March 5, 2021, Pickering— Longtime CENTURY 21 Sales Associate Mohammed Ashraf is opening his own franchise in Pickering, Ontario. CENTURY 21 Kingdom is now open on Kingston Road.
Ashraf has been with CENTURY 21 Canada for 18 years—four in Alberta, then fourteen in the Greater Toronto Area. He recently obtained his broker license. Before he was in real estate, Mohammed was in the banking industry.
“I was ready to take the next step in my career,” says Ashraf. “Throughout my life, I’ve developed the skills to manage and inspire others. When you add that to my background in real estate, I know I can be a successful franchise owner.”
Knowing that he wanted to open his own franchise, Ashraf actually left CENTURY 21 two years ago, just to see how other real estate offices and franchises worked. When it was time to open his own, he knew he wanted to return to C21. “What they offer agents and owners is unparalleled. I feel like I’m getting the whole package.”
CENTURY 21 Canada Executive Vice President Brian Rushton is happy to have Mohamed back with the brand. “We love it when our agents stay with us to become franchisees. In this case, Mohamed even looked elsewhere, but realized that we can help him grow better than any other brand.”
Ashraf has ambitious goals and hopes to have 20-25 agents by summer. By the end of the year, he hopes to grow to 40-50 agents. He plans to establish himself in the market by offering great training and an inspiring culture.