Groupe Sutton-Humania, located in the Laurentians, Que. will join the Royal LePage network on May 1. The company, headed by François Léger and Anne Léger, will operate as Royal LePage Humania.
The company has eight offices located in Saint-Thérèse, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Adèle, Sainte-Agathe, Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Donat. Royal LePage says it is “the traditional real estate agency that generates the highest number of transactions in the province.”
The expansion adds almost 250 new brokers to its network and increases Royal LePage’s market share by nearly 14 per cent in the province, the company says.
An engineer by training, François Léger was introduced to the world of real estate when his mother launched her own brokerage agency in the 1960s under the name Immeubles Léger. François took over the company in 1975. He was one of the first members of the provisional ACAIQ board of directors appointed by the government and served as chair of the ACAIQ from 1995 to 2001, and chair of the OACIQ from 2009 to 2011. In May 1997 François moved to Sutton and in 2005 he partnered with his daughter Anne to ensure that it remained a family business.
“My team and I are convinced that the practice of real estate brokerage is first and foremost a question of human relations that cannot be reduced to simply posting a property online or to a good advertising placement,” says François.
Royal LePage has added three agencies from Sutton Quebec in less than a year, for a total of almost 350 brokers, the company says.