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CA Exit Realty Associates in Dieppe move to modern new office

Property Here - Monday, December 30, 2013

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Parise Cormier, owner of Exit Realty Associates in Dieppe, N.B., recently moved into her new 7,000-square-foot premises on Dieppe’s thriving main street. The new office is state-of-the-art, designed with a modern, Internet café feel.

“This office building was three years in the making and great detail has been given to every area to provide real estate agents, customers and clients with the most professional experience possible,” says Cormier.

She owned the brokerage for 13 years and has been a Realtor for 17 years. “Her business operation is consistently a leader in market share in the city and she is determined to drive her brokerage’s production to new heights while creating a dynamic culture within its walls,” says Joyce Paron, president of Exit’s Canadian Division.

CA Stan Albert joins Re/Max Crossroads

Property Here - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Veteran trainer, mentor and REM columnist Stan Albert has joined the management team at Re/Max Crossroads Realty in Toronto. “I have known Stan for at least 35 of his 44 years in real estate and I do not know any other Realtor who has been so dedicated to improving the professionalism of real estate as Stan Albert,” says Barney Johnson, broker of record for Re/Max Crossroads Realty. Albert will work from the brokerages’  iRealty office at 5799 Yonge St. The company has more than 225 agents in four office locations.

CA Ronan Realty joins Coldwell Banker

Property Here - Monday, December 23, 2013

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Ronan Realty, a multi-office operation based in Tottenham, Ont. has joined the Coldwell Banker network.  The established local real estate firm has 75 real estate professionals in six locations throughout Central Ontario. Owner Marc Ronan announced the company’s new affiliation at a company-wide kickoff meeting in Alliston, attended by Coldwell Banker Canada national leadership.

“Our company has a strong work ethic and is known for its reputation, commitment to customer service and advanced technology,” he says.

CA Evergreeen West Realty opens in Coquitlam

Property Here - Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Evergreen West Realty recently opened in Coquitlam, B.C.

“It is logical to be an independent broker,” says Roloff Veld, founder and managing broker. “Changes in real estate happen quickly. Our independence allows us to respond just as quickly to market trends and to clients’ needs. We have the in-house knowledge and experience in both residential and commercial real estate to provide the highest level of support and service to our Realtors, at a cost that makes sense to them, so they can help their clients in any situation.”

Veld has been in the industry for 35 years and business partner Manya Milkovich has more than 30 years of experience.

“It isn’t a top-down management style. My agents are with me, not under me. I encourage questions and I respect the contributions and knowledge of every person I work with,” says Veld.

CA HomeLife returns to Moncton

Property Here - Monday, December 16, 2013

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HomeLife is back in Moncton, N.B. Owner Don Hoover recently opened HomeLife Premier Property Group, bringing back a brand that has been a staple of the market in Moncton in the past. The office currently has three agents – Don, his son Wes and sales rep Randy Roy – and there are plans to add more sales reps.

Don Hoover was previously a franchise owner with another brand. “We have been working around the clock to get everything set up for the change, so that we can serve past clients as well as new ones right away,” says Wes Hoover.

CA Royal LePage corporate office acquires B.C. franchises

Property Here - Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Royal LePage recently acquired independently owned Royal LePage Coronation Park and Royal LePage Coronation West in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Surrey. B. C. They are now operating as corporately owned Royal LePage West Real Estate Services.

Former owners Chris and Kristy Kayat also own a Dominion Lending Centres franchise and have decided to focus on that business.

Senior vice-president Gino Romanese, who leads Royal LePage’s brokerage operations, says: “These acquisitions will significantly augment our company-owned brokerage operations, already among the largest in the nation. That this is the first time in more than a decade that Royal LePage has opened a new company-owned branch outside of the Toronto area will not be lost on the industry.”

CA Redmond Realty joins Aventure Realty Network

Property Here - Monday, December 09, 2013

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Redmond Realty of Gananoque, Ont. is the newest member of the Aventure Realty Network.  Broker/owner Dave Redmond and his team of Realtors offer a full suite of real estate services based on its philosophy of  “service second to none,” says Aventure president Bernie Vogt.

CA Clarence Debelle joins Royal Pacific Realty Group

Property Here - Friday, December 06, 2013

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Clarence Debelle has joined Royal Pacific Realty Group as a sales representative specializing in residential real estate on the North Shore of Vancouver.  Debelle has been a licensed real estate professional since 2008.  He spent a 20-year career as an investment banker, raising capital for major corporations in a wide range of industries. Before this he was a lawyer. He was called to the Ontario Bar while at Lang Michener LLP.

A Canadian and Belgium citizen raised in Mexico City, Debelle is fluent in English and Spanish. He was an expert rock climber, and has completed marathons and triathlons, including the Ironman Triathlon.

Royal Pacific’s network includes more than 1,100 Realtors throughout the Lower Mainland.

CA Royal LePage-sponsored curling team battles for Olympic spot

Property Here - Thursday, December 05, 2013

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Broker John Froese enjoyed a proud moment in late October when the curling team his brokerage sponsors took the Canad Inns Prairie Classic for the third time in four years.  Skip Mike McEwen is a former agent at Royal LePage Prime Real Estate and team member Denni Neufeld remains a top agent at the firm.

Team McEwen will battle for a spot to compete in the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Russia in February, which will be determined through a series of trials, culminating with eight teams each for men and women going to the Olympic trials, to be held Dec. 1 to 8 in Winnipeg. Team McEwen has already qualified for that event.

CA Home Selling System Team opens Orangeville office

Property Here - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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The Home Selling System Team (KFHSS) of iPro Realty held the grand opening of its Orangeville, Ont. office recently. Kevin Flaherty has been iPro Realty’s No. 1 producer for the past three years.

“The KFHSS team’s model differs from those of other Realtors and offices,” says the team in a news release. It consists of four real estate agents and three full-time production specialists, including a graphic designer, a professional photographer and  a video producer. Flaherty and another team member are licensed pilots and the team has an aircraft for aerial photos.

With the added skill sets and resources the team is able to produce custom web pages for houses that contain a video-narrated tour, photos, including aerial shots, floor plans, maps, surveys and more, says the team.

While the tours increase the exposure of the home, they also prevent a large portion of unnecessary showings, says Flaherty. He estimates that 96 per cent of buyers locate their next home online and shortlist the homes they are interested in online as well.

He says Realtors need to stop worrying about where their next client is coming from and fully service the ones they have, and that in today’s market that means they cannot do it all themselves.

“Most Realtors are a one-man show and cannot possibly have the knowledge, skill and time to do everything that should be done to ensure maximum quality exposure and service when selling a house,” he says.