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Connie Adair

Connie Adair is a contributing writer for REM.

Bridget Blue offers training course for real estate admins

Hiring and training a real estate administrator is a daunting task. Bridget Blue created a training program that would provide skilled, work-ready real estate administrators to Ontario agents and brokers.
The 3,747-square-foot residence has a host of luxurious features

Spectacular Oka property listed for $10.799 million

The beauty, poise and personality that captured the audience’s attention when she was a ballerina and later a television show host, and her skill as a real estate agent, won broker Julie St-Laurent an almost $11-million listing in Oka, Que.
Ann De Bono

Agents for Hope provides funds for affordable housing

Ann De Bono of Re/Max Advantage Realty in London, Ont. Indwell’s help “was life changing.” De Bono and friend Julie Ryan of Indwell, both experienced in cause marketing, had talked about how they could help. De Bono’s idea? Agents for Hope.
A Studio Shed accessory dwelling unit

High demand for backyard rooms prompts firm to expand to Canada

Studio Shed, a full-service design-build firm based in Boulder, Colorado, creates accessory dwelling units (ADU) and flat ships them so homeowners can build them themselves or have their own contractors erect them.
Jose de Juan and Mary Lynn Machado

Mary Lynn Machado: Personalized closing gift is an emotional hit with clients

Mary Lynn Machado says her clients have been moved to tears when she presents them with a meaningful, personal closing gift – a painting of the house they have sold and are leaving behind.
The $19.9-million listing in Oro-Medonte sold in just 101 days.

Steven Liambas sells $19.9 million property in 101 days using ‘crazy marketing’

How does a 30-year-old broker who has been in real estate for less than five years snag a $19.9-million listing, then sell it in just 101 days? What’s Steven Liambas’ secret to breaking into the luxury market and having such success?

BrokerPocket offers portal for exclusive listings

Eric Skicki, founder and CEO of BrokerPocket, launched the beta version of BrokerPocket in September in Ontario. “It already has more than 900 agents on the platform in the first 75 days and more than 300 listings.”
Harrison Milborne and Vicki Schmidt

Harrison Milborne, Vicki Schmidt acquire Eastern Canada rights to Realty One

The Toronto duo, who have almost 40 years of combined real estate experience, say they “have seen different models come and go.” Schmidt, CEO at Realty One Group Eastern Canada, says that’s why they immediately recognized a model that stands apart.
The town has a “state-of-the-art hospital with no wait times,” says Mayor Sue Perras.

Town’s offer of $500 serviced lots boosts population

The progressive town of Smooth Rock Falls in northern Ontario came up with a plan to offer $500 serviced lots as a way to draw residents and reverse its declining population.
James Caicco

James Caicco’s secret to success: Provide value to your agents

Every year, broker of record James Caicco of Century 21 Choice Realty in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. has a goal: give his agents more value.