An entrepreneur at heart, Ford’s first business venture was in the design and manufacture of Antiks Clothing. Under Ford’s direction, this company and the clothing line gained tremendous popularity and distribution across Canada.
In 2006, having completed his Degree in Sociology at the University of Guelph, he decided to launch another business a real estate marketing company, Show It Off Marketing. His understanding of marketing and design, as well as his managerial skills, ensured success. This venture gave him comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the real estate market, as well as, the importance of client care.
Excited and energized by every aspect of real estate, Ford then decided to attain his real estate license. With a plan to put his business experience to work for clients, on a first hand basis. Ford sold Show It Off Marketing, to do exactly that!
Since beginning his real estate career, Ford Thurston has been recognized by RE/MAX as an Executive Club Member For Outstanding Sales Achievement in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He has also been recognized as a Platinum Club Member For Outstanding Sales Achievement in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Ford Thurston was also named as a member of the Top 35 Under 35 at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage in 2013.
In 2015, Ford completed his Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. This coveted designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. It also demonstrates to consumers his commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers.
Finally in 2015, Ford completed his Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. By completing this program, he has enhanced his firsthand experience. Demonstrated his commitment to having the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ with their unique lifestyle transitions.
Ford Thurston is a proud member of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of REALTORS (REBAC). Which is a wholly-owned affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).
A resident of Leslieville since 2009, he loves the area in which he lives and chose to buy his first home.