Dan St. Yves: A cautionary moving guide

I had a column appear here entitled "The zen of moving", wherein I suggested that to casual onlookers, our moving caravan may have resembled the semi trailer trucks required to keep Fleetwood Mac out on the road.

Dan St. Yves: If superheroes became real estate agents

When you’ve spent a lifetime fighting crime, or battling super-villains with your own unique superpowers, does that give you an advantage or disadvantage in the real estate business?

Dan St. Yves: Sales meeting protocols

Beginning Thursday, we will install cameras in the staff kitchen area, and will advise the cleaners to place the dirty dishes in the office of the offender…

Spring squirrels (in the attic)

It started with a rustling sound one night, which I dismissed as what my tummy does all the time. Except it was coming from above my head and was strong enough to drop some ceiling dust down.

How is this even possible (real estate edition)

Over the 11 years I spent as a Realtor, so many of them were smooth and unremarkable. Then there would be those days where you just had to mutter, “How is this even possible?”

Dan St. Yves: Seven lessons for discouraging foreclosure purchasers

Is there an online course for homeowners trying to make a home entirely undesirable, hoping to prevent a sale? I almost came to think so.

Dan St. Yves: Home poems

As I often tend to do right before a column deadline approaches, I wander about my home office for an hour or six, glance...

Dan St. Yves: Winter’s amazing miracle

The single and most pleasurable relief I can rely on in the congested grip of the winter cold season is chicken noodle soup.

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.