Franchise News 12 October 2021

CENTURY 21 The One Realty Opens in Markham, ON

September 30, 2021 – Michelle Zhou and Sharon Yu are new franchisees of CENTURY 21 The One Realty, based out of Markham, Ontario. They have been a highly productive team for 7 years, with 20 plus years combined of real estate experience and decided to expand their success with CENTURY 21 Canada.

Over the past 6 years, this duo has closed 700M transactions, and has already closed 100 deals in 2021. Michelle Zhou started her real estate career over 14 years ago. After graduating with a Master’s in Economics, she started her career at IBM while working part-time as a REALTOR®.  She fell in love with helping people find their forever homes and decided to continue her passion full-time.

Sharon Yu, who has always been interested in the industry, started her career 8 years ago. Shortly after joining, she and Michelle created ‘The One’ team, and they found success quickly. In their previous brokerage of over 500 agents, they earned the #3 spot in their second year. In their third year, they were named #1 and have been in the top spot for the past few years.

“We are a strong, high producing team with just the two of us, and now we are so excited to be able to grow with CENTURY 21 and share our experience with others on how they can build their business just like we did,” says Michelle. The team already has a training plan to teach new and experienced agents their successful strategies to help them develop their business. “That is one of the main reasons we became franchisees, we want to help others grow their real estate career so they can help more clients,” adds Sharon.

Michelle and Sharon are also eager to combine their reputable “The One” brand with CENTURY 21’s powerful branding. “We have had the same brand since day one. People know our name and they know our distinctive red and black colours. Adding CENTURY 21’s unmistakable relentless gold will show clients we have a big franchise behind us,” says Sharon. The new franchisees were also drawn to CENTURY 21 because of the advanced technology, marketing support, and the welcoming family feel. “We found our home with CENTURY 21,” they add.

“The two owners bring an abundance of knowledge and expertise to CENTURY 21 Canada,” says Brian Rushton, Executive Vice President at CENTURY 21 Canada. “Their passion to help others grow their business as they have successfully done over the past years is second to none. We are delighted to welcome these new franchisees to C21, and we look forward to supporting their growth.”

CENTURY 21 The One Realty group has a strong presence with their local community and is excited to grow their multicultural office and deliver the gold standard to the Markham area with CENTURY 21 Canada.