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Amanda Abergel hopes her story helps “young mom-preneurs who might feel discouraged by the isolating experience of becoming a mom during the pandemic and trying to start or run a business.”
“If your hair is not looking great, there’s a good chance you won’t get the deal,” says Tav Schembri, who hit the No. 1 spot on Re/Max’s list of the brand’s top 100 residential agents in Canada this year and was No. 1 world-wide in March.
“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.
“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.
“I can negotiate anything. That’s my forté,” says Realtor Linda Pinizzotto. “I’m a very determined person.”
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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.