Knowing a little about me as a person will help you develop trust and respect for me. Allow me to provide a little bit of a personal background.
I was born in Ottawa in 1956. I have two brothers and two sisters and my father was a technician for the National Research Council. After high school I did a pass degree at Ottawa University (B.Sc. Biology), then went to Guelph University for my honours B.Sc. Agriculture, and then did a Masters in Agriculture Economics (M.Sc. Ag.Ec.). I have worked for Manitoba Agriculture, the Federal Farm Debt Review Board, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and the University of Guelph. I have now retired from the Kemptville Campus as it was closed. I just recently received my broker’s licence.
I am an Agriculture Economist (researcher and lecturer in business) and have been teaching for 27 years. I love to farm, I love to be outdoors, I love business and I love to build houses. Given all that, I decided to enter the real estate business several years back. I am very fond of commercial farm clients as I have great respect for them; I enjoy very much helping those look for ‘small farm’ opportunities as I see local food as a growing opportunity; and I have unique skills for residential clients as I have built several homes and know/understand “what is behind the walls” that may be a surprise if not understood.
I live on a 200 acre ‘small farm’ with my wife Diana (the Accidental Farm Wife). We farm an assortment of critters, and concentrate on beef and poultry at the moment. Together we have five girls, all working, and have graduated out of the home. We have one grand daughter.
What are my values when dealing with real estate clients?
- Honesty, integrity, loyalty
- Respect for people
- I need to provide value to you6
- Getting you the best market price
- Punctual, accurate, competent
- Sound advice
- Caring for what matters to you
I can be reached at or by phone at or at the office at . Please call anytime, I would love to hear from you.
Jim Fisher, Broker