Awards Night 2012: Shining a Spotlight on Winners 
Posted 3/8/12 

 
GREAT JOB: Christopher Invidiata, the No. 1 Residential Team Leader
in Canada, congratulates Joyce Tourney (No. 4) and Georges
Bardagi (No. 3).


UNFORGETTABLE: Emotions ran high on stage.



WINNERS: Richard and Alex Pilarski of RE/MAX Realtron in
Toronto earned the RE/MAX Distinguished Service Award.


LEADERS: Debra Bain and Ken McLachlan of Toronto's RE/MAX
Hallmark Realty also earned the Distinguished Service Award.



SUCCESS: It was a night of hugs, smiles and celebrating very
high levels of achievement.

LAS VEGAS – RE/MAX paid tribute to its top producers and other honorees at the 2012 "Best of RE/MAX" Awards Night on March 7.

At the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the network's annual top prizes were awarded for Associate and office production, Distinguished Service, Broker/Owners and Managers of the Year, and Regions of the Year.


The evening culminated with the network's top annual production awards (100 Percent Club, Platinum Club, Chairman's Club and Diamond Award) and career honors (Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement and Circle of Legends).

The 29 new members of the network's highest career award level, the Circle of Legends:

  • Jane Ashcraft-West, RE/MAX Affiliates, Florence, KY
  • Ron Baliski, RE/MAX Saskatoon East, Saskatoon, SK
  • James Bovell, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Charles Cady, RE/MAX Northwest Realtors, Seattle, WA
  • Gwen Dowland, RE/MAX Choice Properties, Gallatin, TN
  • Randy Dyck, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford, BC
  • Sande Ellis, RE/MAX Realty Group, Fort Myers, FL
  • Paul Eviston, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
  • Alan Gee, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre, Edmonton, AB
  • Doris Gee, RE/MAX Central, Burnaby, BC
  • Sandi Gentry, RE/MAX Grand Haven, Grand Haven, MI
  • Derek Gillette, RE/MAX of Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC
  • Douglas Goss, RE/MAX Real Estate Services, Cupertino, CA
  • James Grantham, RE/MAX of Orange Beach, Orange Beach, AL
  • Andrea Kavanagh, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
  • Austin Kay, RE/MAX Westcoast, Richmond, BC
  • Yang-Uk Kim, RE/MAX Tiffany Real Estate, Cypress, CA
  • John Lesniewski, RE/MAX United Real Estate, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Linda Lowe, RE/MAX Centre Realty, State College, PA
  • Gary Miller, RE/MAX of Pueblo Inc, Pueblo, CO
  • Phil Moore, RE/MAX Central, Burnaby, BC
  • Ron Neal, RE/MAX Alliance, Victoria, BC
  • Denis Pelletier, RE/MAX Immo-Contact Inc, Duvernay Laval, QC
  • Colleen Pickett, RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp, Oakville, ON
  • Robert Reidell III, RE/MAX Results, St. Paul, MN
  • Bill Renaud, RE/MAX Metro-City Realty Ltd, Ottawa, ON
  • Glen Sytnyk, RE/MAX Performance Realty, Winnipeg, MB
  • Federico Torres, RE/MAX Platine, Brossard, QC
  • Anna Turner, RE/MAX Metro-City Realty Ltd, Ottawa, ON

Award winners and rankings:

 
LEADERSHIP

Distinguished Service
Debra Bain and Ken McLachlan, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty, Toronto, ON
Alex Pilarski and Richard Pilarski, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Markham, ON

Regions of the Year
RE/MAX Germany Bavaria, Werner Gross and Thomas Roethig
RE/MAX Florida, Adam Contos
RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America, Ricardo Cárdenas

Broker/Owners of the Year – Single Office
Avi Hayoun and Shai Stern, RE/MAX Plus, Beer Sheva, Israel
Shami Sandhu, RE/MAX River City Realty, Edmonton, AB
William Burns, RE/MAX First, Jeffersonville, IN

Broker/Owners of the Year – Multi Office Network
Zuzana Kovalcsikova, RE/MAX Attractive, Dunajska Streda, Slovakia
Larry Stewart, RE/MAX Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
Anthony Askowitz, RE/MAX Advance Realty II, Miami, FL

Broker/Managers of the Year
Gayle Kossaber, RE/MAX All Points, Coquitlam, BC
Kim Hawkins, RE/MAX Alliance, Denver, CO


 

TOP COMMERCIAL AGENTS – COMMISSIONS
Top 5 Individuals – International Commercial
1. Gokhan Tas, RE/MAX Extra 2, Esenler, Turkey
2. Hasan Can, RE/MAX 7 Tepe, Istanbul, Turkey
3. Asi Elgressy, RE/MAX City, Haifa, Israel
4. Klaus Schneeberger, RE/MAX Immobilienservice Rheintal, Buchs, Switzerland
5. Arno Wimmer, RE/MAX Immoreal 2, Innsbruck, Austria

Top 5 Individuals – Canada Commercial
1. Ruby Sangha, RE/MAX Excel Realty Ltd, Markham, ON
2. Sammy Hui, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Richmond Hill, ON
3. Lindsay Gordon Marjadsingh, RE/MAX Premier Inc, Vaughan, ON
4. Mark Thiessen, RE/MAX Professionals, Winnipeg, MB
5. Raymond Leung, RE/MAX Real Estate Services, Vancouver, BC

Top 5 Individuals – U.S. Commercial
1. Benjamin Hsiang, RE/MAX Commercial & Investment Realty, Los Angeles, CA
2. Robert Pratt, RE/MAX Pro Realty, Charleston, SC
3. William Ruane, RE/MAX Execs, El Segundo, CA
4. James Tjoa, RE/MAX Metro Realty, Seattle, WA
5. Merl Groteboer, RE/MAX of Rochester, Rochester, MN

Top 5 Individuals – Worldwide Commercial
1. Ruby Sangha, RE/MAX Excel Realty Ltd, Markham, ON
2. Gokhan Tas, RE/MAX Extra 2, Esenler, Turkey
3. Sammy Hui, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Richmond Hill, ON
4. Lindsay Gordon Marjadsingh, RE/MAX Premier Inc, Vaughan, ON
5. Hasan Can, RE/MAX 7 Tepe, Istanbul, Turkey

Top 5 Team Leaders – International Commercial
1. Jeffery Bracegirdle, RE/MAX Pinnacle, Royal Oak, New Zealand
2. Markus Anderegg, RE/MAX Properties, Reinach, Switzerland
3. Mark Micallef, RE/MAX Estate Consultants, Sliema, Malta
4. Francois Roos, RE/MAX Exclusive, Klerksdorp, South Africa
5. Macarena Bunster Cox, RE/MAX Activa, Santiago, Chile

Top 5 Team Leaders – Canada Commercial
1. Joyce Tourney, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate North, Regina, SK
2. William Goold, RE/MAX Real Estate Services, Vancouver, BC
3. Peter Hall, RE/MAX Central, Burnaby, BC
4. Fraser MacDonald, RE/MAX Commercial Advisors, Toronto, ON
5. Pete Vanderham, RE/MAX Medalta Real Estate, Medicine Hat, AB

Top 5 Team Leaders – U.S. Commercial
1. Mark Kivley, RE/MAX Lakeside, Milwaukee, WI
2. Robert Upchurch, RE/MAX Results LaGrange, LaGrange, GA
3. Jeff Wright, RE/MAX Right Choice Real Estate, Trumbull, CT
4. Dixon Diebold, RE/MAX Results, Minneapolis, MN
5. Scott Rosenberg, RE/MAX Commercial & Investment Realty, Torrance, CA

Top 5 Team Leaders – Worldwide Commercial
1. Joyce Tourney, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate North, Regina, SK
2. William Goold, RE/MAX Real Estate Services, Vancouver, BC
3. Peter Hall, RE/MAX Central, Burnaby, BC
4. Mark Kivley, RE/MAX Lakeside, Milwaukee, WI
5. Fraser MacDonald, RE/MAX Commercial Advisors, Toronto, ON


