Franchise News 14 October 2021

Redline Properties joins CENTURY 21 Heritage House

October 6, 2021CENTURY 21 Heritage House is pleased to announce that Redline Properties in Brantford, Ontario has come aboard to join their team as of October 1, 2021. Since 2017, Redline properties has focused on high-end service, digital marketing and fostered a culture of collaboration which they are excited to bring to the CENTURY 21 family.

“A combination of their social media and marketing platforms will provide our agents with a lot of new opportunities moving forward,” says Anthony Montanaro, Chief Operating Officer of CENTURY 21 Heritage House. “When we add all of that on to our existing footprint and market share, CENTURY 21 Heritage House will be set apart from the competition.”

All agents will now have access to a marketing assistance to help them create professional pieces to market properties and promote their business. CENTURY 21 Heritage House uses HUB21, the C21 Canada tech platform that provides websites, a CRM, Marketing Centre, Presentation Builder, and social media promotion tool which will now be made available to all the Redline agents, along with the training opportunities for all C21 agents.

“Training is a really important part of our culture,” says Jeff Thibodeau, co-owner of Redline Properties. “I’m used to running several training sessions a week for our team and I’m excited that we’ll now be able to offer much more under the C21 umbrella.”

CENTURY 21 Heritage House has been in business for 40 years in Woodstock, and recently expanded into Brantford in August 2020. They are welcoming 55 realtors who have sold more than 2,000 homes over the past four years.

“We never expected to grow this big, or this fast,” says Mike Brown, co-owner of Redline Properties. “We are so excited to combine the best parts of our companies, and our customers can expect the same boutique vibe, now backed by the most recognized name in real estate. We want to invest in our clients and keep pushing and growing into the future.”

In The Community 12 October 2021

The Annual JC Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament Raised $110,000 for Easter Seals Alberta

September 20, 2021 – CENTURY 21 Foothills Real Estate hosted the JC Anderson Memorial Golf Tournament in Foothills, AB. This annual event proved to be another successful fundraiser, raising $110,000 for Easter Seals Alberta, helping many children living with disabilities and medical conditions.

The 78 golfers started the day at the Sirocco Golf and Country Club, a local course with unique challenges and unparalleled beauty that winds its way through the Pine Creek Valley. After the tournament, the golfers, family, friends, and supporters enjoyed dinner and an auction hosted by Tiffany Gordon, daughter of CENTURY 21 Foothills Real Estate owner and manager, Blair and Beverly Gordon. Tiffany is a CPGA golf professional and was very instrumental in the success of this event.

The ≈ was founded in support of the late JC’s vision to ensure kids with disabilities had a place to play and belong, no matter what their diagnosis. This annual fundraiser provides an opportunity for them to attend Easter Seals Camp Horizon, a one-of-a-kind magical place that empowers them to reach their full potential. “Even though the camp is not open for the second year in a row because of COVID-19, we managed to raise awareness for this important cause and attract people that gave generously,” says Blair.

CENTURY 21 Foothills has been a big supporter of Easter Seals Alberta over the years. Their numerous successful fundraising events and the majority of their over 50 agents across six offices in the Foothills area donating $21 per deal, earned them the #2 C21 Easter Seals fundraising company in 2019.

Tiffany Gordon – Emcee of the event

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.

Franchise News 1 October 2021

CENTURY 21 Canada Restructures and Sets Growth Goals

October 1, 2021 – CENTURY 21 Canada has reorganized its leadership team to best meet the needs of its current franchisees and is setting its sights on growth in the coming years. The change comes after the company successfully launched the Moxiworks platform to its agents earlier this year, providing first class websites, marketing, and customer relationship management tools that work together seamlessly in the HUB21 platform.

“We’ve spent the past few years focusing on our technology and providing our agents with the best tools in the industry,” says U. Gary Charlwood, Founder and Executive Chairman of Century 21 Canada. “We’re now ready to showcase our value to an expanded audience from coast to coast. The experienced team we’ve organized is very driven and ready to get started.”

Martin Charlwood, previously Vice Chairman, assumes the leadership role as President and CEO by taking a more active role in the organization.

Brian Rushton remains Executive Vice President operations reporting directly to Martin.

Tracy Bartram remains Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Charlwood Pacific Group as well as Century 21 Canada.

