Merrily Hackett
Josh Heppner

Real Trends has published its second annual list of the 200 Largest Brokers in Canada, and there’s a new No. 1.

It’s Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, based in New Westminster, B.C. With 17 offices and 1,690 agents at the time the list was compiled, the brokerage had 14,577 “ends” or transaction sides in 2010. It also leads the Real Trends list of the largest brokers by closed sales volume in 2010, at a whopping $8,410,954,874.

Sutton Group – West Coast Realty was the original Sutton office in Canada, founded by Scott Shaw and Lance Tracey in 1983. The first office was in North Vancouver, but the company soon expanded to Coquitlam and Surrey. The firm later expanded across the province with other partners.

“In 2009, we recognized an opportunity for us to bring better value for Realtors in the market, which began a ‘rebirth’ of the organization,” says Josh Heppner, chief operating officer of Sutton Group – West Coast Realty. “We brought all the offices under a common ownership group and transitioned into expansion mode.”

The firm is now owned by a group of silent investors, most of whom have been brokers/owners at one time. The management group is led by Heppner and general manager Merrily Hackett. As of April 1 of this year, the firm had 1,751 sales reps.

Last year’s No. 1, the 15 Royal LePage corporately owned offices in Toronto, came in second on both lists for 2010.

Nicolai Kolding, partner at Real Trends, says compiling the second list was easier than the first time out, but they know there are companies that didn’t make the list and should be there. “We wish we could have reached everyone,” he says. “There are even some we heard from after we closed the survey.”

Sutton Group – West Coast Realty did not appear on last year’s list because they were not aware it was being compiled, says Heppner. Another significant newcomer to the list is independent Harvey Kalles Real Estate in Toronto, which ranks 14th on the sales volume list and 59th in transactions.

Re/Max offices hold down 137 of the top 200 positions. The top independent on the transaction sides list is CIR Realty in Calgary, at No. 18.

The full list includes the largest 200 firms, plus 29 “up and comers” that almost made the list.

Kolding says the 229 firms averaged 13.5 transaction ends and $4.79 million in closed sales volume. “The agents from the 229 largest U.S. firms, on the other hand, averaged 7.2 transaction ends and $2.04 million (US) in closed sales volume.”

REAL Trends 200

The 200 Largest Brokers in Canada

(Ranked by Closed Transaction Sides for 2010)

1. Sutton Group – West Coast Realty, New Westminster, B.C.  14,577

2. Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Toronto 10,979

3. Re/Max Realtron Realty, Markham, Ont.  8,444

4. Re/Max Real Estate (Edmonton), Edmonton 7,593

5. Royal LePage Team Realty & Royal LePage Gale Real Estate, Ottawa 7,537

6. Re/Max Real Estate Centre, Cambridge, Ont. 7,123

7. Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Belleville, Ont. 7,021

8. Re/Max Twin City Realty, Kitchener, Ont. 6,883

9. Re/Max Hallmark Realty, Toronto 6,700

10. Royal LePage Niagara Real Estate Centre/Four Seasons, St. Catharines, Ont. 5,766

11. Macdonald Realty Group, Vancouver 5,417

12. Royal LePage Performance Realty, Ottawa 5,070

13. Century 21 Conexus Realty, Regina 4,850

14. Re/Max Realty Specialists, Mississauga, Ont. 4,588

15. Re/Max Escarpment Realty, 4,519

16. Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Richmond Hill, Ont. 4,399

