Carl Rémillard-Fontaine, Profusion Immobilier
With over 18 years’ experience, Carl Rémillard-Fontaine is one of the top-performing realtors in the Greater Montreal Area. He has devoted the last ten of his 18 years as a realtor to Profusion Immobilier—a leader in luxury real estate in the province of Quebec and member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Rémillard-Fontaine attributes his success to a passion for the industry. “I love what I do, and I’ve become great at it.” His clients agree: Rémillard-Fontaine holds the rare honour of having accompanied three generations of the same family through their individual transactions. Rémillard-Fontaine sits down with LUXE to share his insights on the advantages of living in two of the GMA’s most sought-after areas.
‘CARL KNOWS’ is your tongue-in-cheek slogan. How did it come to represent your business?
During a meeting with my marketing strategist, who also happens to be a former client, we were discussing my understanding of the luxury real-estate landscape. Suddenly, he yelled out, “Carl Knows!”. We laughed about it at the time, but what began as a lighthearted remark turned into a catchphrase that sums up my experience really well. I know my market, I know my clients, and they can trust me to be attuned to their wants, even when they are unsure of what they are looking for.
Which sectors do you serve the most?
I mainly serve buyers and sellers in Westmount and in Nuns’ Island, where I lived for 15 years. I got to know Westmount working at a local agency early in my career. Having experienced work and life in these two distinct areas allows me to match my clients not only to their dream property, but to their desired lifestyle.
What does Nuns’ Island have to offer potential buyers?
Nuns’ Island is a fantastic choice for people looking for a quiet life just seven minutes by car from downtown Montreal. Young families can enjoy all the advantages of a large yard and quiet suburban streets, while retired couples have the opportunity to downsize without sacrificing comfort and amenities. Away from the concrete jungle, residents of Nuns’ Island can enjoy nature on leisurely strolls or bike rides along the Saint Lawrence River. It’s a beautiful neighbourhood.
Living in Westmount is still very trendy. Why do you think that is?
With downtown just a few blocks away, proximity to stunning green parks and access to some of the best anglophone schools in Montreal, Westmount living is all about convenience. Every area of Westmount, from Greene Avenue and Victoria Village in the flats, to higher up on the hill, has its own unique neighbourhood feel with restaurants, shopping and services close by.
What is one attribute that clients seek out when choosing a luxury real-estate broker?
Discretion is key. At Profusion Immobilier, we have the privilege of working with very high-profile clients including politicians, prominent business leaders and public figures. We have the utmost respect for our clients’ privacy, and under no circumstance will we ever disclosed the names or identifying information of the people we work with. My clients are at ease knowing their interests are protected, allowing us to build a mutually beneficial relationship.
Text: Jennifer Laoun-Rubenstein