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The Property Shop’s Tatiana Londono

October 14, 2010 by  
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Tatiana LondonoAfter a friendly Montreal taxi driver wishes me good luck, I make my way towards Londono Realty Group, which doubles as the set for the national hit show The Property Shop on HGTV. A splash of knowledge and a tidal wave of fun, the show has cameras following big-league realtor Tatiana Londono as she navigates through the cutthroat world of real estate.

The novice broker, who would construct makeshift lemonade stands with her brother as a child, began with four employees and now has 100-plus agents. Londono Realty Group is an empire led by a beautiful empress, similar to the ones we used to see in old Hollywood movies. Add smart and driven to success and you can start to conceptualize Tatiana Londono.

The receptionist is young and inviting, and similar to a telethon, phones constantly ring throughout the office’s foyer. The walls are very thin: my guess is that Londono chose this space so that her distinct pitch and tone could be heard from any room. This most likely ensures staffers to learn from the best by listening to the best, regardless of the distance between them and their boss.

I hear her before I see her, and when she walks in, she greets me with a smile. Londono escorts me into the boardroom just before she enters an urgent call in another room that allows me to be alone in her boardroom – divine intervention! This gives me time to get ready. Distracted by the familiar surroundings, I realize that I’m sitting at the glass table often seen on the show she hosts. I notice that the window in front of me looks out onto the foothills of Westmount, a southwestern city in Quebec that is home to a wealthy residential community. The view serves as a constant reminder for Londono Realty Group that beyond these walls rests a mountain of high-priced homes to conquer and sell.

As I prepare my things, I notice how clean the boardroom is. Just before I can smear my finger across the table to check for dust like a cynical mother-in-law, Londono, a woman of power and strength, walks in.

Her energy allows her to hop like an Energizer bunny through 14-hour-work days, and her enthusiasm is absorbed by anyone in her presence. Her resilient attitude is what makes her a real sensation for all to enjoy.

Londono is a mother, an entrepreneur, and her exposure from The Property Shop has given more people an opportunity to view her as a strong role model. Her disdain for failure makes her invincible – fear and failure are not part of her vocabulary. I ask her what advice she can provide to little girls who are afraid to follow their dreams. A frustrated look stares back at me, and she blurts out as if I have offended her, “I don’t fail! I can’t even process that question because it has the word ‘fail’ in it. I ignore any negative energy and people who say ‘You can’t do it.’ For the little girl or boy who looks to me to with fear of failure I say, ‘Go for it! Live it! Take the risk because guess what? What’s the worst that could happen?’”

And that’s exactly what she did. At 19, she spent over a year in the Canadian Military, and as second century BC playwright Terence once wrote: “Fortune favours the brave.” She then went to McGill University, worked as a telemarketer, and entered the real estate industry with Re/Max Group, Sutton Group, and finally, founded her very own Londono Realty Group three years ago. The Property Shop is a grand compliment to all her hard work.  “I feel like a rock star. I’m on top of the world.

What Londono has accomplished in such a short time isn’t just impressive, it’s supernatural. She was born to sell. Her raw talent was refined by all the non-stop work weeks over the past 15 years. She’s pretty as a peach, and has two beautiful children and a loving husband to support her. “My children are my biggest achievement, my marriage is my second, Londono Realty Group would be my third biggest achievement and my TV show would be my fourth. My children inspire me, because of them I want to do my best; I want them to have a good future. My husband’s patience inspires me. When I was working as a telemarketing manager, I said to the other managers, ‘I belong on TV.’ Everyone said, ‘God, you are so full of yourself. What would you do on TV? You’re just a telemarketing manager.’ A lot of people confuse ambition with arrogance,” she says. “I believe I have a special personality. People laugh when I talk, and people listen to me. Everyone is always very happy when they are around me.” Perhaps we are more than what others think we can be.

She sits right next to me and she is beautiful. ‘Your courage allows you the capability to complete your goals, with your ad signs popping up like petunias and your hit show The Property Shop on HGTV making you a star,’ I ask. ‘My question is, are you satisfied or is there more room for success?’

