Q & A with Brad Miller
How long have you been in the Real Estate Industry?
I’ve been in the Real Estate business for over 20 years, 17 as a Team leader and over 3 years as an Office Manager focused on, agent training and expanding marketing and sales initiatives for Century 21 Miller.
Why Real Estate?
The Real Estate industry has always been in my blood. I grew up working for my father, Bill Miller, Broker/Owner of Century 21 Miller for over 50 years. He put me to work in the office when I was still a kid, emptying garbage cans and vacuuming the offices of Realtors. As well, my degree in Urban planning and an undergrad in philosophy helped set me on a career path towards becoming a Realtor.
After I became a Broker, Don Goodale, a long-time friend of the family and Number #1 Agent in the office for years, and I decided to put a team together. We are both of like-minded philosophy believing it is beneficial to have a clear, successful, innovative Real Estate marketing plan in place based on market exposure, professionalism and integrity.
What is your Philosophy?
Tell people what they need to hear, not necessarily what they may want to hear, so that in the end they can make good business decisions. It is so simple to always do right by people; if you do, everything else will fall into place.
You’ve been in the industry for over 18 years what is your greatest struggle?
It’s personal to me, not just a business, so I find myself internalizing our clients’ worries. It’s always my focus to ensure that people have an easy transition whether they are selling or buying; and in so doing I tend to build personal relationships with clients and worry about making sure they are doing the right thing at the right time.
So what do you like most about the industry?
The friendships that I have formed with clientele are very special to me.
There’s a real sense of accomplishment when everything clicks and knowing the job is done right, it means I have helped make my clients lives easier
What’s the biggest benefit of working with a team?
Our team is unified in our value system, to do the best for our clients always and to guide them in the decision making process effectively so they make the right decision at the right time. With multiple team members focused on the listings, in touch with their network and in tune with what is going on in the market means clients are getting the best service possible. Real Estate is a 24/7 job and with a team that means there is always someone available.
It’s great having the resources and knowledge of the team as a sounding-board for marketing strategies and for sharing information. It’s a two-way street that makes this successful. We pass information on and are always on the look-out to try and help all the team members.
What does living in Oakville mean to you?
I was born and raised in Oakville and have a solid history in the area. I’ve grown with Oakville and witnessed how it has transitioned and changed over the years.
I’m proud to raise my family here and am glad that I can now act in a way to give back philanthropically to the community that I call home.