Take heart, agents, it could be much worse
Canadian women in their 30s are the best kind of borrowers when it comes to fulfilling their mortgage obligations, financial expert says
They’re only just now starting to become part of agents’ everyday business, but the Ontario government is already looking for ways to better secure electronic signatures.
In hot markets like Toronto and Vancouver, open houses are increasingly seen as superfluous, but some industry players caution agents not to count out their potential to build your business.
It’s the inventory challenge Canadian agents don’t talk enough about, but it’s nonetheless drawing both institutional and mom-and-pop buyers south of the border – and into the hands of American brokers.
The latest in the debate on commissions has some agents pointing the finger at their high-rolling counterparts, arguing sky-high payouts are overly opulent, not well-deserved.
The housing market in British Columbia has seen one of the country’s biggest increases in sales activities in the past year, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association, beating out both Alberta and Ontario.
Brokers may continue to debate the fiduciary obligations around so-called stigmatized properties, but with one particular type they’re increasingly having to go beyond the letter of the law.