We have used Helen for multiple real estate transactions. She is an expert in her field and provides excellent service. 

Noreen and Jeff

Sean and I were looking for the right country property for the last two years. It was by fluke that we started working with Helen and we sure are happy we did! Helen’s knowledge of the grey highlands/beaver valley/thornbury and surrounding area really helped us with making the right decision for us. Working with Helen was a breeze, we always were able to view properties when we wanted and when it came to making an offer, Helen’s knowledge of country properties really supported us in making sure we had the correct conditions etc. All in all a wonderful experience and we highly recommend Helen!

I had spent a year renting and falling in love with the beauty of the beaver valley and the warmth of the community. It was time to find my own home.

Helen Lightbody made this experience flow for me. She is knowledgeable about the area, home ownership, and has many contacts. What I found most important is her warm, down to earth manner and insight into my character. This made her a great support and witness to the process of me finding the home that was the best fit for me.

Thanks Helen!

Melanie Rosen

It was great working with Helen throughout our recent business purchase. She is up to date on everything required and made sure we were well taken care of. She reminded us when things were due and kept track of the whole process right to the end. A great agent to have for both buying and selling!!

Jonas and Catherine

Since we are Toronto based, we decided to retain a local Realtor. We relied on Helen Lightbody to locate and facilitate the closing of our Thornbury, ON condo. We want to thank Helen so much for her timely response to our queries and requests not only during the targeted search for a condo located near our daughter ‘s house but, also after the offer firmed up. Helen facilitated the short 2 week closing time of the condo purchase as well as sorting out the Vendor key handover challenges. Helen again went out of her way to assist us in making an elevator reservation after closing of the condo. This was during a transition stage of the Condo Development of a new condo Property Management company. Once again Helen went beyond after we discovered a broken appliance once we moved in. She was always quick to sort out each issue for us to a satisfactory conclusion. We would not hesitate in referring Helen Lightbody as a resourceful Real Estate Agent.

Johh and Palma

Helen worked tirelessly to accomplish the sale of my Father’s house in Kimberley. The virtual tour and photos of the house were excellent. Paperwork and communication were handled very efficiently by both phone and email. A lovely keepsake of Dad’s house was delivered following the sale. Thanks again Helen.


We met Helen almost 4 years ago by purchasing a cottage property she had listed. Even though the purchase was fast and seamless, she impressed us and left a lasting impression. Recently we decided to sell and purchase a larger cottage, we knew if we ever decided to sell she would be our ‘go to agent’, we made the call and she arrived immediately to meet us to discuss our wants and needs.

We are settling into our ‘new to us’ cottage and Helen did not disappoint us. She answered every phone call, email and question quickly and efficiently. Her knowledge, advice, contacts, professionalism and service is priceless! Helen is definitely the best representative we have had during our 30 years of buying and selling real estate. We highly recommend Helen for anyone who wants an excellent experience in buying and/or selling.

D and J (Lake Eugenia)

Helen was a pleasure to work with on our recent purchase of a property in the Beaver Valley. She’s friendly, efficient, and very responsive in dealing with any issues that arise, and was very patient when time was needed to consider various aspects of the purchase. And she has also been very helpful afterwards, with referrals to various contractors and specialists. I would certainly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a property. Many thanks Helen!


I’m very grateful to Helen for helping me recently with the purchase of my new country property in Beaver Valley. As a first time buyer, Helen was helpful in walking me through the buying process, easing my concerns on what I should be doing and when. She was very knowledgeable when it came to the various inspections and negotiating the deal and is able to offer recommendations for services in the community. One of the things that makes Helen stand out in my mind is her responsiveness. I never waited long to hear back from Helen, even if it was just a simple “I’ll get back to you”… and she always did.

We have known Helen personally for some time; therefore, when it came time to sell our home (and to purchase a new one), I knew she would be our ‘go-to’ person. I can’t say enough good things about her and the entire process. She’s extremely responsive, willing and able to address all questions and concerns, honest, reliable and the list goes on. We were in good hands throughout the entire process and, without a doubt, would highly recommend her.

Helen Lightbody was our real estate agent for 2 real estate purchases
in the Beaver Valley over the last 5 years. One property was raw land
and one had a house. In both cases, Helen provided exceptional
representation. Each property had its issues and Helen was able to
value each, assist and guide us on negotiations with the Seller,
provide strategic advice on price, timing, conditions.

Helen is extremely savvy when it comes to rural land: she advised us
on well inspections, septic needs, fireplace certificates, just to

With respect to raw land, Helen advised us on the particular
regulatory approvals needed to put in A driveway, electrical and
houses. She recommended an architect. This area of real estate is a
maze but Helen is knowledgable in this regard. She is an incredible resource.

Helen also has excellent time management skills. Helen always
contacted us immediately when we called, contacted us right away when
there was an update, and told us to sit tight and wait when appropriate.

I would absolutely recommend her as an agent.

