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.
Re/Max Crest Realty, Vancouver
Lifelong Vancouver resident Michelle Comens first entered the Vancouver real estate market almost 20 years ago. Since that time, her sales record resulted in her being among the top 3% for sales in 2014 and number two in sales for the Re/Max Metro Group in 2014.
Royal LePage Real Estate Services Toronto
Jethro Seymour has been finding homes for Toronto families since 2007. The lifelong Toronto resident focuses his energy on Midtown Toronto, specifically the Davisville and Leaside area. Seymour has been honoured by his employer numerous times, twice winning the Gairdner Award for his division, which recognizes the top 1% of Royal LePage agents in Canada.
Royal LePage Hallmark Realty Saskatoon, Sask.
With more than a decade under his belt at Royal LePage Hallmark and almost five years in volunteer positions with the Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors, Mike Boychuk is a high-profile member of the local Realtor community. A licensed trader in farm and acreage properties, Boychuk also was a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association in 2013.
Royal LePage Royal City Guelph, Ont.
Julie Glass-Ashley regularly uses her master’s degree in social work and past experience guiding people through career changes to provide comprehensive service as a real estate agent. In 2013, Glass-Ashley received the President’s Gold Award as one of the top 10% of Royal LePage agents across Canada. As a Master Accredited Senior Agent, she’s also one of an exclusive few agents equipped to handle the unique needs of seniors.
Century 21 Regal Realty Toronto
Since becoming a full-time agent in 2006, Steve Arruda has become an expert in his field, impressing clients with his extensive knowledge of Toronto and the home buying and selling process. Arruda has collected positive experiences with first-time buyers and sellers, long-term clients, serious investors and builders. His excellent work ethic and sales skills have earned him the Century 21 Top Producer Award, multiple Centurion Awards and also the coveted Grand Centurion Award.
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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.