Authors Posts by Don Procter

Don Procter

Don Procter is a contributing writer for REM.
Chris Chopik (Photo by Elijah Shark)


Climate change is an emerging risk affecting the value of real estate, which is why Chris Chopik wrote a 75-page paper on the subject: Property Value in an Era of Climate Change.

Daniel Gargarella


Still selling real estate, Daniel Gargarella, 95, might be the oldest Realtor in Canada. He operated Daniel Gargarella Real Estate from the 1960s to 2015.


After a years-long legal battle, Burlington based real estate brokerage Apex Results Realty recently won a court case and was awarded 100 per cent of its claim for unpaid commissions.


Commercial property services giant Colliers and technology innovator Techstars have created a proptech accelerator that helps technology companies develop products to serve the commercial real estate industry.

Brian Walker (Photo by Elijah Shark)


It is a brand-conscious society, Brian Walker will tell you. That’s why the 61-year-old broker closed the doors a year ago on his long-time brokerage NRS and re-opened shop as a Re/Max West Realty office.


B.C.’s proposed speculation tax for owners of resort properties could unfairly affect some B.C. residents who have owned second homes for many years, says Randy Trapp,

Chuck Magnus


Sales rep Chuck Magnus crossed nine provinces, five time zones and dipped his toes in two oceans in 18 days to raise funds for kids with cancer.


Robot real estate agents aren’t about to take over the industry, but more brokers and agents are seeing the benefit of chatbots – software programs that can engage in conversations – to help them do business.


Phil Kells, co-founder of RealSatisfied, says the company’s objective goes beyond Realtor ratings to provide a platform “to collect detailed customer satisfaction information” for a broker at the conclusion of a transaction.


The Ontario Realtors Pension Plus (ORPP), the plan “won’t cost Realtors a penny out of pocket,” says Jim Zaza of Zaza Financial Group. The money for coverage comes from tax savings from each agent’s personal pension plan.