Duncan Carmichael enjoyed a background in national sales & marketing before choosing a career in recreational Kenora real estate in 1991; then becoming an independent real estate broker in 1996. Ian Carmichael joined his brother and relocated his family to Kenora as a new real estate salesperson in 1999; then graduating his licence to that of real estate broker in 2003. The Carmichael brothers have provided year round waterfront real estate services for 23 years and 15 years respectively.
A lakefront marina with docks was purchased in 1998 which was converted into the Carmichael real estate office. Ancillary to real estate focus, the marina slips have since become occupied by many real estate island clients and resultant friends. This convenient location in Norman Bay has provided handy preparedness for Carmichael brokers to properly service the abundance of islands on Lake of the Woods through all four seasons by boat, snowmobile and specially designed airboat. 4x4 trucks are used to access all the highways, byways and bush roads within their 1000 square mile trading area – which extends from the Manitoba border east of Kenora, and from Minaki area south to the meandering division of LOTW by the United States border.