Ambergate Realty Advisors enjoys a team like collaborative culture. Unlike many traditional brokerages in the metro Edmonton area where REALTORS® often compete against one another, (even in the same office), we are creating a group of complimentary team minded 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 22 blog entries about Careers.

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 & think it could be so much fun to go shopping every day
  2.     They have an interest in design or architecture
  3.     They see it as quick & easy money
  4.     They are highly individualistic, & they want to be in charge of their own destiny

What the Job is Really About

  1.     Finding & identifying people who require your services
  2.     Developing relationships with people
  3.     Providing people with information, insight, expert advice & confidence to make decisions
  4.     Long hours & you might often be expected to work at times when most people want to be off work

The Benefits of

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Your broker & brokerage enable you to legally trade in real estate. At the very minimum the brokerage is responsible for supporting your licence & acts as an admin centre for processing your transactions.

However, not all brokerages are created equal

Consider looking for a brokerage that can support you in 3 key areas:

  1.     Identification of new clients (on-line or from the market & community)
  2.     Training (technical & client management skills)
  3.     Brokerage & conveyancing services

Like most things in life you get what you pay for.

Low Fees – Low Support

Some brokerages offer you nothing more than a place to deposit paperwork & collect commission cheques.

You will have to look elsewhere for training, mentoring & set up

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It’s been my experience that many new licensees simply don’t take the time to learn about the industry in terms of how its structured or where the best opportunities might be for them. Let’s spend a couple of minutes discussing this.

In the past the industry was very easy to enter i.e. low barriers to entry. An easy licencing process & lower costs.

Every year it gets harder & more expensive to enter the industry.

The industry in general still operates on 2 levels. Brokerage & thousands of

“cottage industries” i.e. many one band REALTORS®.

Consumers are now demanding a higher level of service, 24/7.

Across north America we are seeing 2 growth trends emerge:

  1.                Local boutique brokerages (many consumers &
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Working as a residential REALTOR® is still one of the lowest cost – highest return business opportunities available to you.

However, you will still carry overhead. You must also be prepared to spend a great deal of your time building momentum.

In general, your annual overhead could look like this:

Sole practitioner

(in a traditional brokerage)

Team Member

Ambergate Realty Advisors

Annual licencing & memberships

(per annum)



Website maintenance (website set up might be an additional $5,000 to 10,000)



Electronic tools

(doc signing & transaction management)



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Our name sums up our core values.


Amber - considered by many to hold healing qualities.


Gate - a sign of transition.  


In essence, we help clients 'move forward' & make a positive transition. If you see yourself as a trusted advisor rather than a salesperson, we could be a great fit for you.


Our Strengths

We are a distinct established & local brand boutique brokerage. Collectively our team has decades of home buying & selling experience.

We help introduce you to potential buyer clients. We offer you the use of our excellent website with a fully functional CRM (Client Relationship Management system) built in.

We have created a comprehensive online & offline marketing campaign for the benefit of the entire

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The wonderful thing about this system is that anyone can do it. Sure, we all know those ‘social magnets’. Folks who can walk into a room and command attention right away. Those folks are a great fit for a real estate career as they can pick up clients wherever they go. But what about the rest of us. Those folks who resonate with a different kind of vibration. Those everyday people who are making their journey through life as best they can, but do not possess that ‘light up a room’ quality?

The good news is that if you learn and apply the habits laid out here, you will be successful. Anyone can do it. So, let’s get started:

Your Daily Habits

  1.     Write down 3 gratitudes. Write down at least 1 if not 2 affirmations describing your vision or
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In our market, approximately 80% of the fees go to just 20% of all REALTORS®.

Average production per agent is about 10 transactions per RAE member * Source RAE

In general, most people can break into the market if:

  1.        You have a solid knowledge of the construction industry (helpful, but not crucial)
  2.        You have a solid background & extensive training in direct selling, marketing, or customer service (important)
  3.        You are extremely well connected & know many people (helpful, but not crucial)
  4.        You are willing to work hard & put in long hours for the first 3 to 5 years (crucial)
  5.        You can demonstrate a point of difference (important)
  6.        You have some working capital to last 3 to 12 months (less if you
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After the board of directors at the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton (RAE), the Member Services Committee is perhaps the most important assembly of RAE members.

Historically, the Member Services Committee was elected by the members to speak for the members. Stuart was successfully elected by his fellow brokers 2 years ago to represent them and their interests.

Early in 2020, he was elected by his fellow committee members to lead and speak for them and all fellow RAE members. Stuart is a Co-Chair. The other Co-Chair was elected by board of directors.

About the author:

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

Want more information about our lower cost FLAT FEE home

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We are pleased to welcome Nancy into our team of professional advisors. Nancy’s warm caring nature will make her a major asset to our clients.

Nancy comes to Ambergate Realty with a love for people, dedication, and a solid work ethic. She has been living in Spruce Grove for 23 years and has been involved with organizing hockey and baseball in the community. Years of travelling for games gave her a solid foundation in knowing Edmonton and the surrounding areas. 

Excited and dazed she bought her first house when she was 21. Throughout the years she has continued buying and selling, even built one. Currently her and two cats own their home and have a rental property. Her interest in real estate is the motivation that has driven her to pursue this

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We are pleased to welcome Sarah into our team of professional advisors. Sarah will be a major asset to our clients. Please feel welcome to reach out to her for all of your home buying needs.

Sarah has worked in the Land Development & Real Estate industry for over 10 years. She has developed a unique set of skills and perspective that she will utilize in the home buying process. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or experienced in the real estate market; Sarah will listen to your needs and help you through every step of the way. Please call or email Sarah today and together you can start the process of getting you into your new home.

About the author:

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

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