Royal LePage Real Estate Services
After selling real estate for 16 years, Al Orlando was ready for a change.
“I just wanted a little bit of stability,” says the manager of Royal LePage Real Estate Services. “I wanted to be in training and mentoring and running a brokerage. I was more interested in that at that point in my life.”
Orlando was recently named Royal LePage’s Manager of the Year, an honour bestowed for his success in improving per-person productivity among his group’s 1,000 agents and increasing the company’s market share. Orlando, a former TREB vice president deeply involved with the group’s work around professional standards, says increasing professionalism and market knowledge among agents has been central to enhancing their performance.
Orlando says community involvement has been critical to increasing market share. One successful initiative has been an annual golf tournament, which has helped raise over $95,000 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation over the past six years.