Updated: May 2, 2021
To everyone, thank you all for being a part of The Buzz Conference January 13 - January 15, 2021. We hope you all found tremendous value & had a lot of fun in being a part of Canada's Premiere Virtual Real Estate & Proptech Event of the Year. The feedback keeps coming in, and we are so grateful, you all found tremendous value.
To all our amazing Sponsors, Industry Leaders, Speakers, Panelists, Moderators, Networking Contributors & our Ambassadors extraordinaire, we thank you. And to our Attendees, you make the Buzz a special place to learn, network, share & create a whole new vision of what's to come.
As we announce our Buzz Conference 2021 Top 100 Trailblazers this week, we will finalize with a complete BIO Presentation of each one, altogether as ONE. For our Top 20, we will share the ONE BIG CONTRIBUTION of the many they have implemented to the Real Estate Industry that made tremendous impact & helped us navigate the past year with confidence, pride, professionalism & innovation. There are so many that have changed the trajectory of our Industry - where we were, where we are now and where we are heading in 2021 & beyond.
We want to thank these esteemed professionals for their leadership, their constant support & vision in helping our Industry pivot, innovate & adapt over the last 300+ days.
You kept us safe, you allowed us to serve our clients at the highest level, you gave us confidence that we are capable and you inspired HOPE that we will all be together one day soon. For all the ideas, innovations, opportunities, responsibilities and higher standards you set upon us - we thank you. Because of your Leadership, we continue to LOVE what we do.
We thank each and everyone of you who continues to raise the bar, and make Real Estate great, not only in Canada, but Globally.
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Jody is one of Ottawa’s top Real Estate Brokers. Starting his real estate career in 2004, Jody Lavoie provides a truly personal experience to each of his clients. Jody was born and raised in Ottawa and now currently resides in Nepean. The Lavoie family has been trading in real estate since 1972.
To add to the level of service he provides to his clients, in 2008 Jody became a licensed mortgage broker. As a broker Jody works with his clients to find the right person to arrange their mortgage or other financial options.
He founded the charity project Renovation Challenge in 2007-2008 Not only did this award help benefit the community; it is also enhancing Jody’s ability to help his clients. As the general foreman on the renovation project, getting right into each and every project at the house, Jody’s knowledge of home construction has grown astronomically.
To learn more, visit www.greatagent.ca
Danny Wood is a public speaker for major conferences and global brands. His focus is on marketing and technology. From generating leads, to lead follow up and after sale systems for repeat and referral business. He currently runs BrokerageNation a collection of 200 real estate offices and over 8,000+ agents who are enrolled in his online training programs. Along with that he has a 1-on-1 coaching service helping REALTORS® implement the systems and services he speaks on.
To learn more, visit www.brokeragenation.com
"There are no old roads to new places. Quite simply, we cannot solve today's problems with yesterday's logic.
I'm an entrepreneur with a passion for solving big, challenging problems. I've helped transform and evolve multi-billion dollar corporations into new business models, products and paradigms. I've built a very successful startup from the ground up. I know what it takes to build products, teams, and cultures that can execute with passion."
To learn more, visit www.deeded.ca
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"My son received an Autism diagnosis in 2008. I was overwhelmed by the questions that were running through my mind at that time. What was Autism? What will his future look like? How do I fix it? It was that last question that kept me glued to the computer researching Autism. I didn’t sleep or eat for days as I read website after website to learn as much as I could about Autism and how to help my son.
I pulled myself together and went into action mode.
Action mode meant leaving my corporate job. I was sad to leave, but I needed to get my son from this appointment to that appointment and back to this therapy and that therapy. It was a hectic time. And needless to say, money was not abundant considering I wasn’t working. So, I had to take action on that too. No one would hire me with the hours I had to keep, so I needed to start my own business. Being an entrepreneur was always something I wanted to be, but didn’t expect it would happen in this way.
From sales strategy to working with key business executives to marketing, I was at the hub of it all. I was able to sit with key executives to talk about business strategy and work closely with corporate branding, marketing and sales. Having spent hours in front of the computer searching and finding information on all things Autism, I learned how the online world worked and the technology behind it. The most important thing was to build relationships online with businesses and create those important connections. I love all things business and technology. As an early adopter, I have been using Social Media since the beginning and love keeping up with trends & hacks. I'm a tech geek at heart."
To learn more, visit www.stacymaynard.com
Mark McLean is a 30 year real estate industry veteran. He has held several positions in management including founder/partner of Sothebys International Realty Canada (Ontario), manager at Bosley Real Estate (the largest and oldest independent brokerage in Ontario) , and president and Broker of Record at Property.ca Realty, where he grew agent count from 75 to over 240 agents in 18 months, opened 3 satellite offices in the GTA and became one of the top brokerages in the city, closing ff
Director-at-Large and President of the Toronto Real Estate Board from 2013-17 and Director-at-Large of the Ontario Real Estate Association. He has chaired many committees and task forces.
To learn more, visit www.keyliving.com
"Before I built a business dedicated to helping real estate agents build their online marketing strategies, I was one myself.
I hated door knocking but I was pretty good at blogging. I was tallying over 100k views on Google-Plus without even realizing it (you know, back when it was relevant). We started hitting 5 to 10k views per month on our website and I became obsessed with tweaking our strategy and watching the numbers grow.
