Profiles

Profiles

April Del Monte

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Fans of the wildly popular The Bachelor reality television franchise will recognize sales rep April Del Monte as the frontrunner on the second season of The Bachelor Canada, which premiered in the fall of 2014.

Alex Elieff, left and Dan Wojcik

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Dan Wojcik and Alex Elieff, two sales reps with Century 21 in Barrie, Ont., give new meaning to the word teamwork.

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Looking out on La Fontaine Park in Montreal, "Maison du Parc", with its high level of contrast and impressive scenery, is inspired by the architecture of early-century mansions.

AJ Plant, left and Duncan MacDonald say finding and recruiting real estate agents is a lot like scouting baseball players – which MacDonald used to do for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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I sat down with AJ Plant, regional owner of Exit Realty Eastern Ontario, and Duncan MacDonald, a former Toronto Blue Jays scout hired to find franchise prospects and recruit agents for the region’s brokerages.

Wayne Baguley with his chess-playing Great Dane.

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Wayne Baguley dances to the beat of his own drummer. In fact the Realtor with Royal LePage RCR Realty in Orangeville, Ont. was once the drummer for Papa Grey, a 1970s pop/rock band.

Jerry Bresser

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Jerry Bresser, a grandfather eight times over, has been coaching real estate agents across North America for a whopping half century. At the height of his success in the mid 1970s into the ’90s, he was top dog.

From left: Anthony Montanaro, Nick Lalli and Michael Slager.

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Century 21 Heritage House has had a 40-year run to date, but former general manager/partner Michael Slager says the brokerage almost got stuck at the starting line.

Joyce Paron (Photo: Elijah Shark)

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When Joyce Paron, Canadian president of Exit Realty Corp. International, joined the company 23 years ago, the real estate market was coming off a recession.

The Key Living team, from left: Yash Mody, director of product; Craig Shannon, CFO; Alex Tang, finance; Daniel Dubois, co-founder and president; Louisa Clements, marketing; Vithushan Namasivayasivam, technical lead; Rob Richards, co-founder and CEO; Mark Petrov, finance; Mark McLean, VP sales and business development; Derek Manuge, finance; Alison Simpson, CMO; Russell Kim, marketing and sales. Not present when the photo was taken: Mark Vandenbosch, community and government relations.

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Company vice president Mark McLean says Key Living has built a co-equity financial model to help consumers buy shares in a condominium for a minimum of $25,000 and build equity while paying a monthly all-inclusive payment to live in a suite of their choice as long as they want. The payments are linked to (but less than) market rents.

Andrew Cimerman launched the HomeLife franchise in 1985. (Photo by Elijah Shark)

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HomeLife Realty Services founder and CEO Andrew Cimerman recently received his 50-year pin from the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.