Royal LePage Locations North and Royal LePage Royal City Realty join forces

Guelph and the Georgian Triangle

We are pleased to announce the merger of two successful brokerages – Royal LePage Locations North and Royal LePage Royal City Realty. The announcement follows an ongoing working relationship between the two brokerages over the past 18 months. The merger brings together more than 170 agents in multiple locations including three Guelph office locations on Speedvale Ave. W., Gordon Street South, Stone Road Mall and one in Rockwood Ontario as well as offices spanning the Georgian Triangle including Collingwood, Meaford, Thornbury and Wasaga Beach.

“This coming-together of two fine real estate companies serves as an excellent example of what is possible when the needs of salespeople and their clients come first,” says Phil Soper, Royal LePage president and CEO. “Both of these Royal LePage owners have worked tirelessly to create collaborative, optimistic and growth focused cultures – it is a wonderful match. I am happy that we have been able to support Desmond’s goal of expanded ownership, and delighted that both he and Robb will continue to manage this large, high performance company. They are a formidable duo!”

Desmond von Teichman and Robb Atkinson

Desmond von Teichman and Robb Atkinson

The two owners have worked closely together for more than a year on various projects, branding and marketing. After sharing ideas and policies weekly, they decided that combining forces would be a natural fit. Robb has a wealth of experience with brokerage operations and management, which they successfully married with Desmond’s approach to real estate tools and marketing. Desmond’s strengths on the external side of the business including Search Engine Optimization, website enhancements and social media are welcome additions to Royal City Realty’s marketing toolbox. They see this as a move that will keep both teams’ current day-to-day operations unchanged while providing them with enhanced access to resources, improved collateral, new referral networks and lead sources.

Following the new merger, Desmond von Teichman and Robb Atkinson will continue to manage their respective brokerages with no changes to business structure or administrative staff at any of the offices under their leadership.

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