Right At Home Realty, Inc.
A Bit About Me
* Full-Time Realtor. Full-time... All the Time.
* Award-Winning Real Estate Salesperson.
* 16 years Licensed with the Toronto Real Estate Board, Real Estate Council of Ontario, Ontario Real Estate Association, Canadian Real Estate Association.
* I have built a successful real estate practice based on Trust, Honesty, Smart Work and Extreme Care and Service for my Client’s best interests.
* My providing the very-best service is essentially about putting my Clients needs first. This means keeping myself accessible 24/7, being understanding and listening to my clients needs and objectives, communicating well, responding quickly and effectively to all parties concerned, and foremost… doing what I was hired to do… getting the job done.
* 7 out of 10 Clients come to me by way of Referrals, from satisfied past and present Clients.
* I ‘whole-heartedly’ represent my Clients as though they were ‘Family’. I am committed to achieving the absolute best for them.
* I pride myself on providing the very best Marketing Plan for my Sellers, the very best Property Search for my Buyers, and the very best Negotiating Skills for Both.
* In 2015 I out-sold the average Toronto Realtor by a margin of 8 to 1.
A Few Client Testimonials
"Your knowledge and patience was much appreciated in helping me with the purchase of my new condo. Being a first time buyer and ‘having to deal with the builder’s sales rep., well, it was of great comfort having you on my side! I will gladly refer you to all my friends, family and colleagues interested in buying or selling." – Grace Gutierrez
"Everyone should have a good doctor, good lawyer and a good accountant. And Tony Kurec is our great real estate agent. We have bought and sold properties with Tony and he has always fought hard for us and represented us well. We have, and always will, refer Tony to ALL because we know he'll take great care of our family, friends and aquaintences." – Ismat & Fozia Fancy
"Tony is extremely professional and always accessible. He never loses sight of his goal... which is to make the get deal for you with the least stress! Both of our selling and buying transactions were great because of him. Now our daughter and son have entered the world of 'home-ownership' by purchasing their first homes through Tony." – Shirin & Denis Laviolette
"Two busy professionals with little time to view homes. What can we say? Your daily contact by email or phone made the house buying process extremely smooth. We love our new home and will happily refer EVERYONE we know to you! Thanks once again for taking care of us!" – Pam and Arnie Majdell
Right At Home Realty
Right At Home Realty Brokerage Tops Number One Spot in the GTA
(Toronto - August 29, 2013) As seen on Canada Newswire recently, Right At Home Realty Inc. (RAH) announced that they have attained the top brokerage ranking in the GTA, based on combined units sold.* Combined units sold is based on two inputs, the number of listings sold by a company and the number of purchases through a company.
The company formed in 2004, has catapulted from a new start-up venture to the #1 company in just 9 years. Don Kottick, President & Broker-of-Record, who took over the reins of the company two years ago states, “Right At Home Realty is now a recognized Brand within the Real Estate community and now we have the market share to prove that we have truly arrived”.
Right At Home Realty Offices Maintains Top Spot in the Toronto & Mississauga Markets 3 Years In A Row
TORONTO, March 13, 2013 / CanadaNewsWire / - Right At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage announced today that they have achieved the number one position in unit sales* in both of the cities of Mississauga and Toronto. This is the third consecutive year (2010, 2011 and 2012) that Right At Home Realty offices have topped the list for both cities,Toronto and Mississauga, in unit sales of all member real estate offices in the respective cities; according to the year-end sales statistics.
"Right At Home Realty continues to experience steady growth in our sales, member population and overall market share" says Don Kottick, President, Right At Home Realty. "With the opening of three new branches last year in Oakville, Burlington and Whitby; the implementation of our new branding and marketing strategy; and the addition of our new professional management team last year, we continue to shape the GTA real estate industry with our innovative model."
"We never envisioned in 2004 that Right At Home Realty would grow to the size or have the industry influence we have attained to this point and continue to acquire" says Howard Drukarsh, Co-founder and Vice President. "Right At Home Realty has a unique position in the market and we have momentum, so we are very excited about the future of real estate."
Committed to leading innovation in the real estate industry, professionalism and providing superior customer service, Right At Home Realty is poised to beneficially shape the Toronto real estate market.
About Right At Home Realty
Right At Home Realty is Canada's largest independently-owned real estate brokerage, with more than 2,300 salespeople. Right At Home Realty currently has offices in Toronto, Mississauga, Whitby, Burlington, Oakville and Richmond Hill.
*Data gathered by independent research (Real Trends) for residential properties on the Toronto Real Estate Board. For total units closed in offices located in the City of Toronto and City of Mississauga.
The Canadian Business Journal May 13, 2013
With more than 2,400 sales professionals across the Greater Toronto Area, and new offices opening last year in Durham, Oakville, and Burlington, Right At Home Realty continues to further expand its market presence, already with offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, and Mississauga.
