Ashley Shumate was 30 years old and living in Regina when she began training to be a Canadian speed skating champion. There was only one problem—she couldn’t skate.
Armed with confidence, pure grit and natural athleticism (Ashley was a track and field Canada West Champion, ranked 2nd in Canada, who earned a full scholarship to the University of Regina and McGill University), it took Ashley three years to go from no experience in speed skating to Canadian Master’s recorder breaker and top 20 in the 500m long track in the country! While it was speed skating that initially brought her to compete on the world stage, it was bobsledding that took her on the World Cup tour representing Bobsleigh Canada and made her a Canadian gold medalist. Recognizing her explosive power, speed and talent, Ashley was recruited to the Canadian bobsled team while competing in long track speed skating. She was on par to compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, until a concussion curtailed those plans. A self-proclaimed “retired athlete,” Ashley still remains active, doing weight training, ballet and track and field.
It is that same mettle, determination and effort that Ashley brings to real estate, making her a trusted and tenacious real estate professional with Sam McDadi Real Estate Inc. Ashley, who is known for her work ethic and strong interpersonal skills, has the same passion for real estate she had for track, speed skating and bobsleigh.
Ashley, who lives in Erindale with her husband and daughter, Aria, is actively involved in helping her clients buy, sell, invest in preconstruction and flip homes throughout the GTA. An entrepreneur at heart with a strong business sense, Ashley, a former gym owner and current neurology clinic owner also helps her clients buy, sell and lease commercial real estate.
Apart from spending quality time with her family, it is working tirelessly for her clients— to ensure they find their dream home, or they obtain the most for their current home—that brings Ashley pleasure and satisfaction.
Choosing Ashley Shumate at Sam Mcdadi’s Real Estate Inc, to help me sell my condo was the right decision. I did my research on the agent I wanted to represent me and after meticulously research and going through various reviews of other realtors, I settled to go with Ashley. She went the extra mile from our very first phone conversation to the first meeting, to getting my condo ready, to negotiating the very best deal for me. Not only was she successful in selling my condo, but she helped make the process as stress free as possible. She answered all my questions, made herself available and focused on the sale to get me the best deal. She was prompt, efficient, professional – and very easy to deal with. She even sought professional advice for me when she didn’t have an answer or needed me to be steered in the right direction, which I must say is very rare quality that most other agents don’t want to get for a client. I really enjoyed working with Ashley and I can highly recommend her for all your real estate needs. There are countless realtors I have met and researched on but Ashley Shumate sets a high bar for anyone to even come close to her standard and work ethics. Ashley is in a league of her own and a true honest professional! And to Sam McDadi you have a “Gem” in your team “Ashley Shumate”.- Shafiq Vayani
Our experience working with Ashley Shumate was excellent! Her professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail are stellar and she successfully got us the property that met our needs. We highly recommend her!- jane w
Ashley Shumate has helped me navigate both purchase and rental opportunities – cant say enough about her personalized touch and professionalism! I look forward to many future deals – She is a true partner!- lea bottoni
Ashley is not just a professional in her field of real estate but she is also caring and compassionate while helping us get through our real estate transactions. If you’re looking for a pushy agent who only cares about getting you’re house on the market then keep looking because Ashley is much more than that. I would call her again in a heartbeat.- Mario Fasulo
We were extremely pleased with the exceptional service Ashley Shumate provided us in the selling of our homes, right from the initial information package through to closing the sale. We were well informed throughout the entire process, and always ensured that our best interests were being served. Ashley we thank you for your professionalism, diligence, and above all else your integrity.- Cindy/Jonathan Camilleri
My first experience with Ashley was over a year ago. I had just landed in Canada and had no background no financial documents and no credit history. Looking for homes was going to be an absolute nightmare. I started with the brute force approach and started reaching out to as many listings as I could. Sending a viewing request at close to midnight and receiving an instant reply I was taken aback. Ashley ( whos work ethic is second to none) for reasons known best to her decided she wanted to help me find a place and went out of her way to help me secure one despite all the shortcomings on my application.
A year later we had decided to buy and we obviously called Ashley, she took care of everything including introducing us to mortgage brokers, lawyers and basically making sure we got what we wanted with very little effort. She truly is an amazing professional but beyond that is now a good friend. Her network and professionalism are second to none. Having been involved in real-estate for over 15 years I can safely say Ashley is a cut above the rest. When SamMcDadi real estate says call us and forget about the rest they are talking about Ashley.- Mohammed Daanish Zackria
After looking for awhile we stumbled on the house, made a call to Heidi (who we knew) at Sam McDadi’s and bam we had this awesome agent appeared, Ashley Shumate. She lets us run, guiding us with all the right information in a timely manor. We bought, but we weren’t ready to sell, no issue, a little time and help, more than a few text messages and phone calls, Ashley had us sold. She’s still helping as the moving date closes in. A fantastic agent who goes above and beyond to help ease the stresses of buying and selling all within ten days.- Kevin Whitman
I had Ashley Shumate as my realtor and her confidence and expertise made the sale of my home as smooth as can be. She was very easy to get along with as well as quick with replies. Ashley also took responsibility when needed and I’m grateful for that. I would highly recommend Ashley and the Mcdadi team for your realtor needs. My house sold in 2 days above asking price!- Stacey Froman
Ashley convinced us to accelerate our dream during the pandemic. She sold our house in about 60 hours for more than we thought is was worth. We waited a couple of weeks and found a house we loved and we could pocket some money. Ashley was very professional and I would highly recommend her.- Bliss Flower
We worked with Ashley Shumate to sell and buy a property and were very happy with the level of professionalism as well as how quickly she sold our property. Highly recommend working with Ashley and the Sam McDadi Real Estate Team.- SERVPRO
I could write 3 paragraphs detailing the wonderful work Ashley has done for us, but you won’t read it all. Rather stick to the main point: Ashley helped us buy and sell in the span of 3 weeks, during a pandemic, while getting us an above ask price for our home. Wonderful. As a realtor and as an individual, she shines. Highly recommend.- Vlad Gligor
We don’t even know where to begin. As we were renting for the past 4 years, we decided to simply walk in out of curiosity and speak with someone at the Sam McDadi office about the process of buying a home in a crazy Ontario market . This was the first day we met Ashely Shumate. We remember it like yesterday. Everyone was very kind, but Ashley stood out from the very beginning. She was very kind, warm, and open to a new “halal” type mortgage concept which was specifically what we were looking for. There is just not enough words to describe Ashley. This was our first time buying in an already difficult market in Ontario, besides the fact that we had other obstacles in our way in terms of our conditions. She was still very patient and helped out where she could with our needs/wants and answered every question we ever had! My husband and I would not have asked for a better real estate agent to help us out on our journey. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts. We met a real estate agent but best of all, we left more than just being clients and became friends!
Best wishes for her and the rest of the Sam Mcdadi Group! 🙂- F.Zehra Karadeniz
EXTREMELY good service from Ashley! A quiet, relaxed charm which is perfect for allaying anxiety which often accompany these processes. Ashley conveys a joy for what she does as well as client satisfaction. She takes a genuine interest in you and meeting your needs/ goals. Accessible and responsive, to the point of appearing as if you are her only client. Very knowledgeable, highly organized, quietly persistent and absolutely pleasant! Professional with impactful personal and business skills!- Shelly Ann