Below are some of our past/present instructors whom we invite to our office year-round.
Below are just some of the most influential and educational speakers and trainers coming to Re/Max Crossroads!
Barry Lebow, Professional Land Economist-Arbitrator and Mediator, started in real estate as a sales professional in 1968. He has demonstrated experience in areas including real estate evaluation, brokerage, construction and renovation, mediation, arbitration, mortgage brokerage and education. A long-time TREB Member, for over 41 years he has been active in many areas of the industry from real estate and mortgage brokerage to renovation and appraisal. He has appeared in court as an expert witness on more than 500 occasions as well as at numerous hearings and tribunals. Barry has been first-vice president of the Ontario Mortgage Brokers Association, President of the Society of Mortgage Counsellors and a national director of the Real Estate Institute of Canada.
Bill Johnston, M.A., LL.B., was called to the Ontario Bar in 1982, and is a lawyer as well as a Real Estate Broker. Bill has enjoyed a successfull career in sales and management, and has delivered seminars to thousands of real estate practitioners all over Canada. Bill is a past President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, has served as Vice-Chair of Discipline for the Real Estate Council of Ontario, and has been on numerous committees and task forces. He won the Morguard Literary Award for Realtors in 1999 for his paper on disclosure issues. Bill is currently a Broker with Bosley Real Estate in Toronto.
Richard is an author, business mentor and sought-after expert in the field of personal and professional performance. He has been performing ground-breaking seminars and keynotes for nearly two decades, in over half a dozen Countries, on four Continents, and at countless international conventions with audiences of 50 to over 10,000 people. He is best described by his audiences as the epitome of a true integrity-powered leader..
As a former REALTOR, Brenda Gwilliams brings a wealth of experience in her current capacity as Manager, MLS Services at TREB. In addition, Brenda is a frequent speaker at TREB General Meetings and REALTOR QUEST. Brenda is well known throughout the Brokerage community as a result of her many office presentations including MLS Rules, An Overview of 2010 Standard & Commercial Forms, How REBBA Affects You Every Day, Best Practices When Dealing With Clients and Customers, and Topical Issues of the Real Estate Industry.
Dheeraj Bhatia is a Barrister & Solicitor, Madamser Law. His practice focuses on commercial and residential real estate as well as intellectual property law including trademarks, patents, copyrights and industrial designs. His real estate practice includes advising clients on sale and purchase transactions, mortgages, debt consolidation, commercial leasing and franchising and general contracts, landlord-tenant matters. Mr. Bhatia also advises clients with respect to wills, powers of attorney and estate administration. He also works closely with agents at Re/Max Crossroads, offering his outstanding services and reliable advices. He generously sponsors many Re/Max Crossroads social events as well.
Ian Calman is a recognized expert in the home inspection field. He is a highly trained certified Pillar To Post® home inspector, and also a Pillar to Post® Franchisee Owner. Pillar to Post is one of the leading home inspection companies in North America, active across the U.S. and Canada, now serving over 400 locations in 9 provinces and 43 states. They provide home inspection services for Realtors and their clients.
Mary Johnson is a licensed MORTGAGE BROKER WITH OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY. Before becoming a Mortgage Broker, Mary was a Bank Manager with National Bank and received numerous awards and accolades. After gaining expert industry knowledge from the bank Mary developed skills in commercial real estate, investment properties and working with first time home buyers. Mary is currently a senior Mortgage Broker with Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage House and offers unique and exclusive tools for today’s Realtors.
Michael Appleton has distinguished himself as the top real estate trainer across Canada with three major real estate corporations. He has empowered thousands of Realtors across the country for the last twenty years. Michael is the only person in the history of Canadian real estate to win the Real Estate Institute of Canada's Morguard Literary Award for four years (2000, 2001, 2004 & 2005). He is recognized as one of the top Language Skills experts in North America for objection handling in real estate sales. Michael is also the creator of the award winning Masters Program, a system designed to maximize your sales potential in any economic climate.
After his mentorship in the Mortgage Broker business by his Father, a Mortgage Broker of 10 years, Shane gained hands on experience doing client presentations and conducting mortgage training. Joining the Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage House team in 2011 as a Senior Mortgage Agent, Shane Fitch has become an asset to the team with his vast knowledge of the mortgage industry. He is constantly in touch with the changes and complexity of the markets, and current mortgage products being offered today. Shane specializes in working with first-time home buyers and offers exceptional customer care throughout the entire mortgage process.
As a former Technology Coach for RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic and a current Director of Training for RE/MAX INTEGRA, Valerie is committed to assisting our network in embracing ever changing and emerging technologies to deliver outstanding service. She has a passion for helping our agents succeed and grow their businesses, adding new tools to their marketing strategies. Valerie has over 15 years of senior management experience in the real estate industry, working previously for major brands in the USA, Canada and Australia. Her experience, enthusiasm and sense of humor guarantee that her training sessions are both informative and fun.