John Bosse and Cathy Berkhout-Bosse, Brokers
Meet John and Cathy:
We are a husband and wife team who have helped people build their roots in the Niagara Region for 30+ years. It is our privilege to guide our clients through critical life transitions. It’s your journey - whether you’re buying your first home or selling your family home to meet your changing lifestyle needs - we’ll get you there!
Our approach is simple:
Back-to-Back - As your service partners we have your back – we are responsive, we follow through, we work collaboratively with you, with our established professional network and our community.
Back-to-Basics - We guide you through every step of the process with expert advice, market insight and tech-savvy systems to help you make smart, informed decisions.
Back-to-You - We believe in giving back others- in the care of service we provide and as valued change agents for our Profession and in the Niagara community.
Supporting Community Growth and Development:
This innovative marketing of our local community provides us with an incredibly deep and wide understanding of our local marketplace and serves to attract potential Buyers who are researching a move to our area.
Some Personal History:
Cathy was born and raised into the real estate industry– her father Gerry Berkhout was also a Realtor with a local career dating back to the 1960's.
We met in high school when we were both members of the rowing crew at Notre Dame College School in Welland.
John is a graduate of the McMaster University Physical Education Program - Cathy is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. We have both expanded our professional knowledge to become registered Real Estate Brokers.
We are honoured to have been recognized with top level production awards throughout our career and have served in many capacities to promote professionalism in our industry. John is a past president of the former Welland District Real Estate Board (now the Niagara Association of Realtors), Cathy is a past Director and advocates on a variety community issues.
In our Free Time:
We love to cook great meals together whether it's a gourmet dinner for the two of us or a dinner party for friends and family we are Foodies through and through. We do our best to stay ahead of the weeds in our many perennial gardens and can often be found walking the rural roads of Pelham or hiking Niagara trails. John is a golfer – Cathy prefers yoga. we are both avid devotees of the cyclefit classes at the Welland YMCA. One of our favourite ways to de-stress is to pack up our tent and go camping in the woods.
Bill Berkhout, Broker
Bill is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He was first licensed as a Realtor in 1975 and has been a licensed broker since 1980.
Bill is a charter member of the ICI Land Accreditation of the Canadian Real Estate Association; a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame; a member of Commercial specialists, RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada and past president of the former Welland District Real Estate Board (now the Niagara Association of Realtors). He is also recognized as an "expert witness" in the Ontario legal system.
Bill has excellent experience in land development, multi-family properties, commercial/industrial property and single family residential.
Bill is a life-long resident of Niagara and as such is very capable of serving your real estate needs.
"Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results." -Ifeanyi Onuoha
On Friday, October 14, 2016 the Women in Niagara (WIN) Council, a business council of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) presented Cathy with the Community Spirit Award recognizing her work as Co-Founder of the myPelham.com, myWelland.com & myNOTL.com community websites.
The WIBAs are an annual event, honouring women from around Niagara whose contributions to the community go above and beyond the call of duty. The Women in Niagara Council received over 70 nominations from around the region in many different sectors.
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We are all alumni of Notre Dame College School in Welland. John is a graduate of the McMaster University Physical Education Program - both Cathy and Bill are graduates of the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. All three of us have expanded our professional knowledge to become registered Real Estate Brokers.
All members of the Re/Max 100% Club
Community Service Appreciation Certificate (1998) Rotary Club of Welland
Pelham News "Reader's Choice Award"(2004) Favorite Real Estate Agent
Accredited Staging® Professional (ASP)
Town of Pelham 2009 Peer Recognition Award
Town of Pelham 2014 Corporate Recognition Award
RE-SALE HOME Sales - customized, multi-platform marketing strategies
BUYER REPRESENTATION- coaching you every step of the way
NEW HOME Sales - have marketed directly for Builder/Developers over 400 new housing units (townhomes, semis, detached, condos)
DEVELOPMENT/Vacant Land Sales Consultation- have coordinated the procurement, concept development, subdivision creation and marketing of building lots for several local projects
Cathy specializes in developing and implementing multi-platform marketing strategies to maximize the exposure of all our real estate listings and…
John is dedicated to being your Real Estate Coach every step of the way by giving you attentive, personal service…
Bill is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He was first licensed as a…
Thank you both very much for all the time, effort and expertise you put into selling our home and finding me my new home.Heather R.