Authors Posts by Susan Doran

Susan Doran

Susan Doran is a Toronto-based freelance writer who has been contributing to REM since its very first issue.
Desiree Tomanelli


Desiree Tomanelli has her kick-ass Realtor image down. Suit. Heels. Cell phone in hand. Various mentors have advised her to change things up from time to time in order to stand out.

Larisa Yurkiw (Photo: Elijah Shark)


Larisa Yurkiw, not long ago one of the top ski racers in the world, left the sport in 2016 highly regarded as someone who competes on her own terms.

Peter Mason


Peter Mason was the youngest-ever president of the Toronto Real Estate Board when he was in his early 30s. Now at 75, he continues to work full-time, managing accounts for major corporations.

Sterling Wong (Photo by Elijah Shark)


“If drama sells, I’ve got lots,” says Sterling Wong, founder of emerging trail-blazing brokerage Search Realty, an industry technology pioneer.

All suites hotels are an underdeveloped market in Canada, says Hilton’s Jeff Cury.


Bill Duncan, global head of Hilton’s all suites and focused service categories, said in a news release that the Greater Toronto Area was selected for a Home2 Suites property because its "rapidly expanding tourism industry".

Juliana Vallée (Photo: Darla Furlani)


When Juliana Vallée’s vision first began to deteriorate, she didn’t realize she was setting off down the road to living with an inoperable brain tumour.

Lisa McCormack


When real estate sales rep Lisa McCormack tells clients that she and her team are ready to jump for them, she means it literally.

Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura (Photo: Elijah Shark)


TREB’s president 2018/19 Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura came to Canada as a 20-year-old in search of opportunity. He found it in an accomplished career in real estate.

Andrew Mizzoni (Photo: Elijah Shark)


Andrew Mizzoni survived a rare childhood cancer and went on to become one of Ontario’s youngest real estate salespeople. At 27, he’s a top producer, author and philanthropist.


Marie Kondo's famous advice to jettison belongings that don’t “spark joy” has spurred an international decluttering frenzy that is reportedly overloading thrift stores and second-hand retailers.