Noreen and Jeff

We recently acquired a property in Beaver Valley, and we were lucky enough to have Helen Lightbody as our agent. Although in this transaction, she acted for both the seller and the buyer, Helen acted with the utmost integrity and professionalism. At no time did we feel that she was representing one parties’ interests over the other. Instead she managed both sides and brokered the deal, with all parties pleased with the outcome. In addition to being an excellent real estate sales person, Helen is a huge source of information about the Beaver Valley, its relevant services and local suppliers. Her advice and counsel in these matters was appreciated.

Thanks again Helen, it was a pleasure working with you.

Kim & John

I just want to thank Helen for her tremendous assistance in assisting us to find our retirement property in the Grey Highlands area. We had a pretty good idea of the specifics of what we were looking for and she provided the knowledge of the area and input on the properties that we were to see. We have been very successful in our search and will be new home owners in the Fall and look forward to our move to the area. I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone looking for a property in this area.

Hi Helen, I was reading your July newsletter and noted your comment about 31 years of experience.   Congratulations to you, in knowing you these past few years I can understand why you have survived and succeeded  in a very difficult occupation.  Your dedication to and genuine interest in your clients and people in general has made you as successful as you are.  It has been a pleasure working with you and I want you to know how much I respect you.

Pat G.

“Helen is an amazing real estate agent that really knows how to assist  a client.   When we sold our farm property, she was not only there to advertise and show the property, but also able to arrange with contractors a number of critical items such as upgrading the wellhead, pumping out the septic tank, repairing the plumbing after a freeze and doing touch-up painting.   If you want to sell or buy – use Helen!”

H Schols

From the time you meet Helen to discuss your intention to buy or sell, all the way through to the completion of the offer…..and then beyond …her commitment to her clients is truly exceptional!
Helen goes the extra mile, with knowledge, experience, willingness, and the desire to help you find not just a house…..but the home that best fits your needs. She is thorough, thoughtful, patient, and professional….a pleasure to work with, and we recommend her services with confidence.

Simon & Patty Smith

Helen is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is the type of Realtor who truly cares and will go above and beyond to make sure the deal is done right. Her client service is exceptional responding to emails and phone calls promptly and professionally. We bought a fixer upper and we’re brand new to the area. She had referrals for everything we needed. It was a big relief knowing we had trustworthy people we could contact to get the work done on our new home. When it came time to find space for my new massage therapy practice Helen again connected me with the right people. Helen is very knowledgeable and passionate about the community she lives and works in and I highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs. She will not disappoint!


I met Helen last fall when we were looking for a recreational property. Helen instantly knew what we wanted an kept us informed of opportunities. Helen had great knowledge and was able to answer all of our questions and advised us on the proper processes. It was a real pleasuer having Helen as our agent.

Sue, Dianne and Kevin.

We met Helen early in our search for a recreational property. She immediately understood the type of place we were looking for, took a very pragmatic approach during the offer process and ensured that all the details were covered. This complete and thorough approach was particularly valuable given this property is located a couple of hours from our home.

Tim H

We have been more than satisfied with the top notch professional service Helen has extended to us throughout our selling process. Helen is always her word and we have never doubted her expertiese nor attention to detail. We put our trust and confidence in her and she delivered. Hats off to you Helen. Satisfaction scale .. 10 out of 10. With sincere thanks.

Judy and Al

Helen Lightbody, agent, has just sold our primary residence and is assisting us in the purchase of another house for us. Her services are not only absolutely professional and competent, but also warmly personal and helpful at a trying time in our older lives.

Donna and Bill

Helen Lightbody is the quintessential professional, particularily in a difficult real estate market. She is knowledgeable about the market, strategic in her approach and is tremendously patient. We have had other real estate experiences that to not approach Helen’s responsivenss, intelligent positioning and interpersonal accumen. Helen always “goes the extra mile”.


With Helen’s assistance we were able to purchase a nice property. Her knowledge of the area was very thorough and she was able to home in on what we were looking for. Very transparent and smooth transaction. Thx Helen.


Helen did a great job of finding us a property to build our ski chalet on. She was knowledgeable, considerate and allowed us much flexibility in our decision making. Top notch service! No complaints whatsoever. Thanks Helen.

Karen and Dave

“Helen was of great help during my search for a suitable home in Thornbury.
She kept me informed of potential and current listings, arranged showings
quickly, and provided counsel and advice during the offer process. I
thoroughly enjoyed working with her. I can highly recommend Helen if you are
looking to purchase a home.”


It was a pleasure to work with Helen Lightbody. She was effective in listening to our needs and only showing listings that had potential! I wish I could clone her for the city.

Cathy Paterson

Being a real estate broker for over 22 years, it has been a long time since I have experienced a real estate agent like Helen. She is very professional but also has a rare quality of sensitivity. Selling your property is very stressful, emotional and overwhelming. Helen worked hard and diligently at promoting our home wich is a very difficult property to sell. We anticipated it would have taken much longer. Through the entire process, Helen was in constant contact with me and my wife. She even managed to keep my wife calm right to the end. I highly recommed Helen and especially for those properties that are diffucult to sell. She has a huge following, is tireless and gets the job done.


