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Susan Doran is a Toronto-based freelance writer who has been contributing to REM since its very first issue.
Anita Springate-Renaud

Anita Springate-Renaud’s winning formula sells city and cottage properties

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“That’s you!” say the children of Anita Springate-Renaud, Engel & Vӧlkers Toronto Central owner and broker of record. They are referring to a scene in the movie American Beauty.
Anne Marie D’Amico

Foundation honours Toronto van attack victim Anne Marie D’Amico

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“She was the face of tragedy for so many hours,” says Anne Marie’s brother, Nick D’Amico, who along with mother Carmela comprises the D’Amico Group, a two-person team with Royal LePage Terrequity Realty in Toronto.
Linda Pinizzotto

Linda Pinizzotto: “I can negotiate anything. That’s my forte.”

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“I can negotiate anything. That’s my forté,” says Realtor Linda Pinizzotto. “I’m a very determined person.”
Marie-Yvonne Paint

Marie-Yvonne Paint: Montreal’s queen of the luxury market

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Marie-Yvonne Paint’s background story is like something you’d see on the Netflix series Selling Sunset. Except she’s not selling real estate in glitzy Los Angeles, but rather in the wealthiest neighbourhoods of Montreal.
Donna Gardiner Thompson and Lincoln Thompson

Gardiner-Thompson families celebrate 50 years in Fredericton real estate

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Asked the secrets regarding what keeps a family-run venture alive and kicking for 50 years through three generations, Donna Gardiner Thompson, owner of Gardiner Realty in Fredericton, replies, “There are none.”
Sam and Nancy Cuda

‘Teachers make the best Realtors,’ says former teacher Sam Cuda

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Until a couple of years ago, Sam Cuda was tearing along on two different career tracks – besides real estate, he had a long-standing job as a high school teacher and sports coach. “I was a part-time Realtor making full-time numbers,” says Cuda.
Lisa Patel (Photos: Elijah Shark)

Lisa Patel steers TRREB through COVID-19

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Many of us resist taking on new challenges in this bizarre COVID-19 year. But not Lisa Patel, the president of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB).

“Immunity passports”, pension benefits offered to Ontario Realtors

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Entrepreneur James Zaza says that now personal real estate corporations are about to be an option in Ontario, Realtors should review their health and pension benefits.
April Del Monte

April Del Monte: From The Bachelor Canada winner to real estate mentor

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Fans of the wildly popular The Bachelor reality television franchise will recognize sales rep April Del Monte as the frontrunner on the second season of The Bachelor Canada, which premiered in the fall of 2014.
Jerry Bresser

After 50 years, Jerry Bresser still coaching

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Jerry Bresser, a grandfather eight times over, has been coaching real estate agents across North America for a whopping half century. At the height of his success in the mid 1970s into the ’90s, he was top dog.