Top 3 reasons to work with me:
I was born and raised in Guelph, which makes working in this industry even better because I often get to reconnect with old friends. I am married with two beautiful young girls. My mother and I are business partners and work together under 'Team Shody'.
Complimentary Home Staging, Complimentary Professional Photography, Negotiations Expertise, Multi-Bid Strategies, Digital Marketing, Renovations Expertise
Designations and Certifications
Senior’s Real Estate Specialist
Among the top REALTORS® of 2017 in Guelph
Chris is among the best REALTORS® in Guelph, ON as rated by the Fivewalls community.
4.9/5 of 26 reviews
Reg C.(Buyer and Seller, 2018)
I was very pleased with Chris' overall service. He is very approachable professional and knowledgeable of his industry. Truly looked out for our best interest and advised accordingly. I would recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. I have bought 5 homes in my life time and this last time with Chris was the most professional and comprehensive process.
Kerri N.(Buyer, 2018)
Chris was great - very accommodating and knowledgeable as he guided me through my first time home buying experience :)
Arif K.(Buyer, 2017)
Chris is honest and friendly individual. He was always happy to show me any properties i was interested in. He was very helpful to make me decide to what to look for in a property. I would recommend him to my other friends as well.
Adam A.(Buyer and Seller, 2017)
My case different than most because 2 houses were being sold and 1 purchased; all in rural areas. The first house sold in only 3 short days! Chris perfectly listed our property to catch the right demographic and it worked magically. The second listing was for a townhouse condo, which isn't a property for everyone, but Chris still had it sold within a week of listing. But the real test came in representing me as a buyer. I'm very particular and not the easiest to deal with, but I was always treated as the first and only priority, my needs were always taken care of, and the experience as a whole was comfortable. I would highly recommend Chris
Tia R.(Buyer and Seller, 2017)
Chris was so helpful during the stressful (and exciting) process of selling our old home and purchasing a new one. Right from the beginning, his attention to detail really made a huge impact on the price we got when we sold. He also patiently helped us navigate through the complexities of buying a new home, for the best value. Will definitely use him if we move again!
Mia W.(Seller, 2017)
Chris is a pleasure to work with. He makes his clients a priority and is very effective at communicating to ensure that his clients needs are met and they achieve the best possible outcome. We have used Chris in all our real estate transactions and each time he has surpassed our expectations. His attention to detail, commitment to service and thourough knowledge of the market and current trends make him an excellent choice! I would highly recommend you choose Chris as your agent. He will not disappoint!
Nick R.(Buyer and Seller, 2017)
I felt Chris was very knowledgeable and worked very hard for me.
Mike C.(Seller, 2017)
Very organized, efficient and down to earth. He works hard for his clients and knows the market well. We had no problems trusting him with some big decisions and we got more then what we asked for in terms of sale.
Amy R.(Buyer and Seller, 2017)
Chris was a great agent. He did a fantastic job selling our house and was always reliable, patient, and ready to answer our questions and help in any way. He made the experience of buying and selling a great one.
Arden T.(Buyer, 2017)
Chris was excellent, he sent us appropriate listings that met our wants and needs. Showed us many properties when it was convenient for us and helped us find our dream home for a great price! We’re very happy with his expertise and service.
Patti H.(Buyer and Seller, 2017)
This is my third time using Chris as a real estate agent, and he's just as professional as the first time. He's easy to work with and very personable. Chris always made sure I had all my questions answered and helped guide me into making the right decision for my family. He knows the market, his recommendations make a lot of sense and are based on sound and up to date knowledge of the market. I would gladly recommend Chris to anyone who is looking for someone to get the job done.
Keith B.(Buyer, 2016)
Chris helped me purchase a new construction townhouse. His expertise with builders was very helpful as he brought me to all of the new sales sites and knew exactly what to ask the builder at each stop. I was happy I called him and would recommend him again.
Lucas R.(Buyer and Seller, 2016,2007)
I was very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge in his field. In 2016 Chris ShodY sold my property in Guelph well over asking price. Shortly after my wife and I purchased a country home well Under asking price using Chris as well. We were very happy to say the least.
Brad S.(Buyer, 2016)
Working with Chris Shody was a great experience, I recommend to anyone buying or selling a property. He's very professional and goes the extra mile to ensure the customer is 100% satisfied. I will be definitely contacting Chris again when I sell my home this summer and I will continue recommending him to my family and friends.
Cam M.(Buyer, 2015)
Chris is an results oriented realtor, putting his clients needs before his. He responds quickly to all communication and answers any and all questions promptly. Chris is always on top of things, and found me a place quickly, and exactly what I was looking for. I would not hesitate to refer Chris to all my friends and family! Thanks Chris!!
Matthew M.(Buyer, 2015)
Chris was patient, knowledgable and kind, which was great for my wife and I looking to purchase our first home. He was able to meet with us and attend open houses as well as private viewings. Chris clearly had a great understanding of the Guelph market and was able to focus our search to include all that we were looking for while respecting location and price boundaries. We never felt pressured or uncomfortable. Being able to feel comfortable calling, emailing or texting about any part of the home-buying process was a definite plus. When it came to actually formulating the offer, Chris really put our minds at ease as he kept us in the loop with every step and provided his professional opinion while keeping our best interest in mind. In the end we bought the only house we put an offer on and are super happy with the outcome. We will definitely be working with Chris for future real estate transactions and have already recommended him to friends looking to purchase their first home.
