Vivian Risi: Royal LePage – Your Community Realty
No matter what city you live in, being at the top of your profession isn’t easy. But for Vivian Risi, broker of record and owner of Royal LePage – Your Community Realty, surpassing standards is what a successful career is all about. With over 650 representatives in ten offices, Risi has built her business from the ground up to become Canada’s largest Royal LePage franchise. Accounting for more sales in York Region than any other brokerage, the company is widely known for its landmark services. A model for success, Risi sets the bar in the real estate industry – and it’s pretty high.
Second to none, Risi’s company is built with a focus on cultivating the very best realtors. The company’s in-house Real Estate Academy – a Canadian exclusive – offers ongoing training for novice and veteran agents. “It’s essential for success, to stay current on market trends, conditions, regulations and changes,” Risi says. Her critical hiring process seeks realtors that have integrity and are entrepreneurial at heart. “Those with a sincere desire to learn, possess people skills, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence, often turn out to be our most successful.”
Of course, Risi’s work ethic is twofold when it comes to helping people grow. “I help both my realtors as well as our clients – each scenario is very rewarding.” she says. Her widespread clientele has come to appreciate impeccable service every time. “If you’re selling your home, our realtors are trained to give an honest and professional overview of steps you can take to make it ready for the public to fall in love with it.” And despite economic uncertainties, that’s exactly what’s happening. “Our phones are always ringing as we’re seeing increasing activity, listings, showings; offers and sales. We’ve never seen conditions like this – super-low interest rates and a market that caters to buyers, giving them a better negotiating position.”
Another reason for Risi’s unparalleled achievement comes with her humanistic approach. “It’s all about how you treat people. If you sincerely and genuinely care about their needs, then success is just a natural result.” Clearly actions speak louder than words, as Risi was honoured with the Royal LePage Philanthropist of the Year Award for her pivotal support of Yellow Brick House, a shelter for domestically abused women and children. “The sad fact is, we probably all know someone who is a victim of domestic abuse and we may not even be aware of it, so I will be calling on a lot of help from my friends and colleagues to help raise awareness and money to address this.” With a charitable attitude and a winning work dynamic, Risi offers incomparable real estate services to a diverse market.