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.
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