REM editor Jim Adair says goodbye | REM
Back in the 1970s, when I remaining a career at the Mississauga Periods to get the job done for the Toronto Actual Estate Board, I was tasked with creating a farewell column to audience. A veteran reporter at our competition experienced just written a equivalent column, in which he thanked dozens of popular area and national politicians and famous people. But I had only been working at the Periods for 4 months and didn’t have an extraordinary record of contacts to thank.
So I wrote that I could not thank all people I worked with at the Occasions, not for the reason that I did not have the space but since I hadn’t but uncovered all their names. To make entertaining of the other columnist’s name-dropping, I thanked Mick Jagger and Margaret Trudeau, simply because “as considerably as I know, they have under no circumstances reported a lousy point about me.”
Well, now it is time to say goodbye to REM’s audience and the shoe is on the other foot. The checklist of folks I’d like to thank is far too prolonged to consist of everybody who aided me form the editorial written content of REM for the very last 33 several years. But here are some who made a considerable affect.
It starts off with the dozens of freelance journalists REM hired over the decades. Susan Doran experienced a tale in the pretty initially challenge of REM and has composed hundreds of content articles for us due to the fact then, rarely lacking a thirty day period. Kathy Bevan was REM’s ace reporter for numerous many years, chasing down tales even when the subjects didn’t want to be interviewed. Just one year all through the Western Connection convention, she cornered a real estate board EO in an elevator when he tried out to escape her questions.
Numerous many thanks also to Toby Welch, author of a lot more than 100 REM options, and other long-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 attained the believability it has in the actual estate industry without the contributions of lots of latest and former Realtors, who filled our web pages with information and observations, and did not shy absent from controversy.
Marty Douglas wrote far more than 250 columns, initially named Western Perspectives and then Metes & Bounds.
Barry Lebow, who helped REM score a agreement to create a magazine for a home finance loan broker’s affiliation, wrote dozens of columns and additional a short while ago commenced creating video clips that he shared with REM viewers.
Dan St. Yves, a former real estate agent in Kelowna, has been creating a month to month humour column for REM since 2000, hardly ever lacking a month.
Carolyne has offered as numerous Recipes for Realtors columns as we could use. She is also the most prolific commenter on all REM stories, offering her just take on the industry’s most current information. (And many thanks also to our other most recurrent commenters, Brian Martindale and PED.)
I also owe a credit card 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 wealth of info for Realtors – click on the Columnists and Tips for Brokers tabs on this web page and look at out their stories, and all those of a lot of other guest columnists.
The most-study stories on REM had been persistently those people working with lawful issues, and we had been blessed with a lot of fantastic lawful writers. They incorporate Natalka Falcomer, Don Lapowich, Mark Weisleder, Martin Rumack, Bob Aaron, Shaneka Shaw Taylor, James Cook dinner and just one of REM’s biggest supporters, Avi Rosen. Several thanks to you all.
Our print magazine had a resident photographer – Marko Shark, who then turned the process above to his son Elijah. Thanks for all the wonderful illustrations or photos men. And thanks to Craig Hodge and Darla Furlani, who furnished REM include pictures from the West Coast.
Many thanks to those people who offered REM with their online video written content: David Greenspan, Richard Robbins, Toni Sing and Jenny Wun, Shawn Bell, Nicole Attias and numerous some others.
To anyone who despatched me a tale about a new business hire or charitable endeavour in their local community, thank you. Thanks to all the boards and associations who despatched us editorial contributions and distributed the print edition of REM to their associates. Thanks to the employees at CREA, who supported us through the decades, even while they generally didn’t care for what we wrote and were being irritated that we refused to set Real estate agent in money letters.
And ultimately (sure, I know the music is participating in and they want me to wind this up), a phrase about the persons at REM. Artwork director Liz Mackin had great patience in placing with each other most of the print difficulties above the several years. Many thanks also to graphic designers Shawn Kelly, Yee Truong and Eilidh Harding.
It was good doing work with “Uncle Barry” Holmes, and later on revenue director Dennis Rock. When Dennis retired, his daughter Amanda came on board and straight away became the most preferred REM staffer at trade shows.
Many thanks also to tough-performing manufacturing and distribution manager Mila Purcell (who bought me hooked on Brother Jack McDuff) and manufacturing co-ordinator Judy Cupsky.
I wrote about Heino Molls and the launch of REM when he retired. We misplaced Heino in 2019 and I have considered about him just about every day considering the fact that.
William Molls took around as REM’s publisher and CEO and has made a valiant work to keep it likely for the duration of the pandemic, never ever straying from our philosophy of offering quality editorial written content and not providing out, when it would have been quick to do so. Thanks for all your aid, Will. Your father would be happy.
Okay, that’s adequate, other than for a particular plug: whilst I will be “mostly retired”, I’ll go on writing about Canadian real estate in my column at Realty Periods. And I seem forward to seeing what a new group will do with REM.
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