Saskatoon’s CENTURY 21 Fusion wins 2016 Franchisee of the Year

CENTURY 21 Canada announces their 2016 Franchisee of the Year.

CENTURY 21 Canada is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Franchisee of the Year Award: CENTURY 21 Fusion, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! The prestigious award was presented to owners Gary and Sharon Busch during the organization’s special 40th anniversary Canada Conference in Vancouver on October 28, 2016.

Candidates for Franchisee of the Year are selected by peer nomination and evaluated based on a variety of factors that include sales, growth, and their overall contribution to the System and local community.

This year’s winner, Gary Busch, started his career in real estate as a REALTOR® with CENTURY 21 in 1992 and hasn’t looked back since.

“After more than twenty-four years, I can honestly say that I have never even considered leaving the brand,” said Busch. “To this day, I still remember what a competitor said after failing to recruit me, despite a relentless pursuit: ‘You’re a tough one to crack, Gary; your blood runs gold,’ and that still rings true. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of the CENTURY 21 organization, and the business it has helped me build.”

Today, his thriving company supports the success of more than 90 sales representatives in the Saskatoon area.

“As a franchisee from a relatively small city, I’m humbled and honoured to receive this national recognition,” said Busch, owner, CENTURY 21 Fusion. “The Franchisee of the Year Award is extremely coveted and validates all of the initiatives and effort we have put into building a successful business. I’m grateful for the systems, mentors, and committed agents who have worked hard to make this happen for us.”

Continual coaching and onboarding programs like Passport for Success have helped more than seventy percent of their new agents last beyond the three-year mark; an impressive statistic in an industry where many sales representatives fail within that same timeframe.

“Whether it’s day one of an agent’s career or a seasoned veteran looking to take their business to the next level, Gary and his management team have always maintained a laser-like focus on growth and professional development,” said Brian Rushton, executive vice president, CENTURY 21 Canada. “We’re incredibly proud of what they have contributed to our organization, as well as the real estate industry in Saskatoon, and they couldn’t be more deserving of this significant award.”   

Drop by the CENTURY 21 Fusion office in Saskatoon at 210-310 Wellman Lane, or visit their website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

 

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Media contact

Sandra Quek
Marketing Specialist
CENTURY 21 Canada™
sandra.quek@century21.ca 
604.606.2106

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada.

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise sales organization with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 101,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive technology, marketing, training, management, and administrative support for its members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2016 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

Kelowna’s Amanda Westrheim wins 2016 Sales Associate of the Year

CENTURY 21 Canada announces their 2016 Sales Associate of the Year.

CENTURY 21 Canada is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Sales Associate of the Year: Amanda Westrheim, from CENTURY 21 Assurance in Kelowna, British Columbia! The prestigious award was presented during the organization’s special 40th anniversary Canada Conference in Vancouver on October 28, 2016.

Candidates for Sales Associate of the Year are selected by peer nomination and evaluated based on a variety of factors that include sales, growth, and their overall contribution to the System and local community.

This year’s winner, Westrheim, jumpstarted her career in real estate as soon as she graduated high school, taking on administrative roles for CENTURY 21 Assurance until she was licensed in 2011. In her very first year as a REALTOR, she became the top producing agent in her office, and received the brand’s most iconic award for sales excellence, the CENTURION.

“I have always known that I wanted to be a REALTOR, so to receive this type of acknowledgement, so early on in my career, is surreal and beyond encouraging,” said Westrheim. “I truly believe that my discipline and background in the industry, prior to even being licensed, gave me an incredible head start as a REALTOR, and I want to thank everyone who has supported me from day one.”   

Last year alone, Westrheim became a DOUBLE CENTURION producer; an impressive achievement that requires a gross closed commission of at least $484,000 or 134 units!

“To be named Sales Associate of the Year is an incredible honour at any stage in a REALTOR’S career, but to receive this recognition just five years in is quite exceptional, and something that Amanda should be very proud of,” said Brian Rushton, executive vice president, CENTURY 21 Canada. “Her passion for real estate and obvious commitment to her clients and the CENTURY 21 brand is inspiring and I look forward to watching her continued success.”