She remains stoic as she listens; her eyes light up and a smile slowly spreads across her face. “I just got started! There is a lot more to do, you will see the Londono Group everywhere – in Quebec and hopefully in Ontario very soon. The sky is the limit. I’ve achieved a lot – this is just the first step.” After hearing that, I break from my line of questioning and coyly say, ‘so it’s a big mountain?’ “Huge!” she replies. “Wait and see. You’ll come back and interview me again in a year from now.” With pleasure I think, with pleasure.


9 Responses to “The Property Shop’s Tatiana Londono”

  1. kari carter on January 3rd, 2011 7:01 pm

    Dear Tatiana
    I love your show and think you are amazing. I watch your show the one you find your space to lease. You say meny times how your a bad mother! please never feel that way as you are doing tall this for your kids. I think you are strong and I look up to you! again love your show!

    Kari Carter
    Mother of 3
    Canadian forces 12 years

  2. joseph foldi on February 13th, 2011 9:29 pm

    i think it is so wonderful how you help other people out…i once asked a good friend of mine how he made all his money and to my surprise…he said that he did it by helping other people….keep up the good work and i hope you will continue to have fun with your program and the real estate market for a very long time…


    ps i have and aunt that lives for many years in montreal who is in the hair salon business…she’s a bit like zsa zsa and every bit as smart and hungarian.

    good luck

  3. Shelly on February 23rd, 2011 9:13 am

    Hello Tatiana,
    I love your spunk, you have made yourself known country wide.
    Do you think you will open The Property Shop in the London Ontario area?
    I am considering becoming an realator, and would love to be part of The Property Shop team.
    Thank you Shelly

  4. Carmie on March 7th, 2011 2:49 pm

    Good Afternoon Tatiana,

    You Are a Great Person and don’t let anyone tell You otherwise! Live Your Dreams to the Max!I Don’t let any Negativity in My Life.Always do Your Best and You Will be Very Successful! I’m becoming a Realtor and I will be starting classes tomorrow at The College D’ immobilier Du Quebec (Laval Campus)! I am looking forward and extremely excited!I would Love to be part of The Property Shop Team one day! Keep up the Great Work!!!


  5. Michelle on March 8th, 2011 2:44 pm

    Hey Tatiana,

    I love your show, which also means that I love you and admire you, cause the show is about in the REAL ESTATE BUSINESS. Congrats on your success and wishing you the BEST OF THE BEST in all your future endeavors.

    I wish you do open your office in Toronto, Ontario and as soon as I finish my exams and get my license, I will join your office.

    You ROCK!! Don’t ever change who you are cause “You’re the BEST”.

    Always Michelle

  6. Bil MacKinnon on March 18th, 2011 9:14 am

    A show about drivers who ignor the Quebec Highway Traffic Act could use a lot of footage from this show. Money means more to her than the safety of anyone on the road near this woman.

  7. Colin Chapman on March 25th, 2011 10:31 am

    Right now your show is the most exciting show on television and you have me seriously thinking of trying to get into the business.Keep up the good work and may you have much success.

  8. Belinda Manuel on April 12th, 2011 5:52 pm


    My husband and I watch your show ALL the time. You are an inspiration. Even though I am not an agent or even thinking of getting into the business. I am a hair stylist LOL. I just admire your strength and your admiration to teach others. You are soooooo amazing Mikey is awesome too. He makes us laugh sooooo hard (love him). We are wondering when you are going to air new shows?????? We can’t wait! Keep up the amazing work!!!!


  9. Martina on October 5th, 2012 5:11 pm

    Dear Tatiana,

    I am 24 and I use to be unemployed. I watched your show religiously. I admired your outlook on life and your amazing personality. I just have to let you know that because of you I am making my way up in the Real Estate industry. I am starting off as an Administrator/Executive Assistant to learn the industry and become more mature for future clients to take me more seriously before I take all the necessary steps do become a full-fledged Agent. You are a great inspiration on me and my future. I just needed to thank you for being such an amazing person and a great role model.

    Thank You,


    Admin at Century21 Innovative

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