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#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 Sossa. Video of my time in Argentina >>


#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 […] The post #49 – Updates, Updates, Updates! appeared first on Keith Roy.


#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 […] The post #46 – The End of Dual Agency in BC appeared first on Keith Roy.


#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 – […] The post #45 – Building in Vancouver appeared first on Keith Roy.


#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 […] The post #44 – UnReal Estate of Hawaii appeared first on Keith Roy.


43 – An UnReal Estate Christmas

In our last episode of the year, friend of the show Chris Thompson and I review the top real estate news stories of 2017. We talk about our highlights of the year and follow up on some of our past debates. Some stuff we mention in this episode: Sam Sullivan’s Youtube channel Dual agency changes […] The post 43 – An UnReal Estate Christmas appeared first on Keith Roy.


#42 – UnReal Estate of Toronto

This week I’m in the centre of the universe – Toronto, Canada. My guest is week is local expert and real estate rock star, Tom Storey. If you’re a fan of Keith Roy, you’ll be a fan of Tom Storey. Tom is like the young version of me. We’re both scrawny looking, stats driven, Guelf […]


#41 – David Ley – A Brief History of Unaffordable Housing

This has to be one of the best conversations on the topic of affordable housing we’ve ever had on the show. Our guest this week is UBC Professor of Geography, David Ley, a long-time teacher, student and advocate of affordable housing in Vancouver. In fact, David has been studying affordability here for the past 45 years! […]


#39 – Loopholes and Band-Aid Housing Policies

All three levels of government have enacted policies in recent weeks to help “fix the housing crisis”. This week on the show we talk about those policies, the obvious loopholes in them and what we believe the consequences of those policies will be. Our guest this week is my soulmate/show producer, Stephanie Arnold. Stuff we […]


#37 – Vancouver By-Election With NPA Candidate Hector Bremner

*Released 1 week early in preparation for the upcoming election! Vancouver is having a by-election this Saturday, October 14th, 2017. We will be electing one new city councillor and nine school board trustees. This election has been primarily about housing. Since this is a housing and real estate podcast, it seems only fair to talk […]


#36 – Vancouver By-Election With Green Candidate Pete Fry

Vancouver is having a by-election this Saturday, October 14th, 2017. We will be electing one new city councillor and nine school board trustees. This election has been primarily about housing. Since this is a housing and real estate podcast, it seems only fair to talk to our council candidates and ask them how they plan […]


#35 – Liberal Tax Debate with Chris Thompson

DING, DING, DING! The battle is ON between former tax lawyer Chris Thompson and current Realtor and corporation owner Keith Roy. Chris supports with the proposed federal corporate tax changes while Keith is vehemently opposed. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, you’re sure to learn a thing or two about a thing or two […]


#34 – Will There Still Be Realtors in The Future?

Will I still have a job in the future? With all of the big tech disruptors in the industry right now, what will the role of an agent look like in the future? That’s what I wanted to talk to VP and General Manager of – Canada’s premier real estate search website, often referred to […]