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  • Home inspection cost could triple, association warns by Jamie Henry

    Agents in Alberta could see more of their clients forgo home inspections, argues a provincial association of inspectors, now pushing back against proposed national standards threatening to triple the cost of their services.

  • Will OECA amendments make e-signatures safer? by Olivia D'Orazio

    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.

  • Open houses are really for agents by Olivia D'Orazio

    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.

  • Canadian investment in U.S. commercial market to hit all-time high by Jamie Henry

    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.

  • Commissions are too high, agents argue by Olivia D'Orazio

    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.

  • B.C. housing market sees more growth than Alberta and Ontario by Jennifer Paterson

    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.

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