Before long, I was working with one of the leading real estate brands, training hundreds of agents across North America to generate more leads online. One day, I was helping my mentor when he turned to me and said, “Can I hire you to do this for me? I just want to sell homes.” I looked up the domain for JustSellHomes.com and bought it immediately.
That was in 2015.
Now, I spend every single day getting fired up about the opportunity to help other agents, teams and vendors grow their businesses by driving real results online. I understand the challenges they face, and it’s so satisfying to see the look on their faces when they realize their marketing strategy has the power to transform their entire business model for the better."
To learn more, visit www.justsellhomes.com
Debbie commenced her real estate career in the 1980’s, after graduating from the University of Toronto. Founding her own Real Estate Brokerage she has become a self-made business woman in a highly competitive industry. Since inception she has overseen the sales and marketing of over $15 Billion Dollars of real estate.
Foreseeing a need for an innovative and dynamic player in the industry she launched In2ition Realty in 2002. Recognized not only as an astute professional, but also as a fearless innovator in the industry.
Debbie has been honoured with multiple business, professional and civic awards for her contribution to both the real estate industry and her community by both BILD (Building Industry and Land Development) and NAHB (National Association of Home Builders). Debbie is known for her generous spirit and her mentoring of new professionals in the industry. She has assembled a devoted team in whom she has instilled the same passion and values that she is known for. She successfully manages multiple roles, from broker, to marketing dynamo, to mentor and philanthropist.
To learn more, visit www.in2ition.ca
"Almost 11 years ago, I decided to follow a career path towards helping people make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives and I haven't looked back! Whether you are looking to downsize, a growing family or something in between, I enjoy the process of getting to know my clients on a personal level in order to better understand how to provide the best possible service. As the Broker of Record for On The Block Realty, I also enjoy helping Realtors reach their highest potential in their own real estate business. At On The Block, we are constantly striving to make improvements in this industry and I am thrilled that we can share those opportunities with as many people as possible."
"I am one of the co-founders of On The Block and I'm thrilled with the opportunity this brokerage has given me to impact the lives of so many people. I have done extensive work with buyers and sellers in the Greater Toronto Area and I pride myself on personal and tailored service for each individual with whom I have the privilege of representing. I am a broker, a chartered professional accountant, and a registered lobbyist with the City of Toronto. In using these unique designations, coupled with a background managing and training large sales departments as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, I have been able to provide new perspectives and knowledge to my clients. That all doesn't matter as much as the relationships I build with the people with whom I get to work."
To learn more, visit www.getontheblock.com
Dianne is a high profile and respected real estate professional with significant management, training and industry knowledge. Her real estate career began in 1978 as a sales representative, and Dianne quickly climbed the management ranks at Royal LePage and was most recently Senior Vice President and Manager at Johnston & Daniel.
Dianne has served as Director and President of the Ontario Real Estate Association, York Region Real Estate Board, Director of the Canadian Real Estate Association, committee member on the RECO education committee, past-President of the Toronto Real Estate Board and continues to serve on various committees and task forces in organized real estate. She has been a coach mentor for the Brian Buffini and Richard Robbins coaching organizations, as well as an instructor for the Ontario Real Estate Association and the Toronto Real Estate Board.
To learn more, visit www.sothebysrealty.ca
Phil Moore has been a REALTOR® since 1989 and with RE/MAX for the past 30 years. He was a Vancouver Police Officer from 1981 to 1989. He served as an REBGV Director for 9 years, including President and spokesperson in 2018, and on various committees/task forces for CREA, BCREA and REBGV over the years. Numerous leadership and governance courses which have helped him develop significant skills to serve as a highly qualified director in any sector.
To learn more, visit www.kwar.ca
After graduating from St. Michael’s College School in Toronto he earned an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a BComm in Marketing and Finance from Ryerson University. 15 years, 4 children, and several houses later, Paul lives in Etobicoke with his kids and wife, Sarah. After several years working in the private financial sector, Paul decided to follow a 30 year family legacy and joined Royal LePage’s Kingsway Branch in 2003.
With a service-oriented, result-driven approach to selling real estate, Paul grew his own network of friends and clients tremendously over the years that followed. With core values of professional integrity, personal service and a strong sense of enthusiasm, the Nusca name would come to dominate much of the residential real estate market in the west end of the City.
Paul successfully expanded his team several times since, to include other realtors, licensed client care managers, sales assistants, and full time administrative support staff. Paul became the youngest realtor in all of the GTA to be honoured with a membership to Royal LePage’s prestigious National Chairman’s Club, which ranks the company’s top Sales Representatives from coast to coast, and in 2016 he became a lifetime member. From 2007 through 2019, Paul was ranked in the top 1% in Canada at Royal LePage, as well as achieving other remarkable standings in West Toronto, the most recent being in 2019 where he was #1* in West Toronto and #4* in Canada.
