The Village Guru real estate agent, Jeff O'Leary has built a lifestyle based real estate business focused on blogging and community involvement. Jeff and I are both members of the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale.
I interviewed Jeff for Journey To Success Radio.
Jeff O’Leary is an award winning real estate broker and industry speaker based in Mississauga Ontario who has built a lifestyle based real estate business focused on blogging and community involvement.
He is an Entrepreneur, University of Toronto graduate, former Canadian Forces member, and devoted husband & father.
He is also a respected member of his community as the Chair of the Lake Wabukayne Committee, he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Meadowvale and serves on the Board of Directors for the Mississauga Real Estate Board.
Jeff created The Village Guru to provide a higher level of expertise and service that was lacking in the industry. Jeff and his team focus on the client, and tailor their proven systems to each client’s individual goals and needs.
Since the inception of the Village Guru, Jeff has received annual Top Producer Sales Awards and is in the top 3% of the GTA market of over 40,000 agents.
He regularly speaks at industry events, to teach other agents how to improve their business. And year after year, he receives awards from multiple media outlets, recognizing his blog as one of the Top Real Estate Blogs in Canada.
Sharing knowledge and educating prospective clients is the first step to providing better service and getting better results.
Soon after I started blogging, I discovered that people were doing video blogs with flip cameras, and I was hooked. When I was a teenager, my friends and I would make movies with an old VHS camera. It was a lot of fun and it kept us busy and out of trouble. Ironically, when I told my childhood best friend about my idea, he suggested that I name the videos, “Keeping Real Estate Real!” And so it was.
When I first started making videos for real estate I felt very awkward but I stuck with it, and after a while this thing called blogging started to take off. Traffic to my site was growing and my phone was ringing. Home buyers and sellers actually liked what I was saying. Today I have 3 websites and the Village Guru is one of the best real estate websites in Mississauga. It’s just a hunch, but I believe the reason I’ve been able to succeed in real estate is by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. When I talk about real estate I do it as a human being, I have an opinion and I tell it the way I see it. Exactly the way I would want my real estate agent to speak to me if I was a home buyer or seller.