They live and work at almost complete opposite ends of the country, but Serge Normand and George Bamber have something substantial in common: they were both chosen by their peers within the CENTURY 21 Canada system for the top 2009 awards.
Serge Normand (right), a sales associate at Century 21 Nord-Sud in Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec was voted Sales Associate of the Year, while George Bamber, broker/owner of Century 21 Bamber Realty in Calgary received Franchisee of the Year award. They received their awards on stage at the CENTURY 21 Canadian conference in Toronto earlier this month.
Both Serge and George emphasized the pleasure they get from giving and helping others in their working lives. “It’s all about listening and helping people, which leads to building friendships,” says Serge. “I will now be able to help even more people” with the 2009 Sales Associate of the Year award adding to his motivation.
George (left), noted that “it’s a great feeling when you help someone succeed.” He attributes his own success to having a great support system; the people who work at Century 21 Bamber Realty are the reason for the 2009 Franchisee of the Year recognition.
Both winners are no strangers to holding award plaques. In 2008, Serge was awarded the prestigious 20-Year Centurion Producer Award. George’s office has had the honour of being the #1 Century 21 office in Alberta in 2008, and received the coveted Grand Centurion Office designation from 2003 to 2008.
We are proud of Serge and George and his sales representatives, and all of the other sales associates and franchisees that were in the running this year, receiving high marks from their peers as well. Runner Ups to the 2009 CENTURY 21 Sales Associate of the Year Award include:
#5 - Michael Van Nerum, CENTURY 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd., Victoria BC
#4 - Pauline Relkey, CENTURY 21 Conexus Realty Ltd., Regina SK
#3 - Alex Palmer, CENTURY 21 Lloydminster Realty, Lloydminster, SK
#2 - Lorna Fulton, CENTURY 21 Acclaim Realty (2009) Ltd., Greenwood, NS
Runner ups to the 2009 CENTURY 21 Franchisee of the Year Award include:
#5 - Gordon Hiscock, CENTURY 21 Seller’s Choice Inc., St. John’s NL
#4 - Bill Hubbard, CENTURY 21 Executives Realty Ltd., Vernon, BC
#3 - Jim Alexander and Bill Rorabeck, CENTURY 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Picton, ON
#2 - Roger Coles and Wayne MacKinnon, CENTURY 21 Hi-Point Realty Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB