Christopher Audette

The Group™ of RE/MAX First

Calgary Real Estate Agent Review - Listing Specialists

  • Areas Serviced: Calgary and Surrounding Area
  • REALTOR®  since: 2009
  • Royal LePage Awards: Master Sales Award (Top 20%) - 2011, President's Gold Award (Top 10%) 2012, Diamond Award (top 3%) 2013, 2014 Directors Platinum Award (Top 5%) 2015, 2016 Top Tier (Longstanding Award)
  • RE/MAX Awards: Diamond Award ($1M+) - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 RE/MAX Hall of Fame 2018
  • Specialties: Listing and Marketing
  • Designations: Associate Broker, Certified Condo Specialist, Internet Marketing, Certified New Home Specialist™, Residential Construction Certified™

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Children's Miracle Network Top Contributor Nationally (Miracle Agent) - 2018 #7 in Canada, 2019 #5 Western Canada

★★★★★

I have worked with many realtors and Chris was the best. He treated my purchase with as much diligence as if it was his own.
Karen F.

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Winner of the 2020 TITAN Property Awards Best Real Estate Video

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From Featured Bio from Top Agent Magazine.
Better Homes, Better Marketing helps clients market and sell homes (and get more money). We understand that every listing and every client is different that’s why we offer a variety of services to clients. From professional real estate photography to High Def promotional videos, we can help you get your property sold! We utilize cutting edge technology that helps clients sell homes faster and attract qualified buyers using a collection of tools.

When it comes to marketing expertise in the real estate industry, Christopher Audette has plenty. “I started my career working for a sizable advertising firm, an amazing experience where I learned a ton about marketing and culture and accountability.” Chris’s fascination with the business led him to start his own internet marketing company, where he transferred the marketing system he’d been trained in at his old job.

The jump into real estate came when he was doing research for a home inspector and a friend related her experience with a real estate agent. “She’d bought a townhouse and was advised by her Realtor not to do a home inspection. I was absolutely gobsmacked that a professional would give her that kind of advice. It was kind of a catalyst for me as I realized real estate was an industry where I could distinguish myself with my marketing skills and commitment to being accountable.”

After twelve years in the business, it’s safe to say that decision has been well rewarded. With The Group at RE/MAX First, Chris has assembled a top-notch team of agents, each of whom brings an average of nine or ten years of experience to their Calgary based agency. The backbone of the business is the leads generated by their marketing website, www.Real-Estate.ca, and on average the team closes between 150 and 250 transactions a year. By their second year as a team, they achieved Diamond status, the top awards category in RE/MAX. The yearafter, the RE/MAX First brokerage took the position as the highest production RE/MAX office in the world for closed transactions in 2019 and 2020.

“We focus on doing the right things in the right order,” Chris explains. “So diligence and research first. We’re going to make fact-based decisions, thinking about things like costs of improvement, etc. And then we really shine in the marketing itself. A lot of real estate marketing you see is cold feeling, devoid of life. But people aren’t just buying four walls with a kitchen. They’re buying a lifestyle. We emphasize the life of the community and the experiences it will afford them, the kind of people they’ll have as neighbors. We also identify the things that make each property unique and attractive.”

Asked what he loves about the business, Chris is effusive. “I love that we’ve built something that makes a difference in people’s lives. On the listing side, our marketing can increase the equity people are pulling out of their property, which helps them whether they are moving into retirement or a bigger and better home. For buyers, our agents can help them find a place that fits their wants and needs. We explore that through a ‘Why’ based approach: why are they looking for something? And how does that line up with what they say they’re looking for?”

Chris is active in his community, especially through his primary charity, the Children’s Miracle Network, for which he has been one of the top five donors in Western Canada. Time off is scarce, but when he and his mortgage broker wife Diana Dorais aren’t working they love socializing with friends or taking a quick trip to Cancun whenever they can.

As for the future, Chris and his team have just unveiled a new website, www.New.ca, which will answer a need in the construction world as a comprehensive search site for information on new real estate development opportunities, functioning similarly to the MLS system. Chris is also authoring a book right now called Critical Mass, which is about agent marketing.