Selling/buying a home is stressful. The actual decision to move in or out is but one small part of a much bigger process that is a major adjustment for a young family like my own. When I think of Helen, I think of someone who was there on our real estate move from beginning to end, helping out in any way she could. From skillfully negotiating the buy/sell process to recommending insurance agents and even watering our flowers after we had taken possession but not yet moved in, Helen was a great resource, a big help and a wonderful person. We have just moved to the Beaver Valley and count Helen as more than a real estate agent – she is now a neighbour and friend.


Helen has been terrific in helping us navigate and understand the Beaver Valley area. She is always friendly, very,very accomodating and is a pleasure to work with. We`re very happy with the result of our very intense search for the perfect home away from home!


My experience with Helen was delightful from begining to end. Her appraisal of my development property was reasonable and based on sound research, interest by buyers materialised quickly, and I was always kept well informed of progress. Although Helen acted for both sides (with my agreement, of course), I always felt well represented and informed. Whenever a glitch arose, Helen was there to help with its resolution and this continued through to closing. I would highly recommend Helen to any prospective client


Helen is a brilliant Real Estate Agent. She offers her clients the knowledge and understanding of the market that only comes with years of experience, constant updating, and a lot of hard work. She targeted the price for our sale so well, that our Condo sold in one day. I enjoy working with Helen, and admire her ability to listen, and to intuitively unearth great finds for us. She has a tremendous network of friends and clients. Her advice is so comprehensive that we neither paid to much nor sold for too little. That is most comforting in this volatile market. I think that if you decide to work with Helen for your purchase or sale, you will find yourself making good, well-informed decisions and enjoying the process. She has my heartiest endorsement


Working with Helen was a very positive and pleasant experience. Trying to buy property several hundred km`s away from your home can be daunting, however working with Helen made the task rewarding. Helen was extreemly receptive to any of our requests and was instrumental in making our dreams a reality…


Helen understands how deeply personal and challenging finding just the right home is. She has been a knowledgeable and sensitive partner in helping me get homes ready to sell, and in choosing new homes, handling both the emotional and practical issues. My first experience with Helen was when I was divorced and selling the marital home and buying for the first time, a home on my own. She was a rock for me and not only helped my find a wonderful new home but helped me move forward from my old home. Helen is the person I always think of first then I am moving. She is a wonderful resource who knows what she is doing. She is also very capable in tailoring her support to meet the particular needs of the individual family. I am very grateful that Helen does the work that she does.


It was a pleasure to have Helen Lightbody working along side us in our search for a building lot in Canada, while sitting miles away in the UK with only the internet pictures to look at. Buying over the internet requires the confidence that you have a professional and committed agent acting in your best interest and taking into consideration any special requirements that you may have. I certainly would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home or land over the internet, especially from abroad.

Vijai and Sabita Sharma

It was a great experience having Helen as a REALTOR® and a resource for a lot of extra information needed, when buying my first home, while I was living in a different part of the country. I would be happy to recommend Helen to others needed to buy or sell a home.


Having lived in the Beaver Valley for a number of years, I was relieved to have someone of Helen’s grace and sensitivity handle the sale of my property. This was a home I had put my heart and soul into. I wanted that respected. I wanted the purchase process to be simple and easy and without complication.
rnHelen not only heard my needs clearly: but was able to close my deal at “asking price” in less than a week.


We were very pleased with Helen Lightbody’s endeavours in selling our house in Meaford this past summer.
Our house was an older Meaford house near the water and was well prepared inside. Helen made sure that it was well advertised to various markets of prospective purchasers and there were lots of viewers. Helen maintained a good rapport with the other REALTORS® in answering questions of people that went through and in due course, a suitable offer was arranged. For a market like Meaford, where every house is different and unique, we felt it was important to have a REALTOR® like Helen who can tap into different markets and keep in contact with all REALTORS® who may have possible clients.


I have known Helen for many years, in which time she has not only handled the sale of two homes but proven a source of much valuable information and insight. Helen’s knowledge of market conditions and areas, as well as her direct, honest and professional approch set her apart in her field.


We met Helen during our search our search for a rental home moving to Oakville from New York n 1997. Despite rental commissions being low, Helen went out of her way to find our home, and since we were new to the area, to give us a tour of the town and its various communities. We enjoyed Oakville so much, about a year later decided to stay and purchase a home. Helen was a natural choice to represent us, and we have always felt that she was a terrific advocate, always acting in our best interests. More recently, we have again been working with Helen, but have yet to buy another property. We recommend Helen to anyone seeking representation in real estate purchase and sales. She’s a terrific, hard working and focussed professional.


Helen is a fantastic real estate partner. She combines the qualities of a good friend and a skilled business woman to represent the best interests of her clients. Buying or selling a home is an important and often stressful undertaking. Not when Helen is on your side. Helen provides helpful advice prior to listing and continues with solid, experience-based advice during negotiations. She has helped us sell two homes and each experience has been handled with professionalism, tact and compassion. When it’s to move again, she will be the agent we call.


I have known Helen for 25 years and think very higly of her so much so that we consider her to be our “adopted- daughter”. Helen is outstanding in every way, helpful, thoughtful, a woman of charm and integrity, discreet.
She has listed and sold properties for us in Collingwood, and several in Oakville with more than satisfactory results.


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