Iris was born in Germany, and raised in Toronto where she enjoyed a successful career in the Insurance industry managing corporate employee benefit portfolios for a prominent Insurance Brokerage. Brian, was born in Belleville, then resided in Toronto where he embarked on a successful career as an IBM marketing manager. Iris and Brian met in Barrie, years later where they blended their personal and business partnership, and opened a prominent multi-location Prudential Real Estate office. As a team, the Andrews enjoy over 50 combined years of award-winning successes in the Real Estate world.
Iris & Brian naturally fell in love with “The County” and its diverse communities and rich history appealed to their lifestyle and interests. What began with weekend visits culminated in the purchase of a c1841 stone Loyalist waterfront home, which they completely restored & renovated … and the rest is history! They transitioned their Barrie office to a “Boutique” Real Estate office in Bloomfield and recently, the Andrews aligned their business with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, one of the finest Real Estate Brokerages in Canada.
Iris enjoys a reputation as a consummate professional, someone you can depend and rely on to do the right thing….always working in your best interest. Her years of success bear testimony to her skills, her integrity and her professionalism and her loyalty to her clients is notable….. many who work with her become friends and clients for life. It’s her “can do” attitude that make selling or buying a home a positive experience. She knows that, for you, a new home is also the promise of a new future and new memories.
Along with polished communication, marketing and sales skills, Iris brings a dynamic creative skill set to the partnership, with her keen photographic eye and her innate ability to assist her clients in preparing their home for sale, offering creative staging advice, often delivering hands-on assistance!
Brian brings his honest and approachable style to the Andrews Team. He combines his in-depth knowledge of real estate and contracts with his charming sales ability and incurable optimism. Brian knows how to put his clients at ease while he navigates them through the purchasing or selling process. His understanding of the market gives him an unparalleled credibility, as the ultimate resource for information. His ability to guide and to negotiate the most favourable terms for his clients have earned him ongoing respect and referral business.
Iris & Brian are a winning combination. Together in business and as life- partners, they approach their business with a sense of humour, generosity, honesty and an open mind. Their professional attitude is their trademark, as is their commitment to their partnership with their clients.
When they find time to relax, Iris & Brian enjoy spending it with their 4 wonderful children and 2 grandchildren, entertaining with friends and travel. Their passion for breathing new life into old has also found them knees deep in restoring and renovating old century homes!