Chiyoko Kakino— Vice President, Brand Expansion, Western Canada

Chiyoko Kakino— Vice President, Brand Expansion, Western Canada. Chiyoko is taking her passion for the brand and sharing it across Western Canada which has been identified as an important region for the brand to continue to grow. Chiyoko has been one of the chief architects of the brand relaunch as Vice President of Marketing for the past six years and will and continue to influence marketing projects throughout the organization.

 

Leigh Kjekstad—Senior Director of Marketing, Communication and Events

Leigh Kjekstad—Senior Director of Marketing, Communication and Events. Leigh has been with CENTURY 21 Canada for more than four years and has specialized in public relations, marketing, and events. In this new role, she will oversee marketing and communications as well as organize our annual conference and awards events.

 

Jack Miller— Virtual Chief Technology Officer

Jack Miller— Virtual Chief Technology Officer. Over the past several years Jack has guided CENTURY 21 Canada through its technology changes. He will remain with the company in the CTO role as well as continue his role as President of the real estate management consulting and analytics firm T3 Sixty.

 

Todd Shyiak—Vice-President, National Network Development

Todd Shyiak—Vice-President, National Network Development. Todd has been with CENTURY 21 Canada since 2013 heading up the Operations department and will continue to help current franchisees with their recruiting and retention strategies. In addition to that, he will be identifying strategic merger and acquisition opportunities within the existing network and continuing to report Brian.

 

Gary Zalepa- Vice President, Brand Expansion, Eastern Canada

Gary Zalepa- Vice President, Brand Expansion, Eastern Canada. Gary has long been a source of information and advice for our brokers and he will now share his knowledge with a new generation of potential franchisees from Ontario to Newfoundland. Gary’s background is of a realtor and broker, so he is well positioned to set up future franchisees for success.  Gary will report to EVP, Brian Rushton.

The timing of the restructuring is, in part, due to the retirement of long-serving members of the C21 staff. Director of Meeting and Events, Carol Hughes, chose to take early retirement at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. More recently, Vice-President of Corporate Services Barbara Fromm also decided to retire after being with the company for more than 40 years.

Tracy Bartram, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CENTURY 21 Canada, says the groundwork that Barb and Carol laid throughout their tenure is already allowing the transition to a new chapter for the company to go smoothly. “Barb and Carol both made sure our day-day business and events ran smoothly. Our awards program, corporate events, and  continued support of Easter Seals wouldn’t be what they are without them and we thank them for their service.”

Corporate changes over the past few months are also set to better serve existing franchisees. While the Moxiworks platform provides excellent tech support for its product, C21 has invested in enhanced tech support with other tools such as Back At You Media, Google Workplace, and Zillow. There is also a renewed focus on the company’s concierge program which is designed to have a “superuser” in each office to ensure everyone knows the tools available to them and understands how to maximize each one for their business.

 

Martin Charlwood -President and CEO

President and CEO Martin Charlwood adds, “Starting in 1975 my father laid the foundation of real estate franchising in Canada in the real estate brokerage industry and we have spent the past almost 50 years continuing to make our mark.  My leadership team will continue to be the gold standard in the industry and our value package remains the best, bar none”.

 

U. Gary Charlwood -Century 21 Canada founder

Company founder U. Gary Charlwood adds, “We are the pioneers of real estate franchising in Canada and have spent the past 40 years setting the gold standard for what to offer agents to make them stand out in their local market. The next chapter of our organization is to expand our footprint across the country.”

Franchise News 14 September 2021

Century 21 Lanthorn in Belleville Expands Leadership Group

Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate announced that the brokerage’s Belleville, Ont. office will soon transition to an expanded ownership group – Century 21 Lanthorn & Associates. The new ownership team includes industry veteran broker and owner of C21 Lanthorn Real Estate Bill Rorabeck, real estate coach and mentor Joelle Briggs and broker and leader of The Royle Group Travis Royle.

“C21 Lanthorn has become an incredible force in Southeastern Ontario,” says Rorabeck. “With client and market expectations changing, it’s time to introduce new leadership of the Belleville office, and I’m confident in the opportunity that Joelle and Travis bring as expanded owners.”

Bill Rorabeck

Rorabeck has more than 40 years of experience in the industry. In addition to his work at C21 Lanthorn & Associates, he will continue to work with C21 Lanthorn’s offices in Picton, Trenton, Madoc and Napanee.

Joelle Briggs

Briggs is a real estate coach and mentor and she currently leads C21 Lanthorn’s business operations across all the brokerage’s offices. “At C21 Lanthorn, our mission has always been to deliver extraordinary experiences,” says Briggs. “Together with our amazing team of agents, we are ready to make bold moves to best serve those in the community.”

