Michelle Zhou and Sharon Yu

Michelle Zhou and Sharon Yu are new franchisees of Century 21 The One Realty in Markham, Ont. They have been a highly productive team for seven years and have over 20 years of combined real estate experience.

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Over the past six years, the duo has closed $700 million in trades and already closed 100 deals by 2021, Century 21 says.

Zhou started her real estate career over 14 years ago. After earning a master’s degree in economics, she began her career at IBM while working part-time as a real estate agent. “She fell in love with helping people find their forever home and decided to pursue her passion full-time,” the company said in a press release.

Yu, who has always been interested in the industry, started her career eight years ago, the company says. Shortly after she joined, she and Zhou created The One team. In their previous brokerage of over 500 agents, they earned the No. 3 spot in their sophomore year. In their third year, they were named No. 1 and have been ranked No. for the past few years.

“The two of us are a strong, productive team, and now we’re so excited to grow with Century 21 and share our experience with others on how they can build their businesses the way we did,” said Zhou. The team has a training plan to teach new and experienced agents their successful strategies to help them develop their business. “That’s one of the main reasons we became a franchisee. We want to help others grow their real estate careers so they can serve more clients,” Yu says.

“The two owners bring an abundance of knowledge and expertise to Century 21 Canada,” said Brian Rushton, EVP at Century 21 Canada. “Their passion for helping others grow their businesses, as they have successfully done over the years, is unmatched. We are delighted to welcome these new franchisees to C21 and look forward to supporting their growth.”