Podcast

The unreal world of Vancouver real estate – Featuring interviews of Vancouver’s leading real estate thinkers and policy makers plus commentary from one of Vancouver’s top Realtors. Hosted by Keith Roy – Personal Real Estate Corporation, licensed with RE/MAX Select Realty.

#59 – UnReal Estate of Kelowna

As more young people choose to leave Vancouver, one of the places they move to is Kelowna and the surrounding areas. Once thought of as a retirement town, Kelowna has changed significantly in the past decade (with the average age down from 67 to 41). Here to talk to us about what’s driving that change, […]


#58 – City Life Vs. Country Life

As prices continue to rise in Vancouver, more and more young families are making the decision to leave the city altogether. But it’s not just the cost of housing that’s prompting this mass exodus as we’ll learn in this week’s episode. This week on the show I sit down with a Michael Kaisaris, a good […]


#57 – UnReal Estate of Vancouver Island

Very excited to have our friend Braden Wheatcroft as a guest on the podcast this week. Braden is the Director of Career Development for RE/MAX Camosun on Vancouver Island and host of his own Facebook Live (and future podcast) show, The Vancouver Island Real Estate Show. He’s a long time fan of the show and […]


#56 – Your First Year as a Real Estate Agent

Continuing the theme of becoming a real estate agent, this week I sit down with my managing broker, Broker/Owner Cory Raven of RE/MAX Select Realty to talk about all the steps agents need to take once they’ve joined a brokerage.      


#55 – How to Become a Realtor

My guest this week is my sister, Kirstyn Hardy-Phipps! She’s in the process of becoming and agent and joining my team. We talk about her experience in getting her real estate license, what the course is like and how relevant it actually is.


#54 – How Housing Research Shapes Government Policy

Our guest this week is Penny Gurstein – Professor and Director at of The School of Community & Regional Planning and Centre for Human Settlements. Penny is also the founder of The Housing Research Collaborative that includes past show guests Tom Davidoff and David Lee. We met at UBC and had a wide ranging conversation about […]


#53 – UnReal Estate of Turkey

I’m in Antalya, Turkey this week speaking for RE/MAX of Turkey. My guest is Zühtü Eşiyok – broker/owner of RE/MAX Hills in Istanbul.  Here’s everything you always wanted to know about the Turkish real estate industry but were afraid to ask. Enjoy. Keith    


#52 – Non-Profit Development in Vancouver

My guest on on the show this week is the VP of Project Planning & Partnerships with Catalyst Developments, Stephanie Allen . Catalyst is not for profit development company based out of Vancouver. We had an informative and interesting conversation around building purpose built rentals to help ease the housing crisis here in Vancouver. I very […]


#51 – UnReal Estate of Argentina

This week I’m in Buenos Aires, Argentina speaking at the annual RE/MAX of Argentina conference. My guest on the show this week is the owner of RE/MAX Argentina and Uruguay, Sebastian Sosa. Video of my time in Argentina >> https://www.facebook.com/keithroy/videos/10160274505255475/


#50 – I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me

Unfortunately it’s nothing new to hear about young people leaving Vancouver. In recent times, one of the most memorable farewells to the city has come from journalist Jessica Barrett. Jessica wrote an opinion piece for the Tyee back in October 2017 titled, “I Left Vancouver Because Vancouver Left Me“. With the article being shared online […]