RE/MAX ABOUTOWNE REALTY CORP
Cindy M. Avis
- Top 20 team for average sale price
After only three years as heads of their own RE/MAX Aboutowne team, Cindy Avis and Alex Irish are in possession of one of the top three RE/MAX teams in Canada. A collaborative effort between two top performers in the Oakville luxury market, Avis and Irish brought their sterling reputations together in an attempt to provide what Alex Irish calls “hands on, concierge-type” service.
To provide that level of service, Avis and Irish have built a team of independently strong agents with their own client bases; but prior success is not the only criteria. “We don’t look for top agents,” Irish says. “We look for something that someone brings that we don’t have.” In their search for ethically and philosophically sound team members, Irish says potential agents must believe “everybody’s your biggest, most important client.”
While Avis and Irish have no need to search out more talent— “We haven’t grown; we don’t want to grow,” says Irish – their cautious, highly selective manner of finding new agents has clearly paid off. “When you have a bad hire or an agent that doesn’t represent you well, it affects you – not just the team. It reflects on your reputation in the community.”