Smart homes (gone horribly wrong)

To be honest, I’ve had trouble setting up 30-year-old mechanical timers to turn my lights on at any given time, so I probably shouldn’t be weighing in on this technology stuff.

Dan St. Yves: Showing homes in the unforgiving heart of winter

Depending on where you work in Canada, you might just find yourself stuck in a client’s home in the middle of a blizzard.

Dan St. Ives: Not the king of pain

I admit that I may be a bit ultra-sensitive. I can’t even watch somebody putting in a pair of contact lenses. I admire those of you who enjoy a good piercing now and then. I’ll pass, thanks. 

Are you a collector or a pack rat?

That begs the question though, are you a collector or a pack rat? A few years ago I came up with a simple quiz for my old weekly newspaper column, which I am updating here and now for your own benefit.

Dan St. Yves: The garden

The furthest back I can remember, our garden sat at the far end of my family’s suburban property, along the rear fence and opposite the original single-car garage that’s still standing almost 60 years later.

Dan St. Yves: The best-laid marketing plans

Real estate humourist Dan St. Yves takes on the experience of buying outdoor advertising, and the unfortunate pitfalls that accompany it.

Dan St. Yves: Reading between the (ad) lines

Anyone here old enough to remember Kevin Nealon’s Mr. Subliminal character on SNL? The gag was that while Mr. Subliminal said one thing, he then said (slightly under his breath) what he was really thinking.

Dan St. Yves: Stress busting hobbies

Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time has more likely had to deal with varied levels of stress in their day. Here's Dan St. Yves' humorous take on stress busting hobbies for Realtors.

Dan St. Yves: A visit to the real estate museum

Hello everybody, and thanks for stopping by today! My name is Bob, and I’ll be your guide as we visit the galleries in The Real Estate Museum!

Dan St. Yves: Realtor dictionary (multiple choice definitions)

I hereby offer up a Realtor Dictionary, and in the further spirit of continuing education, I’m adding in multiple choice options, just like your real estate exam!