Credentials & Experience


All Registrants in Ontario must complete registration education courses administered on behalf of RECO by the Ontario Real Estate Association Real Estate College  before beginning work as a broker/sales representative. Those aspiring to outstanding performance add to their real estate education.

For example, Joan has acquired the following credentials in addition to the basic real estate course:

  • Broker – Passed all examinations to be registered by the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations as a Real Estate Broker, 1976 (presently administered on behalf of RECO by the Ontario Real Estate Association Real Estate College).
  • FRI – Fellow, Real Estate Institute: successfully completed advanced-level university courses in real estate, including urban development and economics.

  • CMR – Certified in the Marketing of Real Estate: satisfied the professional, educational, and experience requirements for membership in the Real Estate Institution of Canada.

  • CRA – Certified, Registered Canadian Residential Appraiser: passed all examinations and requirements of the by-laws and regulations of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.


  • Forty-six years of continuous, full-time service with the same national brokerage – Royal LePage, in the Ottawa real estate market
  • Past Director, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Ottawa Chapter
  • Past Director, Real Estate Board of Ottawa, Chaired the Ethics Committee and served on most committees of the Real Estate Board of Ottawa; Member of Royal LePage Advisory Council

Dear Joan,

Congratulations to You and The Joan Smith Real Estate Family on yet another amazing year!

There is no question that your success is a result of the exceptional services that you provide to your buyers and sellers. It is evident that your clientele greatly appreciate what you do for them as they refer You and Your Team over and over again to their friends and family.  Your work ethic and professionalism sets the standard for all to follow.

Achieving 46 consecutive years in the Top 1% of Sales Representatives with Royal LePage Canada and remaining in the coveted Royal LePage Chairman’s Club is an accomplishment not equaled.

Joan, we are so happy and proud to have you as a member of Royal Lepage Team Realty and we would like to wish You and Your Team continued success in 2019.

Sincerely Yours,

Jason Ralph Sales Rep/Managing Partner and Kent Browne, Broker of Record for Royal LePage Team Realty


The above awards are based on Royal LePage statistics for gross annual earnings and units sold.

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