It might seem that I have taken an unusual path to becoming a Realtor®. As a graduate of John Abbott College in Pure and Applied Sciences and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from Concordia University in Montreal, my career predictably started in corporate Canada, specifically in Sales and Marketing at IBM Canada. In that time, I learned a lot about professionalism and personal service. After 14 years of corporate life though, I felt compelled to start my own company. For the following 14 years as a corporate refugee, my company (InCourage) worked with organizations to build more effective teams and inspirational leaders. My favorite role at InCourage was coaching individuals to achieve their professional goals.
After developing my business acumen and entrepreneurial moxie in this time, I joined my talented wife Ruth in building her already-established real estate business in 2010, using my expertise as a strategic marketer, negotiator and coach to serve our clientele. So you see, it just took 28 years of very relevant experience to become the Realtor® I am.
When I’m not serving you as your Realtor®, I’m an active member of the Eden Mills community where Ruth and I live, by being President of the Eden Mills Community Club, an active volunteer for the Eden Mills Writers Festival and the Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Committee. I’m also an enthusiastic world traveller, wilderness tripper, photographer, bad tennis player and worse golfer.
PERSONAL. People/companies/brands you typically do business with are those that you can connect with at some level. We believe, in the end, people do business with people whose values align. A real estate transaction can be an emotional experience, it helps when you have someone in your corner that can empathize.
PROFESSIONAL. We keep it real. Our clients like doing business with us because we set realistic expectations from the beginning and throughout the process of selling or buying your home. We promise: To deliver all the information you need to make wise choices; to give you the necessary time to make decisions, without pressure; to have your back from the beginning to beyond closing; when you contact us, we’ll get back to you promptly. Try it!
PERFORMANCE. It’s not enough to be likeable and to be honest - we need to know what we’re doing! Our clients who are selling want comfort knowing we actually have the ability to sell their homes expediently and at market value. Our buyers want us to listen closely to their needs so we are showing the most relevant homes that match those needs. Since starting her real estate career, Ruth has been recognized starting in 2006 Ruth achieved a Sales Achievement Award. Since then and every year since Ruth has excelled with determined consistency and dedication to a business she loves. After her first year she has always been in the top 10% within in the marketplace.
Our clients love us because of our proven performance, high level of
professionalism, and our connection with them on a personal level.
Our family has used Ruth and Tom Bowes several times for the purchase of homes in the Guelph area. Their professionalism, knowledge, and understanding of the real estate market is top notch. It is also very refreshing to see integrity and honesty like these realtors possess. We have complete confidence that Ruth and Tom have our best interests in mind when looking to buy or sell real estate, and highly recommend them!
I have known Tom and Ruth Bowes for years now and there service is amazing! They just sold our townhouse very quickly. Lost of hard work and time they have put in... Thank you so much Tom and Ruth!!!!
Ruth & Tom have helped me in every way with the “business” of selling my house. They have walked me through the process of selling a country home step-by-step. Throughout the process, they have been easily available and quick to respond to my concerns. Based on their professional and personal experience, they have also been able to share their broad knowledge of properties in Eden Mills and the Guelph/Eramosa area.