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At Home Realty opens its doors in Shelburne

March 5, 2015   ·   0 Comments

A brand new realty brokerage has opened in Shelburne.
At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage officially opened ts doors last Wednesday with a ribbon cutting and presentations from Town of Shelburne Mayor, Ken Bennington and Economic Development Officer (and CAO), John Telfer.
The business, located at 117 Owen Sound Street, is owned by Shelburnite Mairi MacRae, who has been selling real estate for the past 5-years.
MacRae decided to open her own brokerage firm because she wanted to stay “completely local”. A Shelburne resident of 36 years, MacRae had previously been working for a real estate firm in Orangeville, but is proud to say she’s always sold real estate “within Dufferin County”.
MacRae’s company is the only truly local brokerage firm in Shelburne, which is reflected in her business name and logo because she feels completely “at home” in this community.
Together with her husband, Steve, MacRae redesigned the interior space at her Owen Sound Street address, keeping a little of the old, and adding a lot of the new.
“I loved the exposed wood inside the walls, so we kept it and just gave it a fresh coat of paint,” MacRae told the Free Press. To make her office and boardroom cozy, MacRae kept everything white, with pops of turquoise and black.
Overall, the extensive renovations to the previously empty space took several weeks, and included plastering, removal of walls and taking down old paneling.
On why she wanted to take the leap, now working for herself, MacRae had this to say, “I always knew I wanted to work for myself. My focus is customer service and I wanted a ‘boutique brokerage’ in order to serve my clients better. Everyone I work with and for will have my full time and attention.” Also, since there are no corporate fees involved in working as an independent, MacRae is hopeful that she’ll be able to pass along cost savings to her clients.
Looking forward, Mairi MacRae hopes to offer information sessions for buyers and sellers. The Free Press asked if she had any advise for future clients, and MacRae said: “Don’t over extend yourself. Make sure you plan appropriately for the extra costs associated with buying a home.”
Mayor Bennington, upon presentation of the certificate form the Town, welcomed MacRae to the business community in Shelburne and said, “This is a very good day. I wish you years, and years of continued success and congratulations on your opening.”
At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Saturday (or by appointment). For more information, to book an appointment or to speak with MacRae about any buying, selling or renting opportunities in Shelburne call her at 1 844-925-HOME (4663) or 519 216-1841, e-mail mmacrae@athomerealtyinc.com or visit www.athomerealtyinc.com

By Wendy Gabrek

Photos by Wendy Gabrek Welcome, Shelburne’s newest business – Mairi MacRae, owner of At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage, located at 117 Owen Sound St. Shelburne, celebrates her grand opening with Mayor Ken Bennington (right) and Economic Development Officer (and CAO) John Telfer on Wednesday, February 25th. Bennington brought greetings from the Town of Shelburne and a certificate of congratulations.

Photos by Wendy Gabrek
Welcome, Shelburne’s newest business – Mairi MacRae, owner of At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage, located at 117 Owen Sound St. Shelburne, celebrates her grand opening with Mayor Ken Bennington (right) and Economic Development Officer (and CAO) John Telfer on Wednesday, February 25th. Bennington brought greetings from the Town of Shelburne and a certificate of congratulations.

Staying true to her hometown, Mairi took old photographs of Main Street Shelburne and had them made into large prints to adorn the walls of her freshly renovated/decorated office. Her space may be brand new, but her roots run deep in Shelburne.

Staying true to her hometown, Mairi took old photographs of Main Street Shelburne and had them made into large prints to adorn the walls of her freshly renovated/decorated office. Her space may be brand new, but her roots run deep in Shelburne.

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