• Rachelle
  • Layes
Chief Sales Officer

“My co-workers, the clients and the amazing work atmosphere. When one succeeds – we all celebrate.”

– Rachelle Layes,

on the three best things about working with Faris Team

Rachelle’s strong negotiating skills coupled with her keen attention to detail makes her an ideal fit for the real estate profession. She has more than 22 years of experience working in sales and marketing and is fluently bilingual in French, putting her in a strong position to represent a diverse clientele. Rachelle has personally bought, renovated and sold many homes over the years, further attesting to her love of real estate. Clients of Rachelle can rest assured knowing that their buying or selling needs are in her more than capable hands. Rachelle has completed various real estate specialization programs, notably: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist CLHMS designation, Senior Real Estate Specialist  (SRES), and Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNE).
After graduating with a specialty in Communications, Rachelle worked in radio for 5 years as a creative writer and producer. She then moved on to work for some of the largest and most successful companies in Barrie in executive marketing roles. Working under the mentorship of some of the most successful self-made entrepreneurs in Barrie taught her invaluable customer service and business lessons. Rachelle absolutely loves to spend time with her husband and kids, especially sitting around the table catching up on one another’s day.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

My husband and my daughters. They inspire me to always try harder and every day they bring me new adventures and stories and I couldn’t imagine not sitting around our island in the kitchen and hearing about each other’s days. To share stories; make each other laugh and to end our day with a genuine happiness to be around each other is all I need for inspiration.

WHO OR WHAT’S BEEN THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE?

My mother. She’s shown me that no matter what life throws at you, with determination and a positive outlook you can persevere and succeed. Also that life is about the adventure; use tough times as a learning experience and overcome everything with a smile.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Listening to a baby giggle. It’s my weakness. I will google YouTube videos of babies giggling because it makes me laugh. I’m laughing now just thinking about it …

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE OR VERSE?

Ask yourself this question … will this matter a year from now?” (From my favourite book, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson.)

WHAT’S AN EXPERIENCE THAT’S MADE YOU STRONGER?

Having children. They teach you that the world does not revolve around you and they keep you grounded. There is no time to be weak when your children depend on you.

SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and Million Dollar Guild Member
The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help real estate professionals around the world provide high quality service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Designees of this program are equipped with the tools to represent the world’s most exclusive residential homes and estates. Million Dollar Guild members are specialists who have achieved success in the million-dollar property and above market.
CNE Certified Negotiation Expert
One of the top designation courses in real estate, the CNE certification enables Realtors® to become powerful negotiators, using the most up-to-date research from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute© (RENI) to elevate negotiation skills to the next level.
SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist
Senior Real Estate Specialists®are equipped with the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients aged 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions such as buying, selling, relocating and refinancing residential or investment properties.
Pricing Strategy Advisor

The Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification enhances Realtor® skills in pricing properties, creating comparable market analyses, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the complexities of about home valuation.

REGISTRATIONS

Integrated Relocation Program (IRP) with Brookfield Global Relocation Services
Registrants of this unique program can provide government entities such as the Government of Canada, the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with increased flexibility and assistance to relocate Members/Employees to new work locations.
Barrie Chamber of Commerce Member/Representative
The primary focus of the Barrie Chamber of Commerce is to empower local business by implementing core strategies that promote growth and innovation. Members of the Chamber participate in strategic networking events and benefit from enhanced knowledge of their community.
RACHELLE’S DREAM HOME EQUATION
library
A LIBRARY
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home-cinema
A MOVIE THEATRE
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nice-kitchen
A KITCHEN LARGE ENOUGH TO DO ALL MY CHRISTMAS BAKING
Working with Rachelle