Art Lee, TEAM LEAD - REALTOR® C.C.S.
Top Producing Agent with the Real Estate Professionals Inc.
Art has been an active Realtor in Calgary and licensed in the Province of Alberta since 2004. His true passion for real estate can be seen and heard from just having a quick conversation. He's professional, experienced and most importantly, "in the market" as a full time real estate professional. Buying or selling a home with Art is always fun, he helps streamline all transactions with his large network of contacts (lawyers, inspectors, trades, investors, mortgage brokers and accountants). He's been in sales for over 20 years and brings a tremendous amount of marketing savvy, negotiation strategies and priceless customer service skills to this team.
Art is also an avid investor with multiple properties and helps many investors buy and sell income properties. Retirement and freedom driven by residual real estate income is what he believes in and he would be glad to share more information with those who would like to learn more.
Art specializes in selling and buying single family properties and has a special interest in downtown condos in Calgary. As some of you may know, condo purchases are like buying a business. There are audited year-end/month-end financial statements, bylaws, registered plans, reserve fund plans/reports and a magnitude of other due diligence to do before purchasing. This type of purchase is where Art's 14+ years of condo experience and knowledge of the Calgary condo market will out shine other agents. He is always continuing his education in all facets of real estate. He lives, breathes and sleeps real estate so you don't have too. Give him a call if you're interested in net-working or looking for a great agent to help with your real estate goals.
Michelle Nguyen, Team Manager, REALTOR® C.C.S.
Michelle is a born and raised Calgarian with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Alberta majoring in Political Science and minoring in Sociology. She began her journey into the world of real estate with a small role in property management in Airdrie AB. Now fully licensed, Michelle’s real estate goals are to learn how Calgary communities are growing and expanding as well as supporting her close family and friends with their real estate dreams. She believes her research background in political science and experience in property management is a huge asset for potential clients such as first time home buyers and or investors.
Michelle is eager to learn with the Art Lee Real Estate Team and is exceptionally grateful for her role to work closely with Art Lee and his collegues. She is happy to help anyone with questions or concerns in regards to their listing or purchase.
In her spare time you will find Michelle playing dodgeball with Calgary’s BOSS Dodgeball league or bumping volleyballs at The Volleydome. If you're lucky enough you’ll catch her waltzing about NE Calgary with her French Bulldog HIPPO.
Jordan Varga, REALTOR® C.C.S.
Jordan’s core values focus around kindness, honesty, loyalty, generosity and respect. He believes that these are a few key concepts in life to live by day in and out. In addition to being a Realtor, Jordan is also an avid real estate investor. This enables him to have a keen eye and to seek out the greatest ROI for his clients for all property types.
Jordan brings 7 plus years of various levels of sales experience from a fortune 500 company. Specializing in sales, marketing/advertising, contracts, negotiations, and customer service.
Jordan’s work ethic, passion, drive and extreme attention to detail, combined with his product knowledge and personality makes for a truly pleasant and rewarding experience from start to finish.
Elsa Tran, REALTOR®
Elsa has been intrigued by the real estate industry since she was a young girl. Born and raised in Calgary, she has substantial knowledge of all communities in the city. Often, she would get asked why she has not applied for her real estate licence yet and when she would get her licence so that she can be their REALTOR®. Realizing that real estate is her passion, she knew it was time and decided to take the leap forward and become an agent.
One of Elsa’s goals was to purchase her first home by the age of 25. Not only did she accomplish that, she was able to custom build her home from start to finish. Being goal oriented, this only motivated her to achieve more goals and she is determined to help you achieve yours whether it is buying your first home, building your dream home and or selling your home.
With her accounting and administrator background, she is highly organized, and you will admire her strong attention to detail. She has 15+ years in customer service along with 6+ years in real estate sales with major builders, which has resulted in multi-millions of dollars in revenue. Elsa believes that buying a home is one of the largest investments in one’s lifetime and she will make you a priority if given the opportunity. Her drive, enthusiasm and strong work ethic will make your experience with her memorable and stress-free. Elsa is also fluent in Vietnamese if needed.
In her spare time, she loves to cook and try out new restaurants. You can find her travelling the world or in the Canadian Rocky Mountains exploring the great outdoors whenever she has the opportunity.
Riley Haugen, REALTOR®
Riley is a second-generation REALTOR® who combines a keen aptitude stemming from his sincere interest for the real estate industry, economic fundamentals along with always putting the client’s interest first. Being a born and raised Calgarian he has significant knowledge of all the communities and is actively investing within the city. Although he loves and calls Calgary home, he will be the first to admit one of the best choices he made (other than entering the real estate industry) was moving to Australia for a few years to complete his Bachelors of Business with a Management Major.
Drawing from years of experience in strategy development and project management with a billion-dollar corporation combined with customer service expertise, his broad skillset and versatility is a huge asset to his clients from start to finish. Coupled with his creative, enthusiastic, and caring nature for matching each client’s desires he will make the whole process seamless. Through his dedication, attention to detail he is committed to finding the perfect fit, for his clientele. His devotion and unparalleled customer service show his passion and genuine enjoyment for this craft. As your Realtor, Riley will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying or selling, he will work tirelessly to promote your best interests.
In his spare time, you can find Riley playing and watching sports (Go Flames Go). Among his favourites are hockey, golf and tennis, but will try any sport once and to this day thinks surfing is the most difficult sport (but admittedly is not great at board sports). If he is not involved in sports or working tirelessly, he is likely travelling. To combine these passions his bucket list consists of attending a live game of every professional sport. That’s a long bucket list - so if you have a sports trip planned give him a call!
Dana Paes, REALTOR®
Dana Paes is a born and raised Calgarian. Having grown up surrounded by Real Estate, she is passionate about the industry and has a good understanding of what makes the Calgary market unique. Dana has a degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, as well as a strong background in customer service. Her warm demeanor, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills have allowed her to work for high profile local and international developers. Dana is experienced in new build condominium sales and enjoys working with first time home buyers and investors. Her main goal is to help people in purchasing and selling their homes, all while making the process enjoyable and easy. She strongly believes that honest and genuine interactions are the core to healthy relationships. Outside of work, Dana enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, and indulging in new cuisine.