Antigonish Office1-902-863-1446Boylston Office1-902-318-5678

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

GISELLE SCELES, BROKER!

Giselle was born and raised in Guysborough County. After graduating from high school she attended St.Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and graduated with Honours in Psychology. She then lived in Halifax for six years and acquired extensive customer service and managerial experience in a variety of fields. From Pewter Plant Manager to Proctor & Gamble merchandiser, Giselle has had the opportunity to work with many different people in many different situations.

In 2000 Giselle moved back to Antigonish where she developed and ran a Mystery Shopping Business before obtaining her Real Estate license and then her Broker’s license.

Giselle prides herself on her frank, honest and professional services. During the sometimes stressful process of buying or selling a home Giselle will be sure to make you laugh and ease your worries with her down to earth personality.

When she is not working Giselle likes to run, read, watch movies and spend time with her family.

You can reach Giselle at gisellesceles@yahoo.com or call 902-863-6789


MARILYN HULL SCELES MCLEAN, ASSOCIATE BROKER

Marilyn is a Nova Scotian, born and bred, having grown up on a little farm in Manchester, Guysborough County, the daughter of a local taxi driver, and a pretty little Acadian girl from Isle Madame.

After a successful seven year career in Radio Broadcasting, she obtained her Real Estate license in 1991, and in 1996 opened her own independant company, People Realty Limited, which evolved into Sceles Realty Limited, operating from a small office adjacent to her residence at 143 Hawthorne Street Antigonish, Nova Scotia, whose location remains unchanged to this day.

One source of great pride in stepping out into the somewhat scary and very exciting world of business ownership, was the deliberate inclusion of her own last name, SCELES, into the name of my company. She wanted to send a clear and sincere message, “that I staked my very name on the honesty, integrity, and ethics that I vowed to provide to each and every client who came through my door. This was the way I was raised; it was the only way I knew how to do business”.

Many years and many precious clients later, SCELES REALTY operates very successfully, with a new Broker/Owner, her daughter, GISELLE SCELES. However, the fundamental guidelines remain the same…to give good, honest, informed service to those who wish to buy or sell property in our niche area.

These past years, since SCELES REALTY LIMITED opened it’s doors, have seen a lot of changes in the world, in Canada, and indeed, even in the quaint hamlets of Nova Scotia. As we grow older, it is more likely that we count our blessings …and Marilyn “considers myself very fortunate to have Nova Scotia soil running in my veins, to have my child take over the reins, and to have a little piece of Nova Scotia coastline to wake up to every morning. Its innocence, in today’s world, is rare”.

You can reach Marilyn at
marilynsceles@yahoo.ca or call
902-533-2424


KERSTIN HANKE, SALES ASSOCIATE

Kerstin moved to Nova Scotia in 1995. She grew up in the eastern part of Germany under the Communism. After graduating from high school and achieving trades in Farming and Waitressing she reached a big personal goal in buying her first property at the age of 21.

After the wall came down in 1989, Kerstin built and managed, together with her first husband, an Auto Body Shop and a Car Dealership. She educated herself in bookkeeping and business management through home studies and evening courses with a diploma.

In 1995 Kerstin started a new life in Canada. For the first few years Kerstin worked in the tourism industry, renting cottages in Guysborough County. After her daughter Lisa was born in 1997 she worked part time with a family resource center and later in a bakery and restaurant.

Over the years Kerstin has developed valuable experience working with people. With the age of 40 she changed careers by obtaining her Real Estate License. She finds that being able to speak the German language as well as fluent English is a great bonus in this industry. Kerstin loves her job and is very proud to be a part of the Sceles Realty Team serving Antigonish and Guysborough County.

In her spare time Kerstin loves to curl, golf, read and spend time at home with her partner Daniel Hart and her family. She lives in Boylston and has been a resident of Guysborough County for 15 years taking an active part in the community.

You can reach Kerstin at kerstinhanke@hotmail.com or call 902-533-2645