Drop by the CENTURY 21 Assurance office at 251 Harvey Avenue in Kelowna, BC to meet Amanda, or visit her website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

 

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Media contact

Sandra Quek
Marketing Specialist
CENTURY 21 Canada™
sandra.quek@century21.ca 
604.606.2106

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada.

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise sales organization with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 101,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive technology, marketing, training, management, and administrative support for its members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2016 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

Regina’s Carla Browne wins 2016 Brand Leadership Award

CENTURY 21 Canada announces their 2016 Brand Leadership Award winner

CENTURY 21 Canada is proud to announce the inaugural recipient of its Brand Leadership Award: Carla Browne, owner of CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Ltd., in Regina, Saskatchewan! The prestigious award was presented during the special 40th anniversary Canada Conference in Vancouver on October 28, 2016, in recognition of outstanding leadership and brand loyalty.

Browne started her career in real estate with CENTURY 21 in 1993, and having done every job in the office since then, knows the industry and brand inside out. It was in 2011, after successfully managing four offices as a provincial broker, that she took ownership of CENTURY 21 Dome along with her partners.

“Despite being licensed, my mission has never been to sell real estate myself. I love the operations side of the business and am dedicated to growing our office by supporting our sales representatives,” said Browne, owner, CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Ltd. “I know that supported agents are profitable, successful agents, and for me, that has always started with the brand and the people behind it. Between the incredible franchisees who have mentored me, our agents and staff who work hard every day, along with the C21 Leadership Team that is always willing to listen and eager for feedback, I couldn’t do what I do alone.” 

Her consistent leadership and commitment to her agents’ success has allowed CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Ltd. to capture the TOP market share in Regina.

“Carla’s contributions to her community, the CENTURY 21 brand in Canada, and the real estate industry in general, extend well beyond her beloved province of Saskatchewan,” said Martin Charlwood, CEO and vice chairman, CENTURY 21 Canada. “Her thoughtful and fearless leadership all but guarantees a strong and successful future for CENTURY 21 in the Prairies and across Canada.”

Drop by the CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Ltd. office in Regina at 4420 Albert Street, or visit their website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

 

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Media contact

Sandra Quek
Marketing Specialist
CENTURY 21 Canada™
sandra.quek@century21.ca 
604.606.2106

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada.

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise sales organization with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 101,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive technology, marketing, training, management, and administrative support for its members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2016 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

40-year real estate franchisee receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CENTURY 21 Canada announces their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

CENTURY 21 Canada is proud to announce that Bill Blackall, from CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. in Richmond, BC, has been recognized with the Charlwood Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40 years of service to the brand.  The prestigious award was presented by the Founder of CENTURY 21 Canada, U. Gary Charlwood, during the organization’s special 40th anniversary Canada Conference in Vancouver on October 28, 2016.

Blackall opened the doors to CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. in 1976, when Charlwood brought franchised real estate to Canada, and they’ve been part of the CENTURY 21 team ever since.

“I often get asked why I have stayed with CENTURY 21 for as long as I have, and the answer is really quite simple: world-class support,” said Blackall, owner, CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. “I’ve felt incredibly supported from the moment that I took a risk and signed the first franchise agreement back in 1975. That moment helped change the Canadian real estate industry forever, and I’m incredibly proud and grateful that I was a part of that.”

Today, Blackall runs the successful real estate and property management company alongside his youngest son Michael.

“Bill has been with us since the beginning, and that means a lot to me personally, and our organization; his loyalty is a testament to the relationships we have with our franchisees and the foundation upon which CENTURY 21 Canada was built,” said U. Gary Charlwood, founder and executive chairman, CENTURY 21 Canada. “Thank you to Bill for his continued trust in the vision I had more than 40 years ago.”

Drop by the CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. office in Richmond at 7320 Westminster Highway, or visit their website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

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Media contact

Sandra Quek
Marketing Specialist
CENTURY 21 Canada™
sandra.quek@century21.ca 
604.606.2106

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada.

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest and most recognized residential real estate franchise sales organization with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 101,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive technology, marketing, training, management, and administrative support for its members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2016 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.