Steve Baarda Sales Representative
Steve brings a wide variety of experiences and education to serve his clients. He attended Ontario College of Art, studying design. His sense for design is an asset when advising clients whether selling or buying. After art school, he got some “real world” experience letting his love for automobiles lead him to work as an apprentice mechanic. In 1989, he returned to school and received a B.A. from Redeemer University College in philosophy, history and classical studies.
He then continued his education, doing post-graduate work in Michigan at Calvin Theological Seminary, earning an M.Div. Following school, he led churches in Bowmanville, Chatham, and Simcoe, Ontario. After almost 10 years as an ordained pastor, a change was needed and Steve has taken all of his skills and experience into his real estate career at Royal LePage Triland Realty.
Steve is happily married to his wife, Nicole, and has six children. They are active in their church community and have a real heart for the work of battling child poverty in South America and Africa, sponsoring a number of children through World Vision. He has the privilege to give back to his alma mater by serving on the Board of Governors of Redeemer University College. He has been politically active, working on the election campaigns of Chatham-Kent-Essex MP Dave VanKesteren and London West MP Ed Holder.
Steve is also a former member of the Rotary Club of London. This past summer, he coached youth soccer through NorWest Optimist Soccer.
Steve puts this strong passion for service to work for his clients. He is committed to a client-centred approach focused on helping each client make the right move for them and their needs. Three watch words define his approach: Service. Knowledge. Results.