1105 Main St., Sydney Mines, NS
902-794-VALM OR (902)564-8700

Our Company

Valerie MacDougall, Broker


As a big believer in hard work and good service, Valerie MacDougall has spent the majority of the past decade learning the real estate business and improving her ability to provide exemplary services to her clients.

Valerie began her career as a young woman having recently graduated from Memorial High School, working in accounting.  She worked in various accounting jobs for many years preceding her foray into the real estate business.

For the seven years before she decided to take her broker's course and open VALMAC Realty Ltd., Valerie worked as both an office manager and a real estate agent simultaneously. Through this endeavour, she acquired a thorough understanding of the business and has built her brand of trust on that understanding.

Arguably more important than her experience is her belief in hard work and honesty. While this is a personal trait, its importance has been reiterated time and time again in the hundreds of deals throughout her career that she's seen through to their completion. She has found that the most successful deals are the ones in which agents work honestly and effectively; out of this observation came the VALMAC way mandate.



Our Team

Sheila O'Neil-McKinnon

The luckiest people in the world are those who love their home, community and work. A resident of Alder Point her entire life, Sheila is a long time community volunteer, coach and mentor. This experience has taught her a lot about helping people achieve their goals.

A graduate of Cape Breton University, Sheila holds a BACS degree as well as numerous other accreditations.

As a realtor, she never tires of meeting new people exploring homes, vacant land and searching for the perfect property for a client. When you're seeking an agent in Cape Breton who will put YOUR goals first, call on Sheila O'Neil-McKinnon.



Hugh MacKinnon

Hugh has lived in Coxheath for nearly 40 years.  A retired teacher,  Hugh taught school in the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board for 35 years, retiring in 2006.  Hugh is a graduate of Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro and has completed courses at CBU to complete requirements for a Teachers Certificate Class 8.  As an educator, Hugh taught his students that respect and hard work are the keys to success.  Hugh has brought this philosophy forward to his work as a real estate agent.   Hugh is always willing to go that extra mile to provide  first class service to his clients.  So when  you are buying or selling, " STAY CALM , CALL HUGH".  Hugh will discuss all your needs in a relaxed and friendly manner over a good cup of tea.

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