This is a story with a history of innovation, a future of opportunity and a tradition of leadership. It begins with a revolutionary business idea that remains current and relevant after over 30 years.
Consistently gaining momentum, this philosophy today attracts more than 8,700 entrepreneurial professionals in Canadian real estate. Their combined efforts earn the trust of millions of customers, ultimately moving an entire industry to restructure its business thinking and practices.
This is a story about a vision that continues to lead by fostering rewarding relationships.
Welcome. This is Sutton.
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.