Our Team

Serving the communities of Lambton County

Great West exists to serve the communities of Lambton County, looking after what matters most to our clients. Our combined Real Estate, Auction and Transition services are never outsourced as we treat each home, belonging or relocation as if they were our own.

Founding partners John and Melissa Stephens lead Great West, Lambton County’s only full service Realty, Auction and Transitions company.

Together with their team of seasoned professionals, John and Melissa re-invest in Lambton County through non-profit foundations and lending their services to charity auctions. More than just a business, Great West is a community partner, contributing to a raised quality of life in Lambton County.

John Stephens



John is a licensed Broker of record, auctioneer, appraiser and real estate agent. A graduate of the Certified Auctioneer Institute and member of the Canadian Property Appraisal Group, John’s experience and work ethic has earned him a trusted reputation in the community and amongst his peers.

Missy Stephens

Sales Representative


Missy Stephens is a Sales Representative, Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist and operates as Great West’s estate services coordinator. With wisdom and compassion, she is able to administrate transition logistics in a personalized and efficient manner. In addition, Missy is a licensed Real Estate Agent in Ontario who enjoys helping you find the perfect home in Sarnia-Lambton and the surrounding area.

Renata Kaijser

Sales Representative


Renata Kaijser is a licensed Real Estate agent Great West Realty. She is a dedicated professional who brings many years of experience in sales, renovating and decorating. Renata applies her knowledge, honesty and hardworking ethics to all of your real estate needs, in either buying or selling your home.

Chris Chandler

Sales Representative

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Chris Chandler is a Real Estate professional with 17 years specializing in investment properties, resale homes, residential/commercial leasing and appraisals/ farmland letters of opinion. Diversified experience in the development industry, municipal administration, appraisal work and real estate sales complement all that is required to work in many aspects of real estate.

Kate Cope

Office Manager


Katie graduated from Medical Office Admin at Lambton College in 2010. She had worked as an administrator in the dental field for 7 years. Katie has now joined the family business at Great West to help with administration in the auction and real estate end of the business. She lives in Petrolia with her husband.

Steve Soltis


Steve Soltis graduated from the IT program at Lambton College, earning CPA and CP degrees. He now works for Great West in their IT department.