Travis Royle

Royle is the broker of record for C21 Lanthorn & Associates, currently leading The Royle Group.

“With our talented team and unique skill set, we are excited about the opportunity to influence positive change and help the office grow in numbers and market share,” says Royle.

 

Read more at Real Estate Magazine

In The Community 20 August 2021

CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Raises Record-Breaking $60,000 for Easter Seals

August 12, 2021 – The 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament raised a record-breaking $60,000 last month in Barrie. Despite a rainy day for golf, supporters and a team for CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty hosted an incredible event with an even more exciting result.

CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament

The tournament took place in early July at Bear Creek Golf Club in Barrie, ON with 180 golfers over 3 shotgun times. Part of the remarkable amount raised at the event will purchase 4 pieces of mobility equipment that kids in their community have been desperately waiting for. The remainder of the generous donations will help support children living with disabilities and get them access to essential specialized equipment.

CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament

After the rainy game, the players enjoyed a social event with hockey celebrities Doug Gilmour & Kirk Muller, plus TSN broadcaster Ken Reid. The three hockey greats shared stories from their NHL playing, coaching, and refereeing days. Attendees also heard from guest speaker, Daniella Altieri, the 17-year-old Easter Seals Ontario Ambassador. She gave a heart-warming speech about the need for inclusiveness among people with disabilities and how Easter Seals has had an incredible impact on her life. Altieri’s passionate speech left attendees emotional and was met with a standing ovation.

CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament

“Hearing from Altieri and other Easter Seals children in our community gives us the motivation to continue our relentless fundraising efforts,” says Theresa Kerr with CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty in Barrie “A big thank you to our team, organizers, volunteers, and attendees for their support in helping create a more inclusive and accessible society that includes and honours the contributions and potential of Canadians of all abilities.”

CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty’s determined effort in supporting Easter Seals and creative fundraising events throughout the years has earned them the #1 C21 Easter Seals fundraising company for 7 consecutive years.

CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament
CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty 16th Annual Showcase of Celebrities Golf Tournament

Consumer News 11 August 2021

National Home Prices Spike in 2021 with Atlantic Canada Seeing Unprecedented Increases

Vancouver (August 11, 2021) – House prices across Canada have grown significantly over the past year, particularly in Atlantic Canada and more recreational locations, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The fifth annual Price per Square Foot survey is being released by CENTURY 21 Canada and shows that real estate continues to be an excellent investment for Canadians. While real estate is most often dependent on the local market, the past year has seen widespread increases in prices from coast to coast.

In its annual, nationwide study, CENTURY 21 Canada compared the price per square foot of properties sold between January 1 and June 30 this year, compared to the same period last year.

“Looking at the prices across Canada, there isn’t one region that hasn’t seen price growth in the past year,” says Brian Rushton, Executive Vice-President of CENTURY 21 Canada. “When the pandemic began in 2020, the market became unchartered territory. But because of low inventory and high demand from buyers looking for a larger space, prices have steadily climbed for the past year, particularly detached homes. Over the past couple of months, that growth has slowed and condo prices have started increasing again– it’s still a seller’s market from Victoria to St. John’s.”

When COVID-19 began to take hold in spring 2020, the belief was that the market would struggle. However, after an initial dip, pent up demand for housing, particularly detached homes, increased prices throughout last fall and earlier this year, in part due to a lack of supply. As evidenced in the data, prices in central major metros have been softer than those in traditionally less expensive markets like Owen Sound and Atlantic Canada.

Rushton says prices have moderated over the past couple of months. “This is typical of what we see through the summer months, but all signs are pointing to another busy fall as inventory across the country continues to be low with plenty of buyers waiting to make a move as soon as they can.”

 

Regional highlights:

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Atlantic Canada 

Atlantic

Atlantic Canada has long been seen as the most affordable region in Canada for housing. But over the past year, prices have consistently increased with work from home becoming a viable option for many workers. Halifax has seen the biggest increase in prices, but Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, and St. John’s are all seeing double-digit increases.

“Because we are still affordable, people are flocking here,” says Paul Burns, Manager at CENTURY 21 A&T Countryside Realty. “Between people from Ontario finding that they can afford a home in Atlantic Canada, newcomers increasingly locating here, and locals who want to stay, this region is seeing prices we’ve never seen before.”

