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.
Core Assets Real Estate Toronto
Working as a licensed real estate broker for 10 years and experienced in multiple aspects of the industry, Paul Siksna brings a vast amount of knowledge to the table. With more than $100 million in sales under his belt, his value in the real estate transaction extends beyond the sale itself, as clients have access to his group of trusted professionals.
MaxSave Real Estate Services Prince George, BC
Mike Hurrell has won MLS awards in six of the past seven years for sales volume. In 2014, the independent agent was the top market producer for the Prince George area, selling more homes than any other agent from any company.
Re/Max Real Estate Services Vancouver
Bob Bracken’s real estate business is focused on helping people buy and sell investment properties such as apartment buildings, development sites, nursing homes, and duplex, triplex, four-plex and other multi-family residential properties. Bracken puts a priority on providing sellers and buyers with all of the information they need to confidently make informed decisions on investment real estate.
Royal LePage Martin-Liberty Realty Brandon, Man.
Brian Baker has been selling real estate since 1998. He is the recipient of the National Chairman’s Club Award, the Manitoba Top 10, Lifetime Award of Excellence and the Diamond Award. He also has served as president of the Brandon Real Estate Board and a director of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce.
Re/Max Village Realty Sharon, Ont.
After leaving the automotive industry, Steve Flemming was considering his options. He bumped into a couple of friends who had gone into real estate, they both spoke highly of their careers. His decision was made. That was 10 years ago, and Flemming is definitely happy with his move into real estate. “It’s challenging, but I’m believer that you get out of it what you put in,” he says.
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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.