Again in the 1970s, when I left a job at the Mississauga Occasions to perform for the Toronto Actual Estate Board, I was tasked with writing a farewell column to audience. A veteran reporter at our competitiveness had just prepared a equivalent column, in which he thanked dozens of distinguished community and countrywide politicians and celebs. But I experienced only been performing at the Times for four months and did not have an impressive list of contacts to thank.
So I wrote that I couldn’t thank everybody I worked with at the Situations, not due to the fact I didn’t have the place but since I hadn’t but discovered all their names. To make entertaining of the other columnist’s title-dropping, I thanked Mick Jagger and Margaret Trudeau, simply because “as far as I know, they have hardly ever stated a terrible issue about me.”
Effectively, now it is time to say goodbye to REM’s readers and the shoe is on the other foot. The listing of folks I’d like to thank is much too lengthy to include things like anyone who helped me condition the editorial written content of REM for the past 33 years. But here are some who designed a major influence.
It begins with the dozens of freelance journalists REM hired more than the years. Susan Doran experienced a tale in the incredibly initially problem of REM and has published hundreds of articles or blog posts for us considering the fact that then, not often lacking a month. Kathy Bevan was REM’s ace reporter for various years, chasing down stories even when the subjects didn’t want to be interviewed. A person yr all through the Western Relationship meeting, she cornered a genuine estate board EO in an elevator when he tried to escape her issues.
Numerous thanks also to Toby Welch, writer of extra than 100 REM characteristics, and other lengthy-time freelancers Diane Slawych, Mario Toneguzzi, Danny Kucharsky, Yvonne Dick, Don Procter, Sohini Bhattacharya, Dennis McCloskey, Connie Adair, Steve Maxwell, Myles Shane, Tony Palermo and the late Lloyd Manning.
REM wouldn’t have received the believability it has in the actual estate marketplace without the need of the contributions of lots of present-day and previous Realtors, who loaded our pages with suggestions and observations, and did not shy away from controversy.
Marty Douglas wrote additional than 250 columns, at first named Western Perspectives and then Metes & Bounds.
Barry Lebow, who served REM rating a deal to develop a journal for a mortgage loan broker’s affiliation, wrote dozens of columns and additional not long ago commenced making videos that he shared with REM viewers.
Dan St. Yves, a previous true estate agent in Kelowna, has been crafting a monthly humour column for REM since 2000, never missing a month.
Carolyne has offered as lots of Recipes for Realtors columns as we could use. She is also the most prolific commenter on all REM tales, providing her take on the industry’s hottest information. (And many thanks also to our other most recurrent commenters, Brian Martindale and PED.)
I also owe a financial debt of gratitude to Ross Wilson, Debbie Hanlon, Stan Albert, Ted Greenhough, Mark Brodsky, Chris Seepe, Aiman Attar, Peggy Blair, Aaron at TRES Labs and the late Albert Teichner. They all furnished a prosperity of info for Realtors – click on the Columnists and Suggestions for Agents tabs on this web page and test out their tales, and those people of lots of other guest columnists.
The most-examine tales on REM ended up continually individuals dealing with legal difficulties, and we have been blessed with numerous great legal writers. They involve Natalka Falcomer, Don Lapowich, Mark Weisleder, Martin Rumack, Bob Aaron, Shaneka Shaw Taylor, James Prepare dinner and one particular of REM’s major supporters, Avi Rosen. Quite a few thanks to you all.
Our print magazine experienced a resident photographer – Marko Shark, who then turned the task in excess of to his son Elijah. Many thanks for all the terrific visuals fellas. And many thanks to Craig Hodge and Darla Furlani, who offered REM cover pictures from the West Coastline.
Many thanks to all those who delivered REM with their video information: David Greenspan, Richard Robbins, Toni Sing and Jenny Wun, Shawn Bell, Nicole Attias and several other folks.
To anyone who despatched me a tale about a new workplace employ the service of or charitable endeavour in their group, thank you. Thanks to all the boards and associations who sent us editorial contributions and dispersed the print edition of REM to their customers. Thanks to the workers at CREA, who supported us during the many years, even while they usually didn’t care for what we wrote and were irritated that we refused to set Realtor in cash letters.
And ultimately (indeed, I know the tunes is taking part in and they want me to wind this up), a term about the folks at REM. Artwork director Liz Mackin experienced great patience in placing alongside one another most of the print troubles about the yrs. Thanks also to graphic designers Shawn Kelly, Yee Truong and Eilidh Harding.
It was excellent working with “Uncle Barry” Holmes, and afterwards gross sales director Dennis Rock. When Dennis retired, his daughter Amanda arrived on board and right away grew to become the most well-known REM staffer at trade exhibits.
Many thanks also to difficult-operating manufacturing and distribution supervisor Mila Purcell (who obtained me hooked on Brother Jack McDuff) and production co-ordinator Judy Cupsky.
I wrote about Heino Molls and the start of REM when he retired. We misplaced Heino in 2019 and I’ve thought about him every day considering the fact that.
William Molls took above as REM’s publisher and CEO and has manufactured a valiant effort and hard work to keep it going throughout the pandemic, by no means straying from our philosophy of providing excellent editorial written content and not providing out, when it would have been effortless to do so. Many thanks for all your help, Will. Your father would be happy.
Alright, that’s plenty of, except for a individual plug: despite the fact that I will be “mostly retired”, I’ll continue on creating about Canadian true estate in my column at Realty Periods. And I glimpse ahead to looking at what a new workforce will do with REM.