Mark Leader – Barrie’s Real Estate Leader
When I was a young man of 19, my best friend and father Harvey Leader, noticed my natural charisma and sales ability while working in the family business. Encouraged by him, I enrolled in college and completed my real estate training. To say that I love real estate and enjoy helping others is an understatement. As a family man with a wife and two sons, I understand the true significance of purchasing not just a house, but a home.
At 21 I purchased my first brokerage, a local Century 21 office. Over the next 10 years, I was recognized as a top performer and inducted into the Century 21 Worldwide Hall of Fame, averaging more than 100 home sales a year and listing over a thousand properties. I quickly built up my award winning brokerage to include 50 of the most successful salespeople in the Midland area, dominating with over 30% of the market share. For 8 years straight I was recognized as being one of the most successful salespeople in the system.
In 1998, I sold my business and was approached to share with others how I had achieved success at such a young age, when 70% of people that enter real estate fail within 3-5 years. In 1999, I left the company to start my own Real Estate Training Business. The program, called Leader’s Choice, is considered by many to be the #1 training program developed in the last 20 years. My program focuses on training realtors to be not only successful in sales, but also as business professionals.
I’ve written and co-authored several books, including Blueprint for Success (with Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People) as well as Concrete Jungle (with Bob Proctor), Success is a State of Mind (with Deepak Chopra), and Distinguishing Marks of a Leader (foreword by Bob Proctor).
As my career has gone forward, my shift has focused from travel to spending more time with family. I’m returning to my roots in sales and am proud to have my family work beside me every day. I am delighted to have the opportunity, experience, and ability to make a difference in the lives of families in my hometown, Barrie, Ontario. I am honoured to offer my clients the energy of youth, and the experience of my 32 years in real estate.
Your satisfaction is my guarantee.