Carolyne Celebrates 20 Trailblazing Years

Carolyne (Realty) Corp. Real Estate Brokerage recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Founded by Carolyne Lederer in 1991 as a then-unique business concept in Brampton, the company operated as a boutique-style operation and was one of the first to implement the Internet to market homes locally and abroad.

Lederer continued her 25% market share of all home sales above the $250,000 price range, which she had developed during her tenure at Royal LePage.  She was the company’s No. 1 sales representative for all of the region then called Western Ontario.  Working alone, with no team, she says she typically wrote in excess of $14 million in annual sales.

“Some colleagues warned me I wouldn’t last six months,” she says.  “Didn’t I know we were in a recession in 1991?”

“I became known as ‘That Girl Real Estate’ eventually,” she says.  “No one seemed to be able to spell my name right, and often referred to me as that girl…saying, ‘Let’s Call That Girl’ you know, the one with the hot pink and teal signs with the gold star in the corner.”

She purchased the URL for, deciding she might as well use the name for marketing purposes.

In 1998 she went online with her residential real estate home site at and started writing consumer education articles.

Lederer says she built her business on referrals, relocations she personally developed with major corporations and using residential farming concepts that she has shared in online forums both in Canada and the US.

She proudly says that on her next birthday she will be 70, having spent the last 30 years in real estate.  Lederer is the resident Gourmet Cooking for Real Estate Professionals contributing writer at Real Estate Magazine (REM).

Grow Op & Clandestine Lab Home – List

To assist BREB Members concerned about marijuana grow houses/clandestine labs, BREB and its Government Relations Advisory Council have worked with Peel Regional Police in providing us a list of grow ops homes & clandestine labs in the Brampton area. Peel Police will not post this list on their website but BREB is able to obtain a quarterly list from Peel Police.  Please be aware that the list contains only those location that Peel Police are aware were actual grow ops.  Despite their best efforts, there could be many more that were never reported to the police – just because the police have no record of a grow op/clandestine lab at a particular location does not mean that the place was not used as a grow op/clandestine lab.  As a REALTOR®, it is still your due diligent to include the Grow op/Clandestine Lab clause in any offer.If you or your client have any concerns of a Brampton Grow up/Clandestine Lab Home, please send an email to with the address.  A reply email will be provided as soon as possible during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Verbal information will not be conveyed over the phone and BREB makes no representation or warranty of the accuracy or how current the information may be*. 

If you require written confirmation from Peel Regional Police, please visit Peel Regional Police and download the request application form and submit the $5.00 payment.

OREA continues to work hard on behalf of REALTORS® for a Provincial Registry – BREB’s Government Relations Advisory Council have been lobbying for this registry and we will keep you posted on any updates.

For further information from other Towns/Cities:

Caledon – View List

Guelph – View List

Halton Hills – Download request form and fill the required information, drop off at any Halton Police Station, attach your business card and submit the $5.00 fee.

RCMP – National list

What REALTORS® Need to Know – Published by CREA

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*A disclaimer will be included in the reply email


Notice:  The office will be closed on December 2, 2011 for the day.  All staff will be onsite at The Brampton Golf Club participating in the Christmas Holiday Luncheon and the Bylaw & Election Meeting.  Hope to see everyone there!

We will reopen Monday December 5th at 8:30 to serve you.

WIN $100.00 BREB Gift Certificate

A chance to win a Gift Certificates to use at the REALTOR® Store or to pay your BREB fees.

All entries must be completed and sent back to by December 31st , to be entered in the draw.

There are 3 Categories:

Salesperson –  $100.00 BREB Gift Certificate

Broker-  $100.00 BREB Gift Certificate

Manager / Broker of Record –  $100.00 BREB Gift Certificate

If you have any questions please feel free to contact

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Candle Light Vigil For Devinder Kumar


7070 St. Barbara Blvd #36

Mississauga, L5W0E6   

Date:                Wednesday, November 16 • 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Location:         In front of

12161 The Gore Rd

Caledon, Ontario

More Info        

A successful Realtor®, a terrific father to two little girl’s 6 and 8, a loving husband and a caring son to his parents , a great friend to those who were lucky to know him, a very warm honest person to those who interacted with him was snatched from his loved ones by two brutal criminals on the 10th of November 2011.

