About Our Team

Real estate today is very exciting. Many changes are taking place, especially with respect to technology. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the way we conduct business. At the same time, we are determined to continue offering good old-fashioned customer service. You can count on us to give you the attention you deserve, whether you are buying or selling.
We offer exceptional representation in all aspects of real estate investment and development. We insist on providing first class service to all our clients, from initial consultation to closing. We strongly believe that understanding our client’s needs is essential to the organization of any real estate acquisition or sale.
As leading real estate professionals in our community, we are dedicated to providing the finest service available while breaking new ground. The real estate industry today is constantly evolving, and you need a professional who understands this diversity and is positioned to stay ahead of the game.
Direct: 519-496-6244
Office: 519-570-4447
Email: maggie@kwrealestateteam.com

Maggie McDermott, Sales Representative, ABR®, SRS

I got hooked on real estate with the first home I ever bought in 1988. I chose a career in real estate because I simply enjoy meeting people, and love the whole process of buying a home! I particularly enjoy working with first time buyers as I still recall the utter fear when buying my first home and the great experience I had when working with my Realtor.

I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), giving me specific skills to work with all buyers, as well as an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) which has trained me to work with seniors. I am founder of The Invested Woman, and write articles for a local magazine. I currently volunteer at my Market Centre on the Agent Leadership Counsel, Meals on Wheels through Community Support Services and my local church.

As a value-added service, I offer the “Buying Smart” Reference Package” to all my first-time buyers to aid them in their search for the perfect home. It includes information on the steps to buying a home, the costs to be expected, 10 Deadly Mistakes Buyers Make, and more!

I love working with investors, too! I am a landlord and have enjoyed the whole process of tending to my tenants and mentoring my investor clients in all areas of real estate investment. As part of that process, I am also a member of WRAMA which keeps me up to date on changes in the local landlord market, enabling me to keep my clients updated.

Direct: 519-500-4682
Office: 519-570-4447
Email: dan@kwrealestateteam.com

Dan Porlier, Sales Representative, ABR®, SRS

I have been in Sales my whole life. A large portion of that has been in the corporate world of automotive manufacturing. Negotiating with large car companies all over the world allowed me to gain great negotiating skills. I fell in love with real estate when I bought my first income property and became a landlord years ago. I have a large family and totally understand the changing needs of home ownership. My life experiences allow me to coach all of my clients; from first time buyers to seniors looking to downsize.

To ensure that I am able to give my clients the fullest and most satisfying buying or selling experience, I continually hone my skills. I have acquired my ABR (accredited buyer representative) and my SRES (senior real estate specialist). I have lived in the Waterloo region for years and plan to stay here permanently. In my free time I love to golf, travel, and take in an occasional play. I am passionate about what I do and my clients benefit greatly from that.

Direct: 519-573-2213
Office: 519-570-4447
Email: carole@kwrealestateteam.com

Carole Didow, Sales Representative

The common thread that has been a constant in my professional life has been providing a high level of customer service to my clients. I brought those skills to my Real Estate business and I strive to always provide that high quality of service to all my clients.

I am a people oriented person and words that have been used to describe me is enthusiastic, fun loving, trusting and persuasive. I aim to make the real estate experience fun and as stress free as possible for everyone involved. I believe in the win-win!

I am passionate about first time home buyers and helping single women buyers achieve their real estate dreams. There is something very rewarding about sharing the joy of a sale or purchase with my clients. I consistently increase my knowledge and skills and I’m blessed to be part of a team and a brokerage that promotes education and self-improvement to better serve my clients.

I volunteer at my local church, and I love spending my free time with my husband, golfing, travelling and quiet times doing Sudoku puzzles. I also speak fluent French!

Saliy Shaker-Elmes, Sales Representative, MSc

Just like many other Realtors, I didn’t always know my passion was in real estate. I have a Master of Science and have worked in research and consulting. I developed an interest in real estate when I started my own part-time business and I realized I loved meeting and working with people.

I thrive on helping others and what better way is there than to help people like you find their dream home! I love learning new skills, and am therefore constantly investing time in real estate education to provide you the best quality service. I would love to have the privilege of working with you in all your real estate needs, and I will only be happy when you are happy!

In addition to English, I also speak fluent Arabic and Turkmani (Azerbaijani dialect).

Deirdre Dunne, Sales Representative

As a real estate investor since 2009, I know what I expect from a realtor. So, when I became a licensed realtor in 2014, specializing in both residential and real estate investing, I knew exactly what I wanted to be and do for my clients. My mission is simple:                                                                                                   .

“To provide uncompromising real estate services to my community delivered with consistency always with integrity and care.”

As a sales agent, my objective is to sell your house at the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of hassle. As a purchasing agent, I will help you find your dream property and navigate you through the buying process so that you buy at the best possible price with the most favourable terms in the most efficient time frame possible to meet your needs.                                                                      .

And with all my clients, I will communicate the results of my activities to you weekly, at a minimum.                                   ..                                                 .
My vision? To be your real estate agent of choice.