Meet Our Team


Chris Lacharity

As a representative of Engel & Völkers Real Estate, Chris Lacharity merges his passions for architecture and design with a love of making a positive impact on people's lives. Having 20 years experience of high-end sales comes a large network of clientele. Combining this vast network of high-end clients, matching Ottawa's most elite with the finest homes the Capital has to offer, and his association with Engel & Völkers Real Estate, the connections, reach and drive of this trio is unbeatable.

Sarah Lacharity

Sarah was the client coordinator for two years before getting her licence and is now the Director of Operations and a Real Estate Broker. Sarah’s fondness of people and sense of humour allows her to put clients’ mind at ease during stressful transactions. She has developed a love of real estate and has been very successful overseeing the team. Sarah has developed a real passion and knowledge and is always excited to share it with the world

Sonya Schirmacher
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Sonya Schirmacher

Sonya chose a career in real estate because of her love of working with people and her love of finding the next perfect home. Having been a real estate owner in both Canada and the USA, Sonya understands the qualities that a great advisor should have: excellent communication skills, responsiveness, reliability and customer service. Sonya is proud to offer all those skills in both English and German.

Sonya has an extensive sales background, having spent over 25 years in the high tech industry working with customers from all around the world. She believes that the customer always comes first and communication is key. After her successful run in high tech, Sonya decided to try something totally different and she went back to school to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Sonya worked at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre helping cancer patients with their nutrition plans as well as helping women with long term healthy eating plans. She found it so rewarding to witness how eating nutritious foods could improve the health of so many people.

Sonya has also been an online English teacher for Chinese children as well as a property manager for the family run foreign investment management company. Throughout her life, Sonya has been involved in real estate in one way or another, so she knew that working as a real estate advisor was always in the cards. Sonya practices the art of Feng Shui and can advise you on what to look for when choosing a home in order to set up your life for future luck and success.

Sonya’s mandate is to always exceed expectations. She looks forward to helping you find the home of your dreams!

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