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Toby Welch

Toby Welch is a contributing writer for REM.
The raging popularity of Pokémon Go has inspired some agents to jump on the gaming bandwagon. (Photo by Sadie Hernandez)


Forget the Tim’s gift cards, Air Miles and freshly baked cookies at open houses. Real estate agents are going to extreme lengths to sell homes.


How do you keep a relationship intact when you work in real estate? Working in the real estate industry is hard on a relationship. A career in real estate can put a strain on even the healthiest marriages.


Car centric suburban communities have led to a loss of humanity that might be reclaimed in new connected neighbourhoods, futurist Jesse Hirst told an audience in Calgary recently.


Canada currently has 363,000 multi-generational homes, which accommodate three or more generations under one roof, and that figure is growing by the day.

Matt Cameron, left, and Dave Cochland on Bold Bluff, Salt Spring Island.


Imagine having to show real estate properties via boat, plane, ATV, horse, snowmobile, raft or helicopter. That is a daily occurrence for the team...


Testimonials are a formidable tool to have in your marketing arsenal. Having someone else say how awesome you are carries a thousand times more...


“What I like about working in real estate has always been the same. I truly enjoy making my clients happy and getting to work with great people," says James Buonassisi, a salesperson with Re/Max Select Realty in Vancouver.

The intricacies of selling a celebrity’s home


Celebrity home sellers fall into two categories: those who expect discretion and sellers who are happy to have their name publicly attached to the home that’s for sale. How do you market a celebrity property?

Jerry, Nathan and Lyndon Rush


Working with family members has been a success for Jerry Rush. He says this is how they’ve made it work: “We have had great family relationships throughout this time, probably due to the way the team is set up."

Start 2016 with a bang!


Glenn Wildenmann plans to start 2016 off strong. "Set great goals – achievable but great. I like to break goals into milestones, which make them realistic and not overwhelming."