"...Once you begin searching for a house with your agent, it's not the time to talk about his past, but rather your future."
2 things to consider when searching for the right agent;
1. Is he competent?
2. What kind of person is he?
Rare are agents who will talk about themselves on their website. You will usually find a paragraph in the "About Me" section, that will look very similar from one agent to the next. This doesn't help you at all, to know who you're about to work with.
I chose to include lots of information about myself, in order to help you select an agent with whom you can relate to...
Born in 1978 and raised in Orléans, Philippe thrives to excel in all parts of the City of
Philippe’s success throughout his life is parallel to the quality of service he demonstrates in his new passion… Helping Others in their Real Estate Needs.
Thank you for your trust and your referrals.
College Bourget: President of his grade in Secondaire 1, in High School, Philippe learned to be a leader to over 300 students. He graduated from the prestigious bording school after 5 years of disciplinary studies with Maths being his most successful subject.
4 years off: Philippe learned about life away from school and into various job, in various countries.
Cité Collégiale: Philippe completed a 2-year Travel and Tourism Diploma where his passion for Travelling was confirmed.
Université Libre de Bruxelles: This is where Philippe completed his 3rd and last year of his degree. His skills of Time management were successfully enhanced by multi-tasking: Eating Frites, chocolate, waffles, oysters, studiing… and a Belgian beer, all at the same time!
Lac Philippe: 6 summers were spent under the sun at “His” beach, in the famous
Ocean Lifeguard: This is where Philippe lived his dream… His first summer was spent in the peaceful Outer Banks of North Carolina. He finally exercised all the lifesaving skills he had been learning in the past all the while being under the sun listening to the waves 50 hours a week. This was definitely Philippe’s element! His second summer was spent on the famous beaches of
His “Lifeguard of the year” mention for the
3 World Championships:
2 times Canadian Champion.
3 times Quebec Champion.
2 times Ontario Champion.
7th place in
3rd place South -East coast of
Overall, Philippe travelled 29 countries, 25 of them alone. Because it takes money to travel, and money was not always there, Philippe opted for the mentality of “Spend little, cover more territory”. Couch surfing was not unusual for him, staying at locals house for free. Philippe once used this mean of accommodation for 45 consecutive days while travelling in
Philippe has had the travelling bug since 1999 and it’s not about to go away any time soon. His long-term objective throughout his career in Real Estate is to take 1 month off every year, not only to sharpen the saw, but to continue to explore the vast and complex planet we live on.
You might not find many Real Estate Agents who lived in the woods by themselves for 3 months… Now you have and Philippe is not ashamed to talk about it. After a 30 day glacier traverse in BC, Philippe settled in the woods, on ground level. After building himself the bare essentials, he decided to stay put, reading and writing on his hammock… for 90 days, (with trips to the village once in a while). Philippe’s solo experience would have been longer if it wasn’t for the Black bear who ravaged all of Philippe’s belongings one day, leaving him with nothing left but a reason to go back to
In 2008, Philippe also embarked on a short trip to James Bay, to camp on an
During the whole month of February 2010, Philippe was selected as a Volunteer Team Leader with Event Services for the Cross-Country, Biathlon and Ski Jump events located at the Whistler Olympic Park.
Philippe’s duties were to manage a group of 6-12 volunteers within an assigned area of the venue, ensuring that their performance was in accordance with agreed procedures and appropriate levels of service. He provided support, information and encouragements to Volunteers while monitoring spectator movements and solving related problems.
One of Philippe’s biggest professional achievements so far is to Promote Canadian Tourism live on Kuwaiti TV or in front of 30 Travel Agent in the Boardroom of the Canadian Embassy of Kuwait. Being a Travel Agent with Algonquin Travel and Business Travel International (BTI) in the past surprisingly had nothing to do with leading Philippe to bigger and better things in the Travel Business! Because of his solo expedition in BC, Philippe was invited by the Canadian Ambassador of