As your team of realtors, we think about people first. Meet those that we're proud to call the Three Pillars Realty team, and see why we believe that we can help you build the most value possible into your real estate experience.

Meet the Team

Neil O'Donnell of Three Pillars Realty in Niagara

Neil O'Donnell

Entrepreneur and a relentless innovator of the real estate industry, Neil O’Donnell is the creator of the “Value-Driven Approach to Sell Real Estate,” author of the infamous report “Frauds, Lies, Cheats & Unethical Scams.” He also founded Niagara's First Responder Only Program®, and is a licensed agent with Three Pillars Realty Inc. Neil has been called "provocative and entertaining," but also "a committed philanthropist" for his mission to raise/donate over $10,000 to local and First Responder-related charities each year. Neil also supports many great local and national charities too, such as: Niagara Habitat for Humanity, Lincoln Humane Society, CIBC Run for the Cure, Heart & Stroke Foundation, MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving among others. Neil is a leader in the Niagara business community as well, and founded Niagara Uncovered: Local Advice Givers Podcast—where we interview and highlight Niagara's Brightest minds and shine a light on all the amazing talent Niagara has to offer.  We founded our business by being focused on three core pillars of impact: Philanthropy, Business, and Growth!

Mark Garrett Niagara realtor

Mark Garrett

We are so happy to welcome Mark Garrett to the team. Mark has been buying and selling real estate for over 20 years and has a number of his own investment rental properties. The thing that really impressed us about Mark is his dedication to his clients. That is so critical to our business there is no way we would ever entertain anyone joining us if they were not 110% focused on the protection of their client and delivering a great experience. Just recently Mark was working with a buyer from Toronto helping them purchase a property in St.Catharines and Mark drove to Toronto to pick-up the deposit cheque so his clients wouldn’t have to drive all the way here to drop it off because he knew it would make their lives easier. Now, we can’t do that all the time but when we can going that extra mile really takes some of the stress off our clients shoulders. That is just the type of person Mark is. Mark is a Certified Value-Driven Approach Real Estate Professional for Three Pillars Realty Inc. and whether his clients are experienced investors, first time home buyers or a couple right sizing from Toronto down here to Niagara Mark works at the pace each client needs.

David Sokol Niagara realtor and brokerage partner

David Sokol

David Sokol purchased his first home at the age of 24 and has been a successful real estate investor ever since. When he transitioned from working in the high-risk insurance industry to helping people buy and sell properties, he combined his business savvy with his passion for real estate, and the result is a whole new level of service. He enjoys sharing his insights into his strategies with clients looking for their own home and fellow investors. Finally, David currently lives in the Niagara region giving him a wealth of local knowledge on which to draw.

rita ventresca of three pillars realty

Rita Ventresca

Rita continues to be one of the top real estate agents in our area year after year.  Clients choose to work with Rita because of her expertise, ethics, experience and full-service way of doing business.  Rita has continually shown the ability to satisfy her clients needs whether buying or sell their homes.  Like all Three Pillars agents Her strong base of loyal repeat clients is the reason Rita has been so successful year after year in this incredibly competitive industry.  Rita’s extensive knowledge of the residential real estate market places her among the industries absolute elite.  She prides herself on giving her clients, whether residential or investor, the most precise and up to date feedback on the state of the market, its trends, comparable sales and property values allowing them to understand what they can expect in today’s market.  Rita continues to be actively involved with numerous charities and community groups including Club Italia and the Multi Cultural Society of Canada.  Like everyone her at Three Pillars Realty Rita continually strives to grow and better understand every culture that makes up our diverse community.

ranen samuel of three pillars realty

Ranen Samuel

An active supporter of the Red Cross and local Salvation Army, Ranen is committed to making a positive impact in our community.  He is all about helping those around him reach their goals.  Whether it’s working with his clients or coaching his kids’ soccer team, Ranen continually strives to make a positive impact to those around him.  Ranen has surpassed a variety of tasks and assignments that we implore on any Sales Representatives interested in joining our team.  He has proven himself as a man of passion, dedication and above all compassion. Everyone in the Three Pillars team is driven, first and foremost, by the desire to protect our clients and Ranen is no exception.

nicky hill of three pillars realty

Nicky Hill

Nicky considers herself a citizen of the world. She has lived in many places, in many countries but when she moved to Hamilton she just felt she had come back home. She loves to share with her clients what the region has to offer and help them discover the friendly and welcoming area for themselves. Nicky loves helping people achieve their goals and has a natural empathy for others. She will always go the extra mile to make sure she offers a level of customer service which is second to none making sure that the needs of her clients are her top priority. Having grown up in Europe, Nicky also has an understanding of what being new to Canada is like and can help newcomers navigate a buying and selling process which can be quite different to back home. She speaks fluent French too if a client feels more comfortable.
krystal dixon of three pillars realty

Krystal Dixon

As a licensed Real Estate Agent and Value Driven Approach specialist Krystal brings strategic marketing and negotiating to her clients across all of the Niagara and Hamilton areas.  Being a life long resident of West Niagara Krystal is intimately familiar with the area which is crucial to help you with any of your residential real estate needs.  True to Three Pillars values and culture Krystal has founded her business on Protecting her clients, Communication, Determination and Trust.  All this while maintaining her ability to adapt and cater to her clients needs.  Krystal continues to be involved with the community and has been a volunteer with Skate Canada teaching kids how to skate and numerous charity events throughout the year.  Like everyone here at Three Pillars Realty Krystal believes that being a part of our local communities and giving back is crucial to being a responsible small business person.
candy jurcich of three pillars realty

Natasha Helwig

Natasha is the Director of Operations and Overall Awesomeness here at Three Pillars. She has a background in developing real estate companies from the ground up and has carried over credible philosophies and an overall appreciation for the business.  Natasha is on another level.  She is a certified Life Coach, Founder of a women's organization entitled Broken Heals and the author of Random Notes by a Broken Girl.  And this is just the beginning.  Natasha is slowly but surely making a difference in this world and within the company.  She has an uncompromising means of dedication and loyalty, which is what we at Three Pillars represent.

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