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Dennis McCloskey

Dennis McCloskey is a contributing writer for REM.
Piers Baker (Photo: Brittany Hirtle)


Piers Baker shows ocean-front properties on Nova Scotia’s South Shore to hundreds of people each summer from the vantage point of a double, 22-foot-long plastic kayak.

George Webster


As a summer cottager on “The Bay” all his life, salesperson George Webster created a market niche for himself selling luxury private islands.

Trudy Wilson (Photos by Jenn Schofield of CatsMac Photography)


Last year Trudy Wilson, 46-year-old real estate broker and mother of five, swam the entire 386-km Trent-Severn Waterway. The voyage was anything but smooth sailing.

U. Gary Charlwood (Photos by Darla Furlani)


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.

Richard Silver (Photo: Marko Shark)


When Richard Silver walks into the boardroom at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s Toronto office, the veteran Realtor exudes confidence, charm and class. He immediately puts his visitor at ease.

Mark Faris (Photo by Mike Guilbault)


Mark Faris was a good hockey player. Today, at age 33 and broker and CEO of The Faris Team Brokerage at Royal LePage First Contact Realty, his sales statistics show he is great at real estate sales too.

Betty Doré (Photos by Rachael Little)


Betty Doré, the outgoing executive vice-president of LSTAR, may be looking forward to saying Aloha to a well-deserved retirement, but she insists she is sorry to be saying goodbye to her work “family.”

Martina Robinson and Frank Harmsen


A married couple from Hamburg, Germany have carved out a successful niche market in Nova Scotia selling real estate to Europeans – as well as to Canadians and Floridians – through their brokerage, Robinson & Harmsen Lifestyle Real Estate.

The HomeLife/Landmark management team, from left: Melody Lao, David Wong, Lucy Li Liu (the brokerage’s top sales rep), David Chen, Tony Ma, Sammy Yang and Kamalu Tharani.


Tony Ma began selling real estate in 2000, and four years later he and his wife Melody launched HomeLife Landmark Realty with a staff of 10. Today, with headquarters in Markham and an office in Mississauga, the firm has more than 920 agents.


Tom Bosley’s daughter Christan told her father that she had sold her first house in less than two days by using Facebook. The senior Bosley said, “That’s great! What’s Facebook?” It was a watershed moment for the now technologically astute veteran real estate executive.