To learn more, visit www.paulnusca.com
Dolores Trentadue & Sonya Torres Co-Founders of The Trentadue Torres Real Estate Group joined forces to establish a new and innovative process to selling Real Estate. Dolores & Sonya, alongside their team, are in the Top 50 Realtors on the Toronto Real Regional Estate Board. They were named REP 50 Elite Women in 2019; women who are at the peak of Canada’s Real Estate industry. The dynamic duo was also awarded Top 10 Visionary Women of Stouffville in 2019 and are the recipients of York Region’s Portraits of Giving in 2020. Their team achieved Top 100 Teams in Canada with RE/MAX 2018 through 2020, they are also multiple Team Diamond Award recipients. They are the Top Real Estate Team in the Town of Stouffville 2017 through 2020 and voted #1 by the Readers Choice Awards 3 years in a row, 2017, 2018 & 2019 as Best Real Estate Team. Sonya has also achieved the RE/MAX Hall Of Fame Award in her career and has her Accredited Buyers Representative designation. Sonya is currently Vice-Chair with The Stouffville Chamber of Commerce. Dolores has been awarded the RE/MAX Hall Of Fame in her career & has been part of RE/MAX’s Top 35 Under 35. Dolores has her CNE designation, Certified Negotiation Expert & has been a licensed Realtor since 1998, Experience Matters.
To learn more, visit www.trentaduetorresteam.com
As Heard on AM800 & Mix96.7 Radio! Goran has over 32 years of proven success and leads the top producing team in Windsor Ontario, servicing all of Essex County.
Goran credits a willingness to collaborate as a key to his success. "Success is never achieved alone. The people with whom I have learned and collaborated have given me inspiration and support that has added immeasurable value to my business." Another key element to Goran’s success is his willingness to embrace change. “Our industry is changing quickly, and those that can’t keep up, or choose not to, will be left in the dust.”
Goran always thinks 5 steps ahead of the competition. This makes him a talented negotiator, but his long-term vision is even more pronounced in his willingness to invest in marketing, talented labour and business systems. He has been a top sales producer and listing agent year after year. He is the recipient of many awards including the RE/MAX’s highest honours, the Lifetime Achievement Award and Diamond Award. Less than 1% of RE/MAX agents have achieved these awards and only very few locally. Goran is a high-profile community leader. He is a finalist for the Windsor Essex Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award "Professional of the Year", finalist for the BizX Awards "Powerhouse Professional", immediate past-president of Beach Grove Golf & Country Club and past-president of Windsor Essex County Association of REALTORS®.
To learn more, visit www.remaxcare.com
Frank Leo started in the Real Estate market in the recession of 1990, just as the market went into its worst performance since the great depression. As he endured through his initial year, he continued to refine his plan and system. The nickname of Leo “THE LION” became a household name and a continuous quest for a marketing edge and superiority. Frank began to understand the power of this kind of marketing and advertising exposure. Using many marketing techniques to draw attention to his name and his client’s properties, Frank continued to build the ultimate Real Estate business, constantly improving and never settling for less than the best he could be. What good is the name if you don’t have the goods to back it up?
Frank Leo joined Re/max West Realty Inc. in 1993 and began to put together an extraordinary Real Estate business. His confidence and understanding of the Real Estate market won him the respect of his clients and colleagues. He continued to develop his business by adding a professional assistant, administrative manager and a marketing coordinator to make his support staff complete and ensure smooth operation, providing the best service and results possible. Understanding the importance of continued growth, Frank Leo has now evolved into Frank Leo & Associates made up of a Director of Operations, Client Care Managers, Administrative Assistant, Professional Marketing Team, Field Manager, Professional Photographers, a Team of Listing Specialists and a Team of Buyer Specialists. Each one hand picked and trained by Frank to implement and perform his system.
To learn more, visit www.getleo.com
Tina Mak, the Founding President of Areaa Vancouver, was born and raised in Hong Kong and educated in England. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English, she started her real estate career in 1992 after immigrating to Vancouver in 1991. Since 1992, Ms. Mak’s professionalism has put her in the Top 5 % in the Vancouver real estate industry. Coming from a business family in Hong Kong, one of the highest energy, competitive and efficient cities in the world, she learned complex negotiation skills when working with different types of Asians.
Ms. Mak is known for her high energy, efficiency, strong observation and bulldog style negotiation skills. ”People before Profit”, Ms. Mak always puts herself in her client’s shoes. Her business philosophy is to build relationship and trust. She believes these are the only ingredients to build a strong, long lasting repeat and referral business. Her passion, honesty, integrity, experience and knowledge for real estate has earned her clients loyalty for almost 3 decades. She is currently increasingly working with the second generations.
Ms. Mak’s love of life, sense of humor, outgoing, positive, optimistic and people person personality wins her a wide range of clientele, including Middle Eastern, European, N. American and of course Chinese, as well as wide age range from age 18 to 90. Working with clients from different age group and ethnic backgrounds allows her to learn the insights and idiosyncrasies of each culture and generation. A gateway to Pacific Rim economies, Vancouver’s metropolitan ambiance made it a no-brainer to work with international clients.
To learn more, visit www.tinamak.com
"I feel as though I was born and bred into the real estate industry. At a young age, I can remember spending time with my father who began his real estate career in 1974. Spending countless hours as a child listening to the way he conducted his business practices, I realize now that I was being given a gift; building life skills that would prove to be priceless.
