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 Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford, BC
In 2003, Andrew Bracewell directed his passion toward real estate and has since had the pleasure of assisting hundreds of people in achieving their real estate goals. After five years in the industry, Bracewell established his own Personal Real Estate Corporation to better serve his clients. He has been recognized year after year as one of the best agents in the industry and is respected by his clients and peers for his straightforward and honest approach.
Re/Max Charlottetown Realty Charlottetown, PEI
Linda Anderson has been in the real estate industry for 30 years, and she’s spent last 16 of them based on Prince Edward Island. Going from zero contacts on the island to being a top producer in 16 years is quite the achievement, although those who know and work with Anderson aren’t surprised. She puts her heart and soul into her work and is an advocate for thorough planning. She also has a great reputation for taking care of her clients and making sure they’re protected through each stage of the process.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Center Newmarket, Ont.
Darcy Toombs obtained his Ontario real estate licence in 2005 and has been with Coldwell Banker ever since. Serving the Northern York Region and South Simcoe, he takes pride in delivering outstanding results for residential and commercial clients via a detailed, systemized approach.
EXIT Realty Advantage Fredericton, NB
Dave Watt’s success in the real estate industry over the last eight years can be attributed to his hard work, dedication and honesty. Active in the community, Watt is a member of the board of directors for the York Care Centre, as well as the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.
D. KATHIE WOOD,
Harvey Kalles Real Estate Toronto
Although Kathie Wood primarily focuses on residential sales in Forest Hill, Allenby, Lawrence Park, Rosedale and Bloor and Yorkville, she also has worked successfully on many commercial real estate transactions, and also has her Commercial Real Estate designation from the Toronto Real Estate Board. Wood works closely with her husband, Herman Wood, who specializes in all aspects of commercial real estate.
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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.