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The office of Rod Stirling and Della Fraser, owners of Coldwell Banker Northern Bestsellers of Yellowknife, has been named No. 1 Coldwell Banker office in North America in both adjusted gross commissions and unit sales for offices with one to 10 sales reps. In the Canadian Coldwell Banker rankings, Marc Ronan of Coldwell Banker Ronan Realty in Tottenham, Ont. and Marion Lahey of Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty in Kelowna, B.C. lead the list of 2016 award winners. Ronan had the highest sales volume while Lahey had the most units sold. The Canadian Rookie of the Year in sales volume and unit sales was Molly Milligan of Coldwell Banker Northern Bestsellers. Originally from Yellowknife, Milligan left to pursue a career as a world-class snowboarder and Olympic hopeful for more than 10 years. She then returned to Yellowknife to launch her real estate career. During a recent awards presentation, Andy Puthon, president of Coldwell Banker Canada, said Milligan “brings the discipline, drive and work ethic” she learned as a professional athlete to her real estate career. “Her early success in this industry is one of the noteworthy performances that helped drive her company to be ranked No. 1 in North America in its office size category.” The Canadian Ambassador Award, presented to the individual who best exemplifies Coldwell Banker brand values, was awarded to Tracey Appleton of Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty in Kitchener/Waterloo, Ont. “Tracey has been involved in several community service initiatives, including bringing Syrian refugee families to Canada, the company’s annual Trees for Toys drive and fire safety,” said Puthon. “She has been a director and vicechair for Habitat for Humanity of the Waterloo Region…and is also a past president of the Women’s 26 REM APRIL 2017 Crisis Services of Waterloo region.” He added that she has a long history of volunteer involvement in organized real estate and has attained professional credentials in a number of programs. “Tracey has distinguished herself as a caring, talented and deeply committed individual, who exemplifies all that is best about the Coldwell Banker brand in Canada,” Puthon said. Agent team honours (one to three people) for total sales volume went to the Patricia Houlihan Team, Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty, Vancouver. The Power of 3 Team at Coldwell Banker Power Realty in London, Ont. had the most total units. Agent team honours for four people or more for total sales volume and total units went to Jane Hoffman Group at Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty. That brokerage was the No. 1 affiliate company for sales volume and unit sales in Canada. Marion Lahey and Jane Hoffman Group were also No. 1 in Canada for Ultimate Service in their categories. Office honours for sales volume: 1-10 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Northern Bestsellers, Yellowknife 11-20 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Ronan Realty, Tottenham 21-35 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray, Alta. 36-50 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Rhodes & Company, Ottawa 51-100 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, Kelowna 101+ sales reps: Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, Burnaby, B.C. Office honours for total units: 1-10 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Northern Bestsellers, Yellowknife 11-20 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Essential Realty, Windsor, Ont. 21-35 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Parker Realty, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 36-50 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Momentum Realty, St. Catharines, Ont. 51-100 sales reps: Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, Kelowna 101+ sales reps: Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, Burnaby International Chairman’s Circle awards went to Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate in Whitby, Ont. and Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty. The Coldwell Banker network has approximately 200 independently owned residential and commercial offices in Canada.

London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) 2016 president Stacey Evoy was honoured for her outstanding volunteer service to the community and awarded the Ontario Realtors Care Foundation Fellowship at the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) 2017 Annual Conference in Toronto. Members of the fellowship program are recognized for their passion and commitment to the real estate profession’s Quality of Life principles, enhancing local communities by supporting growth that fosters economic vitality, provides housing opportunities, respects the environment and builds good communities and safe neighbourhoods. Evoy became a Realtor in 2003. She participates in a number of fundraising events throughout the year supporting various charities. Evoy has also chaired LSTAR’s annual Children’s Christmas Party and she chaired LSTAR’s Christmas Gala Committee over four consecutive years and raised more than $100,000 for various shelter based charities.

Elizabeth Burnett was recently presented with Sutton Group – Select Realty’s 17th Michele Montour Award. The London, Ont. brokerage annually presents the award named for their late colleague to one of their sales reps who has all of the attributes that were “loved and admired in Michele,” the company says. “Elizabeth always displays a very positive, cheerful and upbeat manner and professional image. Elizabeth is a true team player,” says the brokerage. “A knowledgeable, passionate and highly successful Realtor, this veteran of 15 years at Sutton – Select is a true team player who embodies integrity and professionalism in all endeavours.”

REM Magazine – April 2017