17. Keller Williams Ottawa Realty, Ottawa, Ont. 4,330

18. CIR Realty, Calgary 4,317

19. Royal LePage RCR Realty & Royal LePage York North Realty, Orangeville, Ont. 4,303

20. Re/Max Metro-City Realty, Ottawa 4,284

21. Royal LePage Atlantic, Halifax 4,266

22. Re/Max Saskatoon/North Country/P.A. Realty, Saskatoon, Sask.  4,247

23. Re/Max Real Estate (Central), Calgary 4,222

24. Royal LePage State Realty, Stoney Creek, Ont. 4,215

25. Re/Max Royal (Jordan), Beaconsfield, Que. 3,712

26. Re/Max West Realty, Toronto 3,595

27. Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty, Toronto 3,516

28. Royal LePage Foothills, Calgary 3,409

29. Prudential Sussex Realty, North Vancouver. B.C.  3,296

30. Royal LePage Triland Realty, London, Ont. 3,253

31. Re/Max Camosun, Victoria 3,233

32. Re/Max 1er Choix, Que. City 3,221

33. Re/Max Garden City Realty, St. Catharines, Ont. 3,201

34. Re/Max Preferred Realty, Windsor, Ont. 3,032

35. Re/Max Performance Realty, Winnipeg 2,980

36. Century 21 Leading Edge Realty, Markham, Ont. 2,960

37. Re/Max Platine, Brossard, Que. 2,926

38. Re/Max House of Real Estate, Calgary 2,925

39. Re/Max Alliance, Montreal 2,849

40. Re/Max Professionals, Mississauga, Ont. 2,768

41. Re/Max 2000, Laval-des-Rapides, Que. 2,733

42. Re/Max Du Cartier, Montreal 2,667

43. Re/Max Professionals, Winnipeg 2,618

44. Re/Max Real Estate (Mountain View), Calgary 2,600

45. Royal LePage Noralta Real Estate, Edmonton 2,539

46. Re/Max Executives Realty, Winnipeg 2,467

47. Re/Max Des Mille-Iles, Terrebonne, Que. 2,462

48. Re/Max Premier, Vaughan, Ont. 2,452

49. Re/Max 2000 Realty, Toronto 2,450

50. Re/Max Acces, Ste-Foy, Que. 2,423

51. Re/Max Crossroads Realty, Toronto 2,353

52. Re/Max Chay Realty, Barrie, Ont. 2,342

53. Re/Max Vernon, Vernon, B.C. 2,307

54. Re/Max Realty Services, Brampton, Ont. 2,276

55. Re/Max T.M.S., Ste-Thérèse, Que. 2,263

56. Re/Max Crest Realty Westside, Vancouver 2,236

57. Re/Max Crown Real Estate, Regina 2,235

58. Re/Max Kelowna, Kelowna, B.C. 2,231

59. Harvey Kalles Real Estate, Toronto 2,200

60. Re/Max Rouge River Realty, Toronto 2,197

61. Re/Max Reference 2000, Beauport, Que. 2,163

62. Royal LePage Kelowna, Kelowna, B.C. 2,159

63. Re/Max D’Abord, Sherbrooke, Que. 2,155

64. Century 21 Heritage Group, Thornhill, Ont. 2,140

65. Re/Max Centre City Realty, London, Ont. 2,137

66. Re/Max Elite, Edmonton  2,131

67. Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria 2,126

68. Re/Max 2001, Fabreville, Laval, Que. 2,062

69. Re/Max First Realty, Pickering, Ont. 2,052

70. Re/Max Realty Professionals, Calgary 2,043

71. Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty, Mississauga, Ont. 2,036

