About the Trillium Team

Your Haliburton County Real Estate Experts


Trillium Team brings together the top Royal LePage agents of the Haliburton Highlands. Specializing in waterfront properties, our team will assist you in buying or listing residential, commercial, or cottage offerings.

Anthony vanLieshout, Broker of Record, CRA

Call/Text: 705-935-1000 | Email: info@trilliumteam.ca

Anthony started his real estate career in the mid eighties in Toronto. In 1995 he returned to Haliburton with his wife Juliane and their 3 children to manage an established family real estate business. Anthony holds a Broker’s license and has earned numerous awards and the designation of Canadian Residential Appraiser. “My ultimate vision is a real estate practice based entirely on reference from valued clients. This will be achieved by providing an extraordinary level of service. I believe the word “serve” means to put the interest of others ahead of our own.”

Anthony’s comprehensive knowledge and expertise, along with his proven track record provide you with the best real estate experience in the area.

Chris James, Broker

Call/Text: 705-935-8326 | Email: chris@trilliumteam.ca

Chris James, husband of Cher and father to many cats and dogs, received a diploma in Fish and Wildlife Technology from Sir Sandford Fleming in the early 1990’s. Career paths eventually led Chris to Barrie where he was the branch and accounts manager for a distribution company. In 2004, wanting to explore new challenges, Chris eventually left the job and the city to become a real estate professional and a permanent resident of the Haliburton area. He now enjoys living and working in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands and helping all our clients with all their real estate needs.

Marcia Bell, Sales Representative

Call/Text: 705-935-1000 | Email: info@trilliumteam.ca

Marcia is a long time resident of Haliburton. Born in Minden, she is the daughter of Garry and Kathy Burk of Haliburton, and proud mother of Zak and Lacy and wife to Steve. She loves the outdoors, camping, hockey and watching her children grow into young adults. Marcia was employed for several years as a waitress/cook at the Kozy Korner restaurant in Haliburton, where she enjoyed meeting new people and helping the regulars. This has given her an extensive knowledge of the area, and the people of Haliburton.

Marcia has been working as a real estate professional since 2000, and is happy to help with any of your real estate needs. Working primarily from the Haliburton Royal LePage office, she is there to help our valued clients in all aspects of listing and selling their properties and to answer any questions they may have. Marcia assistance will ensure an exceptional real estate experience for all the Team’s clients.

Chris Smolarz, Sales Representative

Call/Text:  705-457-7449 | Email: smolarz@trilliumteam.ca

Chris has been with Royal LePage in Haliburton for over 20 years and loves what he does. Having lived in Guelph, he decided that moving back to his wife Michelle’s home town seemed the best place to raise a family and enjoy life. Being an inter-provincially licenced Millwright was his former career but now much rather enjoys the fresh outdoors and helping people find their dream properties. Haliburton has so much to offer for all ages and Chris would like to show you the life that some only vision of becoming reality.

Cathy Bain, Sales Representative

Call/Text:  705-854-1553 | Email: cathy@trilliumteam.ca

Cathy Bain has been a lifelong resident of HaliburtonCounty, with family roots in the area going back 4 generations. This, and her 20+ years of experience as a licensed realtor give her an extensive knowledge of the diverse landscapes, and more than 600 lakes and rivers that make up the beautiful Haliburton Highlands.

Cathy’s lengthy background in office administration and customer service has provided her with the organizational skills, and attention to detail, that are necessary to make the process of buying or selling real estate as seamless, and stress free as possible for her clients.

This award winning realtor knows the value of home and family in her own life, and is committed to finding the perfect property for yours. Whether buying or selling, Cathy will welcome the opportunity to provide you with the exceptional service she is known for.