 

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - British Columbia

British Columbia

BC real estate is the most expensive in the country and remains so again this year. Prices in the outskirts of the city saw the largest increase with Chilliwack prices up over 40 percent to $406 per square foot, Delta up 38 percent to $50 per square foot and White Rock/South Surrey up 44 percent to $625 per square foot. Kelowna also saw solid increases with prices up anywhere between 20 and 30 percent, depending on what home type the consumer is choosing.

 

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Quebec

Quebec

Real estate in Quebec has been strong for several years now. Yet again, prices increased significantly since last year, with the price of a detached house in Montreal’s downtown and southwest rising 41 percent to $1350 per square foot while townhouses increased 22 percent to $937 per square foot and condos 16 percent to $935. Over the past five years prices in Montreal have essentially caught up to those in Vancouver and Toronto. “Montreal saw affordable prices for many years, but people saw the value in this city and the cost of a home is now on par with other major cities in the country,” says Mohamad Al-Hajj, owner of CENTURY 21 Immo-Plus in Montreal.

 

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Ontario

Ontario

2019 to 2020 saw modest growth in Ontario, and the past year has seen even bigger increases. Most notably, the prices in Owen Sound and Grey Bruce are up more than 80 percent. “Demand has been off the charts,” says Mike Seiler, owner of CENTURY 21 In Studio Realty. “Our clients are moving up from Toronto now that they can work from home. People are also realizing how much more space you can get once you get out of the metro area.”

Suburbs have all seen double-digit increases in prices, with the highest in those communities that are just a little outside a regular commute. “Now that people are commuting a few times a week rather than every day, they’re willing to be a bit further from their jobs in order to secure a bigger home at a more affordable price,” says Eryn Richardson of CENTURY 21 Heritage Group.

Prices in downtown Toronto condos were actually slightly down for the first six months of the year, but are coming back strong. 2021 started with lower prices than we saw in the initial pandemic, but have increased as the year went on. Ottawa condos were also down year over year but, they too are rebounding as 2021 continues.

 

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Prairies

Prairies

Prairie house prices have seen some growth, although they are the slowest growing areas of the province. Saskatoon homes are up nearly twenty percent to $314 per square foot although condo prices remained flat and Regina properties only saw minor increases in prices. Winnipeg saw the biggest gains with homes up as much as twenty percent to $293 per square foot for a house and $241 per square foot for a condo.

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Alberta

Alberta

Many markets in Alberta saw decreases in previous surveys but are up anywhere from three to fifteen percent depending on the city and home type. Like many markets around the country, detached homes have seen the largest increases compared to other home types. Red Deer and High River saw the highest house increases, with prices at $289 per square foot and $271 respectively. Condos in St. Albert are the other standout in Alberta real estate with a nearly 19 per cent increase to $251 per square foot, which is still among the most affordable in the country.

 

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Northwest Territories

Even Yellowknife properties have seen an increase in prices. Both houses and duplexes have seen double digit increases while other house types have seen more subtle changes.

“This is the fifth consecutive year we have done this survey and, while previous years showed that real estate is a local story, we have seen widespread increases across the country this year,” says Mr. Rushton. “Real estate is security—both emotional and physical—and after the pandemic people continue to want to invest in the places they want to spend the most time.”

CENTURY 21 Canada’s annual survey of data on the price per square foot (PPSF) of properties gathers and compares sales data from its franchises across Canada from January 1 to June 30 of each year. By looking at the price per square foot at the same time each year the firm is able to get a good idea of how prices have changed over time for similar properties. This year’s survey compares 2020 prices with this year’s results.

Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Top Most Expensive. Price Per Square Foot Survey 2021 - Top Least Expensive

 

See full PPSF study results below:

ATLANTIC

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Halifax Condo $223 $291 30.49%
Halifax Detached House $225 $281 24.89%
Charlottetown Detached House $178 $211 18.54%
St. John’s Condo $162 $182 12.35%
St. John’s Detached House $135 $149 10.01%
Fredericton Detached House $123 $147 19.62%
Moncton Detached House $124 $142 14.78%
Saint John Detached House $123 $134 8.63%

