Century 21 Bamber Realty
George Bamber oversees the work of 180 agents at one of Calgary’s best-known brokerages. Century 21 Bamber Realty, despite the softness of Stampede City’s market, has been posting significant annual gains since 2015, culminating in a 35% year-over-year increase in sales in the first quarter of ’17. While Bamber admits some of the gains are the result of an improving Calgary market, the brokerage’s solid reputation has played the greatest role, attracting both clients and competing agents.
“We’ve built a really good name and reputation over 30 years in a location we own,” Bamber says. “People know that we’re solid financially. In a tough economy, Realtors want to know that.” Bamber is deeply ingrained in the day-to-day performance of his agents, even dropping in on their showings to give them feedback and advice.
“We’re not one of those companies that train a lot of new agents right out of class. But will we do anything and everything to support our agents? Absolutely.”
“If you know what you’re doing,” Smith says, “everything falls into place.”