Our collection of tools includes:

  • Professional Real Estate Photography 
  • HD Video Tour 
  • Glossy Full Color Lifestyle Brochures 
  • Custom Website 
  • Real Estate Signs and Riders 
  • And so much more…

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Chris Duffy
  • Kris V
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-08-21
Our realtor, Chris Duffy, was helpful, knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. Chris showed he really knew the market and went above and beyond in ensuring we understood the whole process of selling our home. We had some really tight timelines to complete the sale, and Chris worked hard to make it happen. We are very happy with the price we got and both the help and encouragement Chris provided throughout the whole process. You are in good hands with The Group at RE/MAX First and Chris Duffy.
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So happy your experience with Chris at The Group was a great one, and that your experience in a tight timeline with a complex process was well handled. Please feel free to reach out if you have any other real estate needs or questions. Chris Audette - The Group at Re/Max First

Sarah Walczak
  • Tara Lewis
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-07-20
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Sarah Walczak. As first-time home buyers, we had a lot of questions and needed someone to walk us through the process. Sarah was there every step of the way. She is organized, punctual, knowledgeable, and personable. Sarah took the time to discuss pros and cons of each house we looked at. Her attention to detail and experience in the industry are evident. We found the perfect home and could not have done it without her help. I highly recommend Sarah especially for first-time home buyers who are feeling apprehensive about the process. Sarah is awesome!
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So happy you found your first home and had a great experience with Sarah from The Group at Re/Max First. It's great to hear success stories and see successful homebuyers. Welcome to home ownership. Chris Audette

Chris Duffy
  • Jimmy Quach
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-06-18
Chris Duffy has been so diligent and opened to always assisting with my home search. I appreciated the consistent communication we had ensuring I didn't miss out on anything and had the information I needed to be fully satisfied with what I was getting into. Keep up the great work you're fantastic!
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So glad youre happy with the experience and were kept informed and updated throughout the process. Chris Duffy and The Group at Re/Max First will be happy to assist you again in the future.

Sarah Walczak
  • Eds V
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-06-09
We had the opportunity to work with Sarah Walczak when we were looking for our first home. She was very, very nice and we feel so lucky to have her by our side on this journey.
It’s our first time so we really don’t have much knowledge about real estate. We don’t even know any good mortgage lenders and inspector. But she made the process very smooth and easy for us. She gave us very good recommendations. --- READ MORE ->
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Thank you so much for this glowing review of Calgary Realtor Sarah Walczak. As a first time home buyer, it can definitely be a daunting task, and were thrilled to hear it went well. It is great to hear that 3 years later you are still loving your place. Chris Audette of The Group at Re/Max First.

Jennifer Johnson
  • Samuel Wright
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-05-14
Jen is the bomb. Helped me at each step of the process with things I hadn’t remotely thought about, and I came out the other end feeling great about the experience!
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Thanks for that great review of our very own Calgary REALTOR Jen Johnson. So happy your experience was so positive. We'd love to help you with you any of your real estate needs in the future.

Sarah Walczak
  • Chris Bower
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-05-12
Sarah Walczak was amazing throughout the sale of my Father's home. She ensured we were aware of every step in the process and was honest in regards to what we could expect regarding wait times and costs. She made the whole process more relaxed and understandable. We will be asking her to guide us through our next home sale as well.
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Thanks so much for letting us know how Sarah did in your fathers sale. We look forward to assisting you with any future transactions.

Chris Duffy
  • Sandy Erdos
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-04-27
Chris was fantastic to work with. Very thorough with great advice and creative ideas. This was the quickest and easiest real estate transaction I’ve experienced. Chris is honest and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend going with Chris if you have real estate requirements.
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Thank you so much Sandy for that glowing review of Chris. Very happy that your real estate transaction went smoothly and was a positive experience. Do let us know if we can ever help you again in the future.

Sarah Walczak
  • Paula Dykstra
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-04-22
It was a pleasure working with Sarah. Our property was tricky to price - we depended on Sarah's professional knowledge and experience . The entire process from first call to closing was flawless! You are in good hands with Sarah Walczak!
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So glad your Calgary home sale went well and thanks so much for your great review of Sarah Walczak with The Group at Re/Max First. Please do keep us in mind for any future real estate needs.

