Franchise News 9 April 2021

MoxiWorks partners with CENTURY 21 Canada to bring new technology through HUB21

HUB21, powered by MoxiWorks, gives agents an edge with suite of real estate technology

Key Takeaways

  • CENTURY 21 Canada REALTORS® now have access to MoxiWorks’ exclusive real estate technology solutions through HUB21.
  • This partnership arms agents with the tools necessary to enhance and elevate their communication and marketing efforts.

HUB21

SEATTLE, Wa. – MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform announces today their new partnership with CENTURY 21 Canada, the pioneers in Canadian Real Estate franchising. The partnership gives CENTURY 21 Canada REALTORS® access to MoxiWorks’ suite of technology through a new platform called HUB21. This platform, powered by MoxiWorks is now available to all CENTURY 21 Canada Realtors.

 

HUB21, powered by MoxiWorks, puts the power of easy to use technology in the agent’s hand. MoxiWorks’ technology is built by real estate for real estate with an emphasis on sphere selling, making agents great with the people who already know, like and trust them. Agents can now stay focused on building relationships that drive business instead of having to worry about figuring out cumbersome technology.

 

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“We deliver the gold standard– to our franchisees, agents and consumers,” said Brian Rushton, Executive Vice President of CENTURY 21 Canada. “Our new HUB21 platform, powered by MoxiWorks is incredible technology. Not only does it have everything an agent needs to be successful, the different segments of the platform work together, meaning our agents can spend time understanding their clients’ needs and delivering an excellent experience.”

 

HUB21, gives CENTURY 21 Canada Realtors access to MoxiWorks’ best-in-class suite of software solutions and open-cloud network including their productivity dashboard and CRM proven to increase annual GCC by 41% on average, their industry leading presentation tool and CMA, marketing automation center, fully robust and customizable website platform, and company intranet. Access to all of these features and more will arm CENTURY 21 Canada Realtors with the tools necessary to enhance and elevate their communication and marketing efforts with their clients.

 

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“During the pandemic, the need for technology solutions in the real estate industry became more vital than ever before,” said York Baur, CEO of MoxiWorks. “We are thrilled to be able to work with CENTURY 21 Canada and their agents to help further all the great success CENTURY 21 Canada has already seen.”

 

Currently, MoxiWorks powers over 800 brokerages and more than 400,000 agents across North America, accounting for more than 20% of the transactions in the U.S. Their partnership with CENTURY 21 Canada through HUB21 will further expand their influence and reach.

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada™

CENTURY 21 Canada Limited Partnership (c21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with complete rights to the CENTURY 21® brand in Canada. The CENTURY 21 System is one of the world’s largest residential real estate brokerage franchisors, CENTURY 21 has approximately 13,600 franchise offices and more than 145,000 independent sales associates located in 86 countries and territories. Independently Owned and Operated. ®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2021 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

 

About MoxiWorks

MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 800 brokerages and more than 400,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 20% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. Find more information at moxiworks.com.

 

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In The Community 24 March 2021

CENTURY 21 Advantage Celebrates 110 Years in Real Estate

Owner celebrates anniversary with new office downtown

March 15, 2021— Red Deer – With 110 years in real estate, CENTURY 21 Advantage in Red Deer, Alberta is celebrating its deep roots within the community. Owner Patrick Galesloot hopes to honour the past while growing his company to meet modern needs. “Our goal is to connect with the community in a new way,” he says.

To kick off their 110th year in real estate, CENTURY 21 Advantage moved into a new office space. The locally owned building, Century Centre- formerly the Eaton Centre building- is a heritage building in the heart of downtown Red Deer.

The new space is, in part, to recognize the central role real estate has played in the company’s history. In 1911, local businessman W.J. Botterill opened his first office to take advantage of Central Alberta’s impending real estate boom. With immediate success, Botterill partnered with two associates to form the real estate company Latimer, Botterill, and Hill. The office continued its success and growth throughout the years, changing owners as needed and, in 1976, joined the then young and quickly growing CENTURY 21 brand.

Galesloot has owned the company since 2009, buying the company from his parents, although he’d never imagined following their footsteps into real estate. After graduating university with a Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Marketing, Galesloot began his career in the restaurant industry. He realized this work wasn’t his passion, and when his parents suggested real estate, he found his true calling.

In 2002, Galesloot became a licensed REALTOR®, before becoming the owner and broker of record of CENTURY 21 Advantage in 2009. He continuously builds upon the company’s long-founded success by keeping their focus on what they love to do – helping people buy and sell real estate. “Since joining the C21 family it has been nothing short of amazing,” says Patrick.

Their new location in the revitalized downtown area is the newest chapter of the storied business. The vibrant and full of character office will house the 23 commercial and residential agents once COVID safety measures allow.

