Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional customer service and making sure the home buying or selling process is as smooth and pleasant as possible. Here’s what some of our clients are saying about us.

Andres, Amazing to think that a property we saw in August of last year, on our second viewing day with you, is the one we ended up with. We are both very grateful for your time, energy, service and all around phenomenal professionalism. A real privilege! Thank you for all you did for us … it will not be forgotten. We will hoist a glass together soon.

Ambur & Staunton

We worked with Nicole when we bought our home. We were totally impressed with how precise and organized the process was. All of our questions were answered with clarity and thoughtfulness. We are a young family with not much experience in real estate adventures, so we appreciated that we were taken through this process with such care and consideration to that fact. 

Matthew & Jenn

When we considered selling  our home, having had professional experience in the industry as a real estate broker, there were a number of concerns we had; integrity, professionalism, market knowledge, attention to detail, range of service and support to name just a few. 

After encountering Andres during a visit to a listing and later his partner Karen during what became a listing presentation when we decided to sell, we felt completely confident in their approach and thoroughness. They have assembled an amazing team who provided an unparalleled level of service which made the experience of buying and selling as seamless and anxiety-free as it could possibly be. 

We would recommend them without hesitation if you are considering buying or selling your home.

Scott and Wendy  

Service Beyond Service “    Thanks so Much Andres.  Very Best


We decided after 19 years to sell our much loved weekend chalet outside the village of Clarksburg. We interviewed several realtors and 18 months later and 3 realtors later, we were extremely frustrated!!! We experienced many issues with these realtors and the number one issue was a serious lack of showings.

Our neighbour’s noticed that Andres Paara and Karen Willison had just sold a parcel of land just down the street from our chalet and recommended interviewing them as our new realtors. It is more difficult to sell land, so seeing that parcel sell so quickly was a great recommendation. We found Karen and Andres to be very professional and we decided to list with them. They offered multiple media avenues for listing our home as well as MLS, including a monthly blog written by another member of their team.

We had more showings in the short time we were listed with Karen and Andres with Royale LePage, than we had with the previous agents for 18 months.  They have sold our home for us and they sold it during what they term their slowest period, the winter!!!!!! Amazing job. Our thanks go out to Karen and Andres. 

Wendy & Chris

We totally enjoyed working with you! Found you informative, easy to talk/deal with, professional, and with sound advice. Thank YOU!  Although selling and buying is not an easy process – you made it seamless and were available whenever we needed you.

Katie & Greg

Andres, Thanks for everything you did to make our purchase happen! You were great from the moment we met you, all the way to the final interesting days. It was at times, a rocky ride, thanks for all you did to make it as smooth as possible.Stop in some time for a celebratory drink! Thanks again!!

Lisa & Darryl

Andres………… Over the past ten years I have had several Real Estate dealings with you. Your professionalism, vast knowledge of real estate, integrity, and your diplomacy and knowledge have made doing business with you a pleasure. You are a man of your word always giving more than 100 percent. Adding to this your kindness, and no pressure approach has always made me feel at ease while dealing with you. I look forward to many more years of working with you, and I am forever grateful.

This from a fellow REALTOR®; “Thanks Andres, Very professional job as usual!


Fantastic Andres, thank you for managing things so very well. We really appreciate the personal touch you brought to bear.


I’m also grateful to you for being your fun, humorous self with me and for your support during this difficult time. I’m glad to be dealing with you.


I could easily write a 5 page essay detailing the events from our sale and purchase this April! I’ll spare you all and simply tell you one thing, Karen and Andres do the impossible! Up against terrible odds – competing offers, our home unfinished and not listed.. we were able to buy the home of our dreams all while having an offer on our home in a mere 3 days from listing! If you need the impossible done, I’d highly recommend Andres Paara and Karen Willison!” THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Brett & Tarynn

You have been exceptional in your communication, strategy, attention to detail, positive attitude and integrity. You and the rest of the your team were simply great in handling the sale of our house. Cheers!
I just wanted to take the time to properly thank you both for all your help finding us our first home! The process was fun, exciting and surprisingly low-stress! During our search, Andres respected our time by showing us places which fit exactly our wants and needs, and you were both extremely professional while representing both us and the sellers when we put in our offer. Both my husband and I feel confident that you negotiated a strong deal for both parties, in a potentially difficult situation. The added touches and efforts since the offer was accepted have been a very pleasant surprise as well! It was an absolute pleasure!

Shannon & Gabriel

Andres… Thank you so much for taking such good care of Ayse & Jens!! I’m so thankful that I referred them to you! You made me look good!! You’re an outstanding professional!! THANK YOU!!!!!

We would definitely recommend Andres as the premier real estate agent in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain area. From start to finish, Andres was professional, creative and hard working. I would definitely use Andres again if the circumstances presented. Don’t hesitate to work with the best!

I really appreciate all of your help with this transaction. One of the things that makes you great at what you do is you treat everyone (be it a big fish or a small fish like I am now) the same way. You truly cared and it made this process quite exciting and enjoyable. Thanks again for all of your help.


Andres, you are not only a good Broker, but you also possess kindness and patience. Thanks and best regards,

Elaine & Monte

Patti and I would like to thank you very, very much for your hard work, patience and your extreme experience in finding our dream home for us! Roses are red, violets are blue, you made Al & Patti’s dreams come true.

Al & Patti

We were impressed at their understanding of the client demographic that our house would appeal to and the work done, before, during and after the sale was really impressive. Fond regards,


Dear Karen, I am writing this letter to express my appreciation for all the assistance you provided me during my recent move in Collingwood. You not only sold my home and helped me purchase my new condominium in a timely manner but went way above and beyond helping me co-ordinate with the lawyers, bankers, and movers etc. At my age, moving is a stressful proposition but your kind, patient and caring approach made the process so much easier and less stressful. I am now settled in and enjoying my new surroundings which i don’t think would have happened without your assistance and reassurance. Further, I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my family/friends as I know they would be in good hands!


Dear Andres… Thanks tons for sending these new listings. They are appreciated… so is your effort! We are slow but we are interested in finding the right fit. We’re going to review these and we’re also going to try to capture a good synopsis of what we’re looking for. Thank for thinking about is and for not giving up. You’re a good guy. We describe you as a good solid citizen! And you make a difference! Signed with warm regards from the slowest prospective buyers that ever were.

Janet & David

A few years ago we connected with Andres and indicated we would like to buy something in Collingwood – no rush – but could he just keep his eye out for us. He was the perfect professional, keeping us up to date on the market -but not pressuring us. Several times we called and asked to look at some properties, we were impressed by his knowledge of Collingwood & he helped us to clarify what we were looking for (condo or house, water access or mountain). We finally took the plunge and put an offer in and Andres helped us every step of the way. I would highly recommend Andres to someone purchasing in the area.

WOW!!! The MLS listing is absolutely amazing. I am so thrilled with it and you have surpassed my expectations. The pictures are beautiful and the write up is superb. Well done!

Tarynn L.

Hi Karen, Stu will be coming by my work tomorrow for the papers and deposit. I can’t thank you enough for all of your help. When I have enough of a down payment I will definitely contact you when purchasing a home and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of an agent. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.


Contact The A & K Team

Thornbury Office
27 Arthur Street (Hwy. 26)
Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0
Phone: (519) 599-2136
Toll Free / Collingwood 877/705-445-5520
Fax: (519) 599-5036

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