I started a small business when I was 12 years of age. “A 12 year old with a business?” one might say. Well, at the age of 12 I started cutting a few lawns in the summer. By my last year of high school, I was cutting over 75 lawns in a four day work week and doing odd jobs on weekends. All while playing quarterback at Lorne Park Secondary School and maintaining grades that eventually took me to the University of Toronto.
Selling real estate is a passion of mine. However, my real passion is the people. Clients that eventually become friends, I get to watch their families grow year after year. My approach to selling them a house is more like helping them build a strong foundation where their roots will eventually run deep, in a community that they are passionate about."
To learn more, visit www.reganteam.ca
Transforming lives one home at a time When you work with The Michelle Fraser Team toward the sale or purchase of a home, their superior standards mean that their role is all about providing that extra level of service that you won’t receive from anyone else. Their professionalism and experience ease the stress associated with such a large investment, while their commitment to their clients ensures that your best interests are always protected.
“I never sell a client anything that I wouldn’t buy myself,” Michelle explains.
The Michelle Fraser Team also believes in top quality marketing for their real estate. They are extremely resourceful, always implementing new and creative ideas to market homes effectively in order to achieve a higher selling price and accomplish clients’ goals. The Michelle Fraser Team knows that nothing they do means anything unless they are delivering the results their clients desire. Their ability to listen to your real estate needs and deliver results is the driving force behind their success. Quite simply, there are very few investments in life as significant as buying or selling a home. If you’re considering a move, you owe it to yourself – and to your future – to select only the very best in real estate representation, turn to The Fraser Team today and start packing!
To learn more, visit www.michellefraser.com
Dan has been helping families buy and sell homes since 1991. He’s closed over 4,400 transactions totaling more than $2.2 billion, been ranked #1 nationally seven times and was inducted into the Royal LePage Hall of Fame in 2019. Not bad for a man whose first venture was a pharmaceutical sales gig that, unsurprisingly, also saw him do well.
Sales is, after all, in the Wilfrid Laurier alum’s blood. But so is working with and helping people, hence his shift to real estate. Dan thrives on the connections he forms with his clients and making their real estate goals and dreams a reality is his top priority. Aside from the well-pressed suit and polished cut, Dan is anything but your typical businessman. In the end, Dan is that community guy who is in his element when he’s helping out (or running a marathon in the rain). He supports a slew of local charities too including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton, Sick Kids Foundation, Easter Seals Canada, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. And if he had to choose between working from his office or the sunlit deck of his cottage in Muskoka, he’d opt for the latter.”
To learn more, visit www.dancooper.com
Cathy and Tanya Rocca began their real estate involvement at an early age working alongside their father, Pat Rocca, who launched the Rocca family into real estate in the early 1950s. Leaving a lasting imprint on the Atlantic Maritime provinces, their father’s company, RGL Enterprises (Rocca Group Ltd.) enjoyed over a quarter-century of growth in construction and real estate development and has stood as one of Canada’s largest Maritime development companies of all time. RGL had planned, leased and managed more property than any other developer in Atlantic Canada stretching across commercial, industrial and residential projects. The driving force behind RGL’s growth was Mr. Rocca, who later was dubbed “The King of the Malls” by the Atlantic provinces.
Today, Cathy and Tanya are continuing the family tradition as two of the most respected, talented and sought after real estate professionals in the GTA/Southern Ontario.
To learn more, visit www.roccasisters.ca
Petrus brings to Sotheby's International Realty Canada an extensive background in real estate transactions. Prior to becoming a Realtor®, Petrus founded at a law firm that specialized in property transactions, and his more than 24 years of experience in residential property transactions translates into the highest caliber of service for his clients. His legal background ensures attention to detail and a predisposition to looking after the interests of his clients. It has also developed powerful and savvy negotiation skills that he uses to his client’s advantage.
He is committed to serving and guiding his clients through the process of finding their unique home in the lifestyle change that their property transaction will bring about. With customized, results-driven marketing strategies, he offers his clients specially personalized services, while successfully managing their entire real estate portfolio with unrivalled international marketing solutions. In January of 2017, Petrus was awarded the designation of Senior Vice President - Sales. This designation is awarded to members of the firm that have shown the highest level of service to clients.
To learn more, visit www.sothebysrealty.ca
Tamara is extremely high energy and her enthusiasm for life is contagious. She is constantly trying new strategies and ideas to find the right buyer for their client’s homes. As a trained real estate coach, Tamara enjoys mentoring the team to reach their fullest potential. When she isn’t working, Tamara loves to skate ski in the winter and run year round (probably to burn off some of that energy !)
Shannon is the anchor of the Stone Sisters Group. She is a passionate collaborator who is always evolving and creating new ways to help the team and their clients. With a business degree in marketing and her Broker’s license, Shannon is highly knowledgeable and very creative -ensuring their clients are in the best possible hands. As a proud Mum of two hockey loving and playing boys, Shannon can be found on the rink when she isn’t at the office or with clients.