72. Re/Max De Francheville, Trois-Rivières, Que. 2,027

73. Century 21 First Canadian, London, Ont. 2,021

74. Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo, B.C. 2,013

74. Re/Max Vision, Gatineau, Que. 2,013

76. Re/Max Signature, Boucherville, Que. 1,961

77. Re/Max Eastern Realty, Peterborough, Ont. 1,940

78. Re/Max Westcoast, Richmond, B.C. 1,917

79. Re/Max Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford, B.C. 1,912

80. Re/Max Real Estate Services, Vancouver 1,845

81. Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate, Winnipeg 1,795

82. Re/Max Select Properties, Vancouver 1,781

83. Re/Max Aboutowne Realty, Oakville, Ont. 1,780

84. Re/Max Professionnel, Granby, Que. 1,768

85. Re/Max Avantages, Charny, Que. 1,756

86. Re/Max Crown Realty, Sudbury, Ont. 1,739

87. Re/Max Condos Plus, Toronto 1,716

88. Coldwell Banker Case Realty, Scarborough, Ont. 1,671

89. Re/Max Del Mar Realty, Stoney Creek, Ont. 1,651

90. Re/Max Avant Tout, Rimouski, Que. 1,649

91. Re/Max Nyda Realty, Chilliwack, B.C. 1,645

92. Re/Max Treeland Realty, Langley, B.C. 1,639

93. Re/Max Advantage, Sherwood Park, Alta. 1,634

94. Re/Max Landan Real Estate, Calgary 1,614

95. Exit Realty Advantage, Fredericton, N.B.  1,595

96. Re/Max All-Stars Realty, Unionville, Ont. 1,548

97. Re/Max River City, Edmonton 1,542

98. Re/Max Real Estate, St. Albert, Alta. 1,525

99. Re/Max Sarnia Realty, Sarnia, Ont. 1,492

100. Re/Max Realty Concepts, Kingston, Ont. 1,487

101. Re/Max Imagine, Longueuil, Que. 1,480

102. Re/Max Life Styles Realty, Maple Ridge, B.C. 1,467

103. Re/Max Realty Specialists, St. John’s, Nfld. 1,455

104. Royal LePage Prime Real Estate, Winnipeg 1,449

105. Re/Max Ability Real Estate, Courtice, Ont. 1,442

106. Re/Max Fortin Delage, Ste-Foy, Que. 1,440

107. Royal LePage Wolstencroft Realty, Langley, B.C. 1,419

108. Re/Max Performance Realty, Mississauga, Ont. 1,410

109. Re/Max Centre City Realty, Prince George, B.C. 1,370

110. Re/Max Realty One, Mississauga, Ont. 1,363

111. Keller Williams Energy Real Estate, Whitby, Ont. 1,351

112. Re/Max Crest Realty, North Vancouver, B.C. 1,322

113. Re/Max Solid Gold Realty, Waterloo, Ont. 1,316

114. Re/Max 2000 Realty, Surrey, B.C. 1,309

115. Re/Max Capitale, Quebec City, Que. 1,286

116. Re/Max Realty Enterprises, Mississauga, Ont. 1,274

117. Re/Max Excellence, Edmonton 1,266

118. Re/Max First, Calgary 1,265

119. Re/Max Nova, Halifax 1,261

120. Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, Burnaby, B.C. 1,247

121. Re/Max Vision Realty, Toronto 1,243

122. Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty, Ottawa 1,222

123. Re/Max Central Realty, Burnaby, B.C. 1,221

124. Re/Max Colonial Pacific Realty, White Rock, B.C. 1,218

125. Re/Max Group Four Realty, Fredericton, N.B. 1,217

126. Exit Realty Associates, Moncton, N.B. 1,211

126. Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta 1,211

128. Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty, Kitchener, Ont. 1,199

129. Re/Max Performance, St.-Lambert, Que. 1,196

130. Keller Williams Referred Realty, Toronto 1,191

131. Exit Realty Specialists, Saint John, N.B. 1,168

132. Re/Max Sabre Realty, Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1,160

132. Re/Max United, Mount Pearl, Nfld. 1,160

134. Royal LePage Network Realty, Red Deer, Alta. 1,154

135. Re/Max Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Que. 1,137

136. Exit Realty on the Rock, St. John’s, Nfld. 1,136

137. Royal LePage Estate Realty, Toronto 1,127

138. Exit Realty Metro, Bedford, N.S. 1,126

139. Re/Max Kings Realty, Mississauga, Ont. 1,124

140. Re/Max Niagara Realty, Niagara Falls, Ont. 1,120

141. Re/Max All Points Realty Group, Coquitlam, B.C. 1,110

142. Re/Max Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray, Alta. 1,107

143. Prudential Grand Valley Realty, Cambridge, Ont. 1,102

144. Century 21 Westman.com, Brandon, Man. 1,090

145. Re/Max Georgian Bay Realty, Midland, Ont. 1,080

146. Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate, Whitby, Ont. 1,058

147. Re/Max Jazz, Oshawa, Ont. 1,014

148. Re/Max Privilege, St-Hubert, Que. 1,009

149. Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Real Estate, Ancaster, Ont. 1,006

150. Re/Max Ultimate Realty, Toronto 1,003

151. Coldwell Banker Panda Realty, Edmonton 987

152. Re/Max Professionals Saint John, Saint John, N.B. 984

153. Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty, St. Catharines, Ont. 975

