Careers

Ambergate Realty Advisors enjoys a team like collaborative culture. Unlike traditional Canadian brokerages where most REALTORS® compete against one another, (even in the same office), we are creating a group of complimentary REALTORS®, staff members and outside associates who cherish the opportunity to work well together. Our clients receive the best experience and our professionals enjoy a high quality professional and personal life.

To read the bios of ALL team members please click on this link: Learn More About Our Team Members

Found 12 blog entries about Careers.

You may be a brand-new agent or you may have been in the industry for a year or two. In either case your essential challenges are the same. How do you most effectively build your client base and keep costs LOW.

The most basic way to build a client base is to go out to friends and family. Call everyone you know, send them a letter and enclose your business card. For most agents this is not enough to build or sustain a practice. According to the REALTORS® Association 72% of new agents are GONE within 2 years.

So how can you prevent this happening to you?

First make sure you have access to the right tools. For example,”

  1.     A website designed to capture potential clients leads
  2.     An effective and easy to use CRM system (Client
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Intuitively, getting into real estate in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic might not seem like a great idea. Ideally you will have your license already. If not, then you have a few months study ahead of you, but that’s OK. The market will still be ready for you.

Here are 3 good reasons why this might just be your moment:

1. The REALTOR® Community Will Be Thinning Out

The market for REALTORS® is crowded. As a new practitioner, one of your many challenges will be to find clients who are not already working with a REALTOR®. The current crisis, combined with the fact that our industry subscriptions are up at the end of March, will encourage many ‘old timers’ and ‘part-timers’ to leave the industry. This will present opportunities to service

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A career in real estate can be a tremendously rewarding career if you truly understand what you are getting into and how the industry actually works.

Some of the typical benefits are:

  1.     You will always have work
  2.     The residential market is so large, it could be described as perpetual and downturn proof.
  3.     Life happens to real estate. People leave home, marry, have children, divorce, move to a new city, die and retire.
  4.     Repeat business opportunities. Most people move every 8 to 10 years.

What Do Many People Think the Job is About?

Many people we talk to want to get into real estate for 4 keys reasons:

  1.     They like looking at homes and think it could be so much fun to go shopping every day
  2.     They have an
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A career in real estate can seem very glamorous. To many people, it also presents as a way to make scads of money for little effort. 

The reality? Most new REALTORS® need to exert many thousands of man hours and invest heavily in professional development and marketing to get their careers off the ground. 

So, you might be asking. What are my odds of success? How sure can I be of success? 

Here’s a scary statistic. According to an ad hoc study by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, 72% of new members have left the industry within 2 years. 

Still interested? 

Here are my thoughts on how you can be successful: 

  1. Make sure you have enough cash to last for 3 to 12 months without receiving a

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Our industry struggles with being regarded as a profession despite the fact that it requires a lot of education and many years of doing the work to really become a master practitioner. 

Unfortunately, some REALTORS® work against this goal due to their choice of dress code. Its not unknown here in Edmonton to see REALTORS® during the summer months working in board shorts and flip flops. In my view this is totally unprofessional. Would you sell your home or trust someone to help you buy if they dressed like this? 

Studies show that how you choose to present yourself and in particular how you choose to dress will make a difference. 

Yale did a study back in 2014. The challenge was for a group of students to ‘sell a factory.

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If you are thinking about a career in real estate, or if you are an existing REALTOR® finding the current market a challenge your choice of brokerage will crucial to your success.

We are growing a small and effective team of REALTORS® at this brokerage and we are selectively adding new members. The goal is to recruit between 5 and 10 new team members by the end of 2020. Could you be one of them?

Not sure what other REALTRS® would have to say about the culture at Ambergate Realty Advisors? Here are some recent testimonials from current team members.

Stevi Lashley (a brand-new entrant to the industry)

Working with Ambergate Realty Advisors over the last 1 and a half has been great for me. My broker Stuart Neal has taught me be a better

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Ambergate Realty Advisors is pleased to continue to add diversity to our team. Bohdan has worked as a REALTOR® for many years and he brings with him a wealth of real estate experience.

Bohdan has lived in the Edmonton area for his entire life, owning homes in Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, and Edmonton. He currently lives near the Valley Zoo with his lovely wife Maria, his cat Winston, and his dog Dash. Bohdan graduated from the University of Alberta in 1979. He also keeps the designation of Associate Broker with the Real Estate Council of Alberta. He’s worked in the customer service industry for over 40 years and as a real estate agent since 2004.

You can read more about Bohdan and contact him by clicking here.

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Just over one year ago Stevi Lashley joined our team. Stevi has proven to be an excellent REALTOR®.

She’s persistent, professional, knowledgeable and highly effective when she represents her clients. Here is a recent testimonial that we received on our Facebook page.

“My Husband and I really enjoyed working with Stevi. She was very helpful and super efficient with sending us listings that met our criteria as well as setting up viewings. We will definitely be recommending her to our friends. Thanks again, Stevi!”

We are proud to have Stevi on our team.

To reach Stevi just click on this link: Stevi Lashley – Advisor / REALTOR®

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker

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As our team continues to grow and develop, we are focused on bringing in professionals who offer a range of talents and experience to our clients. George Marshall is a welcome addition to our team.

George comes to Ambergate Realty Advisors with over a decade of experience in many facets of real estate including the residential markets, commercial markets and land development. His focus is now buyer representation and our exclusive new home builder program.

Welcome George Marshall.

You can read more about George and contact him by clicking here.

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®

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As our team continues to grow and develop, we are focused on bringing in professionals who offer a range of talents and experience to our clients. Freda Wiggs is one such person.

Freda came back to Edmonton from Vancouver Island in August 2018. While on the island she was a REALTOR® for 6 years. Many of her clients were downsizing and she naturally progressed to specialize in helping people transition through this crucial part of their lives. Freda has earned her Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation.

Welcome Freda Wiggs.

You can read more about Freda and contact her by clicking here.

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®

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