Humble Beginnings to Industry Icon – Women Leading the Way

The saying goes, “Hitch your wagon to a star,” and when that star shines as brightly as Maggie Tessier, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Matrix, Brokerage, you’ll find yourself in the heart of a most vibrant, colourful, and awe-inspiring real estate galaxy.  

When her work ethic and business acumen met EXIT’s brand of pure potential 27 years ago, what has resulted can only be described as a supernova of success. This consistent, million-dollar top producer and brokerage owner dominates market share in cities like Embrun and Hawkesbury in Ontario while growing her presence in Orleans in the Ottawa area. She has become a magnetic force attracting the crème-de-la-crème of next-generation professionals.

This humble Franco-Canadian helped build the EXIT brand from its inception and has been one of EXIT’s top agents in North America since 2006. From her beginnings as a single mother trying to earn a living in real estate, she has proved to any naysayer that her grit and determination were greater than any opinion cast against her.  Persistent and resolute to improve herself to create a life for her family, she has overcome every obstacle and encourages everyone around her to do the same.

Maggie is a DISC-certified trainer and uses the power of understanding personalities with a deep adoption and imparting of EXIT’s five foundational pillars of success: Training, Branding, Technology, Culture, and Financial Security.

You could say people are Maggie’s raison d’être; both her clients and the professionals who call EXIT Realty Matrix, Brokerage home. She has truly made her newest, state-of-the-art office, which would be the gold standard in any prominent downtown city, feel like ‘home.’  It’s an office that welcomes gatherings and features a family room for clients with children, and an in-house gym with access to a personal trainer so agents at each of her offices can Focus on Good Health.

She builds by putting the right people in the right place and walking the talk. Maggie makes it a point to attend every corporate Convention and hosts many of EXIT’s trainings in the office. She has earned almost every production award there is. Today, she’s en route to achieving the Apex Diamond Circle, for accumulating 4,000 sides in her career with EXIT. This recent production year, she was named Canada’s Broker of the Year, her team achieved the ranking of #2 Team in North America and her brokerage ranked #5 Highest Grossing for Multiple Offices in North America.  Maggie showers this amassed wisdom over her multitude of agents who have become forces in their own right, averaging 18.5 transaction sides per agent over the past five years.

By harmonizing the important distinction between the drive of sole proprietorship and the camaraderie and collaboration required of a team, she has built an extraordinary real estate legacy, which is also truly about family. Not only are her son and Sales Representative, David Tessier and daughter, Julie Wrigley, by her side in management, but she also actively encourages agents to build their individual careers and teams by empowering them to tap into the additional income streams offered through EXIT’s unique Formula. This powerful business model encompasses passive income, lifestyle and retirement income, as well as beneficiary benefits for her agents and their families. It’s both an entrepreneurial and office win-win for growth that helps recession-proof those who partake and has enriched the lives of her agents to a combined total of nearly $4 million paid by EXIT’s head office to date!

Ultimately, real estate is about service and engaging with the community. You’ll find the biggest servant heart at the centre of all that Maggie does, including personally sponsoring two Kenyan boys through their schooling after meeting them while volunteering with Remote Area Medical Volunteers Canada. She treats local, charitable work as an opportunity for team building, which has only furthered the EXIT Realty Matrix reputation and household name, but also, under the EXIT banner, she’s able to encourage agents and the offices to live their why and truly embrace a life of service through philanthropy with the Spirit of EXIT Charitable Program. In the last three years alone, Maggie and her agents have helped raise over $32,000 for local charitable foundations, and food banks with this soul-fulfilling matching initiative.

It shows that we each have a certain je ne sais quoi. With EXIT’s proven business model, unparalleled support, and a culture that’s all heart, you – just like Maggie – can explore your potential to improve your life and the life of those around you. Whether you have an owner or manager living inside of you who yearns to be expressed or are an agent who wants more, visit to learn more about why industry champions choose EXIT.

As seen in Buzz Magazine. Reproduced with permission.

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