What my clients say:

Karan Khosla (Oakville)

Good afternoon. I was recently a client of Laura's. Her professionalism and dedication to helping me was phenomenal. My place had been treated rather poorly from tenants. But she saw the light at the end of the tunnel when I couldn't see it. She set up every appointment to help get my place prepped and ready for sale. And she was there to help day in and day out to see that it was the best it could be. I am very happy to say that I received generous compensation for her hard work. I would recommend Laura to anyone looking to buy and sell in the beautiful Tiny Township and surrounding area! Thanks again Laura for making this happen. Much appreciated! 

Susanne and Jim Whiteside (Whitby)

We will miss the emails!  Thank you so much for your hard work in helping us get our retirement lot!  We will never forget you.


Mahmood and Enza Abbas (Toronto)

I and my family would like to thank Laura for the exceptional service we received from her with the purchase of our Tiny Beaches home. This has been a life long dream to own a beach front property and Laura found the perfect home for us. She definitely went beyond the call of duty in helping to find us a Home Inspector, acting as my representative when I couldn't make the trip north with the owners, finding us local contractors, as well as actually dropping off the keys to my Toronto home! She kept me well informed and helped me with a "to do" list during the transaction - constantly reminding me of important dates, which I certainly would not have been able to do with my busy lifestyle. Thank you so much Laura and please drop by anytime!


Karen Mullen (Midland and Barrie)

In October 2015 I contacted Buy the Shores Realty to inquire about Theresa Schell’s (Broker of Record) availability to sell my house in the town of Midland. Theresa had sold the house of a friend of mine. This friend could not say enough about Theresa’s professionalism and knowledge of the current real estate market.

I was fortunate to have both Theresa and Laura Ellis working to sell my house.  They worked together and both were very approachable.   They advised me on how to stage my home prior to listing it.   After each viewing they would follow up with me to let me know how it went. I really appreciated the time they took to ensure that I was well informed and up to date.   My house sold at the end of December 2015. What a great way to start the new year!

I was then looking to purchase a house in Barrie.  The area I was looking in was close to my employment.  Laura used her networking skills and scheduled several viewings in that area.  With her persistence and connections she found me a house in the exact area I wanted.   Amazing! Needless to say I am a very happy customer. 

Theresa Schell and Laura Ellis are two highly skilled and professional realtors, who I would highly recommend to anyone in Simcoe County interested in selling or purchasing a home. 

James and Pam Rothwell, (Penetanguishene)

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Laura, for all of your help over the past few months. It has been said that moving can be one of life's most stressful events, and without your help and support, the move up here from the city would have been so much harder and more stressful than it actually was. You went above and beyond in your duties as a real estate agent and were very patient as we perused the real estate listings and viewed house after house after house after house. In the end, though, it all paid off - I think we are going to be very happy here. I would recommend you without hesitation to anyone looking to buy a house in the Midland/Penetanguishene area.  

Thanks again, Laura. We could not have done it without you.   Looking forward to all of the trilliums :)

Nicole Novak (Midland)

Huge thank you to Laura Ellis for guiding me through the purchase of my first house! Right from the get go working with Laura was an absolute pleasure. She provided me with guidance through the whole process and made the experience so enjoyable and easy. I thought the process of looking for and buying a home would be stressful and confusing, it definitely was not. Laura took the time to explain everything and made me completely comfortable in making a decision. She has great knowledge of the real estate market - which for the first time home buyer was extremely helpful. Now I'm in my new home and overjoyed. I couldn't be happier. So thank you again, Laura. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Claudette Paquin (Tiny Township)

"I met Laura when I bought my house a year ago.  She has many strengths but the one that struck me was how hard she works for her client.  She checks absolutely everything; if you have any question, she knows where to get the information, and she gets it for you.  Any time of day, any day of the week. She gives you top service." 

Grant Gardner (Tiny Township)  
 I must have been one of Laura's most perplexing clients to date, and yet she was still able to accomplish the monumental task of finding me the home of my dreams. Laura was able to keep pace with my frequently changing requests, and managed it all with patience, wit, vim and vigour. Laura retrieved documents, water samples, and anything else needed for every property I liked (and there was quite a few), so that I could make informed decisions, and weed out any future headaches. I would never have been able to make such a worry-free move without her insightfulness, aptitude, and knowledge, and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Laura Ellis to anyone buying or selling in the area… I am one very pleased and very grateful client! 


Todd Train and Lisa Wolowich  (Tiny Beaches Road South, Wymbolwood, Tiny)

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for all your guidance and integrity throughout the sale of our family cottage.  Our fondest family memories are those spent at the cottage, and then watching our own children experience the same, made the decision to sell an extremely difficult and emotional one.  Your professionalism and compassion helped make it that much easier.

