A new Faris Team Real Estate office has opened in Newmarket with a focus on supporting the Newmarket Food Pantry with every sale.
At the grand opening of their office on Nov. 15, Rachelle Layes, chief sales officer with Faris Team, announced that they would be donating $100 for every sale at their new location.
“As part of this community, it’s also important — and we’re very excited to say — that we give back at Faris Team and we support local charities,” she said.
She presented Adrian Bain, the food pantry’s director, with a cheque for $2,500 and said she hopes there will be many more in the future.
“This is the power of community right here,” Bain said. “It’s greatly appreciated.”
The new real estate office is at 16945 Leslie St., unit 25, and is one of eight Faris Team locations throughout Simcoe and York Region.
Layes said Newmarket is well placed between downtown Toronto and Barrie, making it a great location to open shop.
“We actually have been helping our clients sell and purchase homes in Newmarket for many years now and as we continued to grow our sales in this area, the love for the community grew along with it. We felt it was time to commit and invest in Newmarket,” she said.
All the realtors working out of the office will also be local to the area, which Layes said is an important part of their brand.
Mayor John Taylor, along with Deputy Mayor Tom Vegh and Councillor Victor Woodhouse, attended the grand opening.
“It’s so deeply appreciated to know that people are investing here in Newmarket and see the potential, the great potential here in this community and the whole surrounding area.” Taylor said.
He said that not only are they supporting the economy and creating local jobs, but he thinks they will be able to help a lot of people here.
“This is a very interesting dynamic and difficult, in many ways, time in the real estate market. There are people out there who have the most important decision, the most important moment of their life is on the line and in some cases it’s people desperately trying to find a way into the market that’s very difficult to get into,” he said.
Taylor said he anticipates that they will be very successful in Newmarket and looks forward to celebrating more milestones with them in the future.