History of Greater Moncton Realtors®

The formation and development of the Greater Moncton Real Estate Board has been a long, eventful process that has enlisted the talents of dreamers, architects, and skilled craftsmen. These were people who believed in hard work and commitment, and who understood that real estate had the potential to be a stable and ethical profession. 

They also believed that the real estate industry could have a positive impact on the growth of the Greater Moncton Community.

1945

Taylor & Steeves

Started by Claude Devere Taylor and Blair Steeves in 1945, Taylor and Steeves was one of the earliest real estate firms in Moncton, and it soon grew to be come the largest. Both brokers were instrumental in creating the Moncton Real Estate Board.

1945

Oct 7, 1954

First Meeting

First meeting of Moncton Real Estate Board, held at Central Trust Co.

Oct 7, 1954

Jan 10, 1955

First AGM

Held at the Brunswick Hotel. Original members were John Ritcey, Blair Steeves, Gerald McLaughlin, Ernie Willis, R. MacBeath, G.I. MacBeath, Bert Wolter, Wes Hoar, Lorne Ryder, George Cass, Paul Leblanc, George Page, Stu Gillis, George Day, Fred C. Jones, and M. Attis. Joined soon after by Ces MacManus and Leo Langis.

Jan 10, 1955

1957

Listing Signs

Co-operative listing signs first used by members of the Moncton Real Estate Board 

1957

1959

MLS® Committee Created

1959

Late 50s - Early 60s

Steady Growth

New real estate companies form as the city grows, with developments in the New West End, Central Riverview, Leeside Drive, the Golden Mile of George St, and Moncton North End.

Late 50s - Early 60s

1961

A Permanent Location

The Board acquires its first permanent location, office space on the second floor of Steeves Drug Store, on the corner of St. George and Cameron

1961

1961

First Key Boxes

The Board orders its first 25 key boxes, at $4 each.

1961

1962

The Foundation For The Future

The New Brunswick Real Estate Licensing Act is passed, the Multiple Listing Service® we know today is formed, and the first real estate course was offered at St Josef’s University on Church St.
1962

Jan 11, 1963

Incorporation

The Moncton Real Estate Board is incorporated

Jan 11, 1963

1963

252 MLS® Listings

1963

1965

New Office Space

Office moves to Lillian McNulty’s building on St. George St. Rent is $35 / month 

1965

1960s

Growth in Membership

There was steady growth in board membership during the 1960’s, and MLS® was building a competitive business and raising standards.
1960s

1967

Supporting the United Way

A donation to the United Way in 1967 marks the first year that the Moncton Real Estate Board began supporting community organisations. 

1967

Aug 22, 1967

Lobster Party

The first annual lobster party was held at Paturel’s, with 63 in attendance. $2:00 per person

Aug 22, 1967

1971

First Full-Time Executive Officer

June Ladd Gauvin become the first, full-time executive officer of the Moncton Real Estate Board.

1971

1974

Education

A Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI) course was established at the Univeristé de Moncton, with courses including real estate law and economics.

1974

1977

A Landmark Year

The Board purchased its own building at 107 Cameron St, and Faye Geldart (Andersen) becomes the new executive officer.

1977

1970s

Community Involvement

The Moncton Real Estate Board is a non-profit with a commitment to give back to the community. Over this period the Board reinforced this commitment, creating student bursaries and supporting a total of 20 local organisations

1970s

1982

The Real Estate Guide

In response to a large jump in advertising costs with the Moncton Transcript, the Board decides to produce its own weekly publication, ‘The Real Estate Guide’. Published each Wednesday, The Guide changed the work week, putting more emphasis on mid-week, less on the weekends, and it was credited with saving brokers 25-35% in advertising costs.

1982

1981-85

MICC Awards

The Moncton Real Estate Board is known as one of the more successful Canadian Boards in terms of doing business and giving back to the community.

It won the MICC Award in 1981, 1984 and 1985

1981-85

1986-87

MLS® Goes Digital

Computerised catalogue system for MLS® is introduced.
1986-87

1987

3,500 MLS® Listings

1987

Jan 2010

Kerry Rakuson elected Executive Officer

Jan 2010

March 2018

George Murray elected Executive Officer

March 2018

March 2022

Luke Moffett elected Executive Officer

March 2022