By RTT Staff
A pair of local real estate agents have been named to Real Estate Professional magazine’s Top 200 list for 2017.
Brad Bondy and Brady Thrasher, both agents out of the Re/Max Preferred Realty office in Amherstburg, learned they were named to the list last week.
“I’m pretty proud of the fact I got there,” said Bondy. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be a top producer at Re/Max.”
To make the list is an accomplishment, he said, adding he owes a lot to his family, friends and clients. He also shared the credit with the other members of Team Brad Bondy, including his brother Brian, Heather Harber, Diane Schultz and the others who have helped him along the way.
Bondy said he “had no idea” of the award until he learned about it last week.
“I’m humbled by it,” he said. “I’m truly humbled by it.”
Bondy, who is also in his third year of being a prestigious “Diamond member” at Re/Max, said he also credits his parents for instilling the work ethic in him from a young age.
“My parents always said ‘the harder you work, the luckier you get’,” said Bondy. “From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who helped us along the way.”
Noting the importance of integrity, he added that sometimes there are bad times but those can be overcome.
“Things don’t always go your way but the good outweighs the challenges,” he said.
Thrasher was also happy to receive word of his inclusion on the Top 200 list.
“When I heard the news of the most recent accolade I had received, I was thrilled,” he said. “I’m greatly honored by this award, being named in the company of some of the top agents in Canada is a significant achievement for me personally.”
Thrasher noted he has a young family and strives to set a positive example that his family can be proud of.
“I wouldn’t be able to accept this award without the love and support from my wife Jess, my sons Braxton and Barrett, my business partner Debbie Nedin and our office administrator and my mother, Jayne Thrasher,” he added.
Thrasher also paid tribute to his clients for being able to make the Top 200 list.
“The award to me is a reflection of the sincere relationships I have built so far in this business with my loyal clients,” said Thrasher.
This is the first time that Thrasher has made the Top 200 Agents in Canada list, but he pointed out he was recently awarded as being one of the Top 30 under 30 agents in Canada.
Denny Laurin, broker/manager at the Amherstburg Re/Max office, said the office was proud to have two members on the list but said the entire office does well.
“This office in general is a top producing office,” he said. “We have almost a 60 per cent market share in Amherstburg just in this office.”
The news of Bondy and Thrasher making the list came “out of the blue,” said Laurin.
“No one saw it coming.”
Laurin added the Re/Max office in Windsor also does very well.