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.
Julio Florez (Photo by Greg Halinda)


Fort McMurray, Alta. Realtor Julio Florez has won so many awards he has trouble keeping track of them. Awarded the first-ever A.E. LePage Realtor of the Year award, Florez is the first in line to volunteer for everything.

Amy Youngren


North Group’s Amy Youngren has been described as the rock star of Facebook video. She has raised the bar of digital real estate marketing.

Read Hilton and Gail Crawford


What really sets Collingwood, Ontario’s Read Hilton and Gail Crawford apart is their unique mobile office, Hilton’s black 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Carol-Ann Schneider


Carol-Anne Schneider has brought in experts to coach agents about everything from goal setting, mortgage financing and cold calling to podcasting, nutrition, feng shui, and how to rid a house of ghosts.

Max Thornhill and Maggi Thornhill (Photo by Mike Crane)


After years of trying, German-based luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers has finally won over salesperson Maggi Thornhill – just in time for the expanding company’s launch in Whistler, B.C. this fall.

Tracy Niu


Tracy Niu and her team sometimes have 70 listings on the go at once. Although there is “still a lot of demand,” the Vancouver market is currently in a slowdown, she says.

Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider (Photo by Elijah Shark)


As recipients of the Re/Max organization’s inaugural Founders Award, Frank Polzler and Walter Schneider have reached the Re/Max world’s accolade summit. “We’re breathing very thin air,” says Schneider.

Tim Syrianos (Photo: Elijah Shark)


As Tim Syrianos finishes his term as TREB president, he looks back on the past year and what’s coming for the real estate market and the industry.


At CREA’s Annual General Meeting, delegates voted to provide local real estate boards with the option of direct membership to CREA.

Louise Martinheira (Photo: Elijah Shark)


If you want proof that the past does not predict the future, meet Louise Martinheira. Raised by a single mother and single grandmother in low-income housing, Martinheira entered adulthood “determined not to be poor.”