PRIME REAL ESTATE TEAM – RE/MAX CAMOSUN – OAK BAY
Team leader: Tony Joe
Even in a hot market, patience is a virtue. Tony Joe, leader of the Prime Real Estate Team, says agents looking to start a team need to establish themselves as more than just great salespeople before taking the next step. “Ensure you have a good reputation within your local industry,” he says. “It’s hard to recruit when you don’t have a solid reputation or background. And if you do [hire new agents], it will be short-term.”
Joe also encourages team leaders to take their time and refrain from forcing growth at an unjustified pace. “Each team member needs to find their own footing before adding a new one,” he says. “This also reduces the threat of competition within the team, since you should be taking new members on to complement the production of the existing members.”
In addition to being one of Victoria’s top real estate teams, Joe’s squad is actively involved in the community, from Habitat for Humanity and the Telus Community Board to a number of hospice and affordable housing initiatives.