SAVE MAX REAL ESTATE
- Top 20 team for volume, units sold and average DOM
Raman Dua honed his sales skills in the five years he spent working for GlaxoSmithKline, but when he moved to Canada from his native India in 2003, he came here “as a regular immigrant, two bags in my hand.” Now, as leader of the 50-person juggernaut that is the Save Max team, he is in charge of a burgeoning real estate empire that should approach $450 million in sales in 2016.
According to Dua, there have been two major components to Save Max’s rapid ascension. The first is its hiring process. “We want the best people to carry our brand name,” he says. The Save Max three-stage hiring process is one of high scrutiny, with a strong emphasis placed on education. Even though his team has grown substantially in its ten years, Dua says he might hire one out of every ten candidates. Dua also instills in his team a refreshing, respectful view of their competitors. “The kind of industry we work in is basically cooperating with each other. That’s the key mantra of success. We always respect our competition and we treat them well. They are not our competitors. They are our partners. That’s what I believe.”