Episode 14: Sandra Rinomato – A Practical (and Personal) Guide to First-Time Home Buying


Investing in real estate for the first time can be equal parts exciting and intimidating. And for some, it can feel like a distant dream. In episode 14 of REAL TIME, author, mentor, former TV host and Broker/Owner Sandra Rinomato tells us how to turn that dream into a reality. What fears or misconceptions are holding first-time buyers back? What should REALTORS® do differently with new buyers? Sandra shares her advice to help break down the process and get to the root of the first-time buyer’s needs, providing actionable tips along the way.

Episode 13: Tiffany Pratt – Wellness by Design: Creating a Home that Brings Joy


What is the relationship between our homes and our mental and physical well-being? Are there changes we can make to infuse a greater sense of joy into our living spaces? How can we reimagine the things we already have to elevate our homes aesthetically and functionally? In Episode 13 of REAL TIME, designer and TV host Tiffany Pratt talks about connecting more deeply with our homes to improve well-being and live a beautiful life, no matter what ‘beautiful’ means to you. Because in her words – be it through colour, texture or personal items that invigorate our spirit – “our homes should make us feel something.”

Episode 12: Dr. Hadiya Roderique – Working While Black: A Conversation About Race in the Workplace


“You have to be part of changing the culture. If you want racist speech or actions to be unacceptable, you have to be one of the people saying it’s unacceptable.” In Episode 12 of REAL TIME, we discuss racial biases and opportunity gaps facing BIPOC professionals in Canada. Joined by Dr. Hadiya Roderique – speaker, researcher and author of the viral article “Black on Bay Street” – we look at ways to address racism in the workplace and other interpersonal settings. How do we recognize it? What does it mean to be an ally? How do we improve to be more diverse and inclusive? Join us for a critical conversation with input from REALTORS® who’ve experienced racism or bias firsthand – and their advice on how we can do better.

Episode 11: Steven Sabados – What Do We Want From Our Homes in 2021?


Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly underscored the importance of “home” as refuge. As a result, Canadians started making their homes a larger priority, as demonstrated via record home sales, shifts in the types of homes purchased and a boom in home renovations.

Listen in as we discuss this change with Canadian designer, artist and TV host, Steven Sabados, and further explore ways we can make the most of our homes in 2021.

Episode 10: Hindsight is 2020


2020 has been an unprecedented year in almost every regard.

In this episode of REAL TIME, we discuss the impact COVID-19 had on Canadians, how housing markets responded, how REALTORS® have adapted and what it all means moving forward. Join us as we dive deeper into these topics with insights from industry experts David Coletto (CEO, Abacus Data) and our own Patrick Pichette (VP, REALTOR.ca) and Shaun Cathcart (Senior Economist).

Episode 9: Jesse Thistle – A Conversation About Homelessness in Canada


More than 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness every day.

In recognition of this, and to complement REALTORS Care® Week 2020, we’re joined by Jesse Thistle, Métis-Cree author of From the Ashes and assistant professor at York University. Learn about Jesse’s personal experience with homelessness, how he’s become a leading voice for the issue, and what REALTORS® – and all Canadians – can do to help end and prevent homelessness on both a local and national level.

Episode 8: Kelley Keehn – Making Sense of Money and Real Estate in Today’s Economic Climate


In Episode 8 of REAL TIME, popular personal finance expert and award-winning author Kelley Keehn discusses the financial concerns and realities facing many Canadians today, including homeowners and prospective home buyers. Discover tips and tools for REALTORS® to help your clients assess and strengthen their financial health, even in unstable times.

Episode 7: Sarah Richardson – Buying and Designing: Lessons Learned in Real Estate


In Episode 7 of REAL TIME, award-winning designer, best-selling author and TV icon Sarah Richardson shares lessons learned during an incredibly successful career buying and designing homes – everything from the value of using a REALTOR® to making the most of your space on any budget.

Episode 6:Strategic Advertising in Real Estate


In Episode 6 of REAL TIME, we talk with Subtej Nijjar, partner at Union Creative, the agency behind CREA’s national ad campaigns, about methodologies REALTORS® can employ to better understand their audience, position themselves strategically and stay relevant in periods of change and a hypercompetitive industry.

Episode 6: Subtej Nijjar – Strategic Advertising in Real Estate


In Episode 6 of REAL TIME, we talk with Subtej Nijjar, partner at Union Creative, the agency behind CREA’s national ad campaigns, about methodologies REALTORS® can employ to better understand their audience, position themselves strategically and stay relevant in periods of change and a hypercompetitive industry.

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