BRITISH COLUMBIA

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Vancouver, Downtown Condo $1,192 $1,310 9.90%
Vancouver, West Side Detached House $1,004 $1,208 20.30%
Vancouver Detached House $816 $975 19.57%
West Van Detached House $734 $971 32.25%
Vancouver, East side Detached House $672 $877 30.48%
North Vancouver Detached House $690 $794 14.97%
Vancouver, Richmond Detached House $608 $722 18.69%
Burnaby Detached House $579 $688 18.76%
Victoria Condo $615 $659 7.15%
White Rock/South Surrey Detached House $435 $625 43.64%
Delta North Detached House $413 $570 37.88%
Victoria Detached House $488 $558 14.34%
Victoria Townhouse $418 $457 9.33%
Kelowna Apartment $334 $411 22.95%
Chilliwack Detached House $288 $406 40.72%
Kelowna Detached House $280 $368 31.41%
Kelowna Townhouse $302 $365 20.59%
Chilliwack Condo/ Apartment $270 $351 29.84%
Kelowna Half Duplex $263 $320 21.54%
Chilliwack Townhouse $250 $318 27.00%

QUEBEC

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Montreal, Downtown and SW Detached House $958 $1,350 40.92%
Montreal, Downtown and SW Townhouse $768 $937 22.01%
Montreal, Downtown and SW Condo $805 $935 16.15%

 


ONTARIO

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Toronto, Downtown Condo $1,033 $956 -7.45%
Vaughn Detached House $548 $612 11.75%
Markham Detached House $485 $557 14.96%
Hamilton Detached House $406 $532 30.94%
Cambridge Duplex $377 $527 39.79%
Richmond Hill Detached House $522 $520 -0.43%
St. Catharines Bungalow $425 $520 22.35%
Guelph Condo $423 $511 20.80%
Newmarket Detached House $510 $505 -1.04%
Waterloo Condo $411 $503 22.38%
Guelph Detached House $443 $483 9.03%
Kitchener Condo $399 $483 21.05%
Ottawa Condo $577 $479 -16.98%
Niagara Falls Bungalow $395 $475 20.25%
Cambridge Townhouse $341 $474 39.00%
Kitchener Semi-Detached $399 $460 15.29%
Hamilton Townhouse $343 $453 32.13%
Hamilton Apartment/ Condo $370 $453 22.39%
Guelph Duplex $400 $451 12.75%
Cambridge Detached House $388 $450 15.98%
Waterloo Semi-detached $399 $439 10.03%
Cambridge Condo $367 $435 18.53%
Kitchener Townhouse $342 $435 27.19%
Guelph Townhouse $364 $433 18.96%
Kitchener Detached House $400 $430 7.50%
Ottawa Detached House $313 $429 37.06%
Waterloo Detached House $407 $421 3.44%
Bradford Detached House $358 $410 14.45%
Waterloo Townhouse $344 $408 18.60%
St. Catharines Detached House $330 $400 21.21%
Ottawa Townhouse $392 N/A
Niagara Falls Detached House $300 $390 30.00%
Barrie Detached House $350 $378 8.00%
London Detached House $250 $362 44.80%
Grey Bruce Detached House $195 $357 82.87%
Owen Sound Detached House $167 $312 86.77%
Windsor Detached House $210 $295 40.48%

PRAIRIES

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Saskatoon Detached House $263 $314 19.39%
Winnipeg Detached House $244 $293 20.18%
Brandon Detached House $248 $271 9.01%
Regina Detached House $237 $250 5.35%
Winnipeg Attached $210 $241 14.53%
Winnipeg Condo $223 $234 4.79%
Saskatoon Condo $217 $216 -0.58%
Regina Condo $205 $205 0.18%
Brandon Condo $204 $203 -0.30%

ALBERTA

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Calgary House $320 $355 10.94%
Calgary Condo $296 $303 2.36%
St. Albert Detached House $269 $289 7.56%
Red Deer Detached House $252 $289 14.65%
Edmonton Detached House $268 $284 6.17%
Okotoks Detached House $254 $283 11.44%
St. Albert Duplex $278 $280 0.89%
High River Detached House $237 $271 14.34%
Edmonton Duplex $250 $270 7.70%
St. Albert Condo $211 $251 18.92%
Okotoks Condo $211 $219 3.57%
Edmonton Condo $206 $217 5.19%
Red Deer Townhouse $207 N/A
Red Deer Condo $186 N/A
High River Condo $173 $176 1.80%

