• The challenges of getting your name on the door by Olivia D'Orazio

    Think twice before opening a brokerage with your name on the door, say agents arguing the path to owning an independent brokerage isn’t as smooth as it once was.

  • Start specializing today by REP

    Getting your foot in the door to becoming a specialist agent is a lot easier than most agents believe, but getting good at being a niche player takes significantly more work.

  • Foreclosures are hardly the new normal by Jamie Henry

    It’s a real estate landscape that poses both pros and cons for the local market, says agents in the region, pointing to overblown reports of property foreclosures.

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Ottawa Real Estate agent in custody after knife attack... Calgary commercial market on the rise... Ottawa growing with live-work neighbourhoods... Drop in oil prices paying dividends for B.C.... Technology a pivotal sticking point for millennials...

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Real estate more affordable in October... Vancouver home prices post greatest gains... Alberta market still growing, despite slip in oil prices... Canadian spending up, even in real estate... Seniors increasingly choose suburbs over cities...

  • Agents must prove their value more than ever by Olivia D'Orazio

    Arguments around cutting commissions are usually centred on the impact on a selling agent’s income, but full-service players are increasingly suggesting the practice has a knock-on effect for them.

  • Aim for referrals with Florida-focused clients by Olivia D'Orazio

    A growing number of agents are refusing to leave money on the table, instead helping snowbird clients in their search for a foreign home – and collecting a referral fee for the service.

  • Best business through body language by Jamie Henry

    The most influential real estate agents have already mastered the art of body language. Without saying a word, they can seem confident and collected – which is exactly what potential clients are looking for.

  • Canada’s wealthy immigrant program to make a comeback by Jamie Henry

    If you’re the kind of agent who believes in rumours, you might want to brush up on your Mandarin: the Canadian government is apparently planning a replacement immigrant investment program.

  • Calgary market not doomed on lower oil by Jamie Henry

    A $6 slip in oil prices on Thursday took the wind out of agents’ sails following an RBC Economic Research study that suggested a strong Calgary housing market, as home prices actually hit record levels for the quarter.

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