Meet our Training Team
Wayne Throop Ottawa Real Estate Agent
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Karen Pynn Ottawa Real Estate Agent
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Wayne Throop, Broker / Trainer

Wayne was a real estate sales representative in the Ottawa area between 2004—2011, during which time he achieved a high level of success, earning several sales awards. Beginning in 2011, he became a Broker/Manager specializing in coaching, training and mentoring new agents. His real estate sales experience has been a big asset in ensuring our new agents are successful in starting their real estate careers. In addition to working closely with brand new agents, Wayne is also one of our Buffini and Company Certified Mentors who delivers the Buffini Peak Producers classes.  He has now trained close to 100 Royal LePage Agents on the Buffini Working by Referral System.

Glenda Brindle, Broker

Glenda has been a resident of Ottawa since 1987, at which time she joined the Ottawa Real Estate Board.  In 2005, she earned her Broker’s license. Glenda has attained The Director’s Platinum Award from 2000-2007, The President’s Gold Award for 2008 and 2010, The Award of Excellence-Lifetime Member and The Royal LePage Long Service Award.

Having moved several times, she knows how much work is involved to prepare a family’s belongings and the family to move.  Glenda has extensive knowledge in all areas of residential real estate and shares this knowledge in our Live Training Series: Listings, Buyers and Open Houses.

Karen Pynn, Broker / Manager

Karen is a technology trainer and member of the Ottawa Board’s MLS & Technology Committee and is Chair of CREA’s MLS & Technology Committee. MLS issues and real estate technology training have been a focus of Karen’s in recent years and she was honored with the Excellence in Education Award from the Ottawa Real Estate Board in 2012.  Karen shares her knowledge of MLS software and current real estate industry issues with our Team.

Stephanie Briscoe, Trainer

In addition to assisting our new agents with their online presence, Stephanie is an important part of our training team covering such topics as Google, WordPress, Facebook ,Twitter, Royal LePage Marketing Centre… just to name a few!

As part of Royal LePage Team Realty, you will also have access to training sessions, webinars and online training through Royal LePage Canada’s Learning Services.

Training for Optimizing Your Business at Every Stage of Your Career

Royal LePage has specialized training for every stage in your career, whether you are Getting Started, Staying Current or Accelerating Your Performance.  We recognize that the real estate industry is constantly changing and can be quite challenging, so we’re committed to your continued professional development.

Getting Started and Staying Current. To get started and stay current, Royal LePage offers you various live and on-demand webinars, tutorials,  and in-person workshops to learn about the company and its services offerings, and how these tools can be used in all aspects of the real estate sales process from prospecting, client nurturing, working with buyers  and sellers, and obtaining repeat and referral business.  We also provide you with our online Royal LePage University, as well as industry training partnerships that teach you all about the soft skills of sales and service.  Read More about these in New Agent Services.

Accelerating Performance. To accelerate your performance, Royal LePage training focuses on helping you develop repeat business and gain exposure to new business opportunities.  Through a Royal LePage tailored Buffini and Company Peak Producers program, over a 12-week period, agents who participate typically see 11 leads and 13 closed transactions!  In addition, there are specific industry and proprietary designations that you can earn to focus on the luxury, senior, and green markets, as well as become an expert in navigating social media.