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

CITY
HOUSE TYPE
2020 PPSF
2021 PPSF
% CHANGE 2020-2021
Yellowknife Apartment $347.00 $357.00 2.88%
Yellowknife Duplex $306.00 $343.00 12.09%
Yellowknife Detached House $277.00 $312.00 12.64%
Yellowknife Manufactured $267.00 $290.00 8.61%
Yellowknife Townhouse $265.00 $260.00 -1.89%

 

 

For more information please contact:

Shawn Hall, Peak Communicators
(604) 619-7913
shawn@peakco.com

Leigh Kjekstad, Director of Brand Engagement, CENTURY 21 Canada
604-606-2139
Leigh.Kjekstad@century21.ca

 

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In The Community 10 August 2021

CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group Inc. Raises Over $50,000 with 2nd Annual Jump In The Lake Challenge

August 10, 2021 – Jennifer Bacon and Dean Michel, REALTORS® with CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group, and fellow supporters plunged into the early spring cold waters for the second annual ‘Jump In The Lake Challenge’ to help raise over $50,000 for the Kawartha community.

The funds raised will go towards helping build the Coboconk Wellness Centre, a much-needed health hub that will include everything from after-hour care to dental, physiotherapy, and much more. “The Kawartha Lakes community has committed to raising $1 million,” says Jennifer Wilson, General Manager of the Coboconk, Norland & Area Chamber of Commerce, “Thanks to Dean and Jennifer, we are well on our way as we officially launch the community fundraising campaign this summer.”

The Jump In The Lake Challenge sprouted from business coach David Greenspan’s appeal to find a unique and exciting way to motivate others. When COVID-19 hit in 2020, their local food shelter was greatly impacted by increased food prices, limited volunteers due to safety measures, and rising demand for help. Recognizing the pressing need for funds, Dean made a creative pledge to jump in the chilly waters of Balsam Lake if he received $500 in donations. With the overwhelming support, he then challenged his wife Jennifer to jump in if they reach $1,000. The community quickly rallied together and raised over $15,000 and almost a dozen members took the plunge in early May 2020.

The second annual challenge has quickly evolved and grown. The 2021 Jump In The Lake Challenge was one of the largest fundraisers the community has ever had, with over 600 donations and over 35 people joining the icy jump. Dean and Jennifer credit the growth to the increased promotional efforts that helped created anticipation around the event. The two REALTORS® shared their story on a local radio station and CBC Ontario. Their local municipality, City of Kawartha Lakes, helped with signage and online collateral, even making branded beach towels and shirts for the participants.

To ensure everyone’s safety, participants were asked to participate in the challenge from their respective areas instead of one central location and share their jumps online. This safety measure became a great opportunity to expand the challenge to other communities as participants could jump into their nearby lake, ocean, pool, or even ice bath. Brandon Nimigon, the broker at CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group Inc, joined this year’s challenge from his community in Haliburton and even created a fun wager with Dean to see who could raise the most money. The loser had to stay in their respective lake for a full minute, so they had plenty of motivation to push their fundraising efforts. Brandon fell just short and respected the wager but challenged Dean to a rematch next year.

“We want to thank everyone that participated, donated, and helped spread the message,” says Dean and Jennifer. “Giving back to our community is so important to us and it was inspiring to see how our community members rallied around this great cause. We loved seeing how many people took the plunge and had such a good time while jumping into the cold water or cheering family and friends on during the event.”

There is already much anticipation for next year’s Jump In The Lake Challenge with the community and outside members already pledging their chilly dip. “Our hope next year is to expand to other areas of the province and inspire others to do something similar in their community,” says Dean and Jennifer. You can learn more about the 2022 Jump In The Lake Challenge at http://kawarthalakeside.com/challenge

Jump In The Lake Challenge 2022 - Dean Michel & Jennifer Bacon with family Jump In The Lake Challenge 2022 - Dean Michel Jump In The Lake Challenge 2022

Franchise News 13 July 2021

CENTURY 21 Leading Grows in Edmonton

July 13, 2021 – Kerry Pfannmuller, the owner of CENTURY 21 Leading in Spruce Grove, Alberta, is acquiring CENTURY 21 Evolve in Edmonton, after the unfortunate passing of the previous owner, Dan Gitzel. Kerry always had the vision of expanding into the Edmonton area, and when the Gitzel family asked him to take over, it was an opportunity he could not pass up.

“I plan to bring the same level of passion and care for the REALTORS® that Dan did. He was deeply respected by his agents and I want to continue that feeling in the new office,” says Kerry. He has already updated the office with new technology, signage and furniture, so agents are proud to bring clients into the space.

