Michel Groleau

Real Estate Broker

I was born in Montreal, but spent my entire childhood and adolescence on the south shore of Montreal. In 1982, I moved to Montreal in the Pointe St-Charles neighbourhood (southwest). I lived there for 9 years and then moved to Hochelaga (HOMA) and Rosemont and a few months ago, I returned to the South Shore in St-Lambert. In general, unless you have decided to immigrate to another country or very far from home, you always go back a little bit to where you came from. When I moved to Montreal, I was younger and needed to feel the vibrant energy of the big city. Montreal is a city full of festivals and activities. You feel good, safe and can be yourself without feeling judged. In my spare time, I do a lot of cultural activities, whether it’s theatre, movies, music or museum visits.

After my studies in literature and art history, my first job was as a clerk in a consulting engineering firm in the city center. Then, I took a job for an American company based on the Plateau Mont-Royal called Carter’s Ink, I was working in the orders department for all of Canada. After a few years, a friend started a furniture manufacturing company and I became a manufacturing agent for him and at the same time, I was working part-time at Château d’Aujourd’hui. Following these two jobs, I sold my house in Candiac and with the earnings I decided with my spouse at the time to open a contemporary art gallery. The adventure lasted 7 years after which I became director of a contemporary art exhibition center in St-Hyacinthe. I stayed there for 13 years and it is following this job that I asked myself what I could do for the next 15-20 years of my active life. Since I had renovated 2 Triplexes and had a strong background in design, I thought that getting involved in the residential real estate business could be interesting for me. Availability, empathy and listening are, in my opinion, the 3 essential qualities of a broker along with a good sense of negotiation.

I obtained my real estate broker’s license in 2002 and I joined the Via Capitale du Mont-Royal team right from the start. I immediately felt I belonged there. I have greatly appreciated accompanying my clients in their adventure to become an owner or to sell their home in order to acquire a new one that better meets the new needs of their life… A move is always a stressful time in our lives, so we must make ourselves available and give an attentive ear to the people we are trying to help in the choice of a new place to settle.