Ross Hughes – Role of a Lifetime
Ross and I are ready to sit down and catch up in the new office space off Centennial road in Orangeville, and I look around while I wait. His creative fingerprints are all over the space. Chic furniture, open space, no detail spared, but not overwhelmingly so. My attention is drawn to the rows of books celebrating many homes that the RH team has been privileged to build a history with. I look for mine and find it! We take a good look at the photos of the house that were used in the listing, and now memorialized in this hardcover book, and reminisce about the house; I miss it, but no regrets. He remembers what made it such a special place. Ross helped me make a significant move, and he and the team were there for us as we transitioned to my new, smaller home in old downtown
 
“In Real Estate, you’re not really selling things, you’re helping people get somewhere,” he says. And it’s oh-so-true. While your home is the most significant investment you’ll ever make, it’s also a part of your changing DNA. You morph with every home, your needs change, you live different lives and build histories. Ross and his team thrive on this more than anything.
 
“The reason why I like real estate so much, is because I can be so creative,” says Ross. In Ross’ case, he has always had creativity coursing through his veins… web design, videography and photography, TV… it’s a little-known fact that Ross was a participant on HGTV’s Design Superstar Challenge, and calls upon shows like Million Dollar Listing for inspiration. Design and a love for creative space is a part of his family life too, with he and his wife Tanya partnering in their shop‘Pear’in historic downtown Orangeville, and now in her complimentary home design consultancy business.
 
Ross looks for what’s special when working with you and your house. The view, a special historical fact, its layout, gorgeous pool or a play space for kids… it’s the uniqueness that Ross sees in every space, that makes him such a special agent and leader in the real estate profession. This is important when it comes to listing and marketing your home, he will make your property sing, his interest never stopping and his creative juices flowing. Ross has found his role of a lifetime.
 
In a business that is competitive and where there are choices on how you list or who you list with, there is no doubt that this is a team that has the ability to do things differently. You won’t meet a more engaged, creative team than the RH team. I smile when I remember Ross in his Christmas sweater on his signs around town, or Halloween playing havoc and #FrankenRoss coming to life. You simply cannot ask for a more creative and strong marketing force to stand with you as you get to your “somewhere new”.
 
“It’s exciting and I love it when people want to work with us,” Ross says, and you can feel it.
 
 
Carrie Tambasco – “Wild Horse”
“You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl,” says Carrie with a laugh. Carrie is the wild horse of RH team; fast on her feet, savvy, comfortable in a truck or her vintage Chevelle, versed in electrical panels and fire code, while repping in a suit and heels as required.
 
Carrie considers herself a strong negotiator – and it’s true. She’s comfortable and confident when negotiating on your behalf, and is lightning fast when timing is crucial. On the other side, she’s easy-going when looking at properties with you – poking around basements, checking out yards and fields, and giving you your space to feel out what might be your next big move. With an expertise in real estate that is solid, “It's people that I enjoy,” Carrie says.
Carrie grew up in the area and knows why Orangeville and area is consistently so hot.
“It’s a community here; how could you not want to be a part of it,” she says. She loves her regular stops, and the sense of community that comes from knowing the people where you live. A lot of experience with rural properties, and being a horse woman means she knows her way around a farm, and will be your ally when you are looking to go or stay rural.
 
As a part of the RH team, Carrie loves that everyone is constantly building, growing and thinking of ways to improve and be more creative. Gathered around the inspiration board, we look at the work that the team has been doing, “Justa few things we’ve been thinking about,” she says with a laugh.
 
 
Halyna Zelionka – This is the one!
This powerful Canadian-Ukranian is no stranger to change and taking on new challenges. Halyna moved to Canada when she was just 12. Lots of moving here in Canada with her family, and always ready for an adventure, Halyna felt inspired to follow in her family footsteps after their personal successes in real estate.
 
Halyna noticed and loved the RH creative approach to real estate and sought out a connection once she successfully completed her real estate licence. It wasn’t long until she met with Ross through the Royal Lepage office in Orangeville, and shortly after, the team grew just a little bit more.
 
Halyna adds an element of style to the day, with fashion being a part of who she is. You’ll never see Halyna when you don’t admire her crisp approach to her own style and dressing, even while literally running to drop into the office to sign off offers, or packing signs in the trunk for an open house. It’s often Halyna or Carrie that you’ll see at the many open houses that the RH team hosts. What won’t you expect when you meet Halyna? Here’s a woman who’s not afraid to laugh at herself and goof around, to break the tension and seriousness of the moment. A great combination when you need to browse together for homes via RH videos, or shake off a tense waiting period.
 
So, what does she love so much about the team, a couple of years in on her real estate journey?
 
“We’re creative, I feel like we’re always a step ahead,” she says. Outside of the creative contributions, Halyna takes the journey to finding a home for clients to heart. Just before our filming, Halyna found out that a home purchase had come together for a family of new Canadians from the Philippines –“This is the one!” Her joy couldn’t be contained.“It’s the best feeling in the world; it’s amazing,” she says.
 
