OUR MISSION

 

To be industry leaders by creating an authentic experience through honesty, hard work and skill, thus, challenging real estate agents everywhere to a higher level of standards.

 

JERRY VANLEEUWEN

TEAM OWNER

Prior to becoming one of Kitchener-Waterloo’s top real estate agents, Jerry Van Leeuwen enjoyed a career as an Advanced Care Paramedic in the Region of Waterloo. Caring for people is in his nature, which is why he places his values on family, business, and health. He takes time and care while helping each of his clients understand the real estate market and the decisions that must be made to achieve their unique goals.

Selling or buying a home with confidence is the experience Jerry always strives to provide. His goal is to make this next step in a client’s life happens with ease. Working with people during this nerve wracking, yet exciting time is a highlight of the experience for Jerry. He takes extra care to ensure his clients are kept up-to-date, and have a full understanding of what each step of the process means for their specific circumstance. This means there is more time for clients to enjoy the selling or buying process, rather than stressing over the logistics. Understanding how to maximize the sale of a client’s home using repeatable and reliable systems is an everyday occurrence for Jerry. A properly planned and well executed selling or buying strategy using a market statistics is laid out prior to any real estate endeavor. Not only are clients fully involved in the formation of this strategy, but it allows them to have full confidence that they will receive the most money for their home, and/or find a new home that fits all of their requirements – including budget.

Jerry works well under pressure, having 10 years of experience as a paramedic, as well as having trained and practiced his reliable systems, he can confidently provide each of his clients with the best service possible. These systems help Jerry achieve repeatable results and help put his clients’ minds at ease.

Jerry is a CHBA Certified Home Buying Advisor through the National Association of Expert Advisors (NAEA), a CHSA Certified Home Selling Advisor through NAEA, and he has been trained and certified through the NAEA to provide the best possible service to his clients.
With a reputation for honesty and integrity, Jerry seeks to positively affect the lives of those he works with, as well as highlight a better, more reliable approach to real estate that makes for more informed decision-making processes. In June of 2016, Jerry was named a “Top Lister” at Keller Williams, and just two months later, was named a “Top Earner” with Keller Williams.

In addition to real estate, Jerry is passionate about his family, staying active, and enjoying the outdoors. His career allows him to constantly meet new people and assist them as they move forward in their lives. Clients who have worked with Jerry are happy to have a strong advocate and an expert to negotiate on their behalf. He strives to be an industry influencer who changes the way the public views real estate. Always looking out for his clients’ best interests, Jerry works hard, so they don’t have to.

 

GRAHAM LITTLE

Sales Representative

Providing genuine, professional, heart felt service to clients, friends, and family is one of life’s greatest honours. I have had this pleasure time and time again over the years and the feeling never gets old. When my career first began as a Paramedic for the Region of Waterloo, every day was full of challenges, but the reward was always helping people and their families in a time of need. When the time came to start developing a new career path, I searched to find a niche that I could provide the same care and compassion for people, ease their stress while helping them to achieve their goals. Becoming a Real Estate professional was the most direct and logical choice for me, and my clients are happy to agree!

Working with me you will quickly notice that my attention to detail and succinct approach is both comforting and provides security. My focus on hard work and ethical practice is engrained from a 17 year career in Emergency Services. It is a trained reflex and a satisfying trait for your agent to possess. My previous career has conditioned me to perform at a high level in stressful situations, actively problem solve, all while continuing to provide effective communication and maintain complete confident composure. Protecting and growing the equity of my clients is further accomplished by my ability to adapt and respond to the constant changes in the real estate market.

My dedication and commitment to my clients has secured my success as a Real Estate Professional. With each transaction my clients have repeated that my authentic professional approach has made their experience both positive and stress free. My continued focus on hard work and determination has allowed me to obtain the designation of a “Top 20%” agent in Keller Williams Golden Triangle Brokerage to start the year in 2019. This work ethic has also been a contributing factor in helping Van Leeuwen Real Estate Advisors be awarded “Top Team” in the brokerage for January 2019.
I enthusiastically look forward to helping you accomplish your real estate needs, please reach out anytime and lets set up your personal consultation.

 

SONNY FICIC

Sales Representative

Sonny, a compassionate realtor and husband, is best known for always putting his clients first regardless of any situation, His strive for excellence and top notch service became the driving force for his recruitment to our VLA team.

With over 5 years of working as a realtor, Sonny also brings 9 years of steel framing & General Contracting experience to the VLA team. His ability to detect deficiencies when walking through homes as well as educating his clients on costs for upgrades or repairs makes him an asset for any transaction situation.

Whether it's buying or selling a home, Sonny is without a doubt the right choice to guarantee your purchase or sale is the right one for you!

 

 
 

JODY STRANGWARD

Director of Operations

Creating and building relationships is a big part of who I am. Having a background in recruiting and event planning, I have always strived to create a remarkable experience for those I am fortunate enough to meet and work with. I have always enjoyed working with people and I believe that the little things are what can really make the difference for people between a positive experience and a negative one.

Buying or selling a home can be overwhelming for some people so if I’m able to help make that transition less stressful and more memorable for them, then that makes me happy. Being a part of a team that goes the extra mile and cares about helping people achieve their goals is a great feeling.



 



 

Joshua Whittaker

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP

Previous experience in retail sales and customer service has allowed Josh to excel at creating new relationships. The world of Real Estate has always been a very enticing career path for Josh because of the amount of growth it provides, including investment opportunities and as well as networking connections. “It is my goal to make help you in anyway possible to meet your expectations and goals in the real estate world and I know my fellow colleagues at VLA feel the same way. This team is filled with hard working dedicated individuals who want to make your experience an amazing one and I'm so glad to be a contributing part of that!”

Testimonials
 

An outstanding negotiator, Jerry sold our house in a record 2 days on the market and well above the asking price!!! He handled the transaction efficiently and so easy for us senior clients to follow. Congratulations to you and your Jerry Vanleeuwen golden team. We strongly recommend your professional services to our friends and family. Hardworking , friendly and well organized. Kudos to your great team. And thank you so much for helping us out of a desperate situation. - Franscisco Medina

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Jerry and team are amazing! I couldn't have hoped for a better experience with the purchase of my first home. Every question answered and info provided for questions I didn't even know to ask. Dedicated. Committed to my requirements. Knowledgeable beyond belief. Professional. And most importantly....made me feel comfortable and as though I have made new friends. In fact the first home warming gift I received.....was from Jerry himself! Can't thank them enough. Amazing! - Scott Rees

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Jerry and Jody made selling our home easy. They modified their level of service to fit exactly what we needed, at a price that was fair and affordable. They were always quick to respond to our calls and emails. Their integration with the latest in communication and coordinating technologies made selling our home easy, even during the trying times of this corona virus outbreak. Thank you for your help! - Wesley Greenwood

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We had the pleasure of working with Graham. He was amazing and very knowledgeable. He was very quick to answer all our calls and available to get us into showings. He wasn't out to sell us any home, he wanted to find us the perfect home and he did! I would highly recommend Van Leeuwen Real Estate! - Karen Colalillo

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