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Sohini Bhattacharya is a contributing writer for REM.

OREA’s lobbying efforts pay off, even during pandemic

Tim Hudak, CEO of the Ontario Real Estate Association, released a statement confirming that in its 2020 budget, the Ontario government has adopted two OREA recommendations.
Linda and Jim Cox

Ottawa sales rep Lynda Cox knows about working remotely

At 70, Lynda Cox dreams of long, balmy days in Viterbo, Italy. But it hasn’t stopped her from serving her Ottawa real estate clients.
David Greenspan

David Greenspan’s aha moment

"You can post whatever you want on Facebook or Instagram, you can have something on your website, but that doesn't create a relationship," says David Greenspan of Keep In Touch Systems (KITS).
Desmond Brown (Photo: Elijah Shark)

Desmond Brown’s eclectic career comes full circle

When Desmond Brown, sales representative at Re/Max Hallmark Realty in Toronto, became a Realtor in the mid-’80s, he was a 26-year-old fresh-faced rookie with his lack of experience and age working against him.
Arthur Kozlowski

Green Hedge Realty’s model: Dual agency and low commissions

Green Hedge Realty says that by using their brokerage to both sell and buy, “Homeowners can break even on commission fees, effectively pay nothing, even if the new house costs less.”
Sebastian Albrecht

How Sebastian Albrecht found success by making a difference

Entering the real estate business didn't come naturally to Vancouver’s Sebastian Albrecht. But when he realized his real estate business could help him to make a difference in the community, his career took off.

Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia turns property into community good

“Many of our communities have lost their identity because of out-migration,” says Sherry MacLeod, board member of the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia (RCF).
Joyce Paron (Photo: Elijah Shark)

Joyce Paron: Exit Realty’s empathy-oriented approach

When Joyce Paron, Canadian president of Exit Realty Corp. International, joined the company 23 years ago, the real estate market was coming off a recession.
Frank Polzler

Re/Max Integra: 40 years of innovation

Around U.S. Thanksgiving, 1979, Walter Schneider and Frank Polzler, co-founders of Re/Max Integra Group of companies, had a steep hill to climb.
Stephen Wong (Photo: Elijah Shark)

Stephen Wong: Living Realty’s winning philosophy

Some people believe in stock markets, some people believe in wealth management, but Stephen Wong – founder, chairman and broker at Living Realty in Toronto – believes in real estate.