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 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


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


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


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


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:


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%


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%


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%



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%


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%


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%


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

Leigh Kjekstad, Director of Brand Engagement, CENTURY 21 Canada


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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

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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

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.


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 ( 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


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Franchise News 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.

Annelise Miller and Hayley Vilness

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