Sutton was founded in 1983 and subsequently altered the course of an entire industry on the principle that real estate was driven by highly personalized relationships between the REALTOR® and their customers. As such, the Sutton System was designed to put the REALTOR® - not the real estate company - at the center of each business transaction. It delivers consumer-driven services, cost-control and creative business freedom to independent Realtors® on the front lines of the industry.
Sutton was also the first real estate company to offer each of its 8,700 REALTORS® with a personal email and custom website at the industry-renowned 'sutton.com' address. This initiative positioned its REALTORS® as specialized information brokers, and empowered them to continue growing responsive relationships through a cohesive - and still personal - marketing strategy.
With the entrepreneurial capacity to service local markets and appeal to unique demands, Sutton REALTORS® enjoy the best personal net income opportunity in the industry. Their efforts consistently exceed $20 billion in real estate transactions annually.
With over 8,700 REALTORS® and 200 offices across Canada, there is always a Sutton REALTOR® nearby to serve you!
SUTTON THROUGH THE YEARS
1983 - The first Sutton office opens - Sutton Group - West Coast Realty in North Vancouver, BC.
1984 - Sutton introduces voice mail for all REALTORS®. The second Sutton office opens in Coquitlam, BC.
1986 - The fourth Sutton office opens in Surrey, BC. Sutton introduces the pager for REALTORS®.
1988 - Fax machines are in Sutton offices. Sutton converts itself to a franchise network with approximately 1,000 REALTORS®.
1989 - Sutton wins independent contractor status for all of its REALTORS® from Revenue Canada, the first real estate company to do so.
1990 - Sutton expands into the Prairies.
1992 - Sutton stretches across to Atlantic Canada, making it a coast to coast organization.
1993 - Sutton experiences significant growth - 5,852 REALTORS®, an increase of 1,300 REALTORS® - a 28.5% growth in a one year period.
1994 - Sutton expands into Quebec.
1995 - Sutton is the first real estate company to have a website - www.sutton.com. They are also the first to provide each REALTOR® with a free email address and webpage.
1998 - Sutton partners with a major financial institution creating Sutton branded mortgages.
1999 - Sutton introduces the Sutton Spirit program - publicizing REALTORS® community efforts across Canada.
2002 - The Sutton branded mortgages shine, as funding exceeds $550 million.
2003 - Sutton celebrates its 20th year in business and holds its first Brokers Conference in Vancouver, BC.
2005 - Sutton reaches 8000 REALTORS® across Canada. Sutton holds its second Brokers Conference in Toronto, Ontario.
2007 - Sutton launches a new version of Sutton.com. Sutton holds its third Brokers Conference in Calgary, Alberta.
2008 - Sutton celebrates its 25th year in business serving the real estate market.
2009 - Sutton holds its first ever National Conference at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, inviting hundreds of Sales Representatives, Brokers and Owners from across Canada.
2010 - Sutton launches the new Homebase intranet site that provides tools and resources to its users across Canada.
2011 - Sutton holds its second National Conference at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, attracting double the attendance of its first National Conference 2 years prior.
2012 - Sutton launches the 'Sutton Print Store' and 'Sutton Sign Store', which offer quick, interactive ways to create and print marketing materials and lawn signs.
2013 - Sutton celebrates its 30th year in business serving the real estate market.