#1 Small Team at RE/MAX First - The #1 RE/MAX Brokerage Worldwide (2020 Sales)

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.

Our Values

Breanna(left) and Tom(right), posing.

Moving is much more than a transaction. You can count on your experience with us to embody our values:

Being Honest

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.

Working Hard

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.

Being Kind

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.

Information is Freedom

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.

Driving Industry Innovation

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.

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"I have never had a home purchase go as smoothly as this one." - Sarah Clark-Pickett

Bringing Our "A" Game. Every Day.

“From answering messages all day every day, to dealing with numerous issues on the buyer's side, to picking up garbage as the snow melted since we weren't living at the house. It felt like we were having a close friend working with us.”.
- Mitchell Weber
“Anyone would be hard-pressed to find any team that could go beyond the lengths that the A-Team went for us ”.
- Jim Wood
“We found the house that was perfect for us in record time and for a reasonable price.”.
- Alishia Randall

How it all Started

Tom Albrect's Business Card from the beginning of his career

Phase 1: Tom Falls Flat on His Face

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.

Breanna & Tom's Wedding Photo, they are standing outside in the snow, Breanna is wearing skates.

Phase 2: Breanna Saves the Day

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.

Breanna & Tom's Wedding Photo, they are standing outside in the snow, Breanna is wearing skates.

Phase 3: “You and Me Vs. the World”

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 Today

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.

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Breanna Albrecht

Helps Sellers

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 Albrecht Headshot

Tom Albrecht

Helps Buyers

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 Dunham

Mortgage Specialist

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.

The A-Team Helps Our Community

A Special (Olympics) Thank You

We’re mailing cards, but I feel like it’s super appropriate to dedicate an early blog post to our clients (and a few strangers) who helped us through random acts of generosity. First thing to know, Breanna is my wifey (she is also #1 listing agent in Fort McMurray, by volume of

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Living in Hope

I’ve heard people criticise others for having false hope. While we mustn’t be naïve about present realities, I believe in the phrase ‘this too shall pass’.  I’m speaking primarily about the current economic climate and the downturn in real estate values. Last year’s fire was a traumatic event and it

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The A-Team Client Appreciation Event

The A-Team Client Appreciation Event! We are so excited to celebrate our appreciation for our clients! Giving back to those who are our supporters, who trust us with the biggest purchase or with the biggest sale of their lives is huge! We are grateful for the trust they have in us, for

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"I never had to wait any length of time for her to answer my call or text. " - Diane Elizabeth Gaulton