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Dan St. Yves

Dan St. Yves
Humour columnist and author Dan St. Yves was licensed with Royal LePage Kelowna for 11 years. Check out his website at danstyves.com.

Handyman chronicles, Episode VII

My glaring inability to have any natural abilities with arts and crafts translates into even less skill sets when applied to home repair.

Dropping those nasty COVID-15s

I hope that many of you and your families have only been affected by one of the less worrisome affectations – COVID-15. That’s the common term adopted for gaining all that extra weight while staying home.

Dan St. Yves: Modern recreational listings

As we are smack-dab into cottage and cabin season, I thought I might offer up a few feature sheet lines, or ad copy for newer recreational property listings.

Dan’s Isolation Journal

Well, turns out I need to self-isolate for 14 days? Piece of cake! I’ve got plenty of groceries, dozens of TV channels and a loooong list of things to do around the house – seriously, a total piece of cake!

For the moment, a change of pace

It’s a pretty sure bet that as I sit down to write this month’s column, the COVID-19 pandemic will still be affecting our daily lives by the time this feature is shared with you. It seemed insensitive or somewhat tone-deaf to simply put forward the usual submission I provide and ignore that reality.

Dan St. Yves: Calls the property manager doesn’t want to hear

Sometimes awesome, sometimes less so, the property manager is likely the front line for resident conflict resolution.

Dan St. Yves: Movie quotes for real estate situations

I wondered what if a real estate transaction was so memorable that a movie quote could have originated in that particular moment? Here are a few classic lines reworked into some common situations for sales reps.

Dan St. Yves: If these walls could talk

What if new listings could talk, as potential purchasers ambled around perusing the property? Would we encourage those walls, or would we muzzle them?

A (real estate) Christmas carol

Ebenezer had picked up the nickname after a famous cartoon duck, as he also was known for decidedly deep pockets from his wide-ranging real estate empire.

Dan St. Yves: A winter sleigh ride

Something I had always wanted to do around this time of year was surprise my wife by taking her out on a traditional, seasonal sleigh ride.