Ben Hardy - PREC*
Ben Hardy is the founder and President of The Hardy Real Estate Team. Ben has 16 years of real estate sales and marketing experience, seeing and growing through both up and down markets, he has consistently ensured his clients maximize their real estate investments. Ben’s enthusiasm for helping people buy and sell homes and a commitment to working harder than the next guy is the foundation of his success. As Ben says, “For me, real estate isn’t just about selling houses; it’s about going the extra mile to ensure people fulfill their wants and needs.’
He regularly attends industry workshops and seminars to learn about current trends and developments in real estate. He has been able to teach marketing classes for local High Schools in the Valley, always trying to give back and inspire the up and coming business people of tomorrow. By using the latest in technology and marketing techniques, Ben and his team is able to consistently provide superior service to his clients.
Administrative Manager, UA**
Shelby joined the Hardy Real Estate Team in 2013 and has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. As the Administrative Manager for the Team, Shelby supports our Realtors and works with our clientele to provide long-lasting and memorable relationships. Shelby strives to consistently live out The Hardy Team Mission Statement: to see all our clients well-informed, thoroughly cared for and ultimately enjoying the process of buying and selling real estate.
Prior to joining Hardy Real Estate Team, Shelby worked as an award-winning Realtor in Abbotsford with RE/MAX. She has provided Project Management and Customer Service Training to innovative start up retailers and non-profits organizations. She has also provided consulting services to BC Retailers in sales, human resources and marketing. Shelby is proud to be a life-long resident of the Fraser Valley and calls Abbotsford home with her husband and two daughters.
Marketing & Communications, UA**
Athena is the Marketing Specialist for the Hardy Real Estate Team. Athena brings over 10 years of traditional and digital marketing experience from a variety of organizations and non-profits. Gifted with a sharp mind, and innate ability to connect with others through creative marketing efforts, Athena’s greatest strengths lies in her passion to produce exceptional strategies to help grow the team.
As a resident of Mission since 1994, Athena is extremely passionate about community involvement. She currently volunteers on the Board of Directors with Community Futures North Fraser, works within her photography business to raise money for local charities, and contributes her time to mentor young entrepreneurs during the start-up phase. Besides her love of creative thinking, Athena enjoys expanding her knowledge through reading and podcasts, networking, travel, fitness and spending time with her family.
Sarah is the newest addition to the Hardy Team and comes with an extensive background in office management and design consulting. Growing up in the Valley with a family that ran their own construction company, Sarah had the opportunity to learn a variety of skills that now contributes to her hobby of design and home renovation. Sarah brings a unique spark to our team with her vibrant personality and go getter attitude.
Her enjoyment comes from being with people, serving in her church and school community, singing with her family, biking, and hosting guests who stop by to taste her lastest creation she’s cooked or baked.
Chinese Client/Investor Liaison, UA**
*Personal Real Estate Corporation **UA - Unlicensed Assistant