To learn more, visit www.stonesisters.com
"After escaping the Czech Republic in 1985 through Austria, I was glad to have finally arrived in Canada in 1986. To make ends meet, some of the first few jobs I held were picking worms, working construction and delivering pizza at night. I believed that my willingness to work hard with the utmost of integrity would pay off some day. Sure enough, my wife Kathryn Stewart and I are now in the Top 1% of all Real Estate agents in North America and in the Top 14 RE/MAX teams in Canada since 2018. In addition to our ranking, in 2018 we were honoured with the 'Luminary of Distinction' and 'Diamond Club' awards.
I started working in Real Estate in January 1989 with Century 21, where Kathryn Stewart and I teamed up and started our business. We moved to RE/MAX in 1991 and have remained with the company ever since. Kathryn and I have been happily married since 1997 and we now live in South Mississauga's desirable Lorne Park neighbourhood."
To learn more, visit www.thepapousekteam.com
"The majority of my work is in Retail / Commercial Real Estate (Business Sales, Merger & Acquisitions, Tenant Placement and Relocation). I also have a significant amount of experience in the locating and transacting of Retail Plazas, Apartment Buildings up to 20 units and Medical Buildings. I have been a Top Producer for my Team and along with my partners; we rank #1 in Toronto throughout all of Royal LePage. We have been honored to receive the company’s highest honor, the Chairman Club Award, in 2009, all the way through 2017. We are striving to be #1 in the country this year. I am a regular guest on the AM640's 'the Real Estate Talk Show' with current and thought provoking segments on commercial and investment real estate. To listen to the current weeks show, or to download previous podcasts, visit www.recpodcast.ca. If you feel you need assistance in any of these fields, please feel free to reach out to me anytime."
Toronto native, Jas Takhar, has been in the sales and service industry for over 25 years. Soon after deciding to try his hand in real estate, he co-founded the REC, and in the course of 15 years, has successfully propelled his team to the 1st place position in Canada under Royal LePage.
With 25 realtors and 10 support staff, the team advises and assists over 700 buyers, sellers and investors, yearly, across the Greater Toronto Area. Jas’ area of expertise is in helping investors build out their real estate portfolios. Wanting to share his knowledge and experience with the masses, he wrote a book titled Real Estate Intelligence, which teaches others how to buy or sell real estate on their own.
To learn more, visit www.reccanada.com
A legend in Canadian Real Estate, Barry Cohen holds a position at the very top of the industry. Barry is renowned among colleagues, clients and media alike for his expertise, integrity and intellectual horsepower. With over thirty years of real estate experience, Barry faithfully serves his clientele in the luxury markets of the Greater Toronto Area. Having facilitated more than $6 billion in real estate transactions, no one has sold more luxury homes in Toronto in the last decade. Barry is both nationally and internationally recognized for his sales achievements and has a reputation as one of the most trusted and admired agents in the Toronto real estate market. When you choose to work with Barry, you can count on nothing less than an executive staff of seasoned professionals with an intimate knowledge of Toronto Luxury, all devoted to serving your needs around the clock.
Barry believes that in order to succeed in the long run, there are some things you cannot compromise. Genuine care, attention to detail, market expertise, innovative marketing strategies and above all, a mastery of the art of negotiation.
To learn more, visit www.barrycohenhomes.com
Sam is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and public speaker. He is the President/Owner and Broker of Record of Starion Realty Inc., Brokerage. A unique real estate brand with a mission to empower and equip individuals, families and communities with the knowlegde and information required to build intergenerational wealth using real estate. Starion Realty secures prime purchase and investment opportunities for foreign and domestic clients/staekholders. www.starionrealty.com | www.starioncondos.com
He is also the CEO of Starion Group Inc. Starion Group is a real estate wealth management company that invests and manages key real estate assets in Canada with a global focus.
To learn more, visit www.starionrealty.com
Jeff is a lifelong Brantford resident along with his wife Jaime, and two sons, Westin and Mayer. Jeff's educational background is in Computer Programming and Analytics, and prior to receiving his real estate license he spent over a decade in the Market Research Industry. Jeff brings a unique perspective to the sale and purchase of real estate having helped hundreds of local families fulfill their dreams of home ownership.
To learn more, visit www.redlineproperties.ca
Jesse Peters, of RE/MAX Executives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is best known as the Social Savvy® REALTOR® . With a background in creative advertising and marketing, Jesse is an industry thought-leader when it comes to the utilizing the power of video and social media and strives to create daily content that will engage his community and help raise the bar in the real estate world. Jesse became a licensed REALTOR® in 2012 and has been in the Top 2% of agents in his province for multiple years. He is also a multi-Chairman’s Award winner with RE/MAX and was recently awarded RE/MAX Hall of Fame status. He plays an active role in his community was recently nominated for the Top 40 people Under 40 in Winnipeg.
To learn more, visit www.socialsavvyhomes.ca
"You Don't Need to Figure it Out! I've Already Done That For You. For the past 10 years, I've been in pursuit of my dream to help others with their self-expression. As a Certified Life Coach, my expertise is truly helping people figure out how to see their own value & talents and how to translate that online. Although I offer Instagram Help, you'll also receive a refreshing new reflection of your own self-expression. I strongly believe your highest value is just being who you are. With my help and some practice, you will be able to be yourself online + attract an audience of people who want nothing but to support you! I tried it, I've tested it and I've helped a lot of people transform their online presence."
