History of Sea & Ski Realty


Over the past few decades, the Beaver Valley and surrounding areas have witnessed a change in the driving forces behind its economy. For well over the past 100 years, farming and industry has driven the economy and provided employment to thousands of families across the entire region.

Today, we experience a Tourism and Recreation driven economy that is quickly turning our region into the number one four-season playground in Ontario. While tourism is a steady source of cash flow to the region it requires a more temporary style lodging. The recreation component truly provides the anchor behind the new economy and requires a more permanent style accommodation property.

Sea & Ski recognized this transition back in the 1980’s and has since created a successful Real Estate company by providing a wide range of services catering to both the tourist and the recreational consumer.

In 1999, Sea & Ski had the vision to relocate its offices from Meaford to Kimberley in order to capture the burgeoning Real Estate market in the Beaver Valley. Today, Sea & Ski is one of the top producing real estate companies in the Beaver Valley and is in the process of expanding its sales force to meet the increasing demands of consumers searching for their retirement or recreation get-a-way.


A big congratulations to our own, Karen Cox, our Broker of Record, as the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has announced the election of the 2018 President-Elect. Ms. Cox will also continue in the role of Provincial Director for Western Ontario REALTORS® on the OREA Board of DirectorsThe Western area consists of the real estate boards of Chatham-Kent, Grey Bruce Owen Sound, Huron Perth, London and St. Thomas, Sarnia-Lambton, Tillsonburg, Windsor-Essex County and Woodstock-Ingersoll.The announcement follows the association’s annual conference on February 27-March 1, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario.

“It’s exciting and an honour to represent the association as President-Elect,” said Ms. Cox.

“Real estate is changing. OREA is committed to protecting the dream of home ownership for future generations and making sure our members are equipped for the modern real estate marketplace.”

Active in real estate for 24 years, Ms. Cox is Broker of Record with Sea and Ski Realty Limited in Grey Highlands. She is a member of the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound, where she served as President in 2010 and 2015. Since 2007, Ms. Cox has served as Chair and member of various committees at both the local and provincial levels. Ms. Cox currently serves as Chair of OREA’s Finance/Audit committee.

The Ontario Real Estate Association represents 70,000 brokers and salespeople who are members of the 38 real estate boards throughout the province. OREA serves its REALTOR® members through a wide variety of professional publications, educational programs, advocacy, and other services.

We are very excited for her at Sea & Ski Realty Ltd., Brokerage and we hope you can share our happiness with us!