The recent teaming of Terence Davids and Shawn DeLaat creates a top-performing real estate team in the Niagara region. As childhood friends born and raised in St. Catharines, Terry and Shawn are family men proud to raise their children here with all the amazing characteristics that make this community a home. With such an intimate knowledge of the needs of families and local businesses, Davids & DeLaat was formed to provide service and support to an ever-growing population that’s redefining the Niagara region as the fastest-growing area in Southwestern Ontario.
Armed with an accounting degree from Brock University, Terence has a special understanding of investment portfolios and the nuances of the rapidly growing luxury market. An expert negotiator, Terence brings a unique skill-set to the refined buyer. Terence has deep connections with local business owners and is a driving force in maintaining our sense of community, never forgetting that its people who make a place great. The face of Niagara seems to be changing by the day as the upscale market bursts with opportunity and there’s never been a better time to join this specific market. With his finger on the pulse, Terence is the guy to give you the inside track to expertly ride the real-estate waves – a journey he’s proud to share with his partner Lauren and little boy Charlie.
“I learned about the real-estate business from the age of 23 when I first began buying multi-family income properties and fixing them up. Not only was I building my portfolio, but I was learning first-hand how everything from construction to managing tenants really works. For me it was never just about buying a home, but an investment in my future. With my accounting background, I can help guide you through the myriad of options when it comes to deciding where to place your money to ensure maximum returns. At the end of the day, I don’t mind showing 100 homes before committing – first and foremost, my goal is to get people into the right property for their specific situation.”
Helping people buy and sell real estate is Shawn’s passion. Now in his 16th year, he’s proud to be in the top 1% of all realtors for sales production in the entire Niagara region. Shawn’s outgoing personality, strong work ethic and commitment to satisfying his clients’ best interests has earned him a solid reputation. Whether selling or buying, Shawn’s professional approach and willingness to go the extra mile continue to separate him from the pack. For those ready to sell their home, Shawn’s unparalleled ability to promote the listing gives him a professional edge. Whether your sale is big or small, Shawn’s courteous and skilled approach is why sellers find him so easy to work with. Proud husband to Michelle and father to Isabella with baby number two on the way, he’s delighted to call Niagara home.
“The secret to a successful real estate transaction is patience. You have to trust the process because there are things we can control and others we can’t. I believe if it’s meant to be, it will be. That said, I’ll work my butt off to make sure that the luck falls our way and I’ll be with you every step of the journey. I’m a solutions oriented guy and nothing makes me happier than another satisfied client. I know the area because I’ve lived here my whole life and I’m here to make sure you find a welcoming new home where all your dreams come true.”
Born and raised in the Niagara Region, Crystal is passionate about her home and loves to share her excitement for her community as a proud member of the Davids & DeLaat team. She’s a strong negotiator and eager to ensure her clients get the best deal possible. Crystal is a platinum award-winning realtor, entrepreneur, wife, and proud mother of two. She can often be found at the arena as a Parish Leader for CYO St. Julia minor hockey or at a baseball game, Go Jays! Her strong industry relationships combined with her administrative skills, gives her an advantage over most other realtors. Her first priority has always been about building strong relationships with her clients and becoming friends.
Born and raised in Jordan, Ontario Ashton knows the Niagara region like the home it is. A graduate of communications from Wilfrid Laurier University, she understands that strong client relationships are built on excellent communication and support. A self-starter and admitted workaholic, Ashton takes great pride in earning her client’s’ trust by helping them through one of the biggest decisions of their life. Ashton is known for going above and beyond the call of duty and her high performing sales stats speak for themselves. She firmly believes that if we wake up every day with the intention of helping people, everything good will come. She loves teaching yoga, travel, reading and hitting the dog park with her australian Shepherd NOVA.
With a background in Hospitality Management, Chris provides the customer service that makes buying or selling a home a pleasure. He’s pleased to be able to share his experiences as a lifelong Niagara resident with his clients and the intimate knowledge of why the Niagara region has captured a new wave of devotees. Chris is all about empowering and educating buyers, and sharing his market insights to prepare clients for success. He enjoys amateur woodworking building custom desks, tables, benches, etc. His personal philosophy has always been, “Be kind, work hard, stay humble, and amazing things will happen.” And his best real estate advice would be to, “Keep an open mind. Look past the furniture, the paint, and see the home for what it is, an opportunity waiting just for you.”
Heather loves nothing more than working with clients and putting her dedication, excellent communication skills and high level of service to use. A firm believer in trust, Heather’s philosophy is to always be honest with her clients and arm them with the best market insight to make the most informed decisions. She strives to make the buying or selling experience meaningful, enjoyable and as stress free as possible. Born and raised in Niagara, Heather's knowledge of the area has assisted her when working with first time buyers, retirees looking to downsize, as well as, out of town clients. You often hear her saying: “There is a home out there for every buyer. Be patient. Do not settle. Love the home you’re buying!” She’s a proud mother of 2 daughters, a volunteer in the Out of the Cold Program, and avid fan of the great outdoors.