Local real estate agent one of Top 200 agents in Canada



By Ron Giofu


A local real estate agent has made the Top 200 list again in 2018.

Brady Thrasher, who is an agent at the Amherstburg Re/Max office, told the River Town Times that this is his third consecutive year being featured on the Top 200 Agents across Canada list, as listed by Real Estate Professional (REP) magazine.

“The agents are selected by commission dollars earned in a calendar year and the number of properties sold in a calendar year,” said Thrasher. “The magazine is circulated throughout Canada. I was thrilled to be included in this year’s list, among so many great professionals from all over the country.”

Local realtor Brady Thrasher was recently
featured in Real Estate Professional magazine. (Submitted photo)

Thrasher said he knew the feature was coming, as they notify everyone via e-mail. However, he stated that receiving the magazine in the mail “is great and such a cool keepsake.”

“I enjoy reading about top producing agents in bigger markets like Toronto and Vancouver and seeing how much higher their average sale price is, with Windsor-Essex currently at $262,000,” said Thrasher.  “Markets like Toronto have had the average sale price for a single family home rise above $1 million. Agents in small markets sell many more homes, which is very impressive.”

According to Thrasher, he said everything balances out at the end of the day.

“You have some agents who list multi-million dollars homes and engage in a dozen sales each year or you have agents in smaller markets who sell in some cases hundreds of homes each year with much lower average sale prices,” said Thrasher. “At the end of the day, it’s amazing seeing how agents build a business, their personal brand and how they improve their business. I love learning from agents across the country to understand trends and new platforms to test for furthering our marketing reach. The Top 200 list opens doors for new relationships and new referral partners.”


Two local realtors named Top 200 in Canada



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.

Two agents from the Re/Max office in Amherstburg - Brad Bondy and Brady Thrasher - made Real Estate Professional magazine's list of the Top 200 realtors in Canada.

Two agents from the Re/Max office in Amherstburg – Brad Bondy and Brady Thrasher – made Real Estate Professional magazine’s list of the Top 200 realtors in Canada.

“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.

Brad Bondy

Brad Bondy

Brady Thrasher

Brady Thrasher

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.