Authors Posts by Susan Doran

Susan Doran

Susan Doran is a Toronto-based freelance writer who has been contributing to REM since its very first issue.
Tim Syrianos (Photo: Elijah Shark)


As Tim Syrianos finishes his term as TREB president, he looks back on the past year and what’s coming for the real estate market and the industry.


At CREA’s Annual General Meeting, delegates voted to provide local real estate boards with the option of direct membership to CREA.

Louise Martinheira (Photo: Elijah Shark)


If you want proof that the past does not predict the future, meet Louise Martinheira. Raised by a single mother and single grandmother in low-income housing, Martinheira entered adulthood “determined not to be poor.”

Richard Miller (Photo by Rachael Little)


The real estate industry "is one of the most lax where training is concerned," says broker Richard Miller. "My motto is training, training and more training, both in and out of the office."

Brandon Polsinello (Photo: Elijah Shark)


Brandon Polsinello, 29, leads the expanding Polsinello sales team, currently comprised of 20 sales reps who are trained to stay ahead of the competition by leveraging technology.


Founded by husband and wife Daniel and Katie Steinfeld, On the Block Realty offers clients a choice between conventional real estate sales methods or opting instead for a “‘sale by online auction” platform.

Kim Heizmann (Photo: Covington Studio)


Kim Heizmann of Vernon, B.C. was recently named Century 21 Canada’s Sales Associate of the Year. The top producer says, “I care about people, not just transactions.”

Paul and Lee Ruby (Photo: Ben Lariviere)


“What’s the catch?” is often the first question asked by broker/owners who’ve been approached by the Peak Real Estate Network in its intensifying efforts to expand its brand.

Ryan Hodge (Photo: Rachael Little)


“Real estate is a breeding ground for addictions,” says Ryan Hodge. “It’s a profession based on validation – which should lie within you, not come from others.”

Craig Smith (Photo by Randy Dawe)


Sales rep Craig Smith, born and raised in Newfoundland, has been in real estate for over a decade, and has been a professional firefighter for almost twice that long.