• 'Buyers prefer no-agent sales' – are you joking? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents are pointing to the value they offer in refuting a surprising claim; namely, buyers are more attracted to private listings than traditional ones.

  • Lighter Side: Agents can only dream for this new real estate trend by Olivia D'Orazio

    Even agents in Canada’s priciest markets will be green with envy when they hear just how high prices have risen for something as small as 200 sq.-ft. in NYC – and that’s without marble countertops and hardwood floors.

  • Are auctions going to end agent commissions? by Jamie Henry

    It’s Saturday morning in the city and on this one day alone 253 home auctions will see 81 per cent of those properties sold. Paperwork will be signed, and agents will have earned their commissions in a few short weeks. At two per cent, those commissions will be well below the Canadian average even though the agent has worked with both buyer and seller. This isn’t Toronto or Vancouver or any city in this country yet. It’s Sydney, Australia. But could this trend, starting to take root in Canada, destroy our industry?


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