“I am not wearing the gold jacket,” as my mind raced back to the 70’s leisure suits. The owner broker of Century21 had heard this before. She shrugged it off. Ever conscious of my image, I placed my ego before my brain and heart. My brain and heart were hurting. After five years selling real estate, I had risen to the upper levels of production at the number one brokerage in town, yet; I wasn’t feeling it. Why was I good at this business but not enjoying it?

How did I come to love this profession more than any other after such a start? And why did I switch brokerages and ultimately become a broker?

Today, if given one, I would happily wear the jacket. Seeing the thousands of young Century21 agents worldwide don the jacket on social media is a reminder of a strong and youthful brand on the uptick, not to mention the 13,000 professionals in Canada who make the brand proud every day.

Yet, joining Century21 Assurance Realty Ltd was truly personal as it improved my life. Almost instantly, and wardrobe choices aside. My best production year happened shortly after; I skied 39 full days at Big White(our local ski hill one-hour drive away), volunteered at two non-profit societies and travelled to Europe for almost a month. I had a life and a productive real estate practice. Who knew this was possible?

Fast forward to March 2022, I purchased part of Century21 Assurance Realty Ltd. My role now is Broker Owner, Partner and Coach.

I am honoured to join Max and Anna Carbone in their quest to be the best brokerage for agent service and support in the Okanagan. I also share their commitment to helping agents thrive in all aspects of their professional and personal lives.

This blog is dedicated to helping agents succeed in real estate and will highlight some of my thoughts as the industry evolves. The relationship between the agent and brokerage is critical for our profession, and I trust my voice will help.

Drop me a line with any comments or questions. deandesrosiers@me.com