I wanted to share some exciting news! I am super excited to announce the grand opening of my own independently owned & operated RE/MAX Brokerage, RE/MAX CARE REALTY.
I am truly living the Canadian Dream. Yesterday, we celebrated Canada Day, but July 1st is also my mother’s birthday.
My mother has taught me many things. Her determination is second to none. When she puts her mind to something, there's nothing
that can stop her, and she's instilled this into my sister and I.
One story comes to mind now. My mother was new to Canada, and trying to pass her beginners test to get a driver's license.
But she couldn't speak English. She didn't understand the words on the study manual, or the test. So what does she do? She memorized the whole manual, and she passed. That's how determined she was.
That determination is built in me.
I've been in this business for 32 years, and a few years ago I decided to open my own brokerage. Many people said to me, "Hey Goran, why don't you just go on your own? Team Goran is very well known" and so on.
But, I'm not that foolish to think that Team Goran is actually stronger than the RE/MAX brand. There is no stronger brand when it comes to real estate than REMAX.
A while back I wrote an email with the subject line, "I Believe" to Lisa Clark and Christopher Alexander. And I want to thank them now as my dream has come true. Simon Schneider and Pamela Alexander are always helpful and understanding, and I'll never forget the breakfast meeting with Walter Schneider. Thank you, Walter.
Today, RE/MAX CARE Realty is my independent RE/MAX franchise that I'm very proud of. I look back at how things have come into fruition, and there's a lot of people I need to thank for making this a reality.
I want to thank the RE/MAX Hallmark Group, Steve Tabrizi, Ken McLachlan, and Debra Bain. I have a lot of friends to thank in the real estate industry that have always been by my side.
I want to thank Glen Muir and all the fabulous agents at RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd... Thank you for teaching me many things that I need to know to do to succeed in the business.
I also want to thank the fabulous support staff at RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd, and special thanks to Katherine Riccardo and Dawn Falkner. Thank you very much ladies, for making this transition as smooth as possible.
And to a few of my RE/MAX buddies across the country, Justin Havre, Frank Leo, Rob Golfi, Jon Cheplak, my friend Peggy Hill. Thanks guys.... I know that you guys have always been there for me. I want to thank the Peer to Peer Group that we mastermind with.
And of course the CCR Group, who are my CCR Family. You made me the leader that I am today. You've pushed me, you pulled me, and each and every one of you have a special place in my heart. Thank you.
And to my second family, my team. When I announced to my team that we will be going on our own, they said, “Goran, we're beside you all the way, we trust you and we know that you'll guide us in the right direction.” So thank you very much for that.
As many of you know, I'm a believer. I believe in God, and I want to thank God for all my dreams and prayers. In the best of times, and in the worst of times, I've always prayed and God has always been there for me and my family.
And to my awesome wife, Danielle... I don't know what to say. Danielle, you are a superhuman individual. You're an awesome wife, fabulous mother, and daughter law. I can't say enough about you and many times I've said to people that I'm only the face of Team Goran RE/MAX, but you are the brains.
I feel marrying the right person in your life and having the support of the person that's beside you along the way is better than winning the 649 lottery. So again, Danielle, I love you. And I thank you for everything that you've done.
We've built something that nobody has built before. In all the years I've been in the business, I wanted to create something that treats the agents properly, and to cultivate support. Our culture is of love and caring, and this is why we called it RE/MAX CARE Realty.
People don't care what you know, until they know that you care. That's huge! And this is the basis that I built my business on. I've always said, take care of my clients, and my clients will take care of me... And you truly have. So thank you to all of my clients.
If you have any questions, RE/MAX CARE Realty is here to help and support you. God love you all!