Website or bust
More than 90 per cent of Canadians start their home search online, so if you don't have a website, you're missing out on a majority of the market. Our experts share their tips for creating a great website experience.
Ted Tsiakopoulos talks foreign investment
Following the CMHC’s latest Rental Market Report, Ontario regional economist Ted Tsiakopoulos explains why the Canadian market isn’t as vulnerable to international factors as previously thought.
Positioning yourself as an expert
Specializing in a certain market – be it geographic, a demographic, or even a style of property – can set you apart from other generalist agents. But is farming a niche just a fad, or is this the future of the industry?
Why you should build a personal brand
You’re just one real estate agent in a sea of thousands, but building a personal brand can help you stand out to potential clients.
Time to 'guide' first-time buyers
Your business card might say Realtor but you’re much more than that, especially to first-time buyers who are looking to you as a financial coach. Are you stepping up to the plate?
Suggesting a sale? Good for you or the client?
As inventory challenges continue to put a competitive edge over most housing markets, real estate agents find themselves riffling through old clients to find listings. But when is it appropriate to encourage a homeowner to sell?
Should there be a property flood registry?
In the wake of the floods that ravaged Alberta and Ontario last year, some homeowners called for a special registry for the properties affected by such damage in recent years. But is this the right way to deal with this?
Proving your worth as a real estate agent
Everyone has become an expert at selling their wares, whether that is ebay or in yard sales. And now, more are embracing the task of selling their own property. How are you proving your worth as a real estate agent?