ANGELA BALAN MBA, Sales Representative
Real estate is in my blood and my unique background is a strong leverage point for my clients. My ability to uncover and really understand their needs is what legitimately sets me apart. And – that I have a reputation as a savvy, no nonsense negotiator who can be counted on for sound business and personal advice doesn’t hurt either!
MBA, The Ivey Business School
BA, Western University
ROYAL LEPAGE AWARDS
Director's Platinum Award 2016
President’s Gold Award, 2014, 2015
Chairman’s Club, Team Member 2012, 2013
Master Sales Award, 2011
Typically, I like to invest time with prospective clients – whether you are buying or selling real estate.
If you are a Buyer, I suggest that we go on a few outings together and then ask you to decide if you’d like to work with me. If you are a Seller, having a robust conversation around your kitchen table can be far more effective than if I just walk you through a boilerplate presentation of all “common steps” I will take in order to sell your home. If you feel the “fit” is there, then that’s half the battle. Of course, knowledge and capability really matter as well. And, that’s where my experience and education come into play.
My personal real estate experience is quite deep. Just out of high school, I purchased three cottage lots and have bought and sold residential and investment properties since. I have renovated and resold, and most recently, built an all-season cottage home.
My professional and corporate experience is deep as well. I’m a firm believer that the ability to negotiate in the “style” that each situation requires is mandatory and that’s where my IBM sales training, sales, marketing and finance experience come in. Beyond this, I started, owned and successfully operated a consulting firm for almost 15 years which required excellent relationship building not to mention deal closing capability.
My academic experience underpins all of this. I have an undergrad in Human Relations from Western University and an MBA from the Ivey Business School. I have taught marketing and business communications at the post-graduate level. And, I have been an executive performance and career coach and facilitated CEO peer mentoring groups and off-site retreats.
Director's Platinum Award: Awarded to agents who perform in the top five percent of their residential market.
President's Gold Award: Awarded to agents who perform in the top sixth-tenth percentile of their residential market.
ANDREA THOMPSON, Sales Representative
After a fulfilling and successful career in Fine Arts, Design and Executive Sales; I bring the same passion and vigor into representing one of the finest Real Estate firms in the country; Royal LePage.
My time spent in Florida real estate, gave me the impetuous to further my career in the Toronto market.
It is my personal belief, that successful transactions are the result of clear, concise and open dialogue regarding, needs, wants, desires and expectations, of all parties. This is not new!
However.... it is also my belief that if MY heart is not in it, by not placing myself in your "shoes", by not taking your feelings and emotions personally, I'm not doing my "job"!
It is my duty and commitment to you, as your Real Estate Professional, to be diligent, to listen, to focus and work directly towards your goals and to make you my top priority.
I look forward to working with you.
CLAIRE FISHER BA, Assistant to Angela Balan
Claire graduated from Ryerson University's Creative Industries program, where she specialized in marketing and PR. Claire's marketing background paired with her passion for real estate make her the perfect fit for Team Balan. Claire is detail oriented, driven and dedicated to providing a quality experience for all clients and customers.
BA, Ryerson University