Rick Declute
Toronto, ON
  • Top 20 team for units sold an average DOM
IMS declared Rick DeClute the number one broker in Toronto in 2015, and with his team’s July numbers showing a year-over-year increase of 33%, they are looking at another year at the top. DeClute’s properties fly off the market, something he attributes to his team’s status as an independent, which allows them to “advertise and syndicate our listings anywhere we want with any companies we want rather than being governed by a larger brokerage or corporation that has their own agendas.”

DeClute says his team works very closely with other agents across the Toronto marketplace. “We’re having them into our listings on the same time basis that our own agents get in. People are not getting preferential treatment.” By treating competing agents – and their competing offers – fairly, Declute has found an open, mutually beneficial method of finding  sellers for his listings. Being independent has allowed DeClute’s team to focus on the job at hand. “Our only source of income is selling real estate,” he says, “not renting desks.”