1974 would mark Vivian’s first year in the real estate industry. As a single mother, learning the ropes and navigating market challenges in a hugely competitive and male-dominated industry, one thing was clear to Vivian from day one: this would not be the “easy” path. But she also felt in her gut, if she could persevere and bring something new to the table - all the struggles and sacrifices of the moment would be worth it.
Hard work, persistence and a customer-focused approach were the core values Vivian stuck to while building her business and it was this approach, paired with the courage to think “outside the box” of industry norms at the time, that would help her to rapidly grow her client base and soon earn her the status of an award-winning Associate Broker.
Always up for a challenge and in line with her passion for the industry, Vivian would eventually dive into the deep end by purchasing a small brokerage of 18 realtors in the City of Richmond Hill, Ontario. Another risk that lay way outside of her comfort zone, this decision would turn out to be the start of something amazing, as the relatively small brokerage would thrive and grow from its humble beginnings to the market-dominating powerhouse it is now.
Today, Vivian, along with her family, proudly offer Your Community Realty - 1300+ realtors strong with 12 locations around the GTA. An award-winning brokerage that continues to put clients - and its communities - first, Vivian Risi’s vision for a sustainable business model that considers people before profit has become a reality and a pillar of the local business community.
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Vivian is an inspiring leader! She leads by example and establishes strong trusting relationships to ensure success within the team. Integrity, honesty and character are reflected in everything she does. Proud to be part of her management team.
Vivian is a humble, nurturing, intelligent leader. As part of her management team, I see how she takes care of her Realtors and aids in their success by continuously investing in them, their training, providing them with most updated tools. Proud to be part of an amazing Brokerage and Team!!
I met Vivian and Royal LePage Your Community Realty 14 years ago when I accepted an admin job for one of her Top Producers. Honestly, I knew nothing about real estate back then, just followed instructions and did my job. I took my real estate courses, got my registration and now enter my 12th year in real estate as an award winning top producer thanks to Vivian and her amazing support team.