To learn more, visit www.staceysecrets.com
Revel is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Perrie to Director of Communications and Recruitment, another internal move designed to position Revel realtors for an optimal pathway to success in the future. Andrew is a visible, innovative, social media marketing force whose personality and passion for real estate transcends the norm. Revel is excited about having Andrew assume these added responsibilities, knowing full well he will infuse energy and inspiration into new and seasoned realtors seeking growth and prosperity for their real estate careers. Andrew will continue to lead his Fine Estates Team, which serves luxury listing interests in Niagara-on-the-lake and beyond, while offering his wealth of marketing knowledge to prospective realtors in a mentorship capacity. Once again, and as our Revel Style magazine prognosticated, we are looking into the future and rewarding the contributions of one of our own.
To learn more, visit www.revelrealty.ca
As one of the Top 1% of Realtors in North America since 1991 (NAR Data) and a Relocation Expert for the last 10 years, John is the founder and leader of the John Hripko Real Estate Team. Since 1984, John has continually been a top sales performer for Royal LePage Benchmark, helping thousands of families in North America and beyond relocate to and from the Calgary Region. John is widely regarded as a market expert, speaking regularly on real estate and relocation issues to both the industry and general public.
John’s goal with every client is to be their Realtor of choice for life. “The serious business of buying or selling a home can often be stressful and demanding – my goal is to ensure every client has a truly enjoyable experience, to have them absolutely ecstatic when I work with them.”
As founder of the Team, John has lived in Calgary for over 20 years with his wife and two children. He enjoys his role as a personal ambassador to the City of Calgary and is an active community supporter. His passion for excellence, client service focus and extensive market knowledge continues to win his client’s trust, referrals and ongoing business.
To learn more, visit www.teamhripko.ca
I’m a second generation Real Estate Entrepreneur with a passion for educating and empowering others to create a purpose-driven business. Why? Simple. I believe that your business is the key to creating a life you love. With the proper mindset, vision and structure, you can achieve the fulfillment, freedom and financial success you dream of. Too many Realtors are told to use systems for their business that don’t work. (And to be honest, I was guilty of that too!)
During my two-decade long journey in real estate, I have helped Real Estate Agents just like you, to create a business that is aligned with their strengths, vision and core beliefs. My A.L.I.G.N Method is the key to creating more fulfillment and more freedom
As host of the the Aligned Agent Podcast, Contributing Writer at Forbes, and Leader of a successful Real Estate Brokerage, I empower, educate and expand on the principles and perspectives that are needed to help you create a business that is in true alignment with who you are, and how you want to work.
Adam Weiner is a top producer at Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage. He has been able to achieve the impressive ranking of being in the top 0.14% in dollar volume and the top 0.98% in units sold in 2019 as per TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) statistics. His areas of expertise -to name a few- are Lytton Park, Lawrence Park, Bedford Park, Wanless Park, Cricket Club area, Forest Hill.
He specializes in new construction and resale. His extensive network of fellow agents and long standing relationships with building companies allow him unparalleled access to a myriad of homes.
To learn more, visit www.adamweiner.ca
Faisal is Canada’s Top Real Estate Broker* and is ranked within the Top 5 in the World for RE/MAX. His career started at the age of 18 and he has excelled ever since by providing extraordinary service and delivering outstanding results consistently for over 30 years.
To learn more, visit www.homeshack.com
Sabaina Malik is no neophyte to the world of branding. She’s gone from helping launch Old Navy in Canada as a former manager to strengthening Kiehl’s—a L’Oreal brand—and their position in the luxury skin and body care arena. After four years of exciting work, strategic victories and non-stop travel from Toronto to New York, Sabaina switched gears and began to take on her own clients. But before she could put her fledgling business in sixth gear, she was headhunted by Apple and asked to oversee the Apple Store, managing multiple facets of the tech company’s retail operation in Ontario while leading a team of 150.
After five amazing years of constant adaptation and innovation at Apple, Sabaina once again set out on her own, this time launching M Industries, a business venture that would enhance brands’ success via better content. Today Sabaina uses everything she has learned in operations, branding, and marketing strategy to collaborate with agencies, consultants, and creatives to elevate her clients’ businesses.
To learn more, visit www.youandm.co
Davelle Morrison has a personal history of turning obstacles into opportunity, and she knows how to achieve the same kind of success with home buyers and sellers. With her intimate knowledge of residential communities in the Greater Toronto Area, keen eye for real estate trends, established marketing smarts and warm, upbeat attitude, Davelle excels at helping people find the perfect place to live, or get the best deal for their home. And her experience and expertise in real estate investment provide an added value to clients wanting to know how to leverage their properties and increase their wealth. Whether you’re selling or buying, or looking to learn about property investment, contact Davelle Morrison to help you navigate and win in the real estate market.
Tom is considered one of the top 35 Realtors in Canada under 35 years old and is consistently in the top 1% of all Realtors in the marketplace. He often speaks with the Toronto media about our local real estate market. Tom has spoken all over North America about the Real Estate industry and remains on the cutting edge for information and strategy. Tom is your go to choice when buying or selling in the downtown core.
To learn more, visit www.storeyteam.ca
Known by his highly successful real estate and lifestyle brand James In The City is one of Toronto's favourite REALTORS®.
