James Dwyer of Engel & Völkers Halifax has been named the top agent in Canada in 2019 by Rate-My-Agent.com. The review site analyzes all the ratings and reviews on the site to compile a list of the Top 50 Real Estate Agents in Canada.

“Unlike other agent ranking sites, agents can’t pay to have negative reviews removed or hidden and cannot pay to be included on the list of top-rated agents,” says Rank-My-Agent. The company it won’t disclose how it verifies reviews “to protect the integrity of the process,” but it says “there have been many attempts by agents to game the system and rankings, which is why we keep our algorithms a closely held secret.”

Dwyer had a “success ratio” of 98 per cent. Agents are rated on knowledge, professionalism, responsiveness, usefulness of website, value of service, marketing reach and lead generation, and home prep and staging advice.

Second place went to Robert Scanlan of Royal LePage Atlantic in Dartmouth, N.S.

The rest of the top 10 agents are:

  1. Amy Assaad, Royal LePage Heritage, Montreal
  2. Navneet Singh Bhasin, HomeLife Miracle Realty, Brampton, Ont.
  3. Andy Kloppenborg, Re/Max Performance Realty, Winnipeg
  4. Heather Kehoe, The Turnkey Group, Century 21 Fusion, Saskatoon
  5. Behrooz Davani, Royal LePage Altitude, Montreal
  6. Mitch Stretch, Realty Executives Saskatoon, Saskatoon
  7. Sunny Purewal, Re/Max Realty Services, Brampton, Ont.
  8. Chris Gehl, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty, Kitchener, Ont.


  1. Very deceptive I do not see any Toronto agents and have never heard of rate my agent. What it really is are the top 50 agents who use this site

    • Only those who subscribe are rated. I am sure their reviews are legit, but the moment they unsubscribe, their reviews be be gone.

      • It does not require a ‘subscription’. There’s no cost at all. Consumers can add agents as well, so it’s not limited to only agents who request reviews from their clients, like most agent review sites. We work hard on maintaining the integrity of the reviews and ratings and do not allow agents to remove or hide reviews they don’t like. Some other agent review sites do that for their agents who are paying subscribers. To be clear, an agent cannot have their profile removed simply because they don’t want one. The profiles are created by users from publicly available information, so there is no requirement to remove them at the request of agents.

    • Mike, you’re right – it is the Top 50 Agents on the site. That’s exactly what we say it is. If you look on the site, there are over 400 agents in Toronto on the site. Anyone can use the site for free.

  2. I’m not on this site. But I can see that none of the agents I know who are highly regarded by fellow agents and their clients alike are nowhere to be seen, meaning they’re not on the site. This is not to reduce the honour of being in the top 50. But unless it’s rating every agent across Canada it’s not really what it’s says it is…

    • They are not rating every agent across Canada, they provide the results from the rated agents registered with their services…

    • Any agent in Canada can have a profile for free and it’s free and easy to rate and review an agent, so it is exactly what it says it is. :) There’s no claim that every agent in Canada was rated or reviewed, just that it’s the Top 50 Agents that have been rated and reviewed on Rate-My-Agent.com in 2019.

    • Money has absolutely nothing to do with how we verify reviews. We don’t disclose the methods because cheaters will quickly find a new way to cheat and we’ll have to find a new way to detect them. As it is, our method is working, so we’d like to keep it that way.

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