Walker Real Estate Group with RE/MAX Expands to Rockland with Carl Brunet

planning on geমng into real estate then, but the two kept in touch and had a wonderful meeঞng in 2018, which prompted Carl to join Geoff’s team. Carl says growing up playing the sport did wonders for him as he got older and started geমng his first real jobs. He was a junior member at the Club de Golf Outaouais (now the Club de Golf Rockland) since the course was literally, he says, in his backyard. He’d spend most summer days at the club and started working there when he was 14. His father owns a business, along with his uncles and late grandfather, so growing up the son of a small- business owner – combined with his ঞme on the golf course as a youngster – taught him how to be a professional. “There was eঞque‚e. You needed to treat everyone with respect. There was customer service. You needed to make sure everyone was treated with the highest standard,” he recalls, while admiমng with a smile he has a funky side, too, enjoying an occasional prank. Carl began his real estate career last fall and his aমtude was immediately well received by clients and coworkers alike. He put 10,000 kilometres on his car in October and since he was born and raised in Rockland – and sঞll

Although Carl Brunet hasn’t been part of the Walker Real Estate Group for very long, he’s already made a lasঞng posiঞve impact. Carl has been selected to spearhead the group’s expansion to Rockland and although he joined the team in September, he’s been an invaluable part of the team’s growth through late 2018 into early 2019. “The opportunity presented itself with Carl… he showed immediate sales skills working throughout O‚awa and we figured with him living in Rockland, it allowed us to have a further development within our business, anchored by someone who is fully bilingual,” says Geoff Walker. “He has an understanding of our markeঞng systems in the city and can bring those to an outskirt town. It’ll be new to the town and to our business.” Carl spent more than a decade working for the federal government in customer service, making his way up to a management posiঞon where he had a team of employees. He admits now he didn’t want to be a life- long government employee, bound to an office desk with strict hours. Although he felt rewarded – Carl worked in a department responsible for distribuঞng the pensions of military members – he didn’t feel as though he was making a own schedule, and work hard on projects alongside Geoff and the team was too good to pass up, so Carl took the real estate course necessary to get his license. Something that is supposed to take 18 months to complete took Carl only eight, while he was holding his full-ঞme management posiঞon at the same ঞme. “Every morning on the bus I’d commute in and read, then on the way home I’d be on the bus and read. I’d read on the weekends, I’d read throughout the summer… it was busy,” he says with a laugh. “But it was all worth it.” A lifelong golfer, Carl met Geoff Walker over eight years ago when a request to play in a foursome that included Geoff came across his desk. He wasn’t difference in his own community. The opportunity to be an entrepreneur, to make his

lives there to this day – he and Geoff discussed the potenঞal for him to lead the expansion east of the city. “I know all the streets in Rockland, I’ve been on every street and I’ve got friends everywhere. It definitely helps. I understand the market here especially with my family having been here for three generaঞons,” he says, Carl.

“We wanted him on board from his deep roots in the Rockland market, we knew he had a good future in a sales-type environment,” conঞnues Geoff. “He’s charismaঞc, personable, and very understanding to people’s situaঞons, which is a huge component of the business.” “Carl knows how to treat a client and he knows how to read a client. He is our new partner and expert in Rockland.”

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