Authors Posts by Heino Molls

Heino Molls

Heino Molls has been the Publisher of REM, Real Estate Magazine (formerly Real Estate Marketing), since 1989. Previous to REM, he worked as an executive at the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), and at the Toronto Star. Contact Heino by email or call 416-425-3504 x2.
George Théodore Berthon's Colonel John Graves Simcoe


What Simcoe did suggests that Toronto and parts of Southern Ontario were created and first developed on real estate rip offs and corrupt land speculation. And this is a guy whose name we want to celebrate on the civic holiday?


In 2003, I celebrated 50 years of being in this country. I immigrated to Canada in 1953. I wrote about it and talked about it probably too much at times. I was so sincere in my gratitude to this country, I just couldn’t help it.


I am thinking it might be time for local real estate boards and associations to go to the next level of involvement in municipal planning. Who knows a community better than a Realtor?

Yogi Berra


One of Yogi Berra's many sayings was “You can see a lot of things just by observing.” It seems silly but, as a person who has observed the real estate industry now for almost 40 years, I find it to be most profound.


We are facing many problems in our country. There is not enough time and space here to discuss all the challenges of health care, especially mental health care, as well as housing for the poor and marginalized people in our society.


At 16, a person can drive a car. They can also buy a car and take on all the responsibilities that come with that such as insurance and liability. If driving that car results in criminal activity, that 16-year-old can be sentenced as an adult.


No one should ever overlook that buying a property for the first time means making a huge investment. It means finding a truck load of money for a down payment.


It is hard to argue that as a group, Realtors may be the largest collection of philanthropists in Canada. Every month the Good Works column in REM is full to the brim.


There is always animosity between the young and the old. The way I see it, every profession can really enjoy the benefits of both sides, but I think that getting along is the greatest challenge of all.


When I was boy back in the 1950s, licensed tradespeople had badges. If you wanted to know if the plumber or electrician who came to your house was licensed, you could just glance at his badge.