About Us

Mark Armitage


A lifetime resident of Sarnia-Lambton area, I grew up on a century-old fruit and vegetable farm, My wife, Brenda, and I reside in the same farmhouse in which I was raised, and we raised our two daughters there as well. My farming roots instilled in me the values which I have carried into my real estate career. Honestly, integrity, and a down-to-earth approach are important to me. I pride myself on professionalism, experience and trustworthy service, whether I am dealing with a residential, a recreational, or a rural property. On the farm, I grew up learning that it is important not only to plant the seeds, but also to care for the product, bring it to market and support it afterwards. In real estate, this means listening to the customer and nurturing the business relationship by searching, advertising, communicating and delivering the appropriate result. In the agricultural community, integrity, honesty, experience and customer satisfaction is expected. I challenge myself in getting the best for my customer, not just in getting a sale.

  • 95% of my business is Referral and Repeat Business
  • Extensive Knowledge of the local market
  • Hometown Lambton County (Armitage Orchards)
  • Business owner & employer (Country Ridge Farm Market)
  • Network of professionals, contacts & referral partners

Community Service
  • Re/Max Broker for the Forest, Port Franks, Ipperwash and Sarnia areas, specializing in Residential, Farmland and Lake/Beach Property
  • Representative that has your family's needs as the first priority: a "client's-first" approach
  • An active professional in the community - Co-chair of Board and Member of Finance Committee of the Forest United Church - Active member of the Lambton Shores YMCA steering Committee, long-time involvement with the Forest Curling Club.

Mark Armitage's Credentials

Melanie Kelders

Sales Representative

Melanie Kelders is a leading young and energetic real estate agent in Sarnia-Lambton County and surrounding areas.

Melanie has over 10 years of experience in real estate with a background in Business Marketing from Fanshawe College. Melanie joined the RE/MAX team in 2008 because she recognized that it was a successful and rapidly growing company that would be the best fit for her and her clients.

Melanie often attends conferences and conventions for constant personal and profession growth to keep her education and skills current. Over the years she has learned how to utilize social media to maximize her productivity.

Real estate isn't just a career for Melanie, it's a passion. Business and marketing is in her blood, stemming back to the days when she worked at Klondyke Farms, a successful, family owned and operated farming business just outside of Grand Bend.

On a personal note, Melanie loves the outdoors. Growing up near The Pinery Provincial Park, and now residing in the country just outside of Forest, she spends a lot of time hiking, camping and exploring nature. She's also an animal lover who enjoys music, sports and family time.

If you are looking for honesty, integrity and someone who is a pleasure to work with while getting the job done, Melanie Kelders is your agent.