Victoria C.(Buyer, 2015)
Chris has been extremely helpful and supportive through the entire home buying process. As a first time home buyer I was nervous and unsure of the steps involved but Chris made sure to explain everything in detail. He is very knowledgable and thorough, also patient with my many questions and never pushy! He gave us excellent and timely advice, I have already recommended him to friends. Thanks Chris!
Andrew J.(Buyer and Seller, 2015)
Chris assisted myself and fiance sell our condo and find the perfect house for our growing family. Extremely knowledgeable in the housing market with information at his finger tips that made our purchase and sale a dream. His expertise and passion to assist his clients allowed us to obtain top dollar for our sale and also negotiate a purchase price within a bidding war that secured the purchase but also at a great deal. I would not hesitate to contact Chris with any future opportunities within the housing market but as mentioned above, moving won't be in the cards as our house is exactly what we were looking for!
Catherine L.(Buyer and Seller, 2015)
Chris Shody was a very knowledgeable and accommodating realtor. He was always available to show us new listings which was imperative due to the quick sells that was occurring in the market. We found the house that met all of our needs with his assistance and had an edge on the competition to put in an offer first. He then assisted us to sell our property in less than a week to our relief as we were expecting our first child and did not want the stress of a long listing. I recommend Chris to those looking for a realtor when selling or buying.
Ryan L.(Buyer and Seller, 2015)
Chris has helped me purchase 3 different properties over the last 7 years. Chris will always make himself available no matter how big or small the deal. Chris is a very knowledgeable realtor and sincerely cares about his clients. Chris will always go above and beyond for his clients.
Joel W.(Buyer and Seller, 2015)
I have worked with Chris both on a personal and a professional level since 2010 to present. Personally, Chris helped with selling my home and purchasing our new home. Our dream home showed up at 8pm on PCS on a Thursday evening and Chris had an appointment booked by 8:30pm that evening with a showing the next morning at 8am. He was extremely efficient and readily available to help us. Professionally, I am a Mortgage Specialist with the Royal Bank and Chris is recognized by all my colleagues as the "go to guy." he has proven himself through client testimonial's for both his professionalism but more importantly his knowledge in the market. I have worked with many agents in my career and Chris is the only one I continue to refer top level clients to as I know the experience they will have with him will exceed their expectations.
Eben S.(Buyer, 2015)
Chris was an excellent help for myself and my girlfriend when we were buying our first home. He guided us through pretty much the whole process, even giving us great advice during stages that are out of the traditional "agent" responsibilities, like finding a lawyer, and dealing with our lender to make things go smoothly. I feel like I can contact Chris, even after the purchase of my new home for advice and thoughts about home ownership. He was friendly, professional, and provided outstanding service. I would definitely recommend him.
Courtney R.(Buyer, 2015)
My husband and I are first time buyers, and relatively new to the city of Guelph. Chris Shody was recommended to us by a friend, and we feel so lucky to have found him! I have met my fair share of realtors growing up, and Chris sets himself apart from the rest. First time buying is not easy, but Chris immediately made us feel comfortable with the process. In a situation where we could have easily been overwhelmed, Chris assured us he would walk us through the process, and that he would work his hardest to find us the perfect home - I've never met anyone truer to their word. Chris was flexible with our schedule, and always made time to show us a variety of houses at different price points. Chris was open and honest about the state and locations of the various properties (a huge asset for newcomers raising a young family), and thoughtfully pointed out things about the houses we might not have considered without his help. We never felt rushed, or pressured with Chris - our happiness genuinely felt like his top priority. On moments we considered settling, Chris urged us to push on, assuring he'd keep working to find us our perfect home. We are so glad he did! Once we found our perfect house, Chris worked vigilantly to negotiate the best deal for us, while ensuring we were making a sound investment. He also provided us with all the contacts necessary to make the process as quick and painless as possible. Today, we are very excited to move into our first home! Chris never shied away from hard work. Above all, Chris' enthusiasm, professionalism and kindness is what made the home buying process a great one - like a trustworthy friend, it was great to have him on our side. Bottom line: I would definitely recommend.
Jessica A.(Buyer, 2014)
Eager and Professional! Chris was great to work with, one of the best in the business. He was always available when we needed honest advice or to view a home with us. He is patient, genuine and very hardworking! When buying or selling we will always choose Chris Shody.
Remel O.(Buyer and Seller, 2014 - 2015)
We found Chris to be professional, knowledgeable, experienced and easy to work with. We had multiple conversations with Chris discussing what are needs and wants were so he had a clear understanding of what it was going to take to find us a new home and sell the house we lived in. As homes became available on the local market that he thought we might be interested in, Chris would update us via email and follow up. He made himself readily available if we wanted to see a property in a timely manner. After a year of searching for our perfect home we deicide to work with a builder. He understood this was what had to happen for us to be happy. We then debated on keeping our home as a rental property and his consultative approach made our decision easy. We were ecstatic when it came for us to sell and Chris ensured this process went smoothly. With his network he was able to arrange for a professional stagger to make recommendations on how to show our home, brought in a photographer who shot our home at the best angles and posted everything on line. With his first walk through his team brought us an offer for our asking price 5 days before it was even on the market. In the current market our home sold for the highest sale price in 5 years in our comparable area. Would we recommend Chris Shody as a realtor? Yes, but only if you want don't want a stressful process, only if you want professionalism, experience, and integrity, and only if you are interested in buying low and selling high! Based on the successful transaction we had wth Chris Shody we recommend his team often.
Allan G.(Buyer, 2010 & 2015)
Chris Shody has helped me and my family find our new homes. He is very intelligent when it comes to real estate and always on point. I highly recommend him wether you are buying or selling. Thanks Chris! From The Gancena Family.