About Royal City Realty

Whether Buying or Selling in Wellington County; Royal City Realty has been the leading real estate brokerage in Guelph for over 35 years. We’re proudly Royal LePage – a company that has been recognized as a proven leader providing real estate services since 1913.

Incorporated in 1970, Royal City Realty saw a great deal of change in its early years. Initially the name ROYAL CITY REALTY was owned by Bob Mutrie, But when Murray Taylor, Geoff Glass, Simon Wildeboer and Graydon Reed wanted to open a new Real Estate company in 1977; the name was purchased. They then hand-picked 25 sales reps to join their new team.

In 1984, Taylor and Glass bought out the business and turned their attention to building it into a fast-growing, multi-branch brokerage with 13 offices and some 350 salespeople. During the early nineties, a challenging period for real estate, the pair sold off the branch offices to managers, who became franchisees of Royal City Realty. Eventually all drifted off to Royal LePage as the owners realized their hearts weren’t into building a franchise network.

Current owner Robb Atkinson purchased Royal City Realty in November of 2004. He had ventured into the world of real estate business ownership in 1984 when he opened Realty World Youngblood Atkinson. In 1995, Atkinson renamed the business Realty World Vantage and relocated with 22 sales reps to the company’s Speedvale Avenue location.

Two years later, he purchased Guelph’s Royal LePage corporately owned operation; rolling it into the Speedvale business. With the purchase of Royal City in 2004, Atkinson created Royal LePage Royal City Realty as it stands today. The company now serves Guelph and surrounding area with two Guelph offices, a Stone Road Mall kiosk and a Rockwood location.

The group boasts over 100 sales reps, many of them award winners, including National Chairman’s Club award-winner Linda Vadala.

About Royal LePage

*The following is an excerpt from this page on Royal LePage website*

Since 1913, Royal LePage has been helping Canadians buy and sell their homes and supporting communities.

“To us, real estate is as much a passion as it is a business. That’s why we have continually led the industry in offering high quality real estate services.

When our founder A. E. LePage founded the company he was a pioneer whose innovation and belief in customer service transformed real estate in Canada. It is this spirit that has inspired many industry firsts, from offering virtual tours to launching a website. A. E. LePage was also a founding member of the Toronto Real Estate Board, and the company has always set the highest quality standards in the industry.

Because of the critical role our agents play in our success, we always strive to provide them with the latest tools and technologies. We offer them strong support with timely information and market data they need plus state-of-the-art marketing tools, professional development and in-person training. This way, you can feel confident that any agent bearing the Royal LePage name will stand for expertise and service you can count on. With over 16,000 agents in more than 600 locations from coast-to-coast, no matter whether you live in a big city or in the country, you’ll find a Royal LePage agent ready and equipped to help you.

Not only is Royal LePage dedicated to our agents and clients, we also care deeply about the communities in which our agents live and work. We are the only real estate company with its own branded charity; The Shelter Foundation dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention and education programs across Canada.

Helping You Is What We Do is something that we live and breathe at every level. It’s as true today as it was 100 years ago. And we’re proud to say this philosophy will continue to drive us forward in the years and decades to come.”

A Few Fast Facts:

  • Founded by A. E. LePage in 1913, Royal LePage Real Estate Services, a name synonymous with excellence and professionalism in Canadian real estate, celebrated its 100th Birthday in 2013.
  • Royal LePage has 15,000+ REALTORS® in 600+ offices throughout Canada.
  • Since 2004 Royal LePage has tripled its Canadian market share, and is now also Ontario’s #1 brokerage brand, having grown 20% faster than the #2 brand.
  • Royal LePage has 14% of Canada’s REALTORS®, but writes 25% of Canada’s real estate business. In 2013, Royal LePage REALTORS® sold 90% more than the national average.
  • www.RoyalLePage.ca has 1,000,000+ unique visitors/month. We also dominate the Social Media space among national real estate brands with 64% more Facebook ‘Likes’, nearly twice the Twitter followers and 2½ times the Linkedin followers of our nearest competitors. Within the TV, radio and print media we had over 60% more impressions than our nearest competitor in 2013.
  • Brookfield Relocation Services – which feeds Royal LePage – is the world’s second largest and holds 65% of Canada’s corporate relocation contracts, including the Dept. of Defense and OPP.