Karen Willison

Karen Willison

SRES®, ABR®, Sales Representative

  • Office: 877/705-445-5520
  • Call or Text Direct: (705) 888-0075
  • kwillison@royallepage.ca
  • CollaborativeRealEstate.ca

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Karen E. Willison, SRES®, ABR® Sales Representative

I was born in Collingwood and as a lifelong skier, hiker, and golfer, I know and appreciate very well all this area has to offer.

My real estate expertise and experience is deep and varied. I raised my family here and I know the best school districts and the character of each individual neighbourhood and beach. I understand the adult lifestyle and maintenance free living, and the luxury market has been my stomping ground since I got my real estate license in 2004. Commercial real estate in this area has also seen some interesting transitions. As a true real estate junkie, I keep close tabs on all of it. 

My passion for living in this exceptional piece of Ontario has only fed my passion for its Real Estate. Last year, I was honoured to receive the Royal LePage Diamond Director’s Award (Top 3% Nationally) and I have consistently ranked in the top 5% of agents every year.

I am also a committed volunteer, having served as the first female president of the Collingwood Rotary Club, and participate on numerous boards and committees.

I believe wholeheartedly in a collaborative process, maximizing social media, using advanced marketing tools & techniques as well as influencers, along with good old fashion legwork in every step of the process. Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, you’ve got my committed collaborative attention and energy.

I will help you find the best Real Estate opportunity for you whether it’s Residential, Recreational, Vacant Land, Commercial or Development.  

Looking to sell? Interview me. I can lead the way with with evaluations, photography, marketing, negotiations, staging, hosting tours, and open houses, document management and getting the deal closed and you moved in. 

You won’t find a more enthusiastic, passionate, professional, connected and accessible Realtor® because I LOVE what I do!  

Joanne Brown

Joanne Brown

Sales Representative

  • Office: 877/705-445-5520
  • Call or Text Direct:705-994-5255
  • jebrown@royallepage.ca
  • CollaborativeRealEstate.ca

Joanne Brown, Sales Representative | Operations | Client Care Communications Manager

After 30 years as a high school teacher and guidance counsellor in the Greater Toronto area, I made the jump into the Southern Georgian Bay real estate market as a Sales Representative in early 2019. I first fell in love with Collingwood almost 10 years ago, while driving my son to Blue Mountain to night ski with his high school ski club – the sight of the lights on the hill as you approach the town took my breath away. We quickly became weekenders and were hooked by all there is to see and do all year ‘round. It didn’t take long for my husband and I to know that this is where we wanted to spend our post-career life.

Since moving to Collingwood fulltime in the summer of 2019, we have become immersed in the community. We’ve hiked and biked the Georgian and Bruce Trails, tried out many of Georgian Bay’s best beaches, skied and snowboarded the beautiful slopes of Blue Mountain Resort, experienced some of the area’s best restaurants, enjoyed the many annual cultural and community events and attended the region’s fabulous farmers’ markets. I have been privileged to be able to volunteer with the local animal shelter, the Georgian Triangle Humane Society, feeding the cats, assisting at spay/neuter clinics, and helping to organize the annual walkathon, and with the Collingwood Community Clothing Swap.

I love this area and love the idea of helping others find their forever home, their vacation home, or their vacation rental. Let us collaborate with you on your next move!