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The UnReal Estate Show

Keith Roy

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...Show More

41:34 | Mar 31st

Our guest on the show this week is Brandon Harding of NAI Commercial who focus on multi-family and development in Vancouver. We're quick to judge landlords, developers and owners of multi-family properties here in Vancouver when in reality we ne...Show More

48:15 | Mar 5th

Money laundering. How do people do it? Why can’t we catch them? And is this actually something that’s increasing house values in Vancouver? Here to discuss that is former tax lawyer and current white collar crime investigator, Chris Thompson.  ...Show More

44:25 | Feb 18th

A year ago we released our first Hawaii episode. At that time I was just starting the process of buying a home in Kona. A year later, we've made the purchase and have just finished spending 3 glorious months on the island. Here to talk about how ...Show More

39:50 | Feb 4th

After traveling around the world we take the show back to real estate obsessed home town of Vancouver. Our guest this week is Greg Dent, Keith's best friend of 20+ years, real estate agent extraordinaire and the guy who's been running our team as Kei...Show More

49:46 | Jan 21st

Concluding our series on New Zealand real estate this week we sat down with Kiri Barfoot, Director of Barfoot and Thompson - recently awarded the title of Best Real Estate Agency in The World by International Property Awards in London, and agent Tim...Show More

47:20 | Jan 6th

Happy 2019! We're continuing our real estate world tour and this week we're in New Zealand speaking with documentary film maker Bryan Bruce. I met Bryan two years ago when he interviewed me in Vancouver for his film Who Owns New Zealand Now. The ...Show More

55:45 | Dec 16th, 2018

We're back this week with the conclusion of our Australia series. This week on the show we're speaking to Buyer's Advocate Cate Bakos in Melbourne.

47:20 | Nov 25th, 2018

G'day mate! We're in Australia this week where real estate might as well be the national sport. In this episode we sit down with award winning agent and real estate auctioneer, Glen Coutinho to discuss how real estate is transacted in Australia and t...Show More

33:59 | Nov 12th, 2018

We're back in Canada this week checking out the other coast. In this episode I speak with Peter Brouwer with Royal LePage Atlantic. Peter has been selling real estate in Halifax for 20 years now and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all thing...Show More

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2018

Let me start off by saying, if you are a real estate agent, especially if you're a newer agent trying to grow a business you NEED to listen to this episode. If you're something thinking of hiring an agent or want to know more about what makes a tr...Show More

0:00 | Oct 14th, 2018

We're back in Iceland for another special episode. If you haven't heard our previous Icelandic episodes, be sure to check them out below. This time we're exploring the 2 year real estate school system of Iceland. http://www.keithroy.com/18-unre...Show More

47:10 | Sep 30th, 2018

Vee arts ein Deutschland! Just in time for Octoberfest, this week we're talking all things German, from Germany with a guy who lives in Germany. Our guest this week is Allan Attridge, a man I've known my entire life. Allan and I grew up together i...Show More

48:40 | Sep 17th, 2018

A few episodes ago we discussed the merits of leaving the city in favour of country life. Our guest on the show this week will argue that life in the city life is hands down the best way to go. This week we're talking to Christian Huggett - Vice P...Show More

24:10 | Sep 2nd, 2018

This week on the show we're in Northern Ontario, a 14 hour drive away from Toronto, in the town of Thunder Bay. It's the first stop on our Ontario real estate tour. In this episode we sit down with the legend of Thunder Bay real estate, Mr. Vince ...Show More

47:29 | Aug 19th, 2018

Ah Winnipeg. Try as I might, I cannot escape you. We all know someone who lives in (or is from) Winnipeg. One of the people I know in Winnipeg is the legendary Jesse Peters. Jesse is a Realtor with RE/MAX (aka. Mr. Social Savvy). Every time Steph ...Show More

29:12 | Aug 5th, 2018

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)....Show More

43:58 | Jul 23rd, 2018

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...Show More

44:51 | Jun 24th, 2018

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 Isla...Show More

38:04 | Jun 11th, 2018

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.      

31:16 | May 28th, 2018

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.