TOP RESIDENTIAL AGENTS – COMMISSIONS
Top 10 Individuals – International Residential
1. Avi Hayoun, RE/MAX Plus, Beer Sheva, Israel
2. John Turley, RE/MAX Island Real Estate, Ambergris Caye, Belize
3. Jacoba Potgieter, RE/MAX Independent Properties (Lorraine), Port Elizabeth, South Africa
4. James Bovell, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
5. Diana Beam, RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty, St. John, Virgin Islands
6. Carolina Naude, RE/MAX Property Merchants (Mooikloof), Pretoria, South Africa
7. Madeleine De Waal, RE/MAX Kalahari (Kathu), Kathu, South Africa
8. Ian Knight, RE/MAX Success, Toowoomba, Australia
9. Michael Joseph, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
10. Liza Toledano, RE/MAX More, Modiin, Israel

Top 10 Individuals – Canada Residential
1. Zia Abbas, RE/MAX Vision Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
2. Barry Cohen, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
3. Victor Kwan, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
4. Frank Leo, RE/MAX West Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
5. Vesna Kolenc, RE/MAX Premier Inc, Woodbridge, ON
6. Sharon Soltanian, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
7. Peter Kwan, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Markham, ON
8. Peter Hogeterp, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, Inc., Stoney Creek, ON
9. Sam Corea, RE/MAX House of Real Estate, Calgary, AB
10. Faisal Susiwala, RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc, Cambridge, ON

Top 10 Individuals – U.S. Residential
1. Yang-Uk Kim, RE/MAX Tiffany Real Estate, Cypress, CA
2. Daniel Schaefer, RE/MAX Accord, Pleasanton, CA
3. Rob Buchan, RE/MAX Execs, Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, CA
4. Michael Seder, RE/MAX The Woodlands And Spring, The Woodlands, TX
5. Sal Calabrese, RE/MAX Metro, Brooklyn, NY
6. Jordan Cohen, RE/MAX Olson & Associates, Westlake Village, CA
7. Kimberly Pitaniello, RE/MAX Alliance, Greenwood Village, CO
8. Valerie Hyams, RE/MAX Advantage, Las Vegas, NV
9. Jeremy Lichtenstein, RE/MAX Realty Services, Bethesda, MD
10. Edward DiTroia, RE/MAX Real Estate Associates, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Top 10 Team Leaders – International Residential
1. Zelda Caddie, RE/MAX Masters, Weltevreden Park, South Africa
2. Deanne Hamilton, RE/MAX Panache (La Lucia), Durban, South Africa
3. Mark Brickles, RE/MAX Ultra Select (Grassy Park), Grassy Park, South Africa
4. Gerlinde Moser, RE/MAX Living (Gardens), Cape Town, South Africa
5. Deborah Evans, RE/MAX Results, Morningside, Australia
6. Neil Williams, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
7. Kim Lund, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
8. Andrew Goodwin, RE/MAX 2000 - (Florida), Johannesburg, South Africa
9. Della Randall, RE/MAX Villa Real Estate, Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand
10. Marianne Tavenier, RE/MAX Villa Real Estate, Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand

Top 10 Team Leaders – Canada Residential
1. Christopher Invidiata, RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp, Oakville, ON
2. Sam McDadi, RE/MAX Performance Realty Inc, Mississauga, ON
3. Georges Bardagi, RE/MAX Du Cartier Inc, Montreal, QC
4. Joyce Tourney, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate North, Regina, SK
5. Melanie Wright, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd, Toronto, ON
6. Donna Rooney, RE/MAX Real Estate (Central), Calgary, AB
7. Terry Paranych, RE/MAX Elite, Edmonton, AB
8. Yvan Drouin, RE/MAX 1er Choix Inc, Sillery, QC
9. Andrea Kavanagh, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
10. Drew Woolcott, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc, Dundas, ON

