We believe people do business with people.

We live in an increasingly transactional world. Do relationships still matter? Our clients think they do, and so do we. If you really think about it, the people/companies/brands you typically do business with, are those that you can connect with at some level. In the end, we believe people do business with people. So perhaps our stories will resonate with you.

Ruth Bowes


Before Ruth began her career in real estate, she partnered with Tom to start his business in 1997, establishing operating procedures and executing the marketing strategy of InCourage.

In 2005  began her career in real estate and has since worked with hundreds of buyers and sellers looking for the perfect fit. She loves her work; especially working with clients to downsize, upsize, or relocate. Many of her clients choose to work with her because of her passion for the environment. She is an ACCREDITED GREEN AGENT that those of her clients that want to know more about energy efficiency in homes. She is also certified as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA).

Her volunteer activities include editing the monthly Eden Mills Community Centre Newsletter & Website and organizing fund-raising events.

Tom Bowes

Tom-Bowes-REALTORTom is a graduate of John Abbott College in Pure and Applied Sciences and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from Concordia University in Montreal. He started his career in Sales and Marketing at IBM Canada and after 14 years of corporate life, he felt compelled to start his own company. For the following 14 years, InCourage worked with organizations to build more effective teams and inspirational leaders.

After developing his business acumen and entrepreneurial moxie in this time, Tom joined his talented wife Ruth in building her real estate business in 2010 using his skills as a strategic marketer, negotiating expertise and coaching to serve her real estate clientele. He has been an active member of the Eden Mills community where they live by being on the board of the Eden Mills Community Centre and the Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Committee. Tom is also an active canoeist and tennis player and most important of all, father of three remarkably talented and beautiful daughters.

In The Community

Ruth & Tom, not only reach award winning sales levels – they give back to their community. Tom & Ruth believe everyone deserves a roof over their head therefore they have chosen to donate monthly to the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Center and Covenant House (Toronto).  As well Ruth funds several awards at Acton High School every year since 2007 including the Conductor’s Award for achievement in Music and two smaller awards for academic achievement in business courses.