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Diane Slawych

Diane Slawych is a contributing writer for REM.

Realtors who bring their kids to work

Sales rep Natalie Costello couldn’t always get childcare at a moment’s notice. Her only option was to ask her clients if she could bring one or both of her children with her.
Duncan Eberts Macintyre

Chelsea family brokerage celebrates 70th anniversary

These days when people want to buy or sell property, they usually call a real estate sales rep. But in Quebec’s Gatineau Hills in the 1950s, many people would contact a Second World War veteran named Duncan Macintyre.
Melanie Chiu and son Liam

Melanie Chiu’s story of thriving in challenging times

It was a day in May 2019 that Melanie Chiu, broker at Engel & Völkers Toronto Uptown, won’t easily forget.
Vince Tersigni

Vince Tersigni looks back at his 50-year real estate career

Vince Tersigni is a broker at Royal LePage Elite Realty in Mississauga, Ont. This month, he’s celebrating 50 years in the business.
Two generations of Realtors: Carl, Elizabeth and Shelley Porritt.

Carl Porritt: After 60 years in the business, it’s still fun

Carl Porritt of Royal LePage Porritt Real Estate says he was told he was the youngest to ever get the 25-year pin, and when he got the 50-year pin he was one of only about 30 others.
Sherry Rioux

CREA won’t make Realtors place listings on local boards

Eight Ontario Realtors who sent a letter to the Canadian Real Estate Association this summer asking for changes to a problematic listings issue are not happy with the association’s response.
Parliament Hill at night. Every 15 minutes, the display turns day to night.

These really are tiny houses. A first look at Little Canada

Welcome to Little Canada – the miniaturized world of iconic Canadian landmarks and scenes of daily life, at a 1:87 scale (the most popular size for model railways), which officially opened to the public on August 5.

Problematic listings issue sparks petition

A group of Ontario Realtors has started a petition to end a long-standing practice regarding listings that they say prevents Realtors from being able to do their jobs and puts home buyers and sellers at a distinct disadvantage.
“It’s not easy to cut those off,” says team leader Rob Golfi.

Hamilton agents report stolen and vandalized lockboxes

Hamilton sales rep Cindy Cloutier said a spokesperson with the condominium corporation told her that lockbox theft is happening “all over the city right now.”
Lipa Green (centre) was the father of Al and Harold Green, who started Greenwin. Benny Lerman (left) from Milwaukee, and Lipa Wise (right) from Europe were both first cousins to Green. The photo was taken in 1955 in Toronto’s North York.

Documentary traces forgotten era in Toronto’s real estate history

Long before Toronto became a city of condominiums, there was another kind of building boom taking place. It was the construction of residential apartment...