The J&D Difference
J&D has been able to maintain the “Standard of Excellence” in the Toronto Real Estate Market by the following differentiators:
Powerful Brand Awareness: J&D is only real estate brokerage in Canada that claims two very well-known brands: Johnston & Daniel and Royal LePage. Both entities carry recognizable brand awareness on their own, and combined they are unrivaled in the real estate industry. Royal LePage has been building brand equity since 1913, and brand equity of each of these names could stand effectively on their own, but combined they are unmatched in the real estate industry. Royal LePage has been building brand equity since 1913, Johnston & Daniel since 1950 and both have been united since 1994.
Market Presence: For the last few years, J&D with its affiliation with Royal LePage has the honourable distinction of being Toronto's Number One Real Estate Brokerage for the entire Greater Toronto Area.
Luxury Portfolio: J&D has the unique distinction as being the premier Canadian affiliate of the Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection. The Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection® is the luxury face of the Leading Real Estate Companies. The award-winning website, luxuryportfolio.com was launched in 2005 and in its first year featured more properties than other luxury real estate organizations and has expanded to over 15,000 of the world's most remarkable properties and attracts over 1.2 million high-net-worth visitors a year.
Leading Real Estate Companies: J&D through its affiliation with Royal LePage is also a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies. Leading Real Estate Companies is the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages.
In-House Legal Counsel: J&D provides in-house legal support to assist our sales team should they be presented with extraordinary complex legal issues or require a legal opinion for any of their transaction.
In-House Marketing Services: J&D provides our sales team with the support of a state-of-the-art marketing center manned by a team of marketing professionals. The marketing center provides high-quality, professional marketing materials to assist in the promotion and marketing of listings.
In-House Mortgage Broker Services: J&D provides in-house mortgage brokerage support to our sales team along with mortgage services for our clients. This in-house support ensures our sales team are up-to-date on current interest rates, financial market trends and general mortgage information. Our clients are able to enjoy professional guidance, pre-approval and re-financing support.
Non-Competing, Non-Selling Management Support: J&D provides its sales people with three (3) senior level management staff to provide guidance, support and direction to the team.
In-House Administrative Services: J&D provides our salespeople with a fully staffed administrative team to provide broker-loading services, offer generation, appointment booking, live reception and host of other valuable services.
Internet Marketing: J&D provides its salespeople with a comprehensive marketing strategy to ensure listings get maximum exposure. Internet marketing includes the J&D corporate site, the Royal LePage corporate site, the Luxury Portfolio site, the Realtor.ca site, social media and possible syndication with in excess of 150 sales representative websites.
Premium Advertising Exposure: J&D holds one of the most prominent positions in the Friday Globe and Mail real estate section. Through this section, J&D listings reach a wide audience of prospective buyers both through print and on online initiative.
Strategic Partnerships: J&D through its network of affiliated real estate companies offers its salespeople and its clients preferential services and offerings through such companies as AMJ Campbell Moving Services, Carson & Dunlop consulting engineers, RealWebLeads.
Unprecedented Training & Development: J&D furthers differentiates itself by various distinct levels of training available to its members, which includes:
The Brian Buffini Program (100 Days to Greatness)
Master’s Edge (Richard Robbins International)
The Dynamic Agent Program
New Agent Workshop Sessions
Lunch & Learn Sessions
In-House CE Training Sessions
Market Strategy Sessions
Financial Stability: J&D has exemplary financial strength relative to other brokerages, as it is a corporately owned brokerage within the Brookfield Group of Companies. Brookfield Asset Management is a global asset manager focused on property, power and other infrastructure assets with approximately US$80 Billion of assets under management. Brookfield is a publicly traded company on the NYSE, TSX and Euronext
Relocation Services: J&D provides relocation services to its clients through Royal LePage Relocation Services, which is Canada's oldest and largest national relocation company and the only all-Canadian full-service relocation company.
State-of-the-Art Premises: The J&D premise has five warm, elegant client rooms, which includes a large boardroom for important client presentations and meetings. The office environment is a fully equipped, wireless premise with the latest technologies for the sales team.
Community Involvement: J&D gives back to the community both corporately and individually. Some of these Charitable organizations include The Shelter Foundation, The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada.
J&D Home Tours: J&D holds exclusive home tours of its listings each week to ensure maximum market knowledge and heightened internal exposure prior to release to the open market.
J&D Office Meetings: J&D holds weekly sales meeting to facilitate the provision of market updates, RECO news and updates, TREB bylaws and updates, new listing communication, corporate and internal information and other topical information often enhanced with expert guest speakers.