, or preparing to right-size their home.
Occasionally, in Real Estate transactions, a knowledge of the process of Municipal Politics is required. Richard has that knowledge, with over 20 years of involvement as a member of County Council, and by serving as Reeve of Yarmouth Township (now part of Central Elgin).
A former branch manager for Scotiabank, Helen brings a expertise in financing and negotiations especially helpful to first-time home buyers. Helen is also a very active participant in community-based organizations, and the professional business network, in St. Thomas.
The combination of Richard and his wife Helen is the recipe for this successful real estate team, providing better support for their clients with close to 45 years of combined real estate experience.