“When clients come in, we get lots of positive feedback on how the longstanding-building has been maintained,” says Co-Owner De Galesloot. “We take pride in supporting locally sourced, supported and operated businesses to meet all of our business needs. This building and move are exactly what we wanted when we chose a new spot.”

CENTURY 21 Advantage is proud to be locally owned, locally operated and Red Deer-focused and is excited to continue providing the gold standard service for the next 100 years to come.

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Franchise News 5 March 2021

CENTURY 21 Kingdom Opens in Pickering, Ontario

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.

Franchise News 1 February 2021

New Owner at CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group Inc. Brokerage in Haliburton, Ontario

Brandon Nimigon is the new owner and Broker of Record of CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group Inc. Brokerage in Haliburton, Ontario. The former owners, Andrew and Anne Hodgson are stepping back from their leadership role but will continue to be sales representatives and help Brandon take over the business they built up over the past several years.

Brandon started his real estate career five years ago with CENTURY 21 Granite with the long-term goal of one day becoming an owner. In November, Andrew and Anne decided they wanted to switch their focus and, while it was earlier in his career than expected, Brandon knew it was the right step for his career.

“Over the last five years and through my recent transition to owner, the vast array of trainings for REALTORS® at any level and the endless support from other C21 members and head office are just some of the reasons why I continue to choose CENTURY 21,” he says. Brandon plans to use the C21 training tools and his own mentoring skills to help get new agents quickly set up for success.

“Brandon has been a passionate and knowledgeable Realtor and we look forward to watching what he accomplishes in his new role.” Says Brian Rushton, Executive Vice President CENTURY 21 Canada. “With his energy and vision, CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group will be nothing short of successful and it will continue to deliver the gold standard to the Haliburton county area.”

The locally owned, CENTURY 21 Granite Realty Group Inc. Brokerage currently has 27 agents in 4 offices throughout Haliburton county. Brandon has the goal of hiring 3 new agents this year and a long-term goal of further agent and office growth. He plans to open new offices in the needed areas throughout the cottage country region.

Franchise News 20 January 2021

New Franchise: CENTURY 21 Northwest Realty Opens in Kitimat, BC

Kitimat– Annelise Miller and Hayley Vilness are new franchisees, based out of Kitimat, British Columbia. They have been in the real estate industry for about six years and saw the need for competition in their community. They had a five year goal to own their own brokerage, and decided mid-2020 that it was time to start making that dream a reality. While researching their options, they were drawn to CENTURY 21 Canada.

“The rebranding originally caught my eye,” says Miller. “But the more I learned about the company and what they offered to both agents and franchisees, I knew that we couldn’t do this on our own and we’d be so much more powerful with the brand behind us.”

C21 Northwest Realty is opening its doors with six agents in the office. The duo says their goal is to continue to grow while fostering a supportive and successful group within their brokerage.

CENTURY 21 Canada Executive Vice President Brian Rushton says the two owners bring great energy to their business. “We’re always excited to have younger franchisees who will be with the industry for decades to come. Annelise and Hayley were enthusiastic from the very beginning and we look forward to supporting their dream of owning their own business.”

Miller says they are working to introduce the CENTURY 21 name to Kitimat and will continue their launch through 2021. The group of REALTORS® already have a strong reputation in the Kitimat area and look forward to how CENTURY 21 will enhance their ability to deliver the gold standard to clients.

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Annelise Miller and Hayley Vilness, Owners, CENTURY 21 Northwest Realty 

Franchise News 1 December 2020

New Franchise: CENTURY 21 Maximum Opens in Red Deer, Alberta

C21 Maximum is now open in Red Deer. Construction is underway for a new facility at 3617F 50 Avenue which is set to open in April 2021. Because of the backgrounds of the new owners, the franchise will focus on residential real estate, property management and commercial real estate needs in Central Alberta.

“I’m looking forward to working with my daughter, the Bowness team and Bill Hogg to set our own direction for the next decade,” says Dale. “This is a goal that I’ve always had and to share the work and successes with my partners is so rewarding.” He adds that the relationships and referral networks that they have built with CENTURY 21 helped make the decision to affiliate with the brand an easy one.

“This is a very successful group of people,” says Brian Ruston, Executive, Vice-President of CENTURY 21 Canada. “We value the contributions they have all brought to our network over the past 25 years and we look forward to watching what they accomplish in their new roles.”

Highly Awarded Team

This ownership group includes several successful and awarded agents:

Dale Devereaux

Dale Devereaux – 70 awards since 1996, including the Dick Laughlin Hall of Fame award. It’s the highest honor bestowed on a CENTURY 21 agent and recognizes an excellent track record of quality service, sales production, and performance within their local community.

