Remembering Laurie Manny

Commentary: 'Long live the Queen'

The real estate community is still reeling from the loss of real estate blogger Laurie Manny last week. Facebook is awash in a sea of sunflowers, with real estate agents and bloggers across North America trading their online avatars for "Queenie’s" (as she was known) pet blossom. Sorrowful discussion threads are weaved in tears and poetry.

Laurie Manny’s death was the second major loss to the real estate cyber community this summer. Earlier this month fellow blogger and friend Joe Ferrara succumbed to brain cancer.

Laurie reflected about personal and professional loss following Joe’s death, mourning his loss and the end of an era for his popular Sellsius blog, where she was ranked a Top Woman Real Estate Blogger in 2007.