 
Ryan Gast - Rising Star
Where does Ryan fit into the Ross Hughes team? Everywhere! Whenever or wherever the team needs a hand, Ryan's there to lend it with an upbeat attitude. He brings a breath of fresh air and excitement to the office and is a rich trove of new ideas.
 
“I’ve always thought of Ross like he was some kind of celebrity, he’s everywhere!" Ryan beams. "I think it has to be the signs that really pulled me in; when you hear SOLD sign, it immediately puts a stock picture in your head, and for most Realtors that's fine. For Ross though, he had to splash in a bit of who he is and it's exactly why I love the brand so much. He balances professionalism and fun in a way that no one else can and I think it's the reason why everyone seems to know his name!"
 
As he comes bounding into the room with a big grin on his face, I can see why Ryan has been added as the newest member of the RH team. "Hello hello!" he greets me in a sing-song fashion, what I’m told is typical for him, and it’s obvious from the Royal LePage pin tacked onto his tucked in shirt that Ryan takes pride in his work and is ready to get started. 
 
 
Bailey Mills – All the Things!
Bailey Mills is an energetic force driving the Ross Hughes’ team forward. You can’t help but love the aura Bailey exudes – she’s high energy, colourful and wild, mixed in with a down-tempo, chill attitude and confidence that tells you she knows how to get the job done.
What makes her tick?“All the things!” Bailey says. She’s responsible for so much of what happens behind the scenes for the RH crew. From video editing to photography, file transfers and electronic sign-off, she is the competent force that is often behind many of the moves that the team is responsible for. I need a referral for a service? A quick text and she’s got my back. Need to rearrange a viewing for same-day because I’m stuck in the city? She’s got it; my fam is all taken care of. Reach out to Tanya to assess a potential quick turnaround home presentation? Bailey’s on it. Source wedding dresses for a team video? Mmmm… wait, we’re not telling where those came from!
 
Behind Bailey’s electric curls and medley of tattoos, I’m not surprised to find an artist at heart. Known for her commitment to arts in the community, she has been a consistent part of Orangeville Music Theatre’s line up, taking on one or two shows per year, for about a decade.
 
Ultimately, behind every deal is a strong team and an attention-to-detail person. Bailey is your confidant. She’s your executive producer. She’s your leading lady.
“It’s more than just work,” Bailey says, and I believe her.
 
 
 
Bios written by Bethany Lee – an Orangeville-based writer and professional communicator, plus friend and client of the Ross Hughes’ team.

“It’s exciting and I love it when people want to work with us,” Ross says, and you can feel it.Ross

Role of a

Lifetime

Ross and I are ready to sit down and catch up in the new office space off Centennial road in Orangeville,

and I look around while I wait.

H

is

creative

fingerprint

s are

all over the space. Chic furniture, open space,

no detail spared, but not overwhelmingly so. My attention is drawn to the rows of books celebrating

many homes that the RH team has been privileged to build a history with. I look for

mine and

find it! We

tak

e a good look at the

photos of the

house

that were used in the listing, and now memorialized in this

hard cover book,

and

reminisce

about

the house

; I miss it, but no regrets.

He remembers what made it

such a special place.

Ross helped me make a significan

t move, and he and the team

were

there for us

as

we

transitioned to my new, smaller home in old downtown

“In Real Estate, you’re not really selling things, you’re helping people get somewhere

,

he says. And it’s

oh

-

so

-

true

.

While your home is the most sign

ificant investment you’ll ever make, it’s also a part of your

changing DNA. You morph with every home, your needs change, you live different lives and build

histories.

Ross and his team thrive on this more than anything.

The reason why I like real estate

so much, is because I can be so creative

,” says Ross. In Ross’ case, he

has always had creativity coursing through his veins... web design, videography and photography, TV...

it’s a little

-

known fact that Ross

was a participant on HGTV’s Design Superstar Chall

enge, and calls upon

shows like Million Dollar Listing for inspiration. Design and a love for creative space is a part of his family

life too, with he and his wife Tanya partnering in their shop ‘Pear’ in historic downtown Orangeville, and

now in her compl

imentary home design consultancy business.

Ross looks for

what’s

special when

working with you and

your house. The view, a special historical fact,

its layout,

gorgeous pool

or a

play space for kids... it’s the uniqueness that Ross sees in every space, that

makes him such a special agent

and leader in the real estate profession

.

This is

important when it comes

to listing and marketing your home, h

e will make your property sing

, his interest never stopping and his

creative juices flowing.

Ross has found his r

ole of a lifetime.

In a business that is competitive and where there are choices on how you list or who you list with, there

is no doubt that this is a team that has t

he ability to do things differently

.

You won’t meet a more

engaged, creative team than th

e

RH

team

.

I smile when I remember Ross in his Christmas sweater on his

signs around town, or Halloween playing havoc and

#

frankenross

coming to life. You

simply

cannot ask

for a more creative and

strong

marketing force

to stand with you as you get to your

“somewhere new”

.

It’s exciting and I love it when people want to work with us

,” Ross says

, and you can feel it.