March 2010

I love my clients. I really do.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 in Real Estate

Gratitude, appreciation, being in the moment, finding balance — all things I strive for in my life. And so I need to get this off my chest: I can’t believe how lucky I am to have the Montreal real estate clients I do!

They’re funny, and bright, and stressed sometimes.

They’re trying to do the right thing.

They appreciate my time, as I appreciate thei...

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When and How Did It Become All About the Glamour Shot in Real Estate?

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 in Real Estate

When and how did it become all about the glamour shot in real estate? I don’t think it was always like this. But now, everywhere you look, you’ve got real estate agents’ faces plastered on For Sale signs, in newspaper ads for open houses, on business cards, on billboard signs for lots and developments. What gives?

Are we selling houses, property and...

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“Tanya, Martha Stewart’s An A**hole.”

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 in Work/Life Balance


Indulge me in a personal story (once again), will you?

Back in 1998, I went from a high-flying career as a criminologist to being a stay-at-home mom in the span of about a week. And I stayed at home for the next five years. During that time, I went through quite a few identity crises.

What does a stay-at-home mom do?

What are my responsibilities?

What...

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