What does home is BC mean to you?
During March 2020, people from around the province have shared their love of BC by capturing their favourite #homeisBC moment on Instagram. Thanks to the more than 200 pictures posted only on Instagram, we could explore BC and keep dreaming about going outside.
From those amazing pictures, we’ve chosen the photo below released by @mywhiskeygirl!
A beautiful moment from a photo taken in Squamish, BC.
Photo by @mywhiskeygirl
“We might not have time to change out of our painting clothes, but hey, we still have time for local walkies and new lakes. Ever since we moved into our new home we’ve been overwhelmed with a never-ending list but hey, we are so lucky to be here. Waking up to the mountains, so many new trails and lakes and mountains to add to my list this summer – to call this province home is just a dream. We’ll be back here with a canoe next time, I promise.
#homeisbc @macdonaldrealtybc” – @mywhiskeygirl
Thanks to all participants, thanks for all the tags and amazing photos and texts.
Follow us on Instagram and keep posting photos with the hashtag #homeisBC. For more information about the contest, please visit the website: www.homeisbc.ca
VANCOUVER, B.C. – (November 4, 2019) – The term ‘coaching’ in real estate is often associated with scripts, conferences and weekly accountability calls. Mark Winter, Director of Agent Development for Macdonald Realty, approaches coaching from a fresh perspective in his new book, A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent. Winter’s vision is to elevate the professional performance of real estate agents and reframe how they interact with clients through the fundamentals of professional coaching, enhancing the role that real estate agents play.
“There is a lot of positive focus in our industry on coaching agents in their businesses, but what happens if agents are able to coach their clients?” says Winter. “Think about how many journeys that start between real estate agents and their clients that actually fail to reach the finish line together. In many cases, it is not expertise that is missing, it is connection and partnership.”
“Professional coaching is based around asking probing questions that deliver powerful insights which both parties understand together. People today are very tuned in to know what an authentic conversation is – and what it is not. I believe that some real estate agents do themselves and our industry a disservice by walking in as the expert with all the answers and sometimes failing to ask the right questions. The opportunity to become a critical thinking partner with their clients is massive.”
A Different Conversation shifts the spotlight away from agents and that feeling of having to always be the provider of solutions. Readers will learn how to detach from a presentation-led mentality and build lasting value by shining an empowering light on their clients.
Winter earned a Certificate in Organizational Coaching from the University of British Columbia in 2015 and his Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2016. A 27-year veteran of the real estate brokerage business in Vancouver, Winter teaches a 6-week real estate course called Performance Elevation based on coaching competencies and philosophies. A Different Conversation shares the insights and actions he has honed by teaching that course to over 300 agents over the last three years.
A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent is available for purchase online in ebook and paperback from Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Noble.
About Macdonald Real Estate Group: Founded in Vancouver in 1944, Macdonald Realty (macrealty.com) has grown to become BC’s largest full-service corporately owned real estate company, with over 20 offices, 1,000 agents and staff in the province, and nearly $10 billion in annual sales.
In addition to residential sales, Macdonald Commercial has over 40 dedicated commercial agents with a head office in Vancouver and a new Fraser Valley office in South Surrey; Macdonald Property Management currently manages over $5 billion in BC properties; and Macdonald Platinum Marketing has sold over $2 billion in luxury new construction.
VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 2019 / Macdonald Realty, Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, today announced the re-opening of its office in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. This office is one of Macdonald’s 20 offices throughout British Columbia.
The freshly renovated office in North Vancouver will bring to the team and clients more space and comfort. The space provides everything Macdonald’s real estate agents need to keep improving and growing their business.
Find us at 206 Lonsdale Ave or give us a call at 604.960.1100.
To find more about Macdonald Realty’s offices in British Columbia – please visit macrealty.com/offices.
About Macdonald Realty
Macdonald Realty was founded in Vancouver back in 1944 and has continued to grow through the years and the changes in the real estate market. We’re solid, established and respected, with 20 offices throughout British Columbia. Today, we’re Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, with Residential, Commercial, Property Management, and Project Marketing divisions. And we’re still proudly BC owned and operated.
Visit the company’s website today www.macrealty.com
VANCOUVER, B.C. – (May 2, 2019) – Macdonald Real Estate Group, parent company of Macdonald Realty, Macdonald Commercial, Macdonald Property Management, and Platinum Project Marketing has announced a new program for people looking to get into the real estate business: Macdonald Pre-licensing.