News

  • 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?

  • Part time? My clients know I’m not in it for the money so they trust me by REP

    He has a full-time job, sells real estate in the afternoons and evenings, and is building a growing clientele. This is how Eric Chan juggles a day job, rude agents and working his network to get new business.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Toronto condo boom may be easing; new figures on housing starts and rentals… Calgary outpacing the rest of Canada on new home sales… Affordability is the hot election topic in Vancouver…

  • Tougher financing rule enforcement to hinder larger properties by Olivia D'Orazio

    Real estate agents may increasingly need to adjust their listing price, as buyers are hamstrung by more stringently applied financing rules.

  • How one agent has used a bicycle to get more business by Jamie Henry

    One agent has ditched what many of his colleagues consider an essential marketing tool in an effort to align himself with a growing number of urban buyers and sellers.

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