The Ketchums, Jim McCarthy and Sylvia Blanchard are premiere real estate agents in Greater Saint John and Southern New Brunswick. Don, Mary Ann, Adam, Jim and Sylvia are life-long Greater Saint John, New Brunswick residents who are known to have an exceptional understanding of their marketplace. In addition to being an energetic and highly motivated partnership, they possess skill sets and standards that are exemplary.
A former banker turned REALTOR®, Don Ketchum has consistently been a leader in his profession for 33 years. His style is one that is based on integrity, and as a result, he has an extensive business and personal network that drives a high percentage of repeat and referral business. His strength, by far, is negotiating. The designation of “Certified Negotiation Expert®” solidifies his expertise. Don remains focused on achieving the sale and consistently seeks solutions for his clients to this end. Never one to settle for mediocrity, Don aims high and continually seeks better ways to achieve an end result. It’s his negotiating skills, leadership and vision that sets him apart.
Another Ketchum who settles for nothing but excellence, Adam brings a younger more energetic approach to real estate sales. A passion for success and an inherent need to push to the limit are qualities that work to his clients’ benefits when negotiating on their behalf. Recognized to have inherited the best of both Don and Mary Ann, he is noted for a style that is approachable, confident and trust worthy. It’s his need to exceed his clients’ expectations and his ability to negotiate that drives his sales success for the last 17 years. After all, he’s grown up with “The Ketchums Sell Houses” so he naturally embraces it!
A REALTOR® with 25 years’ experience in the financial industry, Sylvia has also owned and operated a successful Property Management company in the greater Saint John area for a number of years. This financial, property-management and real-estate experience has given her wonderful insight into the local property market, as well as how to achieve the best possible outcome for clients when buying or selling. Sylvia is business savvy, a solution seeker and detail-oriented; she has a strong work ethic and excellent negotiating skills — not to mention that she’s a good listener and loves a challenge! All of these qualities, plus her experience and lots of energy, make Sylvia a great REALTOR®.
Mary Ann Ketchum
Perhaps because of her nursing background, Mary Ann has the ability to maintain solid relationships that prove beneficial to her clients. She believes in nurturing every connection and values working as partners towards sales goals. Of course, it’s good business sense that ensures great outcomes. An on-going practice of putting clients’ needs ahead of her own and a passion for success has driven her to remain at the top of her profession for the last 26 years. An exceptional understanding of the marketplace as well as high standards and a need to excel at her practice make her the perfect partner and consistently drive client sales.
A life-time of client service as well as solid entrepreneurial achievements has led this successful REALTOR® to real estate and The Ketchums. Intuitive in his understanding of client needs and focused on achieving an end result for his sellers and buyers, Jim McCarthy is consistent and determined in negotiating the sale for his clients. His strong knowledge of the local market as well as his attention to the details necessary when representing people are outstanding. He is steady, smart and honorable. Jim is another one who loves to exceed his clients’ expectations!