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Susan Doran

Susan Doran is a Toronto-based freelance writer who has been contributing to REM since its very first issue.
Marie-Yvonne Paint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
From left: Anthony Montanaro, Nick Lalli and Michael Slager.

Woodstock’s Century 21 Heritage House celebrates 40 years of growth

Century 21 Heritage House has had a 40-year run to date, but former general manager/partner Michael Slager says the brokerage almost got stuck at the starting line.
Andrew Cimerman launched the HomeLife franchise in 1985. (Photo by Elijah Shark)

Andrew Cimerman marks a milestone year

HomeLife Realty Services founder and CEO Andrew Cimerman recently received his 50-year pin from the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.
With his personal brand, Real Estate By Bike, Basinski sets himself apart from other agents through his emphasis on “cycling culture.”

Arty Basinski: The artist as a real estate agent

Arty Basinski dubs himself “the real estate agent for people who don’t want a real estate agent.” A Toronto-based sales rep who “tries to be as real as possible...”