About Us

Hi I'm Silvia

silvia vandergrift-hemmen | Realtor

So a little about myself. I grew up in the Netherlands in a small town. After high school, I went to College for landscaping and another year of planning green spaces in urban areas and recreation I started a different path at the Ministry of agriculture. Did a half year of studying plant diseases and worked at the Plant Protection Service for 12 years. Meanwhile, I married my College sweetheart and our two sons were born in 1993 and 1995. In 1997 I quit my job and joined my husband working on the farm and taking care of the boys. During that time we started to look for a different location for farming. The environment in the Netherlands was not great for farming. We started to look in France and Canada. Soon after visiting Ontario and the county of Grey and Bruce a couple of times the decision was made. In 2001 we got our visa and since then we are permanent residents of Canada. And never regretted it. I loved to be living on a farm and soon we had chickens, goats, horses, dogs and cats. And what a great area to raise a family with all the outdoor activities available. In 2017 we sold the farm and started our courses to get a job in real estate

Phone: (519) 377-4306
Email: silviav@royallepage.ca

Hi I'm Jan

Jan VanderGrift | Realtor

I grew up in a rural area in the centre region of the Netherlands. Our whole family worked in the agricultural sector. After college, my Dad past away and I started working on the family farm with my Mom and brother.In 1997 my wife joined me working on the farm and soon we started to look to buy our own farm. In the Netherlands, farmland is really scarce and we were looking in France and in Canada. After a couple of visits, it was clear that we choose Canada. We really loved the area of Grey Highlands and after getting our visas we moved to Proton Station. We farmed here for 16 years we decided it was time for a change. Our boys were not planning on farming so nothing stopped us from selling and taking courses and go into real estate. And here we are. Started in December 2018 at RoyalLepage in the Flesherton office.

Phone: (519) 377-2658
Email: janv@royallepage.ca

Our Mission

Our goal is to help find you a home that you love, so you can enjoy the Grey Bruce area as much as we do. There are so many possibilities for outdoor activities while still at an acceptable distance from the city and airport. We hope people enjoy small town living where you almost never leave the grocery store without a chat with a neighbour, friend or someone you just met.

Living, working and raising our family in the area makes us confident to be a benefit to our customers and clients. So if you are considering buying or selling give us a call or email. We will be glad to help you.


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