To celebrate 25 years of serving Canada’s real estate community, REM asked a small group of real estate leaders this question:
“Who had the biggest impact on Canadian real estate in the last 25 years?
This is not a popularity contest or a marketing exercise. We want to know who you think had the biggest impact on the industry in the last 25 years – even if it was, in your opinion, a negative impact. Your choices could include Realtors, company executives, association executive officers, regulators, service company executives….even politicians! Who has had the most impact during the last 25 years in making the industry what it is today?”
REM took those consensus picks and added our own and the results will be revealed on REM online every day until the end of June. Take a look and see if you agree with these choices, and then let us know who we missed. Add your comments below or drop an email to [email protected].
Craig Proctor joined the real estate profession in 1988 at the age of 26. Before he was 30 he was named the top Re/Max agent in the world, the youngest to achieve that feat.
As REM’s writer Dennis McCloskey reported in February 2005, “By creating a team of professionals to look after the 101 things a one-person operation must do, he freed himself to concentrate on the bigger picture of getting the listings and closing the sale. His revolutionary (at the time) system was so successful, he earned $1 million in commissions by the end of 1991 while still living in the basement of his parents’ home.”
For six years in a row, Proctor and his team listed and sold more homes in the Greater Toronto Area than any other team.
He took his team selling approach and created the Quantum Leap system, which has been embraced by more than 30,000 agents worldwide. Proctor now devotes all of his time to teaching and training other agents via his company, Craig Proctor Coaching.