Meet Kellye MacMillan, Broker
Year Licensed: 2013
Joined The BREL Team: 2020
Designations: Certified Negotiation Expert
Fun Fact: I grew up in Western New York and I love the Buffalo Bills.
My Life Before Real Estate
I worked in high volume retail. I was responsible for hiring and training the sales team for the Canadian flagship location of one of North America’s largest denim retailers.
What I Love About Being a REALTOR
I love that no two days are the same. Every client is different. The market is always changing and there is always something new to learn. It’s exhausting but it’s never boring.
Why I Love Helping Buyers
I really like working with first time buyers. I love taking the intangible idea of “owning a home” and making it a reality. I really enjoy educating my clients so they have what they need to make a confident decision.
Favourite Buyer Story
I was working with a super nice couple who submitted an offer on a house on Hamilton Mountain. It was a great property and they were in competition with 15 other offers. At around 7:30pm the listing agent sent out the dreaded group email informing everyone that the seller had accepted an offer (in short, thanks but no thanks). I called my clients to let them know the bad news. They were so disappointed and we agreed to reconnect the next day. I made a good dinner and watched some good/bad reality tv to soothe my bruised ego. I checked my email again later that evening and saw I had received another email from the listing agent’s assistant at 8:00pm – it was an accepted agreement. My clients actually DID get the house, and I had received the first email in error! I got to call my very sad clients and let them know that they had actually won! They were stunned but thrilled. It was the most fun phone call to make.
Why I Love helping Sellers
Selling your house is so stressful. I love walking my seller clients through the listing plan and seeing them visibly relax because they know I’ve got it under control.
Favourite Seller Story
I worked with some good friends to help them sell their house so they could build their dream house out west. They worked so hard to make an already beautiful home into something spectacular that set a record in their neighbourhood. I was so sad to see them go but I’m really proud that I got to be a part of making their dream a reality.
My Life Outside of Real Estate
My kids run the show. Luckily, I really like them. Otherwise, I love to cook and explore the terrific local food and drink scene. I also love deep conversations about terrible reality television.
You’ll Enjoy Working with Me If…
you get as excited about real estate stats as you do about places to eat in Hamilton.
I’m particularly partial to the neighbourhoods around Gage Park (especially my own). I also love spending time in Kirkendall, Durand, the North End, and Dundas.
* Total transactions since becoming a licensed real estate professional
** Based on sales where I represented the Seller in 2021
Average Days on Market **
% Asking Price **
Represented The Buyer
Represented The Seller
Read My Reviews
My wife and I used Kellye MacMillan to buy our dream home in Hamilton - we contacted her by email and had set up a consult that same evening. Right away we knew Kellye was the realtor we wanted to use. We saw DOZENS of houses before we bought our home and Kellye was informed on every single one. Not only were her pricing projections spot on every time but Kellye was able to make very valuable observations on neighbourhoods, any potential red flags with the home and work that might need to be done. Kellye is well informed about the different neighbourhoods in Hamilton and was extremely patient with us as we searched for our home. Not only was she knowledgeable about Hamilton houses but she was always able to make a great suggestion for places to eat in the neighbourhood. When we saw the house that we wanted Kellye was able to organize a home inspection ASAP as there were bully offers coming in almost immediately. Kellye was on it and had us prepared for the offer night 24 hours after we had seen the house. When our offer was accepted we were ecstatic. We are so happy to have used Kellye and would recommend her to anyone buying a home in Hamilton
- Noah G.
My husband and I worked with Kellye MacMillan-Wills and the BREL Team to both buy and sell our homes in Hamilton this summer... leading into the fall. In an absolutely unprecedented scenario and through an escalating series of challenges, Kellye was an absolute rock star. She was calm under pressure, hyper-organized, efficient, responsive, professional, proactive, and had a solution for every curve ball thrown our way. And there were a LOT of curve balls. Kellye assisted us with the (unplanned) purchase of our new home (just two streets over!) in an incredibly challenging market: she helped us secure our new home at an outstanding price, without competition, and with thorough research on pricing and comparables for the rest of the neighbourhood. Kellye also represented us in the sale of our home under extremely unusual, evolving circumstances. A set of challenges of this scale would have sent a more faint hearted agent running for the hills. She had a solution for E V E R Y T H I N G and was exceptional at getting ahead of every detail. She also had an incredible team backing her at every turn, and there was someone there to assist us each step of the way. Kellye was incredible from day one to offer night, and straight up to our closing date (which turned into an ordeal in and of itself: she was there mitigating the situation and keeping us both calm the entire time) and continues to support us afterward. From bringing a bottle of wine on a particularly stressful day to a much appreciated meal in our new home while surrounded by boxes, she was truly above and beyond. If you need someone in your corner from the most simple of deals to the most complicated, potential case study for realtors, (LOL) Kellye and the BREL team are who you want!
- Jess D.
My mother recently decided to sell her Hamilton home and after receiving a fantastic review from a neighbour who had just sold his, we decided to contact Kellye with the BREL team to sell ours as well. Our home had been in our family for over 60 years and Kellye made what would have otherwise been an emotional and difficult process easy. Kellye took the time to patiently explain the full process, provide valuable insight as to what our home was worth in todays market and provide us with every option we could imagine to successfully market and sell our property for far more than we could have hoped for. One of the suggested marketing options we took advantage of was the staging of our home for sale. Ashleigh Harris, of Ashleigh Harris Designs in Hamilton, did an outstanding and highly professional job with the staging. We firmly believe our sale would not have been as successful if not for her outstanding contribution to the process. Both Kellye and Ashleigh both provided our family with a level of service which was second to none. If you plan to sell your home in Hamilton, we highly recommend you contact Kellye and her entire team with BREL. You will not be disappointed.
- Bill H.