As much as we want justice for him, his family and the perpetrators of the heinous crime punished for leaving him to die on the roadside after stabbing, we would like to remember his great life as a gentle soul who touched every person he met with a warm welcoming smile.

We are planning a candle light vigil for our dear friend at the site where he breathed his last to pray for his soul and show solidarity for his family in their quest for justice and closure, as there is no place for such kind of violence and criminals in our society.

Please spread the word and join in with candles to remember Devinder.

Date & Time: 16th November 2011, Wednesday, 5:00 Pm to 6:30pm

Location: In front of 12161 The Gore Rd ,

(Just north of The Gore Rd and Mayfield Road)

Caledon, Ontario L7C0Z9

For more information please contact:

Mr. Sandip Sangha Ph: 416-708-7072

Mr. Dave Mann Ph: 416-689-2984

Mr. Manpreet Mangat Ph: 416-417-0948

Mr. Ravi Hooda Ph: 416-825-5032

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

November 18 from 6pm – 8pm
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Ken Whillans Square, City Hall, 2 Wellington St. W.

Bring the family for an evening of holiday entertainment and join the Mayor and Members of Council for the annual lighting of our 65′ spruce tree

Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade

November 19 from 5pm
Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade

Main St. (Sproule Dr to Elgin Dr.)

Join in welcoming Santa to Brampton. Find a spot along Main Street and see twinkling floats, marching bands and more than 200 costume characters.


Slain Brampton homeseller ‘was a good family man’

The last time Andrea Dookhie saw Brampton real-estate agent Devinder Kumar, he was the picture of a proud, happy father, buying ice cream for his two daughters.

That’s the way Dookhie, 17, wants to remember Kumar, 38, who was left for dead at the side of a Caledon road Thursday morning.

“He was a family friend and also our real-estate agent,” she said Saturday, recalling how Kumar brought his daughters to her family’s creamery on Nov. 4.

“He was obviously totally proud of his daughters,” she said. “He was a good family man.”

Her high opinion was typical for neighbours and associates of Kumar, who sold homes and owned rental properties.

Police found Kumar at The Gore Rd. north of Mayfield Rd. around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday with serious injuries.

He was found near a sprawling home he had listed for sale on a semirural lot. No price was listed for the home, which had parking for four cars.

Police unsuccessfully tried to save Kumar, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area was still blocked off by police tape and cruisers Saturday.

Marlon Nurse, 29, of Caledon and Darryl Plummer, 25, of Brampton have been charged with first-degree murder. A post-mortem exam was conducted Friday, but a cause of death has yet to be announced.

“It was very shocking to hear that someone could harm that guy, because he would never get into an argument ever,” said Ravi Hooda, a real-estate agent who had done business with Kumar. “Even if someone wanted an argument, he’d keep laughing and walk away.”

Hooda added that Kumar was popular among their colleagues and would greet many of them with a bear hug.

“He was a very successful Realtor® who never had any kind of professional jealousy,” said Hooda, who also volunteered with him for the Progressive Conservatives in the recent provincial election. “It’s tough for the whole real-estate industry.”

Kumar was an engineer before working for ReMax. He leaves behind a wife, and 6- and 9-year-old daughters.

“He’s like a brilliant star, which shines for a little while and just goes away,” said Hooda. “It seems like I’ve lost a brother.”



at the Brampton Golf Club.
Voting opens and the meeting will begin at 10:00 am.
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Article 6 – Section 2 – 2.2

Every Director must be a Member of the Board in good standing and have served at least one (1) full term on at least one (1) Committee in the preceding five (5) years.

Members of the Brampton Real Estate Board, subject to Article 6 – Section 2-2.2, are encouraged to let their name stand for the position of Director. There are two ways to do this:

1 – Put your own name forward; by obtaining two (2) endorsers. Fill out the “ENDORSEMENT” and the “AGREEMENT AFFIDAVIT” portion of this document; or,

2 – Upon being notified that you have been endorsed, you must agree to accept the nomination from a fellow Member, by filling out the “AGREEMENT AFFIDAVIT” portion only, of this document.

CLICK HERE to download and print a nomination form. Completed forms must be returned via faxed to (905) 791-9430 or emailed to no later than NOON November 11, 2011. For more information, please call Carol Ann at (905) 791-9913 ext. 222

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