Pfannmuller is well established in both real estate and the Alberta market. In 2008, he decided to utilize his 10+ years of real estate experience and acquired  a brokerage with another brand.  He started with only five agents then grew to ten agents when they merged with another office in 2017.   In 2018, Kerry switched to CENTURY 21 Canada and has since built the office to 38 realtors. He has no plans to slow down– with all 16 agents from CENTURY 21 Evolve joining his company, he’d like to continue his growth to have 70-80 agents in the Edmonton office alone.

Kerry has no worries about meeting this ambitious goal, saying “CENTURY 21 is the best-kept secret in the industry and I want to help people see that. When I was affiliated with another brand, I could never recruit a C21 agent and now I know why!” CENTURY 21 sales reps get a free CRM, website, presentation tools, a Marketing Centre that allows agents to show off their properties with a click of a button, and much more.

Because of all the tools, Pfannmuller has a concierge to efficiently onboard new agents. The concierge spends time setting up agent’s profiles, websites, tech platforms, and more. They also teach agents how to use all the provided tools so that they have no downtime when switching from another brokerage.

Additionally, Pfannmuller has two certified coaching licenses and will incorporate their thorough training into the new office. His goal is to educate and provide the tools so the agents can increase their productivity, reach their goals and be successful from day one.

Although CENTURY 21 Leading’s expansion is due to an unfortunate event, Kerry’s passion and relentlessness will continue to drive the success Dan started with CENTURY 21 Evolve of providing the gold standard of real estate to the Edmonton area.

Kerry Pfannmuller, the owner of CENTURY 21 Leading in Spruce Grove, Alberta,
Kerry Pfannmuller, owner of CENTURY 21 Leading in Spruce Grove, Alberta
In The Community 7 July 2021

More than $50,000 Raised in Golden Heart Virtual Challenge for Easter Seals Kids

July 7, 2021 – Easter Seals Ontario has wrapped up its 45-day Golden Heart Virtual Challenge in partnership with various CENTURY 21 offices to support Easter Seals kids. Thanks to their unstoppable effort, over $50,000 was raised for Easter Seals children and youth in Ontario, surpassing their initial goal.

To help raise funds for accessibility and mobility equipment, participants were required to move 221km from May 1 to June 14 by running, walking, biking, rolling, swimming, or even working out. Participants moved 24,582km in total!

“We love supporting Easter Seals year after year,” says Theresa Kerr of CENTURY 21 BJ Roth in Barrie, Ontario. “Even with all of us separated physically it was important that we came together in some way to support these kids and provide what we can for them.”

Since the pandemic, many kids living with physical disabilities were stuck at home without the mobility and accessibility equipment they require to move around and complete basic functions. All the funds raised through the Virtual Challenge will help purchase this urgently needed equipment to help Easter Seals children and youth make the most of their abilities and live their lives to the fullest.

A special thank you to all the CENTURY 21 Canada members and offices that contributed their time and fundraising efforts in support of Easter Seals Ontario. Five different offices contributed to this challenge:

Participating CENTURY 21 Canada offices:

Their relentless commitment to helping their community has assisted in creating a more inclusive and accessible society and qualified the following agents for the Golden Heart Award – earned when an individual C21 member raises a minimum of $2,100 for Easter Seals.

Golden Heart Award Winner during the Virtual Challenge 2021:

  • Prescott/Kilius Team – Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Newmarket, Newmarket, ON
  • Kim Mugford – CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage, Innisfil, ON
  • Theresa Kerr – CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage, Barrie, ON
  • Eryn Richardson – CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Brokerage, Newmarket, ON
  • Jeff Gingerich – CENTURY 21 Heritage House Ltd. Brokerage, Kitchener, ON
  • Debbie Bekker-Fawcett – CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Brokerage, Bradford, ON
  • Cheryl Ferguson – CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage, Angus, ON
  • George Lavallee – CENTURY 21 Heritage House Ltd. Brokerage, Kitchener, ON
  • Merilyn McCart – CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Brokerage, Newmarket, ON
  • Gizella Nyulas – CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd. Brokerage, Richmond Hill, ON

Andrea Peterson, with Easter Seals Ontario adds, “Not only did we make all of our goals, but we also surpassed them! Words are not enough to express the appreciation we have to each of you for stepping up and helping our Easter Seals Kids.”

More than $50,000 Raised in Golden Heart Virtual Challenge for Easter Seals Kids