Choosing a real estate brokerage - The DFH Difference
Local company or franchise – is there really a difference? We believe there’s a big difference. Locally owned and managed means we share the same neighbours and we make our decisions without having to clear it with some head office in Toronto or elsewhere.
As a family-owned company, DFH Real Estate offers a very unique working experience – DFH REALTORS® have a 50 year reputation for caring about their colleagues and practice the Real Estate Profession in a collaborative, helpful, team-like (and yes, fun) atmosphere. We often hear “I never feel like I’m working alone because there’s always someone to help”.
At DFH, we believe that a successful, fulfilling real estate career is about balance. We encourage our REALTORS® to be fully engaged with their communities and spend as much quality time as they can on their favourite hobbies and other pursuits when they aren’t working. DFH is also about families – we’ve noticed that great REALTORS® have the full support of their families and we do what we can to recognize that support. That includes fun company events for our REALTORS®, staff and their families. A company sponsored Christmas dinner is a great way to celebrate the past year's success and look forward to the year ahead.
The DFH difference also includes full-time, “non-competing” Managing Brokers who are available for support and advice. A fully staffed conveyance department means that your contracts are filed properly and sent to the lawyers or notaries on time. Our reception staff is trained to make your clients feel at home. We are always searching for technological solutions to make our REALTORS® more efficient.
A few more DFH advantages:
All six of DFH’s conveniently located offices offer no-cost parking for agents and clients.
Weekly office tours of DFH listings
Very competitive REALTOR® costs
Choice of commission splits
Meeting rooms provide a professional setting to conduct business with clients
Private and semi-private offices available
We hope your decision to pursue a real estate license is a career move and you will be part of our team for a long time. And while we hope you never need it over your career, DFH provides all of our REALTORS® with Critical Illness Insurance (subject to some restrictions). And to take care of the day to day concerns DFH also makes available a Group Extended Medical and Dental Plan for our REALTORS’® families who want or need it.
DFH believes in training. It’s important that new REALTORS® and REALTORS® re-entering the business get as quick a start as possible. DFH provides the most innovative, up-to-date training and development program available in today’s real estate industry.
Our goal at DFH is to provide unparalleled support to assist your growing business. Our intensive, ongoing education and training will set you apart from your competition, and make you the clear choice as a professional, knowledgeable real estate agent.
The following training systems & tools are available to all DFH Real Estate agents:
- DFH Gold Medal Program
- Richard Robbins Master Edge (with our own certified in-house trainer)
- Sales support & informative webinars
- Mentor Program
- Weekly team meetings with guest speakers on relevant topics
- Annual conferences where recent speakers have included Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Kreek, the “Wealthy Barber” David Chilton and world renowned speaker, Peter Legge.
- Valuable team and individual prizes are awarded each year at our Annual Kickoff Event.
For more information please contact:
Mike Nugent, Director, Managing Broker, Partner
Susan Dunn, Managing Broker
DFH Corporate Office: 250-477-7291 or 1-800-668-2272
Our Training Team
Carol Crabb, trainer– Richard Robbins certified Masters Edge trainer. Carol is an experienced REALTOR® whose organizational skills and expertise enable her to be a great trainer and mentor, especially to new agents. Carol is currently a director and President-elect of the Victoria Real Estate Board.
“Carol Crabb has been a wonderful and informative instructor.”
Laura Henderson, DFH REALTOR® & Richard Robbins participant.
Experienced REALTOR® Mentors – Values are an integral part of why DFH is a great team to work with. Many of our experienced REALTORS® act as mentors for new agents in a formalized Mentor Program. This program provides much needed credibility and knowledge support to new agents.
Testimonial for DFH Real Estate Ltd.
Entering the real estate business just over three years ago was an enormous and daunting departure from my previous twenty-four years as a middle school mathematics teacher. To embark on a career change of such magnitude, I knew that I would need a lot of help. When I interviewed real estate companies, the level of educational, collegial and moral support that they offered was my number one focus. Looking back and now knowing more about the industry, to have signed on with any firm other than DFH would have been a mistake for me. From the time I interviewed with DFH up to this very moment the Company’s owners and management, the support staff and the DFH realtors have met and exceeded all my expectations in all areas. Should you be interested in joining this exceptional company, I am always happy to discuss any questions you may have.
Testimonial for DFH Real Estate Ltd.
Reputation, community involvement and training were my keys for selecting a real estate company to work with.
The training aspect was particularly important to me. I had 15 years of solid sales experience with a major oil company. What I really wanted was help or training with things like assessing the value of a home, completing a listing agreement and a contract of purchase and sale, doing open houses, developing real estate systems, ideas to find new clients, etc.
I considered all well established real estate companies and ended up with a short list of four companies to investigate further. DFH Real Estate Ltd. provided exactly what I needed. DFH had and has the flexibility in their training to give their new Realtors what they need. This combined with an unparalleled reputation and strong community involvement made my decision easy and the only one. Since I have been with DFH, I have seen our training program evolve into a program that works and is tangible to what a new Realtor needs to do to be doing to be successful.
DFH Real Estate
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