Top 10 Team Leaders – U.S. Residential
1. John Ahlbrand, RE/MAX Central, Las Vegas, NV
2. Ronnie Matthews, RE/MAX Legends, Spring, TX
3. Ryan O'Neill, RE/MAX Advantage Plus, Lakeville, MN
4. Marti Hampton, RE/MAX One Realty, Raleigh, NC
5. Bob Lucido, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Fulton, MD
6. Eric Pakulla, RE/MAX Advantage Realty, Colombia, MD
7. David Flory, RE/MAX Professional Group, Houston, TX
8. Bruce Tyburski, RE/MAX Choice, Fairfax, VA
9. Don Matheson, RE/MAX Fine Properties, Scottsdale, AZ
10. Ken Bowen, RE/MAX Real Estate Group, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


TOP AGENTS – COMMISSIONS RESIDENTIAL + COMMERCIAL
Top 10 Individuals - Worldwide Residential + Commercial
1. Zia Abbas, RE/MAX Vision Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
2. Barry Cohen, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
3. Yang-Uk Kim, RE/MAX Tiffany Real Estate, Cypress, CA
4. Victor Kwan, RE/MAX Select Properties, Vancouver, BC
5. Ruby Sangha, RE/MAX Excel Realty Ltd, Markham, ON
6. Daniel Schaefer, RE/MAX Accord, Pleasanton, CA
7. Rob Buchan, RE/MAX Execs, Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, CA
8. Frank Leo, RE/MAX West Realty Inc, Toronto, ON
9. Vesna Kolenc, RE/MAX Premier Inc, Woodbridge, ON
10. Sharon Soltanian, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc, Toronto, ON


Top 10 Team Leaders - Worldwide Residential + Commercial
1. John Ahlbrand, RE/MAX Central, Las Vegas, NV
2. Christopher Invidiata, RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp, Oakville, ON
3. Joyce Tourney, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate North, Regina, SK
4. Sam McDadi, RE/MAX Performance Realty Inc, Mississauga, ON
5. Georges Bardagi, RE/MAX Du Cartier Inc, Montreal, QC
6. Ronnie Matthews, RE/MAX Legends, Spring, TX
7. Ryan O'Neill, RE/MAX Advantage Plus, Lakeville, MN
8. Melanie Wright, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd, Toronto, ON
9. Donna Rooney, RE/MAX Real Estate (Central), Calgary, AB
10. Marti Hampton, RE/MAX One Realty, Raleigh, NC


TOP AGENTS – TRANSACTION SIDES

Transaction Sides – Individuals

Internationa
l
Avi Hayoun, RE/MAX Plus, Beer Sheva, Israel
Canada
Peter Hogeterp, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty, Stoney Creek, ON
U.S.
Valerie Hyams, RE/MAX Advantage, Las Vegas, NV
Worldwide
Avi Hayoun, RE/MAX Plus, Beer Sheva, Israel

Transaction Sides – Team Leaders
International
Zelda Caddie, RE/MAX Masters, Weltevreden Park, South Africa
Canada

Joyce Tourney, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate, Regina, SK, Canada
U.S.
John Ahlbrand, Las Vegas, NV
Worldwide
John Ahlbrand, Las Vegas, NV



TOP OFFICES 

Sales Volume – Single Office
International
James Bovell and Kim Lund, RE/MAX Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Canada
Pat Hare, RE/MAX Real Estate Central, Calgary, AB
U.S.
Tom Kalinski, RE/MAX of Boulder, Boulder, CO
Worldwide
Pat Hare, RE/MAX Real Estate Central, Calgary, AB

Sales Volume – Multi-Office Network
International
Robert Garlick, RE/MAX Leaders, Wellington, New Zealand
Canada
John Lichtenwald, Elaine Lichtenwald and Deborah Upton, RE/MAX Crest Realty, Vancouver, BC
U.S.
Chad Ochsner, Chuck Ochsner, Gene Vaughan and Greg Smith, RE/MAX Alliance, Arvada, CO
Worldwide
John Lichtenwald, Elaine Lichtenwald and Deborah Upton, RE/MAX Crest Realty, Vancouver, BC