  • Dalia Campbell
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-03-24
I sold many houses in the past with different realtors from different companies - I won’t mention them on here. But those people did not compare to the amazing, talented, professional lady - May Davidson - that I used this time through your company. I was so impressed by her knowledge and by her integrity. She was always there for me helping to make the right deductions and fighting for what is right. I will do my best to give her name to anybody that needs a fantastic realtor and I hope that one day in the future to do business with her ones again. Thank you May and thank you to your company for listening to my needs on finding the best realtor when I reached out to you office and the gentleman I spoke too said: I have the best person for you. He was so right. She is the best. Thank you. Dalia Campbell
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Thank you so much for the kind words about Calgary realtor May Davidson of the Group at Re/Max First as well as our Client Care Manager Quinton. We would love to help you again in the future and welcome any one you send our way. Enjoy your new home purchase and have a fantastic day.

Chris Duffy
  • Dev Patel
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-03-07
Chris Duffy did a fantastic job as our realtor. He quickly understood exactly what we were looking for and went above and beyond to help us find listings that he knew we would like. Chris was very direct and was not afraid to be honest with every property we went to see - we found this extremely helpful as first time home buyers. He was attentive, communicative, and looked out for us throughout the process. Chris made the whole experience feel easy!
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Thank you Dev for your review and kinds words about Chris Duffy of The Group at Re/Max First. We're so glad you found your first home in Calgary.

Maria Shettler
  • BlaineCWhite
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-02-03
Maria was amazing to work with for the sale of our house and the hunt for the new house! I will definitely be passing their info along to friends, family and colleagues looking for a realtor!
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Hello Blaine, We're so happy to hear you had a great experience with your purchase and sale with Maria Shettler. Thanks for the review and please do pass along her info for anyone you know who is looking at real estate in Calgary or surrounding area.

May Davidson, Curtis Kramer
  • Emily Fedoriak
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-01-18
We had the pleasure of working with May Davidson from RE/MAX First. May is extremely professional, personable and has a vast knowledge of Calgary and the surrounding areas. She exceeded our expectations when it came to communication and her flexibility to take us to showings made buying our first home a very enjoyable experience. It was comforting knowing we had someone to advocate for us throughout the entire process. Thank you May!!!
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Thanks for the kind words for May and The Group. Glad you had a great home buying experience. Hope you enjoy your new home.

May Davidson, Curtis Kramer
  • Cheska Ronquillo
  • ★★★★★
  • 2021-01-10
I cannot stress enough how incredibly organized, helpful, professional, and attentive May Davidson is - as a first time homebuyer, I was incredibly thankful to have been connected with her on this. Her approach to educating their clients and providing honest feedback is greatly appreciated and made the homebuying process much more fun and a lot less stressful. She's been a fantastic resource and highly recommend her to any others who are new to the market.
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Hi Cheska, Thanks so much for you feedback on May Davidson at the Group at Re/Max First. So glad your experience went well, and congratulations on buying your first home!

Jennifer Johnson
  • Robin Farr
  • ★★★★★
  • 2020-12-08
Jen Johnson was our realtor's partner when we first moved to Calgary in 2011. She was really helpful during our possession process, which was my first time dealing directly with her and we dealt with her afterwards as our realtor had moved. When my ex and I split up, she was very helpful in providing house assessment info so we could divide assets, and I always appreciated her help and responsiveness. I contacted her again when I was looking for a house in 2018, though I ended up not being able to buy at the time. In 2020, when I was able to buy a house, Jen got me going straight away and took me to see things promptly (and ensured COVID safety). She was very honest about issues with the potential houses or ways they might not meet our needs, so I was comfortable that she was looking out for my interests. With the one I liked, she helped me with an offer that I was happy with, and was really good with conditions. She referred me to a great mortgage broker and a really good house inspector, and the whole process was really smooth. I so appreciate her help and support and would gladly recommend her.
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Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. So glad to hear Jen Johnson (realtor) and Diana Dorais (mortgage broker) were able to assist you and as always, we appreciate your business.

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