A Note From Our Founder:
I’m very pleased to introduce you to Benjamins Realty Inc. We’re a boutique brokerage servicing the real estate market in Waterloo Region.
I’ve been marketing property in Kitchener-Waterloo for over 35 years. But it was always my dream to build a company that could be more responsive to client needs. In 2002, I founded Benjamins Realty Inc. It was my first step towards building a boutique brokerage where clients and consumers could speak directly with their Realtors. Today, my two sons Mark and John have joined as partners in this venture. Together we combine experience, technical savvy, and intimate knowledge of the local market. You’ll be hard- pressed to find a more dynamic skill set and we’re prepared to back it up.
Sincerely, Jake Benjamins, Founder
John Benjamins – Partner & Sales Representative, Mark Benjamins – Partner & Sales Representative, Jake Benjamins – Partner & Broker of Record, Xanthe Erotokritou – Administrative Assistant
Why A Boutique Brokerage Is Better:
Real Estate transactions often unfold at a fast pace. The foundation of our business is service and accessibility. It’s why we list our direct lines publicly, so our clients and consumers can reach us when they need to.
When you deal with a trans-national corporate real estate firm, the importance of YOUR deal can get lost in the shuffle. Every member of OUR team, (administration included) thoroughly reviews your file so we can respond to market changes quickly and efficiently.
We’re purposefully smaller, we won’t sacrifice our customer experience for the sake of adding extra agents and phone lines.
Why We’re Passionate About Real Estate in Waterloo Region:
In 35 years of working as a Realtor and Broker in Waterloo Region, I’ve never been more excited. Our region is establishing itself as one of the premier metropolitan areas not just in Ontario, but in Canada. Low unemployment, excellent schools, and progressive municipal leadership leading the way by implementing robust infrastructure development. It’s a recipe for success, not just for the real estate industry but for local home and property owners. My focus in this market is development, luxury homes, and listing residential housing.
At the age of 19, I began my real estate career by purchasing my first investment property and achieving designation as a licensed Realtor. After six years of selling property locally, I’ve developed some unique skill sets which include an intuitive understanding of property investments, management, and technical maintenance. I’m always actively updating my knowledge of municipal zoning regulation. This region has a lot of value to offer homeowners and investors. I enjoy showing that value to my clients.
In 2012, my wife Sarah and I decided the time was right. I sold my contracting business in the suburbs of Vancouver, and we relocated to Kitchener. Sarah and I were impressed with the regional plans for LRT, the revitalization of the downtown cores and the promising prospects for the local market. These were all contributing factors in my decision to join the family real estate business. It’s been an excellent choice. I love working closely with my family and our clients while directing the marketing operations for Benjamins Realty.