FOUNDER A ND CEO, REAL ESTATE WEBMASTERS
Nanaimo-based Morgan Carey should be used to accolades by now. This is the third year in a row that his Real Estate Webmasters (REW) has been named an Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist. Carey keeps earning more laurels because he refuses to rest on any of them. He founded his bootstrapped business in 2004 to make websites for realtors, but both the company and its technology have travelled light years since then. Among REW'S latest innovations is the augmented reality feature on its app, which Carey describes as “Pokémon Go for real estate.” Point your phone around a neighbourhood, and instead of Pikachus and Bulbasaurs you'll see which properties are for sale and for how much.
Carey says his business grows 35 percent year-over-year like clockwork, and he no longer has to fight for every win. “It's a lot easier to make money when you have relationships and you have money,” he adds. “Success breeds success.” –D.H.