Macdonald Realty Kelowna Joins the Corporate Macdonald Realty Family

Macdonald Realty Kelowna Joins the Corporate Macdonald Realty Family

KELOWNA, B.C. – (February 1, 2022) – Macdonald Realty Kelowna, an award-winning brokerage in the Okanagan, is excited to announce that it has converted to a Macdonald Realty corporate office, joining one of Canada’s largest independent brokerages and a market leader in British Columbia. The merger further strengthens Macdonald Realty’s position as BC’s premiere independent brokerage, and fills a key need for Macdonald in the growing Okanagan market.

“We are excited to have a company with the quality and history of Macdonald Realty Kelowna join us as a corporate office,” says Dan Scarrow, President of Macdonald Realty. “We continue to be open to working with great BC companies and agents who want to take their business to the next level.”

Founded in 1995, Macdonald Realty Kelowna has been the premier real estate brokerage in the Okanagan for nearly 30 years. With over 40 licensed real estate agents and nearly $1 billion in sales in 2021, Macdonald Realty Kelowna has a sterling reputation and significant market share throughout the Okanagan. Wayne Judiesch, part owner of Macdonald Realty Kelowna and a stalwart in the community, was instrumental in the merger negotiations.

“We are thrilled to be converting to a corporate office,” says Judiesch, “we have known and respected the leaders at Macdonald for over 30 years, this merger gives us a direct pipeline of business to-and-from the Lower Mainland and rest of BC, and provides a long-term future for our agents, staff, and clients.”

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PODCAST: Using Coaching to Build Trust (October 2021)|British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)

PODCAST: Using Coaching to Build Trust (October 2021)|British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)

Across the province, REALTORS® and brokerages are engaged in innovative work to support the real estate profession and the public. And we want to share those stories. On this episode of Open House by BCREA, explore an innovative way to build trusting, successful relationships with your clients through our conversation with Mark Winter. Mark is a seasoned real estate professional with 30 years of experience and is also a certified coach. He is Director of Agent Development at a BC real estate brokerage and has written a book entitled A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent.

This episode was recorded on October 22, 2021.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Background

If you had to pick the most important thing you could provide your clients with, what would it be?

In a survey recently published by the Canadian Real Estate Association and Nanos Research, the most important attributes a Realtor should display in their interactions with clients are honesty and integrity. In other words, your clients want to be able to trust you.

But building that trust can be easier said than done and the survey results also highlight that there is some room to grow in that area.

Joining us to talk about an innovative way to build trust in your relationships with your clients is Mark Winter. Mark has been a part of the same BC brokerage since 1992 and now has over 30 years of experience in the real estate business. He started off as a Realtor and now works in a senior leadership role as Director of Agent Development.

He’s also a certified coach and putting his two passions together has written a book entitled A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent. Mark joins us to talk about the coaching approach and how this approach can lead to more success and fulfillment as a Realtor, which in turn means more satisfied clients.

 


The article was originally posted on British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), November 1, 2021. Written by Shaheed Devji.

Westburn Realty joins the Macdonald Realty family

Westburn Realty joins the Macdonald Realty family

BURNABY, B.C. – (January 7, 2021) – Westburn Realty, an award-winning brokerage in Burnaby, BC, is excited to announce that it has joined Macdonald Realty, one of Canada’s largest independent brokerages and a market leader in British Columbia.  The merger further strengthens Macdonald Realty’s position as BC’s premier independent brokerage and fills a key need for Macdonald in the important Burnaby market.

“We are excited to have a company with the quality and history of Westburn Realty join the Macdonald family,” says Dan Scarrow, President of Macdonald Realty. “We continue to be open to working with great BC companies and agents who want to take their business to the next level.”

 

 

 

Founded in 1987, Westburn Realty has been a leading real estate brokerage in Burnaby for over 30 years.  With nearly 100 licensed real estate agents, including several top teams, Westburn Realty have a sterling reputation and significant market share throughout the Lower Mainland. Paul Prade, part owner of Westburn Realty and a stalwart in the community, was instrumental in the merger negotiations.

“We are thrilled to be joining Macdonald” says Prade, “Our business philosophy of placing customer service and Realtor support first fits perfectly with Macdonald Realty. We have known the leaders of Macdonald for many years and are confident that our tradition of operating a “family” style business will continue for many years to come”.

 

 

 

With the merger, Macdonald, led by CEO Lynn Hsu, is now the largest company in BC owned and operated by a woman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Macdonald Real Estate Group:

Founded in Vancouver in 1944, Macdonald Realty 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 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.

