34 episodes

Veteran realtor and industry leader Ken McLachlan talks with real people about their passions, their accomplishments and the moments that changed their lives. Realty Life is an inspirational and powerful look at how life turns and the journeys that follow.

Realty Life Stories and Strategies

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Veteran realtor and industry leader Ken McLachlan talks with real people about their passions, their accomplishments and the moments that changed their lives. Realty Life is an inspirational and powerful look at how life turns and the journeys that follow.

    From Refugee to Real Estate – Kim Tran’s Story

    From Refugee to Real Estate – Kim Tran’s Story

    Kim Tran calls her success an accident… but it was no accident. Escaping Vietnam as a four-year-old refugee she and her mother embarked on a frightening journey that eventually led them to Canada. These humble beginnings served as a firm foundation, grounding her as she pursued higher education in economics in university. 
     
    Despite initially embarking on a more traditional career path, a persistent voice urged her to seek a different trajectory – one where could someday become her own CEO. 
     
    That's when she found Real Estate. And soon found a mentor who would change her life. And now she's looking for the right ways to give back
      
    Guest: Kim Tran
    Email kim@teamtran.ca
    Website https://www.teamtran.ca/
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    Ken can be reached at:
    ken@remaxhallmark.com

    • 34 min
    A Journey of Triumph and Sadness – Peter Mueller

    A Journey of Triumph and Sadness – Peter Mueller

    Peter Mueller built a successful business, doing what he loves and traveling the world doing it. His company, The Profit Centre, provides training and coaching designed to help Brokers, Team Leaders, and Realtors make profit predictable. But along the way came the greatest pain he’s ever known… the loss of his daughter. 
     
    When she became palliative, one day Peter just went for a walk. No direction, no purpose. He just started walking. It was in these moments he found something transformative. 
     
    In this episode Peter talks with Ken candidly about his profound experience navigating through heartache. This is a thought-provoking conversation that explores the depths of the human spirit.
      
    Guest: Peter Mueller
    Web site https://theprofitcentre.com/
    Email info@theprofitcentre.com 

    Ken can be reached at:
    ken@remaxhallmark.com

    • 22 min
    “The Greatest Impact on the Value of Real Estate Will be Solving Homelessness” – Marcus Plowright

    “The Greatest Impact on the Value of Real Estate Will be Solving Homelessness” – Marcus Plowright

    It was a career that began as an entrepreneur for Marcus Plowright. By the time his partner recruited him to real estate, he’d already been involved in seven start up businesses, including a renovation company, so the migration to real estate wasn’t too much of a reach.   
    One of the first things he and his partner initiated was sharing commissions from all team transactions with all team members, rather than the old real estate axiom of “you eat what you kill”. This led to a stronger sense of “team” which in turn helped deepen brand appreciation and support which translated into greater customer service for clients.
     
    Clients come first has always been a key tenet for Marcus. Another deep belief is in community and in London, Ontario a rapidly growing issue is homelessness. Exacerbated by 40 years of low investment in social housing, the homeless problem in London has worsened, especially over the last 5 years.
     
    Marcus and his team, known as the A-Team, were in a unique position to land the largest donation in the history of the City.  Concurrently, the City of London has been working to develop and build 15 specialized hubs, 8,000 sq foot facilities around the city. Each hub would have food, emergency medical care, addiction and mental health counselling, food, laundry, bathrooms and resting space, all operating 24/7.  The next step of course is to help people transition to supportive housing and that’s going to need senior level government investment.
     
    RE/MAX Hallmark is committed to getting involved with the A-Team to help make this happen, and to broaden this response to other communities across Ontario and Canada.
      
    Guest: Marcus Plowright
    https://www.ateamlondon.com/
    Email marcus@ateamlondon.ca 
     
    Ken can be reached at:
    ken@remaxhallmark.com

    • 32 min
    Setting Goals Changed My Life – Richard Robbins

    Setting Goals Changed My Life – Richard Robbins

    Richard Robbins International (RRI) provides leading-edge sales and business training solutions to real estate agents and leaders at all levels. It delivers programs to countless customers worldwide.
     
    But it all started in Peterborough, Ontario. And where it truly began to formulate as an idea and then a business was when a seminar he attended showed Rich that when you give to the world the day will come when you get more than you give. That sparked goal setting which Rich calls Future Focus.
     
    He began offering training. 
    And the business grew. 
    And it got big. 
     
    Guest: Richard Robbins
    https://www.richardrobbins.com/ 
     
    Ken can be reached at:
    ken@remaxhallmark.com

    • 36 min
    Stone Sisters – Real Estate for Real People – Tamara Stone

    Stone Sisters – Real Estate for Real People – Tamara Stone

    On the one hand, growing up in Kelowna was a little slice of heaven. On the other hand, was financial reality – there were some tough times. When a family member left her parents with a financial hole to dig out of, Tamara remembers that’s when her dad chose real estate.
     
    If the phone rang during family time at the dinner table, that could be a client. It had to be answered. Everyone understood that. 
     
    Part way through University Tamara decided she wanted to give real estate a go. Her sister eventually joined her and The Stone Sisters was born.
     
    Just like the Kelowna landscape, along the way there have been mountain top highs, and stone-cold lows but perseverance always has a way of smoothening the bumps.
     
    And now… they’re the number one RE/MAX team in BC. 
     
    Guest: Tamara Stone
    Website https://www.stonesisters.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kelownastonesisters/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stonesisters.realestate/?hl=en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stonesisters
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiFrawa8ylE6NF4sfI8c2A
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4eEifTjpvcmO3WooI94Frv
      
    Ken can be reached at:
    ken@remaxhallmark.com

    • 32 min
    “Hard Work Was the King Family Inheritance” Daryl King

    “Hard Work Was the King Family Inheritance” Daryl King

    Daryl King grew up in a fairly humble home in North York. Started his working career working in real estate but his dad had instilled in him the need to work hard.
     
    What he really wanted as a youngster was to be able to buy his own clothes. So, he ran a big paper route, he caddied, he shoveled driveways, mowed lawns. Later he sold cookware to make a buck. Whatever it took to be independent and look good.
     
    Eventually he got into real estate. In his first year… he sold 27 homes when interest rates were at 21%. 
     
    Later he was recognized for having a sell rate for every 19 points of contact.
     
    Guest: Daryl King
    https://www.darylking.ca/
    homes@darylking.com 
     
    Ken can be reached at:
    ken@remaxhallmark.com

    • 35 min

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