My family, originally from the Niagara Region, moved to Guelph in the early ’80s which is where my life began. I spent the first years of my life living on a small farm in Erin, Ontario. I looked forward to Saturday mornings when we would come into the city, shop in the quaint shops downtown, enjoy the best hot dogs by the market square fountain, or take a ride on the train at Riverside Park. I loved it here. When my parents decided to move to Hespeler to be closer to work, I remember people saying “this city is a ghost town, but it’s your decision…”. As an 8-year-old, hearing that made me sad, but over the years I was fascinated and inspired watching this “ghost town”. It began to flourish; the population grew and the markets changed. I was inspired. Inspired by the impact of community and market growth.
Fast forward a few years, I became a mom and purchased my first property in my early 20’s. You can imagine at such a young age, we didn’t have much money, but chipped away renovating and made our house a home. Through those first experiences, I found a passion for real estate and knew that I wanted to work with others and be a part of the next step of their journey, however with 2 little ones, my family came first.
I spent the next 15 years building a career in business law for a national firm as a corporate law clerk within the Tri-Cities and across the country. I have had the amazing opportunity to learn and work alongside incredible professionals and have been fortunate to experience the legal side of the real estate and business industry.
It’s been 4 years since we made the move back to the Royal City. With my kids grown into independent young adults, combined with my foundation in the legal industry, I knew that this was it – the time to follow my passion. I truly live by the phrase “everything happens for a reason”.
Everyone is different, every situation is different. My approach is customized for each and every client depending on your needs and goals. I’m 100% engaged and committed from the very first meeting right through to the finish line. I’m very patient and take the time to sit, listen, and develop meaningful relationships so that you know and feel confident that your best interests are my top priority.
Working together is key. Buying and selling real estate can be intimidating and stressful at times, and a solid line of communication is extremely important to me. I always ensure that my clients know and feel that they can reach out to me, regardless of the time of day or what the situation is. As a team, we can enjoy the process together and create an experience that will be looked back on as an exciting milestone without negativity.
My background in the legal field has provided me with a level of expertise and attention to detail that adds immense value when it comes to drafting and reviewing documents. I ensure that nothing is overlooked and all interests are protected. My legal experience has also provided me the ability to recognize when to reach out if a situation arises that may require legal advice and the built solid relationships in the legal industry that I know and trust to turn to.
3 bed, 2 bath, 2,482 sq. ft.
4 bed, 3 bath, 1,338 sq. ft.
2 bed, 2 bath, 1,065 sq. ft.
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3 bed, 2 bath, 1,500 sq. ft.
3 bed, 3 bath, 2,639 sq. ft.
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We had a fantastic experience with Lyle & Michelle @ TrilliumWest. We have worked with them on the purchase and sale of a home and would not hesitate to recommend them.Scott Mckay
Michelle's help, advice, abilities, responsiveness and conscientiousness were out of this worldShannon Munkley
Michelle Courchain is highly intelligent, passionate and truly cared about our situation.DJ McIntosh