45:14 | May 14th, 2018

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 Davi...Show More

26:20 | Apr 30th, 2018

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. Ke...Show More

39:32 | Apr 16th, 2018

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 aro...Show More

32:30 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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/kei...Show More

49:14 | Mar 18th, 2018

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 t...Show More

36:14 | Mar 5th, 2018

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 ...Show More

48:57 | Feb 18th, 2018

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 ...Show More

37:14 | Feb 4th, 2018

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 implem...Show More

47:26 | Jan 21st, 2018

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 Va...Show More

31:43 | Jan 7th, 2018

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. W...Show More

55:14 | Dec 17th, 2017

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: * Sa...Show More

27:58 | Dec 3rd, 2017

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 stats drive...Show More

45:24 | Nov 20th, 2017

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...Show More

34:33 | Nov 5th, 2017

Someone we talk about a lot on The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show is Sam Sullivan. Past mayor of Vancouver and current False Creek MLA, Sam’s proposed housing policies are referenced by guests who are both left leaning and right leaning on the politica...Show More

37:30 | Oct 29th, 2017

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. O...Show More

37:46 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Many of our previous guests on the show have argued that the solution to Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis is to increase supply. Our guest on the show this week believes supply alone is not enough to solve this issue and that the real solutio...Show More

49:23 | Oct 8th, 2017

*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 h...Show More

1:01:20 | Oct 8th, 2017

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...Show More

58:29 | Oct 1st, 2017

DING, DING, DING! The battle is ON between former tax lawyer Chris Thompson and current Realtor and corporation owner Keith Roy. Chris supports the proposed federal corporate tax changes while Keith is vehemently opposed. Whatever side of the fence y...Show More

31:56 | Sep 24th, 2017

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 Allen Moon, VP and General Manager of REW.ca – Canada’s prem...Show More

48:15 | Sep 17th, 2017

Got real estate woes? Vancouver’s real estate therapist, Joannah Connolly is here to help. In our conversation this week, she tells us some of the best advice she’s heard from guests on her Roundhouse radio show, The Real Estate Therapist, including ...Show More

37:24 | Sep 10th, 2017

How is Seattle tackling the growing demand for real estate on the West Coast and what lessons could we learn from them? On the show this week to talk about that is Margaret Morales, a senior research associate at the Sightline Institute in Seattle. I...Show More

12:31 | Sep 4th, 2017

It’s the last weekend of summer and this week I want to go through a quick recap of the summer real estate market in Vancouver and give a few predictions for the fall market. NOTE: These are real market stats, not just stories, not press releases, no...Show More

31:51 | Aug 27th, 2017

This episode is all about home building and the role builders and developers play in Vancouver housing affordability. My guest is the CEO of The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, Bob De Wit. Among other things, in this episode we discuss:...Show More

35:21 | Aug 20th, 2017

  Whistler, BC is one of my favourite places in the world. A number of years ago I purchased a condo up there, and it remains one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Here this week to talk a little more about the Whistler real estate market is my...Show More

21:20 | Aug 13th, 2017

  Our show is on the road again this week and I’m talking with my good friend Andrew Russell in Red Deer, Alberta. Andrew has been the #1 overall RE/MAX agent in Central Alberta for the past 3 years. He holds a multitude of real estate awards that he...Show More

38:12 | Aug 6th, 2017

This week my guest is the Regional Executive Vice President for RE/MAX of Western Canada – Elton Ash. RE/MAX is the industry leader in the world, and certainly in Western Canada. RE/MAX of Western Canada oversees: * 6914 agents * 276 offices * Nearl...Show More

1:03:59 | Jul 30th, 2017

Is the proposed Vancouver housing strategy going to work or is this just a ploy by the mayor to get reelected? This updated “housing reset” proposal, which will be brought to council in the coming months, is featured in a 71 page document available o...Show More

43:53 | Jul 23rd, 2017

This week we open up the proverbial mailbag and answer some listener questions…and there’s a lot to talk about. Keith addresses the new vacancy tax, rate hikes and once again answers the question, “Is Vancouver in a bubble?” Here’s a full list of the...Show More

44:42 | Jul 16th, 2017

After 6 months of doing this show, looking at home ownership in Vancouver, have we managed to figure out how to make this city more affordable? Yes…and no. What I have discovered in doing this show is that the issues surrounding affordability in this...Show More

38:26 | Jul 9th, 2017

With an average house price of $829,600, Victoria, BC is now the 3rd most expensive real estate market in Canada. An hour and a half ferry trip from Vancouver, this island town has seen similar growth to Vancouver in recent years. Here to talk more a...Show More

40:57 | Jul 1st, 2017

Uncertainty, an NDP government and confusing market statistics… …is now really a good time to buy in Vancouver? If so, what’s the best way to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of? Here to talk about that is my best friend and Buyer’s Agent for ...Show More

47:32 | Jun 25th, 2017

This episode will save you money (and a tax audit). A must listen if you own property, especially rental property. This week I’m back with Chris Thompson – my friend, husband of Keith Roy and Associate’s team manager, Anna and former tax lawyer. Step...Show More

31:13 | Jun 18th, 2017

From 66° N IN ICELAND to 36° S, our international series of The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show continues this week in Santiago, Chile. I’m here for the RE/MAX of Chile convention and sitting down with Gustavo Caricote, director of global development fo...Show More

25:00 | Jun 11th, 2017

This month, The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show is on the road, speaking with agents and brokers from all over the world. We’ll talk about what is unique about their marketplaces and what lessons Vancouver can learn from them. Last week, we heard from m...Show More

