Leanne Smith, RE/MAX Orillia Realty

Over the past 18-plus years, Leanne Smith’s focus has been and remains the same: the client and the contract. “Giving sound advice and assisting a stress-free transaction is my goal,” says Smith. With extensive past experience in both legal and mortgage services, Smith says earning the respect of her peers, and of those involved in each transaction, is of paramount importance.

Smith has witnessed first-hand social media’s celebritizing effect on younger agents, a process that she feels is more about self-promotion than the marketing of a client’s home or addressing their particular needs. “I personally find referrals to be the most rewarding form of promotion,” she says.