PETERBOROUGH, ON (January 5, 2017) -- Since 1978, the CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc. team has gained local and national recognition for their incredible community impact as well as impressive sales results. From day one, owner Carl Oake has grown his business into one of the largest CENTURY 21® companies in Canada. He will now hand down this legacy, which includes six offices in the Peterborough and surrounding areas, to his daughter Vanessa Oake Hogan.
Real estate has always been part of the Oake family. While Vanessa was studying commerce in university, she worked summers at her father’s company as a receptionist. She got her own real estate license in 1994, but moved to Toronto to start a family and explore career opportunities. Yet, the love of her hometown and the industry brought Vanessa back. She recently spent three years selling real estate alongside her father and discovered that her business background could help build the family business.
“The office feels like home. Many of the same people I worked with back when I was in university are still here. There’s a truly supportive culture here, like a family. That’s why everyone wants to stay,” said Vanessa Oake Hogan, owner, CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc. “I’m passionate about real estate because it’s all about helping people. I love working with the agents and with my clients. I’m excited about the future.”
Vanessa plans to continue to build on her father’s legacy. She will recruit and retain REALTORS® by enhancing the company’s powerful marketing and training programs, and will hold weekly virtual training sessions on the latest topics. The company will also continue to offer agents their exclusive Spotlight program, which includes complete marketing, CRM management, and social media support.
CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc. is renowned for their community service. Over 30 years, the annual Carl Oake Swimathon has raised more than $1 million for local children’s charities, including Easter Seals. The fundraiser will continue helping families under Vanessa’s organization and leadership. In addition, the company is the main sponsor of the Peterborough Lakers Lacrosse team.
When Carl Oake was growing up, he believed that real estate agents were successful. That belief attracted him to the industry and since 1968, he has dedicated his life to selling real estate and building the company. He is now happy to relax while his daughter carries on his legacy. He will continue to assist at the office over the next three years, while spending more time working on his golf game.
Stop by one of the CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc. locations in Peterborough, Ontario or visit their company website to experience the C21® difference.
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