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CREB® awards showcase Calgary?s ?exceptional? REALTORS®

Canadian comedienne and actress Jessica Holmes emceed the second annual CREB ® ROAR Awards celebrating excellence in real estate. courtesy picture this digital photography Cody Stuart managing editor From community impact to mentorship distinction, Calgary?s real estate community honoured some of the city?s most exceptional REALTORS® at the second annual ROAR Awards this past weekend. At this year?s event, which was held at TELUS Spark, and emceed by Canadian comedienne and actress Jessica Holmes, five exceptional REALTORS® took home hardware in categories that included Marketing Excellence, Mentorship Distinction, Community Impact, Commitment to

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Education, along with the award for People?s REALTOR®. ?It?s humbling to think that people took time out of their busy lives [to nominate me]. It?s really an honour,? said Leisa Fuller of Century 21 PowerRealty.ca, who took home the award for the People?s Realtor®. The award, which is voted on by the public, is given to an individual who consistently goes above and beyond to deliver exemplary customer service to clients. ?Every client that hires doesn?t have to ? they decide to. And they pay us to do a job that I really love. I just can?t imagine doing anything else,? said Fuller. With more than 140 nominations for this year?s awards, ROAR committee chair Robyn Hauck said picking the winners wasn?t an easy process. Nominations came from the public, in the case of the People?s Realtor® award, or REALTORS®, in the case of the other four categories. Winners were eventually screened, interviewed and selected by sub-committees consisting of REALTORS®, past winners and community liaisons. ?At the end of the day, the people we selected were clearly the top performers who consistently went beyond what?s expected to excel, inspire, give back and help others succeed,? said Hauck. ?This is what the ROARs are all about and what it means to be among the best in real estate.

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?The winners are examples of what clients look for in a REALTOR®: professional, reliable, courteous and committed to providing the best possible experience. We were so impressed with all the nominees this year. They?ve all worked hard to deliver outstanding results for their clients and the ROAR Awards made sure their efforts didn?t go unnoticed.? Lindsey Smith of CIR Realty took home the Commitment to Education Award for his devotion to professional development, commitment to sharing new concepts, teaching and for encouraging others. ?I think education for me is something that is a bit of a selfish pursuit,

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police are reminding residents to be cautious when searching for rental properties, particularly online, following a recent scam. Calgary Police Service (CPS) said many scams take place with victims using popular online sites to locate properties. municipal A3 because those of you who are mentors and are giving back know that in order to teach someone you have to learn the stuff so in depth yourself that you become so much better,? he said. Milton Brandson of Century 21 PowerRealty.ca walked away with the award for Community Impact for his involvement with the Rotary Club of Airdrie, among other local commitments, for the past three decades. ?I think volunteering for me is not about a specific program or project but an accumulation of 35 years of small service in small ways,? he said.

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$839,000 MLS ® C3654746

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SUNDAY MAY 31 ST 1 - 5 PM 225 MOUNTAIN LION DR, Rural Rockyview County, Alberta CANYON CREEK A river rock facing on the front of the garage, a decorative paver-stone entrance patio with planters that complement the wilderness setting and multi-level decks make this a very attractive property. The triple front drive heated garage has lots of room for a workshop component. As you move throughout this home, you will be delighted with its many fine features. The kitchen has been renovated & upgraded and has a cozy family room beside it, leading to the huge deck over the garage. The living room is showcased by the large ledge stone fireplace, 3 interior stained glass windows, & the entrance to the den overlooking the backyard. Upstairs, 3 large bedrooms with their wood-covered vaulted ceilings include the expansive master bedroom with a fireplace, sitting area, & patio doors to a private balcony. An equally expansive 5 piece en suite bathroom features double pedestal sinks. Downstairs is a lounge area, full bath, & two bedrooms with large windows. Enjoy the privacy of 2 treed acres in this home.

lee@braggcreekrealestate.com

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