He has an undeniably strong presence and a confidence that has propelled him into the rooms of some of the most influential people in Toronto!
James has been featured on numerous television shows including HGTV's Open House Overhaul and is currently in talks for another project.
Social Media is an integral part of the real estate transaction and James is known as a "social media influencer" in Toronto.
James Milonas currently resides in Toronto with his partner.
To learn more, visit www.jamesinthecity.com
A passion for real estate, sports, giving back, and most of all, being an Auntie, are just a few of the things that define Amy Youngren.
With 16 years of industry experience, Amy’s roles have ranged from corporate executive to sought-after speaker to Founder of North Group, one of Canada's fastest-growing real estate teams, consistently ranking in the Top 10 of Keller Williams Realty Canada and awarded 2018's ‘Most Innovative Real Estate Team’ by Inman.
Amy has been named one of the ‘100 Most Influential in Real Estate’ and Inman nominated her ‘Most Innovative Agent’, a credit to her stylistic approach to marketing and video strategies that are reaching tens of thousands worldwide and have become the talk of the industry.
Her workaholic tendencies remain somewhat balanced with early morning routines, regular workouts and caffeine-infused iced Refreshers from Starbucks.
Amy’s daily mantra: “Do the thing you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
To learn more, visit www.northgroup.com
Christopher Invidiata began his real estate career in 1985 as he was looking for a profession that would allow him to be actively involved and present in his family life – a career that would keep him close to home. Today Christopher has two wonderful children, Shae and Caleb both who are now active in furthering the brand and helping achieve quality of service.
For decades Christopher has been a leader in the community to give back as he believes “we are blessed to be a blessing.” Christopher has been a consistent supporter of many charities including, but not limited to, Sick Kids Hospital, Children Miracle Network, Circle of Care, Run For Life, Dreams Take Flight, The Fight Against Breast Cancer, and The Red Cross. The “secret” behind Christopher’s success has been loving people, whether they are part of the community or clients. Christopher Invidiata is recognized as one of the most successful Real Estate professionals Canada has known.
After 35 years in the Real Estate industry, Christopher decided to leave RE/MAX and make a big move to eXp Realty. With this decision he continues to bring clients the highest caliber of service and cutting-edge marketing strategies. eXp Realty is one of the first virtual brokerages, all online, making it one of the most innovative brokerages today in the world, he believes it truly is the future of Real Estate. Invidiata will be working along side some of the most forward-thinking professionals that Real estate has to offer.
To learn more, visit www.invidiata.com
I’ve been in the Real Estate business for over 20 years, 17 as a Team leader and over 3 years as an Office Manager focused on, agent training and expanding marketing and sales initiatives for Century 21 Miller.
The Real Estate industry has always been in my blood. I grew up working for my father, Bill Miller, Broker/Owner of Century 21 Miller for over 50 years. He put me to work in the office when I was still a kid, emptying garbage cans and vacuuming the offices of Realtors. As well, my degree in Urban planning and an undergrad in philosophy helped set me on a career path towards becoming a Realtor.
After I became a Broker, Don Goodale, a long-time friend of the family and Number #1 Agent in the office for years, and I decided to put a team together. We are both of like-minded philosophy believing it is beneficial to have a clear, successful, innovative Real Estate marketing plan in place based on market exposure, professionalism and integrity.
To learn more, visit www.goodalemillerteam.com
Alex Irish started her Real Estate career over thirty years ago, quickly setting an unparalleled standard of service and excellence that has made her one of Oakville’s best known and most respected realtors. She is recognized as a consistent top producer with a reputation for being hard working, straight forward, honest and ethical. Alex is known for exceeding client expectations, having perfected the concept of concierge service, thereby ensuring that all clients receive dedicated, authentic and personalized attention.
In late 2016 she began a new chapter in her dynamic career as the Team Leader of Alex Irish & Associates – Sotheby’s International Realty Oakville. Alex concluded that to truly deliver the consistent high level of service that has been the hallmark of her business, it was necessary for her to be at the helm. Alex prides herself on successfully forging lifelong client relationships. The motto of “doing ordinary things extraordinarily well” is a concept shared by both Alex and her team of professional, community-oriented realtors.
To learn more, visit www.alexirish.com
Loretta has consistently placed in the top-five sales representatives in Canada for Royal LePage throughout her career. She is an industry leader in Mississauga and Oakville, having sold several of the most distinguished homes and properties in these areas. In addition, Loretta's team has been #1 in Mississauga for Royal LePage for the past 24 years. This achievement is particularly notable given that Royal LePage employs over 18,000 sales representatives from coast to coast. Loretta and her team serve Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding areas.
Loretta was voted Best Realtor in Mississauga by the Mississauga News Readers’ Choice Awards, for the 5th consecutive year and her brokerage was voted Best Office for 2017. She is also a member of the Leaders in Luxury Advisory Board for 2015 for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
For Loretta, real estate is a passion as well as a serious profession. Her philosophy is to put her clients first, and it shows. Loretta recognizes that her clients' houses are a home for their families as well as their single biggest investment. Her unsurpassed knowledge of the market allows her to accurately assess each home that she sells, ensuring her clients get their expected return on investment.