Tara Devereaux

Tara Devereaux – 17 years experience. 15 awards since 2006 including Centurion Producer.

Dennis & Brenda Bowness

Dennis & Brenda Bowness – 21 years combined experience. Top 1% in Canada, Brenda has been nationally ranked in both production and units.

Bill Hogg

Bill Hogg – Specializes in property management. 36 years experience in commercial lending.

Franchise News 3 November 2020

New Franchise: CENTURY 21 Evolve opens in Edmonton, AB

Edmonton, Alberta has a new CENTURY 21 franchise. Dan Gitzel has recently made the move from Realty Executives to CENTURY 21. He’s been in real estate for 30 years, and previously owned a franchise with Sutton Group prior to Realty Executives.

“I looked at all the options and all the brands. There is no one offering what CENTURY 21 has for agents, from information to training and a wide variety of tools.” Gitzel says.

Gitzel adds he is also surprised at the breadth of the training available. There is complete content for brand new agents and experienced ones as well.

While he is starting small, Gitzel hopes to develop a strong recruiting presence in the city and grow his office to 40-50 people by the end of 2021. He’s currently renovating an office at 14315-118th Street in Edmonton.

“Welcome to Dan and his team. With his passion for real estate and extensive experience in the industry, we look forward to helping him grow his new franchise in Edmonton.”- Brian Rushton, Executive VP, CENTURY 21 Canada

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In The Community 2 November 2020

CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. Raises Over $8200 For Easter Seals

Despite the pandemic, agents at CENTURY 21 Millennium continued their participation in an annual fundraiser for children at Easter Seals Ontario. The Celebrity Hockey Classic Series is a friendly hockey match on local ice rinks with former professional hockey players. Despite no actual game being played this year, the NHL super stars showed up via Zoom to help motivate fundraisers.

C21 Millennium offices in Collingwood and in Brampton each had a “coach” to lead their teams and were able to exceed their fundraising goal of $7000 to more than $8200—the top fundraiser at the event. That’s an exciting achievement because it means they will get first draft for next year’s event and they will have their choice of hockey legends when the event returns to the ice (hopefully).

All the money raised from the Celebrity Hockey Classics event goes to children from their own local communities which is especially important to the group. Easter Seals had set a goal of raising $600,000 for the event and surpassed that by over $20,000 with the help of so many generous donations.

For the past 20+ years the Century 21 Millennium agents have raised money during this event and donate a portion of proceeds with every home sold to Easter Seals. With 5 offices, and 220+ agents in Brampton, Orangeville, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Thornbury, the Century 21 Millennium family is committed to these children and committed to the communities they serve! WELL DONE TEAM C21 MILLENNIUM!!

“Thank you to the CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. team for your continuous effort in supporting Easter Seals!” Trevor Evans, Kevin Woolham & Josee Rivard, CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. Brokerage

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In The Community 1 November 2020

CENTURY 21 Heritage Group raises Over $11,000 For Easter Seals

The Celebrity Hockey Classic in support of Easter Seals has gone virtual for 2020, and this did not slow down CENTURY 21 Heritage Group’s effort in raising funds for the in-need Easter Seals kids and their families. The annual hockey tournament usually takes place on a local ice rink with a NHL Alumni drafted to each team, but to keep all players safe the event has been postponed.

Instead of an in-person event, the fundraisers had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a York-Simcoe Virtual Draft via Zoom. Ken Reid, Sportsnet Central, hosted the live event joined by the former professional hockey player- Wendal Clark, Doug Gilmour, and Kirk Muller. They shared stories from their past NHL days then the 12 fundraising teams drafted their former NHL alumni.

The C21 Heritage Group team was thrilled to have raised over $11,000 to help children living with disabilities in their community. Their relentless effort to fundraise allowed them to draft former Toronto Maple Leafs player Steve Thomas, aka ‘Stumpy’. Not only will Thomas play alongside the C21 Heritage Group team in the 2021 game, but he will also join them for an event in the summer of 2021. This new in-person celebrity experience was created to help further motivate fundraisers.

With COVID-19, C21 Heritage Group knew that raising funds for Easter Seals kids would be even more important this year. The pandemic has forced many kids and their families to make major adjustments in their lives, and the need for equipment is greater than ever before. The money raised by the C21 Heritage Group and the Celebrity Hockey Classic will go towards supporting these children living with disabilities and getting them the essential specialized equipment they need.

“A huge thank you to all our REALTORS® at CENTURY 21 Heritage Group who helped out and donated this year!” – Eryn Richardson, CENTURY 21 Heritage Group

Eryn Richardson

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Snapshots from the 2020 Celebrity Hockey Classic draft pick