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.
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”.
Mike McLean hails from Pictou County and earned a BSc in Mathematics from Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Mike holds post graduate degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Kings College, London. Married to Marilyn Sceles, the founder of Sceles Realty, Mike worked tirelessly with Marilyn to breathe new life into two century-old ocean front homes that now stand as iconic testaments to the power of real estate investment in Nova Scotia and this area.
Before real estate, Mike enjoyed a successful career in the Royal Canadian Air Force where he worked/travelled all over the world and rose to the rank of full Colonel. About 20 years ago, claiming that there was no better place in the world for natural oceanside beauty, a clean environment and an unparalleled quality of life, Mike and Marilyn agreed to invest in their current waterfront home in beautiful Boylston. They have never regretted a moment.
Mike’s enthusiasm for Nova Scotia coupled with the integrity and work ethic that propelled his success in the Air Force make for a good fit as buyers or sellers make one of the most important decisions of their life. Engaging Mike will ensure a professional, boutique approach delivered by a local, motivated ambassador who will make your real estate adventure as personal and pleasant as possible.