Royal LePage expands its B.C. footprint: Western Canada’s largest Keller Williams brokerage converts

April 2, 2024 5 min. read

Royal LePage is proud to welcome sales professionals and staff from its newest B.C.-based brokerage, Royal LePage® ELITE West, formerly Keller Williams Elite Realty. Led by Terri Spilsbury and Josh Bath, the brokerage will service the Metro Vancouver area with offices in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Abbotsford.

This transition represents Royal LePage’s largest conversion from Keller Williams, boasting a team of over 180 accomplished sales professionals. With expertise spanning residential, commercial, luxury, recreational, farmland, and investment properties, Royal LePage ELITE West will maintain its position as a leading brokerage in British Columbia. Building on the momentum of last spring’s Re/Max conversion, this move underscores Royal LePage’s commitment to growth and excellence in B.C.’s real estate landscape.

“We are excited for Royal LePage’s growth momentum in British Columbia, welcoming a talented and productive group of sales professionals to our network. Their wealth of experience and esteemed clientele will be a fantastic addition to our organization,” said Jim Morris, Director of Business Development, Western Canada.

Terri Spilsbury and Josh Bath are both accomplished and award-winning real estate professionals. Bath has worked in the industry for over 30 years, and has been heavily involved in organized real estate, serving on numerous boards and committees throughout his career. With a background in real estate and conveyancing law, Spilsbury began her two-decade-long career in real estate after partnering with Bath. Throughout their partnership, the duo has successfully built a highly productive team that reached top five status for GCI in North America within the first two years.

Spilsbury and Bath’s decision to convert their business to Royal LePage stemmed from their desire to partner with a reputable Canadian company that has extensive technology tools and robust training and coaching programs. Finding a company with the infrastructure to support their sales professionals through this significant transition, without disruption to their business, was also a high priority. 

“Partnering with a Canadian-based titan like Royal LePage signifies more than just a strategic move; it’s a commitment to enhancing the long-term profitability and security of our agents and their businesses. In today’s dynamic real estate landscape, where technology and information are at the forefront of our industry, aligning with a reputable brand will empower our agents to nurture their most valuable assets – their clients,” said Spilsbury. “Our business journey has always been about providing unparalleled support and education to our team of staff and sales professionals, and joining the Royal LePage family absolutely feels like the right fit,” Bath added.

Royal LePage ELITE West’s decision to convert was driven by two key factors: momentum and cutting-edge technology. Namely, rlpSPHERE, a tool that has utilized the most advanced real estate technology and meticulously adapted it for the Canadian landscape, ensuring it’s fully tailored to local needs. The platform includes top-tier website development, CRM systems and lead generation tools, all geared towards enhancing agent productivity and profitability.

Spilsbury and Bath have set bold targets for their business in both the short and long term. They intend to increase their market share, further supporting Royal LePage in achieving growth in the regions they service and beyond.

“I am delighted to welcome this impressive team of high-performance Realtors to our big, happy family,” said Phil Soper, president and CEO, Royal LePage. “Royal LePage ELITE West represents an important development for our growth in Greater Vancouver. Congratulations to Terri and Josh, and to the professionals in Business Development who worked with them to make this happen. To the women and men of Royal LePage ELITE: in every nook and cranny across Canada, there are Royal LePagers cheering your arrival. We are all looking forward to growing — together!”