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
With more than $100 million of sales in the past five years, it’s no surprise that Adam Brind, the managing partner and broker of record for Toronto’s Core Assets Real Estate, is ranked in the top 1% year-overyear among Toronto Real Estate Board members. Brind takes responsibility for the company’s marketing, recruitment and brand growth, but somehow also finds time to contribute to media outlets such as The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life.
Re/Max Crest Realty Vancouver
South African Mike Rampf arrived in Canada 22 years ago. Working in Vancouver’s crowded residential market, Rampf believes his marketing skills – he completed a business and marketing degree before entering the industry – are key to helping him stand out from the crowd. “I wanted to learn how to market before learning how to become a Realtor,” he says.
MICHAEL ST. JEAN,
St. Jean Realty Hamilton, Ont.
A Hamilton native from a prominent real estate family, Michael St. Jean is highly experienced in residential resale, new home and condominium sales. This varied background has provided him with a solid foundation for servicing the local market.
Main Street Realty Newmarket, Ont.
Chris Cartwright specializes in residential deals areas across the York region, including Toronto, Newmarket, Bradford and Simcoe. Before getting into real estate, Cartwright worked at Dell for 12 years, first in sales and then as a brand manager. He sees that time as a perfect apprenticeship for his now-blossoming career as a real estate agent. “I put together a 20-point plan that explains what I do for my clients – a lot of the focus is on online technology,” he says. “I do virtual tours and post those online. Social media is also a major focus.”
Re/Max Crest Realty, North Vancouver
Joe Campbell is located in North Vancouver, but he frequently sells homes throughout Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Since beginning his career in 1990, Campbell has sold more than 800 homes. His exemplary sales record is a reflection of his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, which have garnered him
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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.