Macdonald Realty donates to Victoria Rapid Relief Fund  for coronavirus emergency relief

Macdonald Realty donates to Victoria Rapid Relief Fund for coronavirus emergency relief

VANCOUVER, B.C. – (April 24, 2020) – Macdonald Realty Victoria has committed to donating a portion of their agent’s monthly office fees to the Victoria Rapid Relief Fund which is raising money for coronavirus emergency relief in the capital region.  The first monthly contribution of $1200 was delivered to The Victoria Foundation who chairs the fund, with a commitment to continue the monthly donations while Macdonald Realty agents work from home during physical distancing.

“We saw an opportunity to shift the focus and support our community during this critical time, ” says Ara Balabanian, Managing Broker of Macdonald Realty’s Victoria and Sidney offices. “Real Estate has been deemed an essential service by the BC Government so while the doors to our office are closed, we are fortunate to be able to continue offering essential services to clients from our homes. Our agents are happy to see a portion of their office fees redirected to support this worthwhile cause.”

The Victoria Rapid Relief Fund was established to provide funds to local Registered Charities and Qualified Donees providing front-line services to vulnerable populations whose staff, volunteers, programs, and operations have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Since March 21st they have raised over $5 million dollars.

Picture from The Victoria Foundation Facebook Page

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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 $6 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.

Share your love of BC with us for a chance to win a $1,000

Share your love of BC with us for a chance to win a $1,000

This March we are launching our new campaign around our deep roots in this province: #homeisBC.

Home is where you grow, play, create and work.
A home is what you make it, it’s where you rest your head,
connect with your family, and what comforts you.
It’s where you sail the ocean, hike the mountains, and cruise the cities.
At Macdonald Realty we are #realproud to say, home is BC.

 

 

What does home is BC mean to you?
Capture your favourite #homeisBC moment on Instagram, use the hashtag #homeisBC and tag us for a chance to win a $1,000 Gift Card.

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Check out homeisbc.ca for more details on the contest.

About Macdonald Realty:
With over 20 offices and 75 years of experience we know each community’s unique identity because we not only work here, we live here. We do things with pride. We do things with optimism. We do dreams. We do real life. We do things with a long-term view. We do it because we’ve been there and we know how to make things happen for our clients. At Macondald Realty we are #realproud that home is BC.

What a Year! 75 Years Young and Going Strong

What a Year! 75 Years Young and Going Strong

What a year! 2019 was full of significant achievements and big dreams.

Macdonald Realty’s Real Estate Agents


As we celebrate Macdonald Realty’s 75th Anniversary, let’s take a moment to raise our glasses and reflect on the moments of this year.

Over the past 12 months, our leadership team, agents and staff, have worked incredibly hard! They have helped our company thrive and succeed in our objectives for 2019. We have continued to invest in our future, even after this many years to seek new horizons and move forward confidently into the next decade.

Here are our main events:

      • Leadership Team – Dan Scarrow appointed Macdonald Real Estate Group President
      • Leadership Team – Rosey Hudson appointed Macdonald Real Estate Group VP Operations
      • Refresh – modernization of logos and branding
      • New Website – www.macrealty.com 
      • New Marketing Program – kvCORE, which includes: fully-optimized Agent Websites, state-of-the-art CRM to manage client databases and a digital media marketing centre
      • New Office – Macdonald Commercial Surrey to service the Fraser Valley
      • New Office – Macdonald Property Management Surrey to service the Fraser Valley
      • New Office – Macdonald Realty Sunshine Coast in Sechelt
      • Office Renovation – Macdonald Realty North Vancouver
      • Office Renovation – Macdonald Realty Squamish 
      • Relaunch – Macdonald Platinum Marketing to provide Project Marketing services to developers
      • Merger/Acquisition – Bay Realty, a 40-year old, high-end brokerage, joined our office in South Surrey/White Rock

Macdonald Realty Office In North Vancouver


Watch out for more updates as we plan on continuing this investment initiative into 2020!

Before you go, we can’t forget to mention that this year Business in Vancouver ranked the 2019 biggest BC businesses owned by women and Macdonald Real Estate Group is #2! We’re privileged to have Lynn Hsu as our CEO and all the women in our leadership team.

Lastly, at one of our holiday parties this year, a brave group of agents and staff from our Macdonald Realty and Macdonald Commercial’s Vancouver Offices made a polar bear plunge at Kitsilano Beach after raising over $25,000 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. We are #realproud of the swimmers and thank you to for the donations to this important charity.

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We’re ready to start the next decade to make even more connections and to bring more people and places together; Because that’s what we do.

Happy New Year!

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