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.

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1 million gets you in Leslieville

Address: 61 Dagmar Avenue
Neighbourhood: Leslieville
Agent: Trevor Bond, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Previously sold for: $740,000 in 2014, prior to a major renovation and lot reconfiguration
 
 
 

The property

A duplex that just underwent a major facelift.

The front door opens into the living room:

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The dining area is continuous with the living room:

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And here’s the kitchen, complete with wheely island and quartz countertops:

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There are three bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:

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This bedroom is set up as an office:

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All three bedrooms share this bathroom:

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The master bedroom has exposed rafters:

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The backyard is well manicured:

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Plenty of room for plants back here, or possibly a car:

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The history

One of the sellers is an architect at Sustainable TO. He gutted the 1903 house about three years ago and increased its chic factor throughout, from the birch hardwood flooring to the vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom. Then he severed the lot in two and listed the place. He’ll use the proceeds to build his dream house on the vacant plot of land next door.

The fate

The buyer was attracted to the house’s potential as an income property. There’s already one tenant in the basement, and the upper unit will soon be for rent as well. Here’s the basement living area:

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And the bedroom:

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The sale

The agent listed the property below market value. About 200 potential buyers, possibly attracted by the seemingly low price, attended the open house. Despite the fact that the house will be next to a construction site for the next year or so, it drew 16 offers. The two highest bids were within a few hundred dollars of one another, so the sellers chose the one with the later closing date, so they could have their wedding and honeymoon before dealing with the move.

By the numbers

• $1,023,600
• 4,428 in taxes (2016)
• 1,440 square feet above grade
• 620-square-foot lower apartment
• 7 days on MLS
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms

Sale of the Week: The $1-million Junction building that shows what a west-end commercial space is worth

Address: 419 Jane Street
Neighbourhood: The Junction
Agent: Brennan Aguanno and Anna Kemp, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Previously sold for: $465,000, in 2011
 
 

The property

A residential/commercial/income property trifecta in the Junction.

There’s a two-bedroom apartment on the second floor. Here’s the living room:

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There’s a dining room connected to the living room:

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Here’s the guest bedroom, currently set up as a nursery:

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The two bedrooms share this bathroom:

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The master bedroom:

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The ground-floor storefront is currently not up to much:

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And there’s a backyard, so to speak:

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The history

The seller bought the building 2011 and opened up a pilates studio on the ground floor. In 2014, she moved to Belgrade and rented out the storefront to a nursery school, while a family took over the two-bedroom apartment on the second floor. When the school closed about four months ago, the seller chose to list the property for sale, rather than try to rent it out from overseas.

The sale

Selling the property was tricky, because showings had to be scheduled around the needs of the upstairs renters, who have a baby. There were two offers. It was close, but the buyers won with an unconditional bid a little more than $100,000 over asking.

By the numbers

• $1,000,419
• $9,980.00 in taxes (2015)
• 2,400 square feet
• 9 days on the market
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms