Every great venture has a story, and for Redline the tale begins with two engineers from Fort McMurray named Brett Turner and Darren Langille.
The Humble Beginnings
The year is 2005. Brett and Darren, two savvy engineers, decide to dip their toes into the world of real estate investing. Their aim? Crafting a legacy cash-flowing portfolio. Their day jobs at an oil company provide a solid foundation, but real estate was the dream.
Initially, they weren’t huge fans of Realtors. They figured, “Why not get our own licenses, make some extra cash, and manage our own deals?” It was all about taking control – being in the driver’s seat of their investments. In 2007 Brett made the leap, diving into real estate full-time. Darren soon followed suit in order to keep up with their growing business volume.
Making the Leap
The Investment Wave
Initially, their focus was on investment properties and house flipping. They mastered this art so well that clients began flocking to them. Their prowess was attracting a ton of client work, so much so that they started hiring real estate agents to keep up.
Darren and Brett saw a glaring gap in the traditional real estate model. Most brokerages were not evolving with the pace of technology and were being left behind in the rapidly evolving real estate landscape. With a commitment to offering unparalleled agent support and resources, and outclassing the stagnant and outdated legacy brands, they launched Redline Real Estate Group as an independent brokerage in 2009. This wasn’t just another brokerage – it was a high-value entity designed to provide exponentially more value than its competitors, elevating the industry standard in the process.
The Birth of Redline
The Shift to REAL Broker
Fast forward to 2021. Redline is at the top of its game, being voted by the public as one of the best brands in the Calgary market. Recognizing how the future of the industry was evolving, Brett, Darren and over 70 Redline agents made the switch to a cloud-based model with REAL Broker. And in the intervening years they’ve shown that it was the right move, offering unparalleled support and opportunities for Redline agents.
Brett and Darren aren’t just founders; they’re pioneers. They are strategic thinkers, visionaries, and have always been at the forefront of Redline’s growth and success. At the same time, they’ve also been in the top 1% of solo agents in the market. Their repertoire includes team leadership, owning multiple real estate businesses, and managing a vast portfolio of investment properties. Together, they’ve walked the path, faced the challenges, and crafted a legacy with Redline. Their journey from engineers to real estate trailblazers is not just inspiring; it’s a testament to what passion, dedication and a bit of entrepreneurial spirit can achieve.
A Pioneering Vision