Born and raised in Calgary, Colin's youth was defined by his family's survival of Calgary's fabled 1980's real estate crisis. In the face of 21% interest rates and crashing house prices, the family had no choice but to join the unfortunate group of home owners who sold their homes for $1 just to be free of their mortgage and escape total bankruptcy.
Real estate has had a big impact on Colin and it's a part of life that he's passionate about. To this day he carries with him the wisdom he gained from his family's real estate survival/success story, and passes that on to the clients he serves.
The home is the foundation upon which a family is built and can be the bedrock of a family's financial prosperity. Sound real estate decisions can be a blessing, while poor ones can be a curse. Colin would love to be part of your real estate prosperity story by giving sound advice and streamlining the buying and selling experience for you.
When it comes to Calgary Real Estate, Dick Brown is a legend. Having been one of the top 3 highest producing Realtors in the entire city for many consecutive years, Dick’s probably forgotten more about Real Estate than most agents have ever managed to learn. Specializing in the high-end, luxury property market has been Dick’s focus. We are very fortunate to have Dick to rely on. He is a mentor, a motivator, an advisor, a philanthropist, and most of all - a friend to all of us.
Earl started working in the construction industry in Calgary directly after the completion of high school with an apprenticeship completed in bricklaying. In 1994 he decided it was time for a change and took the course to become licensed to sell real estate. Having worked construction for 22 years it was a natural progression that Earl is still passionate about today. Residential real estate is a full time endeavor for Earl as he doesn’t believe you can be all things to all people. Earl’s a strong advocate withing the real estate industry for ongoing education and believes in being associated with the best in the business. These core principles have allowed Earl all the success he enjoys today.
Earl is currently part of a top producing real estate team at CIR Realty, the largest real estate brokerage in Calgary with 700+ realtors and the #1 largest brokerage in Alberta based on number of Realtors. Happily married to his wife Julie, Earl cherishes his 2 grandchildren who are his inspiration. Family support teamed with a driving passion for the real estate industry in Calgary have garnered numerous rewards throughout his career.
“Thank you to all of my wonderful clients and friends for your continued support and advocacy in my business. My success is a direct result of your praise and willingness to share my name with those looking for a Realtor who cares.
I’m continuing my growth in this competitive real estate market and have partnered with Mike Star, a well established Realtor with a similar set of values and devotion for helping those around us with their real estate needs. Mike brings with him a passion for using technology, social media and marketing to enhance our ability to serve you, our valued clientele.”
I have lived in Calgary for over 30 years and I love this city! I have a passion for real estate and I take pride in my career. I have knowledge of communities, market trends and home values and would be happy to share with you any information you are looking for. Having a background in banking and finance plays an integral role in helping you understand your real estate transaction from start to finish. I am dedicated and trustworthy, and will make the buying or selling process smooth and enjoyable for you!
Kent has been in the mortgage industry since 1992 and has a tremendous knowledge when it comes to all mortgages. He recognizes every client is unique by providing the right advice that save clients time and money. Kent’s goal is to keep the process simple and easy for his clients, every time.
Mortgage Tree has access to over 30+ Lenders including Banks, Credit Unions and Alternative Lenders. Each Lender is unique on how they qualify clients, pre-payment privileges/options and calculating penalties. Having Kent’s experience matters to ensure you receive the right mortgage for your needs today and in the future.
Kent’s experience in the mortgage industry has been successful where he led Jencor Mortgage for 6 years as General Manager, previously he was appointed to the position of Vice-President at Genworth Financial, formerly GE for 7 years and he started his career with TD Bank in a number of different roles for 11 years. Kent’s goal is to partner with our clients in achieving their Dream of Homeownership by keep the experience simple and easy through the right Advice, Service, Trust, Heart and Clarity.
Here is what clients have had to say.
"Working with Kent was excellent. He made the experience simple and easy for us during a stressful time. Kent’s communication and explaining the process and providing the advice needed saved us thousands of dollars. Thank you so much!" Jamie H.
"As a first-time buyer and being self employed we thought purchasing a home was just a dream. Kent took the time to explain our options, what documents we needed and what to expect during the approval process, he also provided a great Homebuyers Guide that was a really was a big help in explain the buying process. Our dream came true of owning our first home, thank you Kent!!!!" Aaron B.
"Kent was totally driven to make our latest house purchase happen. He applied just the right amount of pressure to the realtors and lawyers to make this go from zero to possession in just 10 days. In these times where you get used to bad service, Kent excels and gives 100%. Really appreciate your work ethic, thanks." Daniel A.
Mike Star is a top producing Realtor in Calgary’s largest real estate brokerage, CIR Realty with over 700 + Realtors. CIR Realty is the #1 brokerage in all of Calgary and Alberta based on the number of closed transactions each year. Mike was born and raised in Calgary and has been a Realtor here for the past 15 years. Mike believe’s the success he's achieved in his career has undoubtedly stemmed from the relentless pursue for helping his clients achieve the best possible outcomes in their real estate endeavors and ensuring the best representation possible at every stage of a real estate transaction. When hiring Mike you can always rest assured of his best efforts throughout the transaction.
From Mike Star:
“I feel extremely fortunate to have such a great circle of friends and clients that are true advocates to my real estate business. My success has been a direct result of the people I’ve had the opportunity to help. These are the people that have put their trust in me and felt comfortable enough to introduce me to their circles of friends and family. For this, I am truly humbled and forever grateful.”
Mike Star specializes in the following:
Residential Single Family Homes, Condominium Sales, Acreages, Investment Properties, Multi-Family, Land, Foreclosures, Luxury Home Sales, Relocation, and New Home Sales
Mike Star holds the following awards and certifications:
- Certified with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World as a Relocation Specialist.
- C.C.S. Certified Condominium Specialist with the Calgary Real Estate Board.
- S.R.S. Seller Representative Specialist with the Alberta Real Estate Association.
- A+ Accredited Rating with the Alberta Better Business Bureau.
- MLS Million Dollar Club Recipient from the Calgary Real Estate Board.
- CIR Realty Chairman’s Platinum Club Award.
- #1 Realtor of the year in CIR Realty’s highly competitive Downtown office.
Giving back to the community that has already given so much to me, is important. Supporting local charity organizations, volunteering, and mentoring other Realtors to better represent their clients are some of the ways I like to spend my time. Subscribing to the belief that giver’s, gain has been instrumental in the development of my real estate career and has given me an opportunity to follow my passions in life. The charitable organizations I currently donate to, volunteer with, and help raise money for include:
- Calgary Meals on Wheels
- Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta
- A.A.R.C.S. Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
- Alberta Shriner’s
- 100 Real Estate Pro's that give a damn
I have a team of experts that help me work through each important step along the way. Whether it be lawyers, lenders, stagers, inspectors, movers, condo doc readers etc. I want to enlist the experts to get the best results with the least amount of stress for everyone. With this team behind me my clients can feel confident that their questions will be answered by a professional in a timely matter as we all work together to get the job done!
As your REALTOR®, I believe in exceptional service. Buying and selling real estate is not just about the last step of seeing the sold sign and shaking hands. There is a plethora of steps in between that create that great ending. I believe that strong communication, trust and collaboration with my clients is key to success and to work through the process of either buying or selling. My business model is a representation of part of my belief system. Relationships are key and to build one trust, communication and open mindedness must come first. These key ingredients encourage questions from my clients are welcomed so I can help educate them along the way. Patience is a set standard and working to find the right solution for my clients takes it to a grand finale.
Let's bring you to bring you to your goal.