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THE HARDY TEAM

We’re like a fine wine. We’ve got depth that seasoned investors appreciate and we’re savvy with modern trends that appeal to millennials.

From the red-hot Fraser Valley housing market to loss of appetite for house shopping down markets, through all the economic ups and downs, Ben and the Hardy Team have over 20 years of experience selling real estate in the Fraser Valley.

Hardy Real Estate Team
Hardy Real Estate Team
Ben Hardy
PRESIDENT & REALTOR®
personal Real Estate Corporation

Ben Hardy is the founder and President of The Hardy Real Estate Team. Ben has 18 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.

Matt Rogers
REALTOR®

Matt has lived in the Fraser Valley all his life. He’s passionate about real estate and is great at giving a realistic picture of what is possible. Matt thrives in knowing what your goals are, and is known for his consistency and trusting advice. With a 20 year background in construction, Matt has a competitive advantage in both residential and commercial developments for client either buying or selling.

When he is not hard at work, you’ll find Matt with his wife Kristen and two children. They love exploring nearby lakes, local parks, and trails. Matt is very committed to his health and enjoys running, going to the gym and hiking.

Kathleen O'Riordan
REALTOR®

Kathleen brings a decade of residential real estate to the Hardy Team. She offers clients an experience like no other, and will go over and above to help fulfill their needs. It’s not just a transaction, it’s a relationship, which is why Kathleen’s clients love to work with her. Her passion for ensuring her clients are well-cared for shows in the process. When it comes to first time home Buyers, Kathleen is great at taking them through the process so its not overwhelming.

Kathleen grew up in Langley and has been a resident of Abbotsford for the past 19 years. She is married and has two children. To help keep active, Kathleen dances professionally on 2 different teams and does competitions. To help give back to the community, she dances in an annual Christmas production which raises money for local organizations. Giving back is a big passion for Kathleen.

JD Demers
REALTOR®

JD has lived in the Fraser Valley for the last 14 years. He has built his business in sales and marketing over the last 22 years. The success of his business has been based on relationships, trust and follow through. Being able to relate to peoples situation and needs is an advantage when working with clients that are building dreams and futures together. Whether you are selling your investment or seeking your dream home, JD will be there to guide you through the process while focused on every detail.

When JD is not busy selling Real Estate he is busy with his four kids, enjoying watching them play sports and growing into their teenage years. Getting the family onto the mountain in the winter is something he looks forward to all year long. Summers are filled with hiking, lake adventures and enjoying family time. Living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for JD as you can catch him at the Abby Grind every day in the early AM, rain or shine.

JD Realtor
Shelby Mason
Administrative Manager, UA

Shelby joined the Hardy Real Estate Team in 2013 and has over 19 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.

Athena Leskun
Marketing Strategist, UA

Meet our overachiever, jack of all marketing and the team’s biggest cheerleader. A visionary problem-solver, story teller, innovator and creative tactician in the fields of marketing, design, advertising and professional development. Not only does she have 15 years of marketing and consultation work under her belt, she’s also a Certified Personal Trainer, Life Coach and Educator … see, we told you she’s our overachiever.

Government of BC’s Tourism & Innovation, the Ministry of Agri-Tech, plus organizations in the non-profit sector are a few of her past clients. Her experience of bringing real estate and creativity together to realise marketing and sales objectives is a valuable asset to the Hardy Team. Her cup is always overflowing with positivity and encouragement for the Team and our clients.

Athena has been a resident of the Abbotsford/Mission community for the past 28 years. She has long-standing professional relationships with key community members and local entrepreneurs. Her passions include community involvement and has sat on the Board of Directors for Community Futures, the BC Winter Games and Co-Chaired the Youth Engagement Committee though the District of Mission. When Athena is not in the office she’s spending time with her family, touring local breweries and planning her next weekend getaway.

Athena at Hardy Realty
Athena at Hardy Realty
Sheena Schwab
Administrative Coordinator, UA

Sheena brings an array of talent to the Hardy Team, including her passion for client care, attention to detail, organization, and ability to stay on top of new processes within her administrative role. Sheena started her career in real estate law in 2005 and did a few years of conveyancing within law firms. In 2015 she started working with real estate agents and had assisted key realtors throughout the Valley.

Since birth Sheena has lived in the Fraser Valley. Sheena has rode horses from the age of 11 and is currently an adult amateur equestrian with her thoroughbred horse Marty. When Sheena is not at the stables, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and Granddaughter. They enjoy exploring within our beautiful province and taking time to visit museums, go camping and attend concerts.

Eden Liang
Chinese Client/Investor Liaison, UA

Eden is our Team’s very knowledgeable Client Liaison. Along with making our office brighter with her beaming kindness, she keeps our clients’ real estate process fluid, successful, and as low-stress as possible. Eden brings invaluable connections, both locally and globally and a wealth of industry knowledge.

** UA, Unlicensed Assistant

We worked with Ben and Athena to get us ready for the sale of our family home and we couldn’t have been happier with their service, patience and support throughout the process! I would highly recommend the Hardy Team to others for all their real estate needs!! Thanks Ben & Athena!!!
by Suzie Green
Just wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU to Ben and the team at Hardy Real Estate! Ben made selling my house a zero stress event. He was very proactive in making sure other agents & their buyers were informed during all the ups & downs that come with selling a property. He kept me in the loop without freaking me out and dealt with all the little issues that popped up so I didn’t have to worry. If you are looking to buy or list, I would very highly recommend Ben as your agent. Thanks again Ben!
by Tracy M.
We met with several Realtors to determine which offered the best approach to sell our home and Ben was the clear choice. His professional and well researched approach combined with excellent marketing strategy confirmed to us our selection was correct. Our house sold very near asking price in 6 weeks from the first listing and all the follow-up paper work was done in a timely and simple to follow manner. I would recommend Ben Hardy and his very professional and helpful team to anyone wishing to buy or sell.
by Ross Craddock
Ben and the team at Hardy worked hard for us. We sold our home during the pandemic, which was challenging, but Ben was professional and always kept us updated. Shelby and Athena we’re knowledgeable and professional, a great team to work with. Thank you Ben & everyone in the team for a great experience.
by Chauntelle Cole

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