2015 was unquestionably a hot one for Canada’s real estate industry – thousands of agents across the country made significant improvements on their 2014 sales numbers. For this special report, we’ve rounded up the best of the best: 100 agents who were the top performers in their respective markets.
JORDAN BOYES, Boyes Group Realty, Saskatoon, Sask.
We also sat down with a few of this year’s top agents to find out the secrets to their success. On the following pages, you’ll learn how agents in vastly different markets – from Toronto to Vancouver, Regina to Thunder Bay – differentiate themselves from the competition, what advice they’d give to up-and-comers and how they unwind (or try to) after a hard day’s work.
Jordan Boyes believes it’s his work ethic that differentiates him from the competition. “When I train or coach people, I try to tell them what I do and the hours I work, but I don’t think they actually understand how many hours I work in a day,” he says. His commitment to training and
willingness to take advice from others in the industry also helps Boyes continue to improve. He enlisted a coach, Tatianna Londono, who played an important role in helping him with time management skills. The two are now good friends and often run ideas by one another. Boyes’ brokerage has had success with new construction projects and is a becoming a popular choice for developers. “We’re also trying to get the cream-of-thecrop agents here,” he says, “and we’ve had some success in attracting some of the bigger names in our city.”
AMANDA WESTRHEIM, Century 21 Assurance Realty, Kelowna, BC
Born in Vancouver, Amanda Westrheim now lives year-round in the Okanagan Valley, where she is passionate about the real estate market. She has worked exclusively as a Realtor in the Central Okanagan area for the past 12 years, 11 of which she’s spent as a member of the
Century 21 Assurance Realty team.
DIMITRIOS KALOGEROPOULOS, Royal LePage Team Realty, Ottawa, Ont.
Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos, also known as ‘Agent DK,’ uses his unique background in business and psychology to assist his clients. Kalogeropoulos has been awarded the Sales Achievement Award, Master Sales Award, Director’s Platinum Award and the Diamond Award. He also won the Chairman’s Club Award in 2015 for being in Royal LePage Canada’s top 1% based on sales earnings.
LISA SALT AND GORD FOWLER, Re/Max Vernon, Vernon, BC
Lisa Salt and Gord Fowler have more than 60 years of combined real estate experience. Salt previously worked with organizations such as Royal LePage Vernon and Coldwell Banker Spectrum Realty. Fowler has been with Re/Max since 1992 and is also a licensed Realtor in Calgary. To date, the couple has sold more than 3,000 homes in Calgary and North Okanagan.
MARGORIE GRIME, Royal LePage RCR Realty, Orangeville, Ont.
A real estate expert since 1975, Margorie Grime now serves the markets of Orangeville, Dufferin County, Caledon and Erin, Ont. On average, Grime sells a home every 3.6 days in her area. In 2011, she was awarded Royal LePage Canada’s Chairman’s Club Lifetime Award, recognizing her place in the top 1% of the agency’s sales force for 10 out of 14 consecutive years.
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