Featured Alumnus: Josey Vogels

A cottage in Paudash Lake, purchased in 2005, spurred Josey Vogels and her husband, Daniel, to trade in their urban lifestyle in Toronto for a simpler life in the country three years later. At that time, Josey was a freelance writer and relationship advice columnist; her husband was a freelance photographer. The couple’s original plan … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Linda Brauner

REALTOR® Linda Brauner remembers when a real estate offer was contained on one legal-sized (double-sided) page, and salespeople wrote clauses in the allotted half-page on the front.  Today, the forms come in a series (eight series that focus on residential, commercial, buyer, seller, etc.), range from two to six pages long, have been translated into … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Arun Rajalingam

Arun Rajalingam grew weary of sitting in front of a computer all day, so he began to ponder a career change where he could work with people. A friend’s sister suggested real estate. Arun’s first foray into the real estate profession was working with a new homes and condominium marketing company, where he represented many … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Rita Fung

As a child, Rita Fung loved to assemble toy model homes because she found seeing something put together from start to finish a rewarding experience. Today, the Ottawa broker for RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Group helps people find real homes. Real estate is Rita’s third career. To learn more about Rita and how she assisted a … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Cindy Williamson

Sometimes, a person chooses a profession. At other times, a profession chooses the person, which is what happened with Cindy Williamson, a salesperson with RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc., in St. Catharines. Cindy started working for a brokerage part-time as a business development manager. Several years later, she decided she would rather be “out in … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Vignes Sinnadurai

Flexibility is often the reason given by salespeople about why they chose a career in real estate. Indeed, flexibility is why Vignes Sinnadurai chose real estate, who used to work in the field of information technology. The salesperson with Homelife Top Star Realty Inc., Markham, says real estate has enabled him to balance family and … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Shane Silva

Blackburn Hamlet, a suburban in Ottawa’s east end, had 2,481 homes in 2005, a fact that Shane Silva can attest to personally because he and his wife and children hand-delivered flyers to each of those homes for about one year. Today, Shane Silva is the owner and broker of record of HomeLife Capital Realty Inc., … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Shalini Bahadur

Buying a house continues to be one of the largest purchases people will make in their lifetimes. But, buying the right home is not always easy; it’s emotional and time-consuming. This is where REALTORS®, such as Shalini Bahadur, play a role. Shalini is an independent contractor with Royal LePage Terrequity Realty Brokerage, Toronto. Her three … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Jen Alvarenga

Jen Alvarenga’s first foray into real estate occurred when she was attending Carleton University, in Ottawa, as an international student from Honduras. Instead of buying a car with the money her father had given her, she decided to buy a condo. It was 2005 and she hasn’t looked back since. And, along the way, she … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Jodie McNabb

    Being patient and sensitive to other people’s needs and situations are important traits for real estate professionals. These traits are what garnered Jodie McNabb a new moniker from one of her clients. We invite you to join the College Alumni Program and read Jodie’s profile to discover the what and the why of … Continued