Broker's Playbook - Good For Real Estate

Yasen Ali, Royal LePage Village

Royal LePage Village Montreal, QC Age: 31 “The heart of real estate is the relationship between broker and client,” says Yasen Ali, who began his career young and quickly realized that navigating the real estate industry takes education, dedication and a lot of hard work. “[I learned] from rejection and honed my sales skills, reassuring […]

Mustafa Zia, RE/MAX Centre Mustafa Zia Realty, Brokerage

RE/MAX Centre Mustafa Zia Realty, Brokerage Mississauga, ON Age: 32 Mustafa Zia ranked as RE/MAX Canada’s number one individual realtor in the first quarter of 2020, his hard work and dedication paying off after a decade in the industry. Zia says that his career is built upon his strong business mindset, visionary skills and talent […]

Claudia Lemelin-Marsan, Royal LePage Inter-Québec

Royal LePage Inter-Québec Québec, QC Age: 30 Claudia Lemelin-Marsan has been a realtor since 2012 and, in those 8 years, has navigated countless situations and market changes. This past year especially has been both difficult and rewarding, as Lemelin-Marsan became a new mother and learned to adjust to the realities COVID-19 brought about. Ultimately, though, […]

Shannon Stone, Re/Max Kelowna – Stone Sisters Group

Kelowna, BC Kelowna’s market was a different beast in 2019, brimming with listings and anxious sellers. How did Shannon Stone handle it? “We embraced it!” she says. “The administrative staff grew, we created new systems to ensure communication was more frequent and consistent, and we became more innovative with our marketing strategies’ targets.” The changes […]

Alket Kulla, Re/Max Eastern Realty

Peterborough, ON A talented agent and savvy real estate investor, Alket Kulla knows the power of finding the right property for his clients. “I feel amazing when I have clients come back to me and say they have the financial freedom to do their own thing,” he says. “That is one of the things that […]

B.C. Real Estate Association elects new president

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has announced that Michael Trites was elected as its president for the 2019-2020 period at its annual general meeting this week. Licensed for more than four decades, Trites brings solid expertise to BCREA. He is currently the managing broker of Royal LePage Northstar Realty in South Surrey and […]

Quebec real estate agents to get enhanced Centris tools

Centris has extended its partnership with Local Logic to add new tools to the Quebec listing system. Local Logic is a Montreal startup which has been in partnership with Centris for 18 months during which its information on crucial buying factors such as nearby transport, accessibility to services, ambient sound levels and surrounding businesses has […]

Engel & Völkers opens new shop in Whistler

Whistler, BC and New York, NY (September 4, 2018) – Engel & Völkers has announced its expansion into Whistler with a new real estate shop opening, growing the company’s global network and luxury service in Canada. The newly established Engel & Völkers Whistler is led by esteemed license partners Maggi Thornhill and Max Thornhill, who […]

Calgary market’s performance in 2018 to show minimal difference

In the latest forecast released by the Calgary Real Estate Board, the organization stated that the metropolitan market this year will remain as much as it did in 2017. CREB noted that stricter lending criteria introduced this year by Ottawa along with slightly higher interest rates should put downward pressure on prices – a situation […]

Make your move a reality with a non-traditional lender

Moving houses is stressful enough. But when all of your equity is tied up in your existing property, finding the funds to put down a deposit on your new home can seem impossible. REP sat down with Arryn Greenspan, President and CEO of Tembo Financial, to talk about the solutions available to people in this […]