154. Coldwell Banker Horizon, Kelowna, B.C. 971

155. Royal LePage Credit Valley Real Estate, Brampton, Ont. 957

156. Re/Max Affiliates Realty, Ottawa 952

157. Coldwell Banker Coburn Realty, Ottawa 946

158. Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty, Kitchener, Ont. 921

159. Re/Max First Choice Realty (Thunder Bay), Thunder Bay, Ont. 909

160. Re/Max Banner Real Estate, Middleton, N.S. 907

161. Re/Max Quinte, Belleville, Ont. 886

162. Re/Max Real Estate Centre, Edmonton  885

163. Re/Max Extra, Beloeil, Que. 880

164. Re/Max Actif, St-Bruno, Que. 852

165. Century 21 In Town Realty, Vancouver 847

166. Re/Max a-b Realty, Startford, Ont. 844

166. Re/Max Omega Realty, Newmarket, Ont. 844

168. Re/Max Legend Real Estate, North Bay, Ont. 841

169. Re/Max Lanaudiere, St-Charles-Borromée, Que.

170. Re/Max De La Pointe, Montreal 824

171. Re/Max Masters Realty, West Vancouver 822

172. Keller Williams Advantage Realty, Toronto 821

173. Re/Max Pembroke Realty, Pembroke, Ont. 819

174. Re/Max Land Exchange. Wingham, Ont. 816

174. Re/Max Real Estate – Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alta. 816

176. Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, B.C. 799

177. Century 21 Advantage, Red Deer, Alta. 772

178. Re/Max Accord, Edmonton 771

178. Re/Max Action, Lasalle, Que. 771

180. Prudential Property Specialists, Bedford, N.S. 770

181. Re/Max Immo-Contact, Duvernay, Que. 762

182. Keller Williams Realty South, Calgary 759

183. Re/Max Orillia Realty, Orillia, Ont. 757

184. Coldwell Banker Parker Realty, Charlottetown, PEI 755

185. Re/Max Futur,  Châteauguay, Que. 741

186. Re/Max Du Haut Richelieu, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.

187. Re/Max Defi, Valleyfield, Que. 727

188. Re/Max 3000, Montreal 723

189. Re/Max Goldenway Realty, Toronto 711

190. Re/Max Grey Bruce Realty, Owen Sound, Ont. 710

191. Coldwell Banker National Preferred, Winnipeg 710

192. Re/Max Advantage Realty, London, Ont. 702

193. Re/Max Welland Realty, Welland, Ont. 690

194. Re/Max Harmonie, Montreal 689

195. Re/Max Bois-Francs, Victoriaville, Que. 688

196. Century 21 Miller Real Estate, Oakville, Ont. 666

197. Re/Max Trent Valley Realty, Trenton, Ont. 662

198. Century 21 United Realty, Peterborough, Ont. 658

199. Keller Williams VIP Realty, Ottawa 657

200. Re/Max Plus, Chambly, Que. 656

To view both lists, click here.

  • Ian Watts

    Greetings All, I am hoping to learn, which firm would be the best for me to partner with to offer high quality Detroit Investment Properties to the Canadian Market?

  • Bruno Cristini

    Congratulations to you all. A successful Brokerage is the sum total of its Agents achievements. Bruno Cristini, B.O.R, New World 2000 Realty Inc., Brokerage in Ontario http;//www.ParkYourLicense.com

  • Michael La Prairie

    Congrats to everyone on the list. It's nice to be associated with you!
    Michael La Prairie, Owner
    CENTURY 21 In Town Realty Vancouver Canada http://www.century21intown.ca
    1.604.685.5951

  • Joyce Ramer, Broker

    Congratulaitons to everyone! We all need to be in touch with the Competition Bureau….as they are sueing TREB for not allow the Public into our website. We have taken many, many cources, have many years experience in working with Real Estate Sales plus pay yearly for the Right to Belong to our OWN business site….the Public does NOT! All of this is so that lawyers are put in the position, that they want, to make loads of more money…because the public are unaware of the pitfalls or law suits that occur when dealing in Real Estate without a Realtor to assist and protect them from some individuals who are dishonest and opportunist!
    Step up Fellow Realtors to PROTECT our Rights because once they are lost; there will be NO BRINGING them back!!!

  • Sharon Cragg

    Work pays off! Congratulations to everyone. I pay 30% referral fees. SRES, CCS. Call me!

    • John Stoeten

      30% of what, your commission or the entire commission? Just starting a new venture and wonder how you track as well, do you have an affiliate program running.

      Thanks

      John Stoeten

      john@olr.ca

  • Mohinder Pal Singh

    congratulations to all…

  • Rick Dimock

    add up the RE/MAX offices and I'd say we have the most agents of any company on the planet. Rick Dimock, RE/MAX JAZZ INC. OSHAWA, ON
    Send me your referrals!.

    • BIll Becskereki

      Having the most agents doesn't mean much. To me it means hiring anyone that breathes. Quality is far more important than quantity !

      • Dave

        I must agree with Bill. They should indicate the average # of sales per agent for each of the offices.

        • ReadtheHeadline

          Read the headline. It specifically states what the largest brokerages are.

          Some people will find anything to complain about.

  • Chris Fyvie

    This is all interesting but how about brokers like Colliers, CBRE, Jones Lang Lasalle??

    Pretty weak list?

    • Helen Knowlton

      These rankings are for residential sales……..you commercial guys should get your own ranking system!

    • Nicolai Kolding

      @Chris – the list is only intended for residential real estate brokers. We have always only tracked the residential space and feel that mixing in commercial brokers with residential firms muddies the waters as they're very different sectors.
      You may be able to find rankings of commercial firms at other sites – if I find them I will post here.
      -Nicolai Kolding, REAL Trends

    • Karen Conyes

      Did you read the article? It admits that there are brokerages that aren't on there that should be, and some responded after the survey was closed.

  • Judy Reid

    Congratulations to all 200! As a Contact Centre provider to the Industry this achievement is remarkable. Alot of hard working realtors made this happen!
    Standing O to you all!
    Judy Reid
    Virtual Real Estate Receptionists
    jreid@clientime.ca

  • Nicolai Kolding

    Our congratulations and thanks go to everyone that took part in this year's rankings. We'll continue this as an annual release and hope that with each year we reach more and more brokers so it's as complete as can be. Please anyone contact us at realtrends@realtrends.com with questions or to make sure you are on our contact list for future editions. You can view both the sides and volume lists at http://realtrends.com/products/rt200