Profiles

Profiles

The red room in Victor Hugo’s house

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If he hadn’t found work as a successful author, Victor Hugo might have carved out a career for himself as an interior designer.

Frank Polzler

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Around U.S. Thanksgiving, 1979, Walter Schneider and Frank Polzler, co-founders of Re/Max Integra Group of companies, had a steep hill to climb.

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It’s the storytelling that draws potential buyers, especially those in the market for houses $5-million and up, says real estate agent Voula Argyropoulos of Hammond International Properties in Toronto.

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Those who work in real estate either love open houses or hate them. No matter what side of the fence you’re on, they make for some hilarious happenings.

An exterior view of the Neolithic longhouse.

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The typical Neolithic homes were made from organic materials, so they didn’t survive over the centuries – and as a result no one knows for certain what they looked like.

The Stream team

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Stream Property Solutions is an all-Canadian effort built to compete against the American and British giants in the field, says Michael McNeil, one of the real estate professionals behind the venture.

Desiree Tomanelli

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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.

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Selling pre-construction condos has proven to be a sweet gig for Hersh Condos. Commissions for agents selling pre-construction condos are typically much higher.

Stephen Wong (Photo: Elijah Shark)

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Some people believe in stock markets, some people believe in wealth management, but Stephen Wong – founder, chairman and broker at Living Realty in Toronto – believes in real estate.

Larisa Yurkiw (Photo: Elijah Shark)

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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.