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New realty office opens in the Sault

Sunday, April 20, 2014   by: Staff



A new Realty Executives office is open at 85 Northern Avenue East in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

“We are very excited to expand the Realty Executives brand into Sault Ste. Marie and the greater Algoma region,” states Scott Gilmour, President of Realty Executives Regional Inc.

Ross Viotto, formerly with Century 21 Choice Realty, has acquired the franchise rights and will become the owner of Realty Executives Algoma Limited, brokerage.

“We are very pleased that Ross has accepted our invitation to join the Realty Executives International network, states Gilmour.

“Ross is a top producing real estate professional dealing with residential and commercial real estate. Ross has proven to be a dedicated realtor, who puts service to his clients as his top priority. We look forward to supporting Ross, his new 'Executive' team and their clients.”

Ross is a long-time resident of the Sault. 

He is well-known in the community for his friendly, outgoing character mixed with strong business sense.

He is an avid football fan who founded The Sault Sabercats in the Ontario varsity football league.

As well Ross is involved with his son's rep hockey team which keeps him involved in the sports community of Sault Ste. Marie.

“I believe that the secret to success in Real Estate is to help clients identify the right home/property, in the right location, at the right price and time” states Ross.

Viotto has earned several awards for his sales success.

“I have researched Realty Executives and I believe they offer us and our clients the best level of support,” states Ross. “We look forward to a very positive relationship and to introducing the Realty Executives brand to our Algoma region. We invite you to visit us at our new office.”

The new company has purchased Home Town Real Estate, brokerage and office location.

Byron Woodcock and his staff will join the Realty Executives team.

“I am pleased that Byron has agreed to join our team, stated Viotto. “He is an experienced and respected realtor, who will assist us greatly with the transition to our new brand.”

Realty Executives International is located in 27 countries and has over 90 offices in Canada.

The Phoenix, Arizona-based parent company and franchisor, was the first 100-percent commission real estate company in North America, creating the new method of operating a real estate agency in 1965.

The 100-percent concept attracts the most experienced, confident and hard-working agents, who are discovering the increased income potential of affiliation with a 100-percent company and particularly with Realty Executives, which has been perfecting the concept for 40 years.

In 2013 Realty Executives earned recognition as one of the top two real estate companies in Entrepreneur Magazines list of the top 500 franchises in North America.

The company was also selected as the model company for a book entitled – “The E-Myth – What makes some real estate companies more successful.”


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I'm In 4/20/2014 2:33:53 PM Report

That's nice, now only if his group can go after the city to fix the garbage we drive on to increase the value of our properties. I am almost certain the wagon trains had better roads
Great news 4/20/2014 3:15:38 PM Report

Perhaps title should have been New realty office replaces another,
after all one closed and another opened
sooperman 4/20/2014 4:26:23 PM Report

i can see lots of houses for sale in near future just nobody to buy them, with the lottery corp leaving and essar uncertainty not sure who will be buying
Mr. Poster 4/20/2014 4:36:26 PM Report

Who said the lottery corp was leaving? Are you rumour mongering or do you have facts ??? Essar would be no surprise.
sooperman 4/20/2014 5:08:49 PM Report

the facts are why have 2 head offices, toronto and the soo ...since its provincially run and when the gov't looks at where the can cut cost it would be first on list...lets be honest here
Mr. Poster 4/20/2014 5:24:50 PM Report

So it is speculation on your part.. If you read what you wrote it sounded like you know more than the rest of us...and you do not. That my friend is called starting an uncalled for rumour...lets face facts.
sooperman 4/20/2014 6:22:27 PM Report

i know the article is about realty, I'm talking about reality..come on how do you not see this happening, do you honestly think the gov't of Toronto is not already considering this..but then again they did give their word it was staying ...just not for how long
Mr. Poster 4/20/2014 6:37:08 PM Report

The government is on record...several times...saying the lottery office headquarters will remain here, I SUPPOSE THE QUESTION IS...WHY SHOULD WE TRUST THE liberals??
sooperman 4/20/2014 6:47:24 PM Report

Mr. poster.....BINGO!!! that's right the gov't nvr lies or changes their story ...the handful of votes that come out of ssm mean nothing them!!
eadiecougs 4/20/2014 7:43:30 PM Report

The sault is another elliot lake so build more retirement homes and rent friendly apartment s for these seniors.City hall has to rethink the direction of Sault ste marie.They lost St mary's Zellers, big lots,northern breweries the young are leaving because theirs no good paying jobs here.You cant compete with the United states across the border.The ACR train will stop running sooner or later so thinkof a retirement city and cater to the seniors.
JYD 4/20/2014 8:17:16 PM Report

What a great way to respond to a positive article about a new Real Estate office in Sault Ste Marie, by arguing over the roads and the facts that OLG may not remain here.
And people wonder why Sault Ste Marie isn't taken more seriously in Southern Ontario.
Mr. Poster 4/20/2014 8:17:44 PM Report

One would think the money given to the EDC would bring more jobs to this city. They have a huge budget but we never hear much about accomplishments. Is it money well spent? Are there companies out there even interested in setting up shop here? Is city council hindering development with too much red tape?
DINOBOY 4/20/2014 8:22:26 PM Report

What a bunch of pessimistic nincompoops in this city...excuse me , backwards town!
karenw 4/20/2014 9:07:52 PM Report

I left Ontario Lottery about 18-20 years ago when they restructured and had the same threats of moving my dept. to Toronto. I took the package out of panic and having a family to raise I chose to accept a position at Algoma Steel. Although there are changes to the department at OLG it didn't move. I went from there to Algoma Steel as term and task and stayed there until the Rail Mill closed and the rumours were doom and gloom for Algoma and term and task were eliminated. The rumours were here then and will continue as long as these companies exist. On a positive note I was an agent at Home Town Real Estate and the market has been exceptional in this city and I am excited to start my new venture with Realty Executives Algoma Ltd. Brokerage where the support and ongoing training for the agents will benefit the clients looking to buy or sell their home. I keep a positive outlook on the future of Sault Ste. Marie and looking back the Sault has come a long way in growth and stability throughout the years and it is a great place to live and work. Karen Williams
black and grey 4/20/2014 11:14:57 PM Report

How did this discussion turn into the OLG fiasco? Get a grip people. Ross, I personally wish you all the best, from a long time friend.
huddy1 4/21/2014 7:51:46 AM Report

Good luck Woody, I'm sure you'll do great...All the best to you and Donna
Right Winger 4/21/2014 8:00:50 AM Report


Cutting costs would mean keeping Soo office open. Cheaper up here.
right wing 4/21/2014 8:52:04 AM Report


Yahoo Karen !!!!!

Thank you for that post.
Your attitude is the true reflection of the folks that live in the Sault.
There is a small number that have obviously given up on life and they just can't resist trying to pull everybody else down with them.
The "steel plant" is closing....what, again ????


Sault Ste. Marie, twenty five minutes to everywhere and a great place to live.
TFinn 4/21/2014 9:29:39 AM Report

It’s amazing people actually post such negativity on here and how they “don’t” like the Soo . Since they can post, I assume they do have internet and know how to use it, so then it’s an easy fix for those types …just go on Google maps and they can easily find at least 3 highways outta here, and whilst on the net at least 3 truck rental places as well just saying..!!

BTW....I wish all the success for Ross and his team.!!
klmm70 4/21/2014 5:39:48 PM Report

If and when Essar closes which most companies do when they don,t pay there bills will rivers edge development take over that site and clean it up
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