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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.
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...”
Writer Susan Doran with the surprise she found on her front lawn. (Photo: Aidan Brooks-Doran)

Wait, what’s that on my lawn?

Opening my front door recently, I was greeted by several municipal workers digging a hole in the front lawn.
Located on 75 acres along a seemingly limitless stretch of unspoiled beach, Vivo Resorts has an ambitious master plan.

Vivo Resorts: Heaven down a road less travelled

Vivo Resorts, a gated community of luxury condominiums and private villas on Mexico’s Pacific coast, offers “tremendous value in an emerging location,” says developer Cary Mullen.
Desiree Tomanelli

Desiree Tomanelli understands her clients “because I live it”

Desiree Tomanelli has her kick-ass Realtor image down. Suit. Heels. Cell phone in hand. Various mentors have advised her to change things up from time to time in order to stand out.