LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Global real estate brokerage, the agency announced the launch of its new franchise office in Muskoka, Ontario in Canada. The new location is the company’s 31st franchise among its growing network of offices across the United States, Canada, Mexicothe Caribbean and Europe. The Muskoka office will be led by reputable luxury real estate brokers and managing partners, Steve and Katia Bailey. The Agency currently has several franchise offices across Canadaincluding Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Victoria, Oakville, Calgary, KitchenerCowichan and Vancouver.
“The demand for luxury second homes in Muskoka, combined with the natural splendor and desire to live by the water, has made The Agency Muskoka an obvious next hub for our expansion across Canada,” noted Mauricio Oumansky, CEO and Founder of the Agency. “The recreational hot spot has become the leading market for Canada for affluent cottage living, and we are thrilled to continue serving this Canadian sanctuary. »
The agency has rapidly expanded its presence across the world over the past year with the launch of several new franchises, including Naples, Florida, New Canaan, ConnecticutNorth Coast-new York, Calgary, Canada, Vancouver, Canada, Boston, MA, Maui, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevadaand Denver, Colorado. In 2022 alone, the agency has already showcased impressive franchise growth in Canadaopening of offices in Downtown Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and now Muskoka.
“The renowned and thriving destination of Muskoka has been recognized as a world-class travel destination located a quick two hours from Toronto,” noted Jim Ramsay, executive vice president of franchise sales at The Agency. “The Agency looks forward to meeting the demand of luxury buyers looking for a home in the crown jewel of high-end real estate in Canada.”
A seasoned real estate professional who has completed over $1 billion in sales over his decade and a half career, Steve Bailey is a broker and managing partner of The Agency in the Region of Waterloo, Oakville and Muskoka. Born in Prince George, British ColumbiaSteve grew up largely in Oakville, ON, also living abroad due to his father’s job in the bank. A skilled communicator and market expert who listens to the world, Steve holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to joining The Agency, he founded and led The Bailey Team for over 14 years at RE/MAX. There he received all the sales and career awards offered by the brand. As his team grew, his wife, Katia, came on board to oversee operations. Team Bailey placed 9th in Canada and #21 worldwide for RE/MAX before launching at The Agency, overseeing over a billion sales and thousands of transactions. Always an advocate for their community, Steve and his team support local food banks and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Heart & Stroke, and Samaritan’s Purse. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, golfing, snowmobiling and spending time with his family.
Katia BaileyOfficial Broker and Managing Partner of the Region of Waterloo of the Agency,
Oakville and Muskoka offices, brings a genuine passion for real estate and a genuine, people-oriented approach to running the brokerage. Katia launched her career in real estate operations and marketing over 17 years ago and was the former COO of the Bailey team. Born in Portugal and fluent in Portuguese, Katia moved to Canada with her family when she was two, and it’s been her home ever since. Before going into real estate, she participated in the development of her parents’ travel agency. A mother of daughters, Katia has spent many years dedicated to parenting and supporting her children. She volunteers with charities such as Samaritan’s Purse, Coldest Night of the Year, Heart & Stroke and local food banks.
“The Agency is making its mark in leading destinations in Canadaand The Agency’s latest franchise office in Muskoka will further differentiate the brand from other big-name brokerages in Canada,” noted Steve Bailey. “Having spent most of my life living in CanadaI am thrilled to be leading a team in one of the most desirable regions of the country,” added Katia Bailey.
The Muskoka Agency will be located at 72 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 2B4, Canada.
The agency is a full-service luxury and lifestyle real estate brokerage representing clients in a range of categories, including residential, new development, resort real estate, residential rentals and luxury vacation rentals. Since its inception in 2011, the Agency has modernized and advanced the real estate industry by fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment. Breaking away from the traditional brokerage model, agents share their knowledge, spheres of influence, contacts and expertise, ensuring clients better representation and a real competitive advantage. The Agency closed more than $41 billion in real estate transactions since its inception and has 850 agents in more than 50 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexicoand the Caribbean.
Laura CorriganThe Agency, +1 (424) 354-1078, [email protected]