Throughout the time that the cottage was up for sale, there was not a showing, along with detailed feedback, that we were not aware of.  You’re in depth market knowledge of the area, along with all the many comparable updates that you provided us (when we listed, when we were contemplating reducing the price and when we got our offer) allowed us to make the best educated decisions possible. 

If anyone is wondering whom they should work with in terms of their real estate needs, we would strongly encourage them to do themselves a favour, and simply sign with YOU!    They will not be sorry!

Laura, again, thank you!  We never felt for a second that we were alone, and you always had our best interests at heart.  That means more to us then you will ever know.

All the very best to you and your family. 

Lorne Williams, Ottawa (Estate Sale)

Hi Laura, I just wanted you to know how pleased I was with selling the house in Penetanguishene. It was amazing that we managed the deal via e-mail. I am now an expert on scanning, signing, and re-sending information and documents.

Thank you for keeping the house and garden shipshape for us. It was quite a drive from Ottawa, so we happy that the house was in your capable hands!  I appreciated your advice on staging, painting, and (hardest of all) reducing the clutter. I have paid the final water bill and have a real sense of completion and moving on.  Many thanks. 

Richard and Helene Arcand, Penetanguishene:

Ms. Ellis found us in finding a home to our liking in Penetanguishene ON.  Ms. Ellis asked questions and  importantly listened to our needs and requirements. She then proceeded to locate properties that would interest us.

At this time I would like to point out that she is patient, efficient and interested in her clients. Ms Ellis also is informed and has a critical eye and will not waste time on a property that is not recommendable.  She has earned our respect and we strongly refer her to any potential clients looking for a property.

Jessica Deck & Keith Norton, Penetanguishene:

Laura has made first-time home buying an absolute dream! Laura was very kind every step of the way; always caring and supportive of the many questions that come with buying a first home. She made us feel like we could come to her with any concerns or questions without judgement or pressure. Laura went above and beyond to make our journey on finding and buying a home a very positive experience. She listened to what really mattered to Keith and I and most definitely found us our dream home! Keith and I will be recommending her to our family and friends. Thank-you for everything Laura, sincerely!

Laura Werrell , Barrie:

I am a real estate photographer and as such I happen to know quite a few realtors. When my husband and I made the decision to sell our cottage, I knew right away that Laura Ellis was the one for the job. I had already seen first-hand what an enthusiastic, ethical and personable realtor Laura was. Knowing all this beforehand, I must admit that Laura still found ways to impress me with her dedication to customer service. We were never left wondering…….Laura was always quick to keep us inform, every step of the way. From buyer & realtor reactions to our listing through to the offer and negotiation phase. Laura’s insights and guidance helped us to reach an agreement that was quick and relatively stress free. At all times my husband and I were confident that Laura was working for us, and in our best interest. It is no wonder that Laura comes by so many of her clients thought referrals. I would not hesitate to recommend Laura Ellis and her services to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate.

Joe & Alice Grosso , Toronto:

We chose Laura Ellis as our realitor when we decided to sell our home on Farlain lake. Laura is great, and a real go getter. She is a very honest person and she really made us feel at ease, and stress-free! She went above and beyond to make us happy sellers. If we had to do it all over again, we would not hesistate to ask Laura.   Thank you Laura!

Joan & Bob Hillis, Toronto:

"Laura, Bob and I would like to thank you for making the sale of our cottage as painless as possible.  We would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a professional, knowledgeable, caring & enthusiastic sales representative.  If you are ever in Toronto, please drop by and see us.

Sophie Lazarou , Wasaga Beach:

Laura Ellis is a dedicated, professional and creative realtor. I was extremely pleased with her ongoing communication, quick response times and exceptional customer service. Not only is Laura honest but she works very hard at selling your property. She goes beyond and above the expectation of a realtor. She sold my property quickly, cleanly and where all the parties were pleased with the outcome. I have used multiple realtors over the years and I can truthfully say, she was one of the most capable and dependable. I highly recommend working with Laura Ellis. You will have made the right choice!

Rebecca Barnstaple, Midland:

"Hope that you are well, and we would (and have) gladly recommend(ed) you as a Realtor. We appreciated your honest, straightforward attitude. And you are a realist, which is a great attribute for a Realtor! You really helped steer us in the right direction as first-time home buyers with a young family. We love our house, the neighbourhood and layout are great for us. Thank you very much for all you

Al Myre , Coldwater:

Laura is the consummate professional, not pushy and quite frankly was very patient with me as the search was on to find the right home for me! If you are looking at buying a home and you want someone to walk you through every step of the way, I would not hesitate to recommend Laura to anyone. Thanks Laura!