The A-Team was founded by Tom & Breanna and is still owned and operated by them. Tom & Breanna have sold 538 Fort McMurray homes (& counting) and have overseen agents selling hundreds more.
Moving is much more than a transaction. You can count on your experience with us to embody our values:
Whether buying or selling, you want to be sure you’re making the right move. Sometimes this means price advice that’s hard to hear, and rates we can’t control. Sometimes it means not moving at all! Whatever it is, we don’t sugarcoat. You’ll know what we know.
Need to see that dream home late on Saturday? We’ll be there. Real estate is tough, especially in our current market. But that’s not something a little spit and grit can’t handle. You can rest easy knowing we aren’t holding anything back during your move.
No matter the situation, it’s important to uphold the golden rule. Our relationship with you is built to last much longer than a transaction, so we bring our best selves.
As you can see in our resources section, we don’t hide anything behind contracts or email opt-in forms. Our duty as agents is to share our wealth of knowledge of the market with you.
From sophisticated Facebook campaigns to eye-catching twilight photos, we’ve been at the forefront of changes in the real estate world, and will continue to do so as more exciting technologies pop up.
"I never had to wait any length of time for her to answer my call or text. " - Diane Elizabeth Gaulton
“We felt like you cared, probably because you really do. ”.
- Louise Melvin
“[Breanna] told me with 100% confidence and certainty she could get the job done and that’s exactly what happened. ”.
- Channing Pass
“Our house sold in 4 days in a buyers market... need I say more?”.
- John Beltrano
It was 2012 and homes were supposed to sell themselves!
We dug out Tom’s old business card so you can see his shortcomings. You see, no matter how hard he tried (and try he did!), he couldn’t sell homes. He tried everything, and almost nothing worked.
People responded well to his honesty, and he built up a happy group of buyer clients who continue to refer him to their close friends.
However well he did helping buyers, though, his ineptitude at helping them sell was a serious gap.
Trying to help both sellers and buyers was a problem for Tom.
After a year or so of learning the ropes, Tom went on a routine trip to Calgary that ended up planting the seeds for what would become The A-Team.
Breanna was sitting on a fence, eating a candy apple, when Tom asked for a bite… and they fell in love, got married and are living happily ever after.
Breanna had an amazing position at Imperial Oil which she gave up so she could obtain her real estate licence and move to Fort McMurray. They bought a house, and on April 10th, 2014, they launched their husband and wife team.
Two months later, the oil price began falling.
The early days were pretty “cowboy”: On the marketing side, Tom & Breanna were some of the first agents in Canada to start using a drone for aerial photography/videography. Enjoy their cheesy first production here.
They came up with some principles to follow when designing how to best help people, and they split the work up.
That became the secret of the A-Team’s future success: recognizing that buying and selling were two completely different real estate experiences, which, in turn, meant the two roles should be split.
Tom’s Master’s in Economics from the University of Oxford, along with Breanna’s Degree in Finance, allowed them to make their buyer and seller clients aware of the seriousness of the oil price collapse on the local real estate market.
Going to most of their appointments together, Breanna and Tom, totally in love, tried to bring smiles and some level of comfort to their clients, despite the tough news they had the responsibility of delivering.
The A-Team remains faithful to its early principles, the idea of specialization, and is obsessed with creating mind-blowing client experiences. Team members wake up every morning with the goal of delivering service far beyond your expectations, whether your goal is to sell your home for top dollar, in ANY market, or to find your dream home and secure it for the lowest possible price. That’s what we mean when we say: Bringing Our “A” Game. Every Day.
By the number of sales, Breanna was the #1 listing agent in Fort McMurray in 2016 (by a wide margin: 33%) and 2018. She lists properties for sale (and sells them!) Breanna co-founded the team with her husband, Tom, in 2014. She is passionate about helping her clients sell their home for top dollar, strong representation/negotiation, synchronized skating, snowboarding, and of course, their dog, Matilda, and cat, Edgar. Breanna is from Regina, SK (GO RIDERS!) and holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance from the University of Regina.
Tom was the #1 Fort McMurray buyer's agent by number of sales in 2017 and 2018 and #2 in 2016 and 2019. Tom is originally from Yorkshire in the UK and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Oxford. Tom is passionate about Special Olympics, snowboarding, economics, and his wife, Breanna, He serves clients in Fort McMurray & Calgary as well as providing market updates for both service areas.
Eric is not part of The A-Team at RE/MAX First. He’s a mortgage specialist and has been with RBC since 2006. Originally from Moncton, NB, he has called Fort McMurray home since 2008. He has supported The A-Team through an active partnership. Eric’s pre-approvals process provides buyers with a solid foundation for shopping with confidence and allows them the opportunity to address any potential barriers in their goal of home ownership. Throughout the home buying process, he is efficient, reachable and easy to work with. Eric can be reached at 780-370-6663.
"We felt like you cared, probably because you really do. " - Louise Melvin