Eric Huneault’s real estate journey began over 30 years ago. “When I was 17, I purchased a restaurant,” Eric recalls. “I kept at it for about 4-5 years before putting it up for sale. The Realtor® who sold it for me was also a friend, and she suggested I go into real estate. Rarely does a 17-year-old pick up a restaurant, build it up, and sell it a few years later for a profit, so she saw that I had potential and was an entrepreneur, and she encouraged me to go into it.”
Eric started in real estate in 1990. After a few years he stepped away to run another business, returning in 1999, and has been back ever since. “I’m working the field, doing what I love, and helping people out,” Eric says. “I love helping my clients achieve their goals, whether it is purchasing a first home, purchasing a second home, investing in real estate, or helping my commercial clients with their business.”
As Charter real estate broker/branch manager with Royal LePage Origine, Eric directs 4 offices with close to 70 brokers. He attributes his success to his deep and abiding passion for real estate and business. “Real estate is a complex and difficult market, and you need to always find a way to keep your customers happy,” Eric explains. “In all the years I’ve been doing real estate, I’ve always achieved my personal goals, even in a tough market.” Eric has consistently been in the top 3% to 5% of brokers at his firm since 2000.
Thanks to a high level of customer satisfaction, most of Eric’s business comes from referral clients. “The reason is that I’m passionate about what I do,” he says. “I try to be present and follow up with clients, making sure they know what is going on in the market. I make sure my customers are happy, and they help me to grow every year.”
Eric believes in the importance of giving back to his community, and he likes to contribute through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. He and his colleagues also give back to their local community any way they can, and Eric participates in many activities for the Canadian Cancer Society.
Looking toward the future, Eric says, “My plans are to keep on doing what I’m doing and finding ways to help my clients in this market now, as well as in future markets. I also look forward to helping other agents grow their business so that our branch continues to grow stronger. I love what I do. I’ve learned to be like a chameleon and adapt to the situation, and I’m going to keep on doing that. Whatever the market brings, I will adapt to it and help my clients adapt too.”