To learn more, visit www.lorettaphinney.com
Asha Singh with Team Asha and Associates, has been a successful realtor for 30 years with a growing team serving clients in Toronto, Mississauga and surrounding areas. She is a recipient of Masters Hall of Fame, Centurion Award for Century 21 Real Estate Company and Best of Best from BMO.
She is the founding President of BPW Mississauga and the Immediate Past President of MREB 2016 and 2020 the past Chair of Golf community for MREB for various charities and the Captain of Glen Abbey ( Played in Pro-Am at the Canadian open).
Asha is a recipient of a Community Care award from Interim place – a shelter where she stayed as a young mother with two young daughters. She is the Mother of two beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren.
How does your business help entrepreneurs and professional women?
I am a successful realtor who has been in the business for 30 years and I have seen the ups and downs of the business and have survived the down times and have worked really hard to build a great reputation in my field. I have always known that I cannot control market conditions but I can control how I react and deal with the market conditions. If you treat people how you would want to be treated you cannot go wrong. Come from the place of giving and people can sense it that you work for them and what is best for them not you. Simple principles have been around for a long time and they still work till this day. Every President of a country has to go out and ask for votes. So don’t be shy in asking.
To learn more, visit www.teamasha.ca
Cailey Heaps is a seasoned Managing Director and property professional with over twenty years of experience in residential real estate across the Central Toronto Core. After graduating with a BCOMM, majoring in marketing complemented by a minor in human psychology, Cailey started her career in advertising prior to joining her mother, Heather Heaps in the 90s in her real estate business. Having come from a dynamic and entrepreneurial family, Cailey quickly became a top producer and has since gained significant market share to become the leader of the top real estate team in central Toronto.
The key to her success revolves around her commitment to the client experience and achieving sales results to match.
A keen speaker at international conferences and one of the most respected voices in the Toronto property market, Cailey is passionate about exploring new and innovative ideas to improve the real estate industry.
To learn more, visit www.heapsestrin.com
Scott Benson is the Team Leader of the #1 Team for Sutton Group Quantum Brokerage, Canada from 2011 - 2020. Scott is a family man. He has an amazing wife and four beautiful children, while also sponsoring five children in Africa. He wants to live a life that honours our Lord Jesus Christ. #1 Team in Canada 2011-2019 for Sutton Group Quantum Realty Inc., Brokerage.
To learn more, visit www.scottbensonteam.ca
Real Estate has been Tony’s main focus since 1991. He established himself quickly as one to watch and in the years that have passed eyes have remained on Tony as an innovator in the field. Key points that Tony is known for are leading the way in technology, community involvement and creating the best experience possible for his clients.
Upon meeting Tony you’ll recognize a passion for the industry, knowledge for all things related to Victoria and a warm smile. Don’t let that smile fool you though: Tony is one of the top negotiators there is and has your best interests at heart the entire time.
People often ask Tony how he does it all: chair of various boards and committees, host of the CFAX 1070 “The Whole Home show” and serial community volunteerist. The answer is precise time management, an exceptional team and supportive family.
To learn more, visit www.primeteam.ca
Jason is a life long resident of Saint John, and has been involved in Real Estate since 1999. Jason is passionate about making a lasting difference in the lives of others, and it’s this passion that fuels him as one of the area’s leading real estate professionals. He offers experience, enthusiasm and professional service with a personal touch. Whether you are buying or selling, Jason is there for you every step of the way, tailoring his service to your personal needs. It is Jason’s philosophy that people should have confidence in their realtor from start to finish. He creates results and helps you achieve your personal real estate goals, with your satisfaction guaranteed!
Jason treats your real estate needs as if they were his own, with levels of care, compassion and dedication that are simply unmatched. Whether you are buying your very first home, looking to sell or are venturing into investment properties, he puts his focus on your goals and provides the in-depth guidance, education and support you need to succeed in this unique and often complex real estate market.
Jason also brings a specialized knowledge of investment real estate. Having owned and managed many income properties himself, Jason gets highly involved in order to help you make the right decisions. He can help explore every option and help you find the right investment, as well as show you how to leverage your equity for future financial growth.
To learn more, visit www.jasonstephen.ca
David has been in the Real Estate space for over 15 years helping Realtors with their marketing needs. He is the Co-founder & VP of KiTS Keep-in-Touch Systems, a powerful marketing system for the Real Estate industry. This has provided him the opportunity over tens of thousands of conversations to listen and learn about the various issues and challenges Realtors are faced with each day. And this is how Mindshare101 was created.
As Founder and & CEO of MindShare101 Inc. David focuses his days on providing value to the Real Estate industry, helping Realtors bridge the gap between their online and their offline marketing to achieve a higher ROI on every marketing dollar spent.
David’s mission is to help Realtors build MindShare, which is creating a top of mind intuitive instinctive reaction, so when people think of Real Estate they think of your name, putting you in the right place at the right time.
"David’s experience and go forward way of thinking has developed into a series of thought provoking Keynote Presentations, One to One Coaching, Group Coaching, and On Demand Training. He is the Host of The MindShare PodCast, and also creates exciting, fun, high energy videos, branded as “#MindShare101”. He says, “when you build MindShare, you gain MarketShare!”
To learn more, visit www.mindshare101.com