The Group™ of RE/MAX First
Chris was featured in Real Estate Magazine as one of the 300+ Top Newsmakers for 2022 in Canada/USA. His 4X international award winning creative property marketing has garnished accolades and inspiration in the real estate industry.
Chris has spoken and advised in television , magazines, podcasts and online publications on a variety of real estate topics including: leadership, marketing, sales, online optimization and buying and selling tips for consumers.
Chris' feels extremely honoured to be amongst the top real estate professionals at the #1 production office for the Re/Max network Worldwide. The Group at Re/Max First quickly became a top performing real estate team in the real estate industry hitting top teams for all of Re/Max in Western Canada by the second year in business and has maintained that position to date. Chris and The Group at Re/Max First continue to provide exceptional value to their clients and have become internationally cited for the quality of work they do and the charitable focus of their brokerage and brand.
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, 2021 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, 2020, 2021 #3 in Alberta
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.
International Award Winning Real Estate Marketing
National Top Teams Production Awards
Re/Max Hall of Fame Award 2018 | Re/Max Diamond Awards 2017-2021
Featured Media, Articles and Podcasts
TV and Radio
Global Business Leaders Mag | Marquis Whos Who | Success Pitchers 2, 3 | Canadian Home Trends Magazine | RisMedia 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers Magazine | The Silicon Review | The Top 100 Magazine | Muse.World | Top Agent Magazine | Ave Magazine | REP Real Estate Professional | CREW Canadian Real Estate Wealth
PodcastsHiveology | StylDod | No Limits Selling | Top Agent Podcast | The Smart Agents Podcast |
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About Christopher Audette From Top Agent Magazine
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…
The Group at RE/MAX First
- Bekki Rechel
Bekki, Thank you for such a kind review. It is always such a pleasure to work with you. You were patient, we had a plan, we stuck to it and in the end it lead to an exciting move for you ( which I was thankful I could be your Realtor for ). Your unique home came glowing through for the right buyer, which we both always knew it would ! Thank you for always trusting me to help you ! I wish you absolutely nothing but the best. Your not done with me for a while though ;) and I'm coming to visit ! Sarah Walczak, The Group at Re/Max First
- Leslie Fillion
Hi Leslie, Thanks so much for those kind words and so happy that your experience with Jen Johnson was a positive one. Please do feel free to give her name to anyone you know who may be looking for a Calgary home.
- J. Ben Owens
Congratulations on a successful sale and so glad Jen was able to assist with alternative solutions on a trickier sale. We're sure she would love to work with you again as well.
- Kris V
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
- Tara Lewis
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
- Jimmy Quach
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.
- Eds V
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 ->
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.
- Samuel Wright
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.
- Chris Bower
Thanks so much for letting us know how Sarah did in your fathers sale. We look forward to assisting you with any future transactions.
- Sandy Erdos
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.
- Paula Dykstra
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
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.
- Dev Patel
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.
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.
- Emily Fedoriak
Thanks for the kind words for May and The Group. Glad you had a great home buying experience. Hope you enjoy your new home.
- Cheska Ronquillo
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!
- Robin Farr
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.
- Diana Dorais
- reaksmey Sam
Thank you so much for your kind words, Reaksmey. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, The Agency Group of RE/MAX First
- Astrid Heidenreich
We feel fortunate to have them as well. Thanks so much for the review and hope your investment property is a success. The Group at RE/MAX First
- Tova Martin
Thank you so much for your kind words, Tova. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, The Agency Group of RE/MAX First
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- Chantal Gill
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- Laurie Colp
Thanks so much for your review of the Group at Re/Max First Laurie, So glad you had a good experience.
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- Alana Da Costa
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