Re/Max vets trade big-name for indie brokerage

by REP19 Jan 2015
Several real estate veterans have opted to trade in the big name of their former Re/Max brokerage in favour of starting an independent firm.

Paul Etherington, president of the Toronto Real Estate Board and a former Re/Max broker, has launched a new independent brokerage called Royal Heritage Realty in Pickering, Ont. Partners in the venture include Joe Pitino, Michelle Makos, and Randy Miller – who will serve as broker of record for the new firm.

Etherington said he and his partners decided a big-name brokerage was less important for them as seasoned veterans. Instead, they formed a new brokerage that’s focused on fostering a healthy working relationship between sales reps. Royal Heritage Realty may well stand for “Realtors Helping Realtors,” Etherington says.

“The four of us who started this company have been in real estate a long time and we feel that there’s often not enough support for new agents and even old ones,” Etherington tells REP. “We’re always here to help each other and share. We’re an open book were trying to be an open and friendly office.”

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