Melissa Salazar’s zest for real estate and helping others began when she was still in high school. From hands-on customer care to launching a new brokerage to working with the #1 team in the world, Melissa has lived and breathed all that happens behind the scenes in real estate. She is an endless resource of energy and creative solutions.
As Director of Operations for Royal LePage Realty Plus, Melissa oversees more than policies and productivity of the brokerage. She plays an integral role in leadership and coaching of both new and experienced real estate associates.
“The learning never stops. I attend every speaking engagement and all new courses so I know the content. This way I can support agents who want to implement the concepts introduced. I also want to ensure every program is the best it can be – if anything can be added or improved upon.”
~ Melissa Salazar
With 28 years experience in real estate, Carlo Racioppo knows the business at its best and at its worst. From his early beginnings as an agent and a student of commerce and economics, Carlo has turned obstacles into opportunities.
Throughout his real estate career, Carlo excelled in residential and commercial sales, management and ownership. Recognition came early. Carlo was the youngest president of the Mississauga Real Estate Board, where he served for seven years. He also served as a director for both the Toronto Real Estate Board and the Ontario Real Estate Association.
“I’ve been through the really tough times in the early ‘90’s with 5 years of declining prices, when only the top 10 or 15 percent of agents not only survived, but became stronger. Since our market has experienced 18 years of growth, newer agents might not appreciate the advantages that type of schooling offers.” ~ Carlo Racioppo
Throughout her banking career, Elizabeth Peters felt an attraction to the real estate business and in 1995 she took the plunge. She quickly found her niche in London’s residential market, particularly with first-time buyers in the community.
An investment background was beneficial, but Elizabeth’s forté was building relationships with her clients. “I took my business seriously and I took my clients’ needs to heart,” she says. “I truly enjoy meeting new people, making a connection with them and I feel honoured to be entrusted with one of their biggest investments.” Her favourite saying is “a house is a house, a home is a home”. The biggest compliment “is when our clients entrust us to represent their homes”.
Elizabeth’s approach earned her repeat and referral business, achievement awards and success throughout her career. Since 2001 Elizabeth has been living and working in Oakville as well as helping new and experienced real estate agents with their career goals. She joined forces with Royal LePage Realty Plus in 2014.
DAN LEVY, Broker / General Manager
Dan Levy is just a phone call away for real estate agents needing urgent, on-the-spot advice. With over 50 years experience in the industry, Dan is a true veteran. He’s enjoyed the trenches with a successful career in both residential and commercial real estate.
For decades since, Dan has honed his coaching, training and mentoring expertise with major brokerages. His priority as Broker/Manager at Royal LePage Realty Plus is guiding agents to discover their unique strengths and to realize their ultimate potential.
Helping new real estate agents master the ropes
“In this industry,” Dan says, “fifty percent of one’s business is simply showing up. The other 50% is knowing what to say and do once you arrive. This is where we excel.”