January 23, 2011.
At this time of year, real estate boards and individual companies share the sales statistics for the realtor membership, for the previous year.
By late January/early February, then, some franchise companies will showcase their realtor members who have achieved a certain sales record for the previous calendar year, and other realtors, perhaps from boutique style business models, will be recognized by their Board affiliations. The statistics are all based on the same information, although Board recognition is based only on MLS statistics. If a realtor sells a property, and it wasn't on the MLS system (this happens quite often), then it won't "show" in the Board statistics provided, although it may be counted in the franchise office statistics.
Some years back, the various Boards decided to do away with specific ranking, and instead put out certain awards for certain percentages of the overall Board membership.
When I was in the Victoria Board jurisdiction, I achieved Gold and Silver Award status, on a consistent basis, and was also honoured with the President's Award, in the Victoria Board region: ten consecutive years of Gold Award recognition. The Gold Award was given to the top 10% in sales, in the Victoria Board, the Silver in the top 20%, and the Bronze in the top 30% of the total membership. At that time, associated with a franchise company, I also received their top sales awards at that time. At the moment, there are 1,313 realtors in the Victoria Board region.
Currently, I am affiliated with the Vancouver Board, and they have similar designations for sales achievement. The top 10% in sales is known as the Medallion Club. I have achieved this recognition, and am very pleased to share this with my clients and friends. Again, these statistics are just for MLS listings, as that is what the Boards encompass. The sales I was involved in, that were not MLS listed, would not appear. At the moment, there are 10,000 realtors in the Vancouver Board area.
I always feel that sales awards are a recognition of excellence in customer service, from one's peers in the industry. Other realtors understand the energy, enthusiasm, expertise, perseverence, and quality service that creates a real estate career, and their recognition of that is the reason behind the awards system.
I am very happy to share my inclusion in the Vancouver Board's Medallion Club, which congratulates the top 10% of the realtor membership in that Board.
Thank you to my many clients and friends! I so appreciated your support, and my success is your success.