Jeff Sands – Broker
Jeff has been what we like to call “go getter” since the very beginning! He is one of four siblings whom were born just twenty minutes north of Kingston in the small hamlet of Battersea. His fierce competitive spirit combined with his determination and unbeatable work ethic enabled him to excel at sports while growing up. Excelling mostly in team oriented sports lead Jeff straight to a successful career as a hockey defense man. He had outstanding results, playing in the Provincial Junior Hockey league, where he played for the Kingston Voyageurs for five years.
Upon adulthood came a career! And what a career it has been! At just 23 years of age Jeff became one of the youngest members of the Kingston Real Estate Board. It was clear that Jeff has found his calling, as he has continued to thrive throughout his Real Estate Career. One of his biggest accomplishment to date came in 2005 when he made history by becoming the youngest member ever to enter Royal LePage’s National Chairman’s Club and became a part of Royal LePage Hall of fame (an award which is given out only to the top 1 percent of Realtors in Canada, based on total sales volume).
After working for Royal LePage for five years, Jeff set off on his next venture and opened his own office building and worked under the Re/Max brand for several more successful years of Real Estate service. In 2015 after only six years with the company, he earned the Re/Max hall of fame award.
Jeff has been coming up to the Peterborough area, where his wife Katie grew up, for the last fifteen years. Each consecutive year he added more and more time onto his visits in the area, as he fell in love with the Kawarthas. Coming from a small town himself, he loves the small town, friendly feel of Peterborough and couldn’t be happier to have made the move! Ball Real Estate could not be a better fit for Jeff, with its energetic, friendly environment, distinguished agents and its desire to continue to grow.
After 15 years of award winning real estate service in Kingston, Katie is absolutely overjoyed to have returned back to her home town! She was born in Toronto and moved to Lakefield in 1985 when her dad became the headmaster of Lakefield College School. Katie was fortunate enough to grow up on the beautiful grounds and attend Lakefield College school as a student from 1995-2000. During her years in high school Katie was also very active in sports and ended up moving to Toronto for a year to peruse her Figure Skating career, which enabled her to be the first figure skater from the Peterborough Area to ever compete at the National Figure Skating Championships!
Katie went on to complete her honours degree at Queens University. It was during Katie’s time at Queen’s University, in Kingston, that she realized her true passion for business. She ran her own franchise student window cleaning business during her summers in Kingston. The love of the thrill, the chase, and the ability to meet and work with different people lead Katie directly into the Real Estate Industry!
While at Queens University, Katie began completing her Real Estate courses and has never looked back since she received her official license in 2004 at the age of 23. While Katie enjoyed her successful career in Kingston, she grew to miss her home town and always planned one day to return and pursue her career here close to family and friends. Katie is thrilled to be back in her hometown and a part of such a thriving, growing and personable company in Ball Real Estate!