Dianne is a high profile and respected real estate professional who has tremendous management, training and industry knowledge. With a real estate career that began in 1978 as a sales representative, Dianne quickly climbed the management ranks at Royal LePage and attained the prominent position as Area Manager for the Central Toronto Core.
Dianne has also served as President of the Ontario Real Estate Association, the President of York Region Real Estate Board; Director of the York Real Estate Association, a Director of the Ontario Real Estate Association, numerous committee memberships with the Real Estate Council of Ontario, numerous committee memberships with the Toronto Real Estate Board as well as being a Director of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Dianne is also the president elect of the TREB.
Dianne is a non-competing manager providing special focus on agent training/development, business practices and ethics, along with being a Brian Buffini certified mentor and Richard Robbins Masters Edge Certified Coach.
GARY ZALEPA JR., BROKER
Vice President & Division Manager
Gary has more than 20 years experience as a real estate professional with a considerable understanding of the most recent tools and trends in this global business.
Prior to joining Royal LePage Johnston and Daniel Division, Gary began his career as a sales representative in 1991 with a nationally franchised brokerage. In 1997, when he became a licensed Broker, he became the Manager/Broker for that company. During this period he consistently achieved top level sales awards.
Gary has served in many positions in organized Real Estate. Those include Director and President of the Niagara Association of REALTORS®, Director of the Ontario Real Estate Association and Director of the Canadian Real Estate Association. He continues to serve on the MLS® Technology Council MTC of CREA as Past Chair. Through his attendance at many international real estate forums and events he keeps abreast of the new and evolving technology solutions working for the REALTOR®.
JANICE CLARKE, BROKER
Janice is responsible for general operations, human resources, technological infrastructure and facilities management for the Johnston & Daniel Division.
Prior to her arrival at Johnston & Daniel, Janice held several management positions within a variety of service industries, including key positions with Manulife Financial and CNC Global. She has received a number of service awards throughout her career, including Service Excellence at Manulife, as well as Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year at CNC Global.
Janice holds a business degree from Ryerson University and is a non-selling, non-competing manager. Janice also is a member of the Education Committee for the Toronto Real Estate Board and is a Richard Robbin’s Masters Edge Certified Coach.
POINTS OF DIFFERENTIATION
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 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 salespeople 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.
Royal LePage / Johnston & Daniel Division (J&D) has partnered with the YWCA Arise shelter in downtown Toronto. Named Arise for the spirit of perseverance that women who leave abuse bring to their struggle, this 27 bed shelter is making a real difference in the lives of women and children fleeing violence. With staff support available 24/7, this shelter provides on-site employment counselling, parenting support, addictions counselling trauma and mental health support to women and children using the Arise Shelter.
J&D’s support of the Arise Shelter will be funnelled through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting shelters and ending violence against women and children. Every year the Shelter Foundation raises over $1 million to provide a safe haven and new beginnings to more than 30,000 women and children each year. Brookfield Real Estate Services Fund (owner of J&D) underwrites all the administration costs, therefore 100% of every REALTOR® and support staff contribution goes directly to the cause.
As one of Royal LePage’s largest corporately owned operations, Johnston & Daniel Division’s salespeople and support staff are pleased to be giving back to the community and especially for such a deserving destination as the YWCA Arise Shelter. J&D is planning a number of fundraising initiatives throughout the coming year to create awareness and donations for the much needed shelter. We look forward to making a difference in our community.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
VIRTUAL REALITY VIDEO TOURS ON THE INTERNET
As an industry leader and innovator, Royal LePage, Johnston & Daniel Division is constantly sourcing creative ways to market your home. Using Virtual Reality technology, we can effectively market your listing to the world with a Virtual Reality Tour on our internet sites located at www.royallepage.ca and www.johnstonanddaniel.com.
With over 1.5 million hits per month to our web site, Royal LePage is one of the most popular real estate corporate web sites in North America.
QUICK, COURTEOUS AND EFFECTIVE
Your listing agent, or a certified technician, can visit your home and film panoramic views, showing a 360 degree 3-D view of the features that make your home special.
Whether it is your garden in bloom, the warmth of your living room, the expanse of a dining room or the modern features of your kitchen or ensuites, we capture the image and using leading edge VR technology; post these images on the internet in your Virtual Reality gallery and our listing database.
THE POWER OF THE INTERNET
A prospective purchaser with a Java-enabled Internet browser can quickly view these images on their computer and with the click of their mouse; see a 3-D scene in a complete 360-degree panoramic view of your home. They can then send a message to your salesperson to find out the details of your property and arrange a viewing in person. For more information on how we can market your property to the world, just ask your Royal LePage, Johnston & Daniel Division sales representative.