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 Sabre Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC
Before joining Re/Max Sabre Realty, Don Butt was both a licensed agent and a professional real estate appraiser. After completing more than 4,000 appraisals in the Tri-Cities, Butt has become recognized as one of the greatest authorities on local housing values in the industry, which provides him with the knowledge and confidence to be an exceptional negotiator on behalf of his clients.
Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Milton, Ont.
Joseph Brazeau grew up in rural Milton, and his extensive knowledge of the area, combined with his sophisticated information technology and business skills, is an invaluable resource for any buyer or seller. Brazeau’s team has been named in the Royal LePage Chairman’s Club 10 times since 1999.
Sam McDadi Real Estate, Mississauga, Ont.
Sam McDadi spent two years working as a financial analyst for two large multinational companies before discovering his true calling as a real estate agent. Setting up his own independent shop has allowed McDadi the opportunity to continually grow his business while ensuring his clients receive the highest level of service. As a direct result of his efforts, he continues to be one of the top-ranking Realtors in the country.
Re/Max Crest Realty, Vancouver
Stuart Bonner has been selling real estate on Vancouver’s Westside for more than 37 years and is consistently recognized as one of the top 100 Re/Max associates in Canada. He’s also been named as a life member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s MLS Medallion Club and a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame.
Re/Max Masters Realty, West Vancouver
Up-to-the minute on current information and ready to guide his clients through the real estate market, Jim Chen is a Re/Max Chairman’s Club member, 2014 Medallion Club member and YU Residences sales director.
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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.