Profiles

Profiles

Santa Claus welcomes us with open arms to his home (on left) in Finland.

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Santa Claus gets to see the inside of many people’s homes on his travels around the globe while distributing gifts during the Christmas season, but rarely does anyone get a peak inside his abode.

Cliff Iverson (Photo: Ryan Parent)

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REM editor Jim Adair interviewed Iverson, along with CREA CEO Gary Simonsen, about what is perhaps the most tumultuous year ever for organized real estate in Canada.

Jeffrey Kerr (Photo by Marko Shark)

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“A lot of agents position themselves as community experts, but I’m a disability expert,” says Jeffrey Kerr, a sales rep with Re/Max Unique in Toronto. “My goal is to connect buyers and sellers in this specialty niche."

Sally McGarr

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McGarr started her firm in 1988. Nearly 30 years later, she still employs three of the original four staffers who joined her company back then. So how does she engender loyalty?

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For the first time that I am aware of, a law firm in Ontario has established its own real estate brokerage to handle the needs of the local community. But not everybody is happy with the start-up realty firm.

Learning to pick locks with the help of TOOOL Toronto at this past summer’s Maker Festival at the Toronto Reference Library (Photo by Diane Slawych)

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Pssst! Want to learn how to pick a lock? Actually there’s no need to whisper or hide in the shadows, not anymore. Some security experts in Canada are teaching anyone who is interested.

U. Gary Charlwood (Photos by Darla Furlani)

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When U. Gary Charlwood immigrated to Canada from England 50 years ago, little did he know he’d end up spending more than four decades enjoying a high-flying career in the Canadian real estate industry.

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You might think that the real estate and film businesses have nothing in common, but according to Carl Laudan you’d be wrong. He should know...

Matt Dominguez

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Matt Dominguez, broker at Better Homes & Gardens PrairieView Realty, was inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honor recently. The Association of Regina Realtors interviewed him about his accomplishment.

The “spiral sukkah” – note the leaves and branches on the roof.

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The sukkah is a hut-like structure designed to replicate the type of fragile dwellings that Jews lived in during 40 years of travel through the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt.