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Yvonne Dick

Yvonne Dick is a contributing writer for REM with two decades of experience in journalism.

BCREA sees silver linings while coping with the pandemic

REM recently spoke with Darlene Hyde, CEO and Corinne Caldwell, COO of the British Columbia Real Estate Association to see how things have changed and how they have stayed the same at BCREA during COVID.

Valentina Tjan’s road to success: make it win-win

Valentina Tjan, broker of record of Win-Win Realty in Toronto, recently wrote "The Best is Yet to Come: Real Life Journey to Riches to Inspire You to Wisdom and Wealth" about her experiences and the process she uses to get through troubled times.

Book review: The Top 1% Life

Kathleen Black felt that there was a better way to deliver top quality in the real estate business. So, she sat down and wrote a book that she hopes will help Realtors.
A screenshot from Basesan’s new CRM software.

Basesan releases new CRM software for Realtors

Basesan Client Relationship Management is a new resource for tracking all the most relevant and important information about clients.

10 ways to keep your clients for life

Want to keep your clients for life? Here's a list of ten quick tips for keeping your clients satisfied and confident that they made the right choice in hiring you.

Everywhere a (digital) sign

Some are exactly as you may imagine – lit up neon for sale signs. Others are subtler and offer user-enhanced interfaces for potential buyers and street traffic.

Why print advertising still works

According to a survey by MarketingSherpa, 82 per cent of respondents trusted print ads in newspapers and magazines as one of the main advertising channels used when making a purchase decision.
From left: Rick Haws, president of Salefish; Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, president of Opus Homes; and Roy Hobbs of Crescendo Real Estate Solutions.

Salefish: Point of sale software a hit with new home buyers

Salefish, a cloud-based point-of-sale real estate software solution, has proven to be a hit with real estate developers, new home builders, salespeople and clients.

Back to school: Continuing education

Education continues long after mandatory licensing courses. Personal coaching and private training is gaining popularity throughout business sectors.
Robert Curphey

Sales rep Robert Curphey puts real estate career on hold for downhill ski challenge

Robert Curphey put his real estate career on hold for an entire season while he skied more than 6.138 million vertical feet at Whistler, B.C.