For the second time in my career I have been published on the front page of the Financial Post! The first time was last summer with a story about entrepreneurship for immigrants, and now I have done it again with a story on RealtyForSale.ca, a real estate listings website with a twist.
Buyers who purchase a home listed on the site receive a 1% cash back rebate. This rebate is funded by the agent’s commission. You might think they wouldn’t be cool with that, but RFS provides them with a steady supply of free leads and takes care of all the paperwork, so all the agents really have to do is show the home. It’s a pretty sweet deal for both parties involved.
The website has made such a splash in the industry that it has already attracted investors looking for a 50% stake in the company. Did I mention that it just launched in June 2014? Not bad for such a young start up. RFS is a disruptor, and the future is looking bright.
I’m somewhat of a coffee aficionado. After drinking the stuff every morning for at least 14 years, I know a thing or two about how to make an excellent cup of coffee. For AskMen, I covered the six best ways to brew it at home including the trendy cold brew method which can be found at a lot of indie coffee houses before winter starts. Read this article for succinct, step-by-step instructions on the top six coffee brewing methods.
My recent feature in the Montreal Gazette about the pros and cons of living in Montreal got the attention of a lot of people, including CJAD. It’s an AM radio station in Montreal and they wanted to interview me about my observations for a 7 minute segment. I spoke with the radio host on saturday, and the segment will air this coming Saturday Sept 27 at 2:48 on CJAD, 800AM.
I’ve never been on the radio, so this was a great opportunity. Who knows where this might lead! I have requested a recording of the segment when it’s ready, and I’ll put it up here as soon I get it. Be sure to tune in on Saturday if you can.
September is whole grains month according to the Whole Grains Council, so for Askmen I assembled this list of 10 excellent quinoa recipes. Why quinoa? Just because its delicious, healthy, and you can do a lot with it. Up your game in the kitchen with these awesome recipes! Read the story on AskMen.