Transaction Sides – Small Market
International
Pavel Hassman, RE/MAX 4 You, Chomutov, Czech Republic
Canada
Keith Bradbury, Jim Burton and Kevin King, RE/MAX United, Inc, Mount Pearl, NL
U.S.
John Sammon, RE/MAX United, Carrollton, GA
Worldwide
John Sammon, RE/MAX United, Carrollton, GA

Transaction Sides – Metro Market
International
Glenn Joselowitz, Lance Roland Heroldt and Glenn Norton, RE/MAX Masters, Weltevreden Park, South Africa
Canada
Pat Hare, RE/MAX Real Estate Central, Calgary, AB
U.S.
Jack Fry, RE/MAX of Reading, Wyomissing, PA
Worldwide
Pat Hare, RE/MAX Real Estate Central, Calgary, AB

Largest Single Office
International
Ken Lim and Thomas Tan, RE/MAX Real Centre Properties, Singapore
Canada
Pat Hare, RE/MAX Real Estate Central, Calgary, AB
U.S.
Jack Fry, RE/MAX of Reading, Wyomissing, PA
Worldwide
Pat Hare, RE/MAX Real Estate Central, Calgary, AB

Largest Multi-Office
 Network
International
Robert Garlick, RE/MAX Leaders, Wellington, New Zealand
Canada
Alex Pilarski and Richard Pilarski, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Markham, ON
U.S.
Chad Ochsner, Chuck Ochsner, Gene Vaughan and Greg Smith, RE/MAX Alliance, Arvada, CO
Worldwide
Chad Ochsner, Chuck Ochsner, Gene Vaughan and Greg Smith, RE/MAX Alliance, Arvada, CO

Net Gain in Associates – Small Market

International
Nils Weisphal, RE/MAX Select, Glinde, Germany
Canada
Valarie Sampson, RE/MAX Park Place Inc., Sydney, NS
U.S.
Kellie Cardin, RE/MAX Realty Pros, Fernley, NV
Worldwide
Kellie Cardin, RE/MAX Realty Pros, Fernley, NV

Net Gain in Associates – Metro Market
International
Jose Cuevas, Maurizio Rienzi and Victor Danus, RE/MAX Urbe Propiedades, Santiago, Chile
Canada
Gabriel Bianchi, RE/MAX Premier Inc., Vaughan, ON
U.S.
Cynthia Bauer and Janice Corley, RE/MAX Premier Properties, Chicago, IL
Worldwide
Gabriel Bianchi, RE/MAX Premier Inc., Vaughan, ON

Net Gain in Associates – Multi-Office Network
International

Antonio Aguirre and Miguel Canovas, RE/MAX Total, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Canada
John Lichtenwald, Elaine Litchenwald and Deborah Upton, RE/MAX Crest Realty, Vancouver, BC
U.S.
Joe Sabelhaus and Lisa Sabelhaus, RE/MAX Town Center, Germantown, MD
Worldwide
John Lichtenwald, Elaine Lichtenwald and Deborah Upton, RE/MAX Crest Realty, Vancouver, BC


COMMUNITY CITIZENSHIP
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Regional Awards
RE/MAX of Texas, Richard Filip and Jeanne Filip (greatest total donation – U.S.)
RE/MAX Carolinas, Kerron Stokes (greatest per-agent donations – U.S.)
RE/MAX of Western Canada, Elton Ash (greatest total donation – Canada)
RE/MAX of Western Canada, Elton Ash (greatest per-agent donations – Canada)


FRANCHISE SALES
International
1. Ayhan Kaya, RE/MAX of Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey
2. Marco Roellin, RE/MAX Switzerland, Dierikon, Switzerland
3. Arturo Noguera Velez, RE/MAX Columbia, Bogota, Colombia
North America
1.
Adrian Burry, RE/MAX Ontario Atlantic Canada, Mississauga, ON, Canada
2. Bob Butterfield, RE/MAX, LLC, Denver, CO, USA
3. (tie) Frank Chimento, RE/MAX, LLC, Denver, CO, USA
3.
 (tie) Denis Pepin, RE/MAX, LLC, Denver, CO, USA

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