As a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board, Right At Home Realty ranked first in the number of homes sold (combined listed and sold units) in 2010 through to 2012 in Toronto. Despite its short history in the marketplace, Right At Home Realty has experienced exceptional growth since it opened its door in 2004.
Looking to be more competitive with the major market leaders, Right At Home Realty recruited Don Kottick, a former Vice-President with Royal LePage, who now serves as the company president. Kottick’s mandate is to grow brand awareness, increase value propositions, and to best utilize training and technology to push the organization to the forefront of the marketplace.
Kottick spoke with The Canadian Business Journal about the real estate opportunities that exist within the GTA and surrounding region, plus the growth he anticipates for the company on the road ahead.
“We still have some more opportunity to grow further in the GTA. Once we’re satisfied that we’re entrenched in all areas, we’ll look at expanding outside of the GTA,” Kottick summarized. “Over time, we’ll grow within Ontario. Our short-term is in the GTA and then into the Greater Ontario market.
“I firmly believe that our business model is the model of the future. The beauty is that our model is recession-proof. When the economy starts to slow down, our model becomes much more attractive. Our model empowers salespeople. The last time the market turned, our recruiting numbers increased dramatically.”
Right At Home Realty stands out in the marketplace because of its unique business model. Whereas more traditional brokerages are burdened with inherent costs like overhead, long-term leases, franchise fees, and operating costs, Right At Home Realty’s model works on the economies of scale. That makes it sustainable. As the first to the market with such a model, Right At Home Realty presents a challenge to its competition.
By the numbers, there are more than 37,000 Realtors® trading in the GTA, of which 6.5 per cent belong to Right At Home Realty, exceptional market share given that the organization has been entrenched in the marketplace for less than a decade.
“We’re closing the gap between the traditional brokers and making it difficult for them to compete with us. It’s difficult for anyone to try to compete with us because, now at 2,400 sales professionals, we’re a force to be reckoned with,” Kottick described.
Right At Home University
Right At Home Realty offers its sales professionals professional development opportunities, instituted under its professional training program known as Right At Home University.
“We want to make sure that the skills and abilities of our sales professionals are continually upgraded and honed,” Kottick described. “We have brought in a very professional management team within each of our branches, with highly trained professional managers running each branch, and we also have strong ties with the Real Estate Institute of Canada, a leading training institute within the [real estate] industry.”
With a mandate to grow consumer awareness of the brand, Right At Home Realty has developed and implemented a comprehensive marketing campaign that includes a complete retooling of its website and marketing materials, and has increased access to technology for its sales professionals to more readily gain vital market analytics. Advanced technology infrastructure continues to push the company forward. Additionally, Right At Home Realty has formed strategic partnerships with key industry players, such as RBC Royal Bank, Imagemaker360, and Idealogical, to further advance its value to the marketplace.
“In eight years, this company has come out of nowhere and is now the largest independent in all of Canada,” Kottick concluded. “We continue to grow and we have a great reputation, where we’re attracting great agents. Right At Home Realty is a great Canadian success story.”
*Real Trends – Canadian Top Brokerages report 2012, based on transactions.
Right At Home Realty, Inc. Brokerage is the largest independent brokerage at the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)* and had the #1 selling office in TREB based on the number of sold homes in 2011†.
† In listing and selling performance, meaning combined totals for properties completed from Jan. 2011 to December 2011 by the Toronto office (895 Don Mills Rd.) based on Toronto Real Estate Board MLS statistics. Independently audited
Right At Home Realty Inc. (RAH), was founded in 2004 by Arthur Bartram, Ron Peddicord and Howard Drukarsh.
After Arthur Bartram's retirement in 2011, Don Kottick joined the company as President and Broker of Record. Kottick's mandate is to increase brand awareness of the growing firm and differentiate the corporate value proposition based on training and education; technology and marketing.
With over 2,200 agents in the GTA, new offices have opened this year in Durham and Oakville with a Burlington office opening in June. That makes a total of six branch offices including Toronto, Richmond Hill and Mississauga/Brampton.
RAH is now recognized by Real Trends as Canada's largest Independent Real Estate Brokerage; and is a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), the Oakville Milton Real Estate Board (OMREB); the Realtor Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) and the Durham Region Association of Realtors (DRAR).
RAH has had the number 1 selling office in TREB based on the number of listed and sold homes in 2010 and 2011 in both Toronto and Mississauga.
 Real Trends – Canadian Top Brokerages report, based on closed 2011 transactions
 Based on combined totals in listing and selling performance for transactions completed in 2010 and 2011 by the Toronto Office (895 Don Mills Rd.) and the Mississauga Office (7045 Edwards Blvd.). Based on TREB MLS statistics. Independently audited.