RE/MAX Activate 2016

Presenter - Video Boot Camp

Michael Thorne (RE/MAX Little Oak Realty (Fort Langley)

Michael Thorne is best know for his role as co-host of Mobile Agent TV. For his strong focus on digital content as it relates to recent culture shifts Michael was nominated for Inman's Most Influential Broker/Agent Award. Michael became a licensed agent on his 19th Birthday and is a 24 year industry veteran. He works with a dynamic team: Jorda Maisey and Trish Bongers. The team have always been on the cutting edge of technology and have ran a paperless office for 10 years. Michael was named in the top 100 most influential real estate leaders by Inman News. 

Presenter - Video Boot Camp

Jesse Peters (RE/MAX Executives Realty, Winnipeg)AKA “Your Social Savvy REALTOR®”—has leveraged a variety of social media networks to help fuel his real estate business. Jesse creates video content to help connect with his audience and has found success through social media advertising.

Presenter - The Power of Collaborative Negotiations

Suze Cumming has had three decades of experience in real estate, as a highly productive agent in the competitive market of central Toronto, then as a coach and trainer and then as founder of the Nature of Real Estate. Suze is a prolific blogger, spirited speaker and disruptor of all things real estate. She earned her professional certified coach designation from the International Coach Federation in 2007 and continues to seek high level coach training at every opportunity. She is grateful to have worked closely with top producing agents in Canada and these experiences feed her knowledge of an ever changing industry.

Presenter - From Me to We - Building Teams

Keith Roy is the team leader of Keith Roy and Associates with RE/MAX Select in Vancouver. He has been selling real estate for over 10 years, winning multiple industry awards. He has trained thousands of agents across North America and Europe. He is also a go-to source for the media on matters relating to the real estate industry and market. His training sessions are often described as the most practical and useful content of the conference. In his spare time, Keith enjoys skiing, kayaking, and collecting monopoly boards.

Panelist - Making an Impact with Social Media

Darci LaRocque is an award-winning technology consultant, trainer and speaker. Darci works privately with REALTORS® and Brokerages to help them become more comfortable with technology and social media, and take their efforts to the next level. Darci’s tech tips have appeared in national papers, magazines, on the radio and on TV: Where she spent three seasons on “Get Connected TV” as a tech expert.

Panelist - Making an Impact with Social Media

Steve Jamieson is the Managing Broker of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside and helps ensure that his 230 agents embrace social media through exceptional training and support. Embracing video and trying to lead by example, his popular FAQ and Tech Tips videos have received more than 35,000 views on his office’s YouTube channel. In addition, the Brokerage’s Facebook and Twitter accounts showcase their agents’ achievements to help them celebrate success and provide content that they can use and share on their own social media.

Moderator - Rising Stars  

Nancy Sears
brings with her over 31 years of experience in the real estate industry, currently holding a broker’s license.  Prior to joining RE/MAX, Nancy was a Business Consultant for Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (Canada) in Toronto, responsible for supporting broker/owners with their business objectives as well as mergers and acquisitions. She has been a Top Sales Associate, Manager, Broker/Owner; she had 5 locations and 157 Sales Associate working with her. She has been involved in Residential and Commercial Sales, New Home Construction and Relocation.  In her current position as the Franchise Development Consultant for RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic she uses many of her skills to help our broker network with their growth initiatives.

Panelist - Rising Stars 

Taylor Hack has achieved RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Chairman's Club Award and set a personal best of selling 60 homes in six months.  In 2015 Taylor Hack ranked in the Top 2% of all RE/MAX Realtors worldwide, in his 3rd year in real estate.

Panelist - Rising Stars 

Colin Kreig 

Panelist - Rising Stars 

Nick Goomber is the Co-Founder of The Sibling Team operating out of RE/MAX Real Estate Centre located in Mississauga. He started as a real estate agent in 2011 and initially built his business via family and friends networks. Later, he further expanded into print media, online marketing, and a international referral network. In addition to receiving several Top Sales awards and being featured in real estate articles, he was nominated as RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2015. Currently, Nick is working on several different avenues in the real estate industry, including flipping houses, investments, and development.

Accredited Commercial Professional Designation (ACP) Course

Dan Andrews - President, Commercial Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Theresa Browning, CCIM - Coordinator, Capital Planning and Feasibility, City of Calgary

D'Arcy Browning, CCIM - RE/MAX Real Estate (Central) Calgary, AB
Adding a Commercial Agent to your team

Scott Predenchuk - RE/MAX Crown Real Estate (North), Regina, SK

The Ultimate Digital Championship: Social Media vs Websites

Noel Nissen - Manager, IT Services, RE/MAX of Western Canada

Wade Paterson - Social Media/Communications Coordinator, RE/MAX of Western Canada

Investing In Real Estate

Scott Hughes, CCIM - Broker Owner, RE/MAX Commercial Capital, Edmonton, AB

Steps to Becoming a Successful Commercial Realtor

Mark Thiessen - RE/MAX Professionals, Winnipeg, MB

Geographical Farming: If Done Right It Is A Total Game Changer

David Collins is a visionary thinker with over 23 years of experience in the real estate marketing field. Charismatic and dynamic, his marketing advice and programs have generated billions of dollars in sales for his clients. Hailed as one of the top experts in direct mail marketing, he has spoken at distinguished real estate events across the US and Canada. 

Geographical Farming: If Done Right It Is A Total Game Changer

Denise Brown is an award-winning Realtor in Whistler, for the last  15 years Denise’s philosophy has been about providing a Five Star Plus Service to her clients.  She connects the dots with professional service, support and brilliant innovations in real estate marketing. She is a licensed Broker, Master Certified Negotiation Expert and has a Bachelor’s in International Business & Marketing.

Geographical Farming: If Done Right It Is A Total Game Changer

Articulate, patient, calm are words often used to describe one of Calgary’s most successful agents.  David Pellettierbelieves that 80% of his success comes from learning how to uncover a client’s priorities while serving individual homeowners with the same standard of excellence demanded by multi-million dollar businesses.  David is raising the professional bar one transaction at a time.
Geographical Farming: If Done Right It Is A Total Game Changer

Since 2008, Peter Raab has held a consistent place with the REBGV's prestigious MLS Medallion Club, recognizing the industry's top 10% and since 2012 has been in the elite Platinum Club recognizing the very top in RE/MAX Realtors.  Peter's marketing strategies, experience and negotiating skills - along with his passion for, and in-depth knowledge for his community are key to this platform of success.​