In the world of luxury real estate Peter is well renowned amongst his colleagues and clients alike for his integrity, drive for results and his commitment to a high level of service.
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Peter fled his native land in search of a better life and found himself in Brantford, Ontario with just a few dollars in his pocket.
As a new immigrant with nothing but ambition and an incredible work ethic in his tool kit, Peter worked day and night for many years to be able to afford his real estate license.
Once he was licensed he became unstoppable. Since then, Peter and his team have earned the most prestigious awards within Remax including the sought after Luminary of Distinction, Remax hall of Fame, The Circle of Legends and The Diamond Club Award, year after year.
Peter, who has dedicated over 30 years to his real estate profession has never been shy to do whatever it takes to achieve his goals. “ I told myself a long time ago, failure is not an option so we will do whatever it takes and I still say this in our team meetings, only the goal is different now.”
Today Peter and his team are highly esteemed Luxury Experts in South Mississauga and are known for their customer focus and achieving the highest results for their clients. Ultimately, Peter’s greatest desire is for everyone to be happy — whether that’s his team, his clients or his family and friends. Peter goes the extra mile to put a smile on their face and this is what he is truly all about.
Is there a favourite sale you have had in your career?
Back in 1989, when I was very new to the business. I used to cold call all day. One day I spoke to a lady who told me to F*&^ off and hung up on me. My English wasn’t great at the time and I didn’t understand what she meant. I recounted my experience to Kathryn and she explained what it meant.
I called the woman back and told her that my name is Peter Papousek and to call me when she has any real estate needs. I’m not sure what impressed her, my persistence or that I had the courage to call her back after what she said — she listed her condo with me within three months of this call and I went on to list and sell many other properties in that building.
What do you love most about your job?
I love to break records. I came to Canada with nothing and this profession has given me the opportunity to have so much. I like to continuously challenge myself, push my limits and see what else I can achieve with my team.