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  • Study calls for regulatory overhaul, citing expensive delays by Neil Sharma

    A new report delineating a surge in study costs and ever-expanding timelines is calling for the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process to be overhauled

  • Inverse career path by Neil Sharma

    Usually when real estate brokers switch sides, they start in residential and transition into commercial searching for a few big paydays

  • Agent’s deception gives industry bad name by REP

    The deception an agent used to drum up business has been labeled 'pretty sleazy' and highlights the damage one person can inflict on the industry

  • Agents treading lightly with illegal suites by REP

    Recent changes to how agents advertise homes with secondary suites are slowing down deals and may be depriving the industry of an important selling tool

  • Bringing Gen Y on board by REP

    Looking to engage with a new generation of real estate buyers? That means you may need to engage a new generation of employees

  • Do ‘good-looking’ agents sell homes for more? by REP

    A new report may confirm what seasoned brokers already know – good looks in an agent often lead to more money in the seller’s pocket

  • Time to sell clients on a fall listing by REP

    Conventional wisdom holds that the best time to sell a property is in the spring and that selling in the fall is a mistake. But an industry analyst is telling agents that listing in the fall may yield just as good, if not better results

  • Taking a lesson from tanking by REP

    Watching others fail can cause us to feel empathy – or twisted satisfaction – but we should be learning valuable lessons

  • Tax credit promise divides agents by REP

    The effect of a home renovation tax credit that the federal government has promised to revive has divided agents, with some predicting it could increase home prices, while others say its impact would be negligible

  • Capital-gains myth busted by REP

    The growing number of rental property owners looking to minimize capital gains taxes at the point of sale may be in for a rude awakening and a hefty fine, cautions one property expert

  • Star Power by REP

    Creating online video may seem out of reach for many brokers, but two experts say it’s easier than you think

  • Judge takes back $650K in commissions by REP

    A high-flying agent has fallen from grace with a thud – a judge ordering him to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions from an infamous deal

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