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.

#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 […]


#49 – Updates, Updates, Updates!

This week on the show we’re opening up the proverbial mail bag and answering your questions. Updates on: Our Hawaii house shopping journey The end of dual agency in BC The BC provincial budget (was our speculation speculation correct??) The Federal “budget” The upcoming municipal election Aaaaand, my predictions for the Spring market. Our guest […]


#47 – Speculation Speculation with Chris Thompson

The BC NDP will be releasing their 2018 budget in just a few days. Since we know almost nothing about what that budget will include, in this episode we speculate on all of the housing policies we might see, including a possible speculation tax. It’s speculating about speculation (hence the episode title). Our guest this […]


#46 – The End of Dual Agency in BC

As of March 15th an agent will no longer be able to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction. As an advocate for greater real estate ethics, I think this is a step in the right direction for consumers. As for how the rules are actually implemented…it’s a mess and consumers are about to […]


#45 – Building in Vancouver

How much does it cost to build in Vancouver? How does Vancouver differ from other municipalities when it comes to building? How does the building process affect affordability in Vancouver? These questions answered, and more, in this episode of The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show. My guest this week is the guy who built my house – […]


#44 – UnReal Estate of Hawaii

Happy New Year! I’m starting the year off right on the big island of Hawaii where Stephanie and I are shopping for a vacation home in Kona. On this first episode of 2018, we’re talking to our Hawaii agent Kevin Walmsley of Elite Pacific Properties. We talk about how the market works here in Hawaii […]