45:28 | Jun 4th, 2017

This month The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show is on the road, speaking with agents and brokers from all over the world. We’ll talk about what is unique about their marketplaces and what lessons Vancouver can learn from them. This week and next, we’re i...Show More

29:12 | May 28th, 2017

Realtors get a bad rep. To be fair, some of it probably justified. I’ve even spoken out about Realtor ethics in the past before and how I believe there should be more barriers to entry. But all that to say, most of us a good people, just trying to ek...Show More

32:57 | May 21st, 2017

Thanks for tuning in to part 2 of our 2 part Mother’s Day special. Last week we heard from my grandmother, Deinie Epp with the first half of her life story. A courageous woman, she left my grandfather in 1970 and as she says in this interview, her li...Show More

32:55 | May 14th, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! Last week I flew up to Vernon to interview my 89 year old grandmother, Deinie Epp. She has such an unique story to tell about all of the places she’s lived in her almost 90 years. When I first asked her if she wanted to be on the ...Show More

31:35 | May 7th, 2017

Developer is a bad word in Vancouver. It’s right up there with Realtor for the most hated profession in the city, and I would know. I’m a Realtor. But if we want more affordable housing in the city, somebody has to build it. Here on the show this wee...Show More

22:19 | Apr 30th, 2017

Thanks for tuning in to part two of my two part interview with Mukhtar Latif. Mukhtar is the former chief housing officer for The City of Vancouver as well as the former CEO of the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency. In this 2nd part we’re going to ...Show More

28:45 | Apr 30th, 2017

How can we make housing more affordable for everyone? Not just the really poor or the really rich, but for everyone? Here to propose some solutions and talk about what the city of Vancouver has already done in an attempt to make housing more affordab...Show More

52:59 | Apr 23rd, 2017

It’s election season in BC and this week we’re looking at what each party is promising in their platform, specifically about housing and real estate in BC. My guest on the show this week is my good friend Chris Thompson, huge nerd and former tax lawy...Show More

35:24 | Apr 16th, 2017

Increase supply and adapt expectations. Although there have been many proposed solutions to the “housing crisis” in Vancouver, these are the two we hear most often on our show. Our guest this week is a strong believer in both of those things and he d...Show More

47:41 | Apr 9th, 2017

For our 10th episode we’re doing something special. The editor and producer of this show (who also happens to be my soul mate) will be interviewing me for a change. Stephanie is going to ask me some of the questions our listeners have been asking inc...Show More

26:58 | Apr 2nd, 2017

  While many young families seem to be leaving Vancouver, Ben Wood and his family of four are doing the opposite – they’re moving in. Ben is my guest on the show this week after making the long commute from the laneway house in my backyard to my home...Show More

37:30 | Mar 26th, 2017

Why is housing in Vancouver so expensive? Is it because of foreign investments? Is it the fault of greedy landlords and developers? We’re quick to point fingers, but what if we’re looking at this all wrong. Why are foreign owners willing to pay so mu...Show More

36:14 | Mar 19th, 2017

I’m back at UBC this week interviewing professor of urban economics at The Sauder School of Business, Tom Davidoff. Tom is often featured in the media with his take on the economics of Vancouver real estate. Tom is one of the more controversial real ...Show More

34:15 | Mar 12th, 2017

My friends are leaving Vancouver. Why is that and how can we fix it? This is the main reason I started The Vancouver UnReal Estate Show – to speak with policy makers; discuss options and to figure out a way to get people to stay. Furthermore, as some...Show More

35:21 | Mar 5th, 2017

This week I drive out to the suburbs to meet with the Mayor of Coquitlam – Richard Stewart. As many of my clients have been moving to Coquitlam in recent years, I was particularly excited for this interview. Mayor Stewart’s passion for his city clear...Show More

37:40 | Feb 26th, 2017

This week I head over to UBC to meet with managing director of student housing and hospitality services – Andrew Parr. As the managing director, Andrew controls over 11,000 student residences, which makes him the largest landlord on the Westside of V...Show More

32:06 | Feb 20th, 2017

If you follow real estate news at all in Vancouver you’ve probably heard of this week’s guest – Michael Geller. Michael is architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades of experience in the public, private and in...Show More

31:59 | Feb 12th, 2017

I’m so excited about our guest this week. An old friend of mine – Sam Sullivan is the former mayor of Vancouver and current Liberal MLA for Vancouver – False Creek. Sam is also the founder of the Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation and six organizatio...Show More

25:37 | Feb 3rd, 2017

For our first episode, Keith talks with David Eby – NDP housing critic and MLA for Vancouver Point Grey – about housing affordability in Vancouver and his opinion of government policies affecting home owners in British Columbia.