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.
DANIELLA AITKEN, Century 21 Miller Real Estate, Oakville, Ont.
Daniella Aitken brings her expertise to bear to help make her customers’ home-buying experience as stress-free as possible. In her years at Century 21, Aitken has
racked up numerous awards for her sales abilities. Last year, she was recognized as a 10-Year Centurion Producer and a Double Centurion Producer. Aitken also has been
recognized as one of the company’s top producers in Canada.
NEIL KIRSTINE, Keller Williams Lifestyles Realty, London, Ont.
Although Neil Kirstine had managed his own real estate company for nearly 30years, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join the Keller Williams Lifestyles Realty brokerage. During his 30+ years in the industry, Kirstine has developed a reputation for strong communication skills and dynamic marketing, which has led to many satisfied customers, allowing him to build a brisk business through referrals.
CRAIG BERKE, 2% Realty Select, Edmonton
With more than 200 transactions under his belt since 2012, Craig Berke made it into the top 5% of Edmonton Realtors three times. One of his ongoing projects is the development of a marketing and referral program to promote real estate in Manzanillo and Ajijic/Lake Chapala, Mexico, to Canadian buyers.
LYNNE MALLETTE, Sutton Group Select Realty, London, Ont.
With both parents as Realtors, it’s not surprising that Lynne Mallette got into the industry at a young age. Today, Mallette brings her experience to bear as one of London’s premier agents. She’s won Sutton Group’s Platinum Award for 15 years running, and has been the top agent in an office of 130 agents for five consecutive years.
JULIE VESUWALLA, Century 21 Bamber Realty, Calgary
With more than 30 years of professional customer service experience, Julie Vesuwalla is the leader of the Home Sweet Home Team, which has been named a top-producing team at Century 21 Bamber Realty for three consecutive years, and was also named a Top 21 Century 21 Canada Team in 2014.
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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.