VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – (October 2, 2016) – Macdonald Realty hosted 300 of their top real estate agents from around BC at their annual Agent Conference at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. The keynote speakers were Lindsey Smith and Kirsten Faverin of CIR Realty in Calgary who presented 6 Ways to Transcend the Transaction and build life-long client relationships. CIR Realty, alongside Macdonald Realty, are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms. Bryan Yu of Central 1 Credit Union provided an economic forecast with special attention paid to the Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna markets. Our CEO and President, Lynn Hsu opened the morning session with highlights of the future of the brokerage and the upcoming changes and new offering for our real estate advisors in the upcoming year and a memorable speech on the quality of advisors we currently have in our roster.
The day also included break out sessions on commercial real estate trends, how property management changes impact investor clients, an explanation of the proposed changes to dual agency by our managing broker panel, and actionable social media tips for the busy Realtor.
The conference was attended by both residential agents and commercial brokers from Macdonald Realty’s 20 offices across BC including Kelowna, Victoria, Parksville, Squamish and from around the lower mainland. To join our real estate team and take part future Macdonald Realty learning events, visit www.careersinvancouverrealestate.com
About Macdonald Real Estate Group
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) has an annual sales volume of $8.9 billion and over $2 billion in assets under management. With 20 offices and nearly 1,000 staff and REALTORS®, MREG offers a full range of real estate services, including residential and commercial brokerage, property and strata management, project marketing, and the MREG Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai, China. Macdonald Realty is the residential division of Macdonald Real Estate Group. For more information, visit www.macrealty.com.
Macdonald Realty is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, a global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance.
This LeadingRE distinction ensures that you can count on a quality real estate experience when working with us and will benefit from our global connections to buyers and high quality real estate professionals around the world.
Macdonald Realty has opened two new locations, the first in Sidney on Vancouver Island and the second in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast. These boutique offices join the province-wide network of 20 offices operated by Macdonald Realty, a B.C. owned and operated brokerage with a 70 year history of service and excellence.
“We’re focused on serving British Columbians in communities of all sizes” says Jonathan Cooper, Vice President, Operations. “Smaller offices like Sidney and Saanich, led by strong local REALTORS®, have become an important part of Macdonald Realty’s growth strategy over recent years.”
In Sidney, the new office opened with six agents and was spearheaded by Chace Whitson, a multiple MLS® Gold Award winner who has been with Macdonald Realty since 2013. “Having our large office in Downtown Victoria, and now one in Sidney, allows us to serve our clients better across the whole region,” says Whitson. “Our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International® gives our high-end clients a unique opportunity to market their home to the luxury elite across the globe, something that no other Victoria brokerage can offer.”
The Sechelt office is the result of a meeting between Managing Broker Patricia Place and Medallion Club REALTORS® Barbie Whitworth and Shay Moudahi who decided to switch their office to Macdonald Realty after being attracted by the company’s strong leadership, systems and brand positioning. “The new office is opening at just the right time with the Sunshine Coast market really heating up,” says Place, a part-time Sunshine Coast resident herself who also manages the company’s Squamish, West Vancouver and North Vancouver locations.
Macdonald Realty Ltd. – Sidney | 2411 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 4M9 | Office: 778-426-2262
Macdonald Realty Ltd. – Sechelt | #3 – 5764 Wharf Road, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 | Office: 604-747-2222