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  • Brokerages in Ajax and Pickering merge by REP

    Royal LePage Connect Realty absorbed Coldwell Banker Case Realty, adding four offices and some 250 agents to its roster.

  • Will this new technology kill commissions? by Jamie Henry

    It’s being billed as an innovative transformation of the online brokerage, but buyers’ agents may struggle to accept – let alone embrace – the terms that come with it.

  • 7 markers of a future trend-spot by Olivia D'Orazio

    The Junction, Victoria Park, Riley Park. These Canadian neighbourhoods were scoffed at before becoming the hotspots they are today, sending agents there to the bank.

  • 5 real estate movies to watch this weekend by REP

    Real estate agents don’t often find themselves the subjects of movies, but once in a while, a film is released to the glee of the hundreds of thousands of agents across North America.

  • 10 most expensive houses by Jennifer Paterson

    Do you have a client with $100 million to spend? Maybe you should sell them one of the top 10 most expensive residential properties in the world -- if the opportunity arises.

  • Is it enough to be just an agent? by Olivia D'Orazio

    As competition continues to heat up, clients increasingly expect a vast amount of knowledge and services from their agents – including some services that require a whole other licence.

  • Selling homes in the digital age by Jamie Henry

    There is always someone shouting about ‘the next big thing’ in technology but ignore the hype. There are really six basic marketing tools that every agent must have a handle on.

  • When clients overcapitalize by Jamie Henry

    Oops! In terms of overspending on renovations that never pay, a $1 million pipe organ in a $130,000 Michigan home takes the cake. But there are a number of renovation pitfalls guaranteed to sink resale value and, ahem, your commission.

  • The right car for the right market by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents aiming for the luxury market are increasingly turning to expensive cars to prove their worth to high-end clients, but does your car really determine your demographic?

  • Selling in the Yukon is more than just cold by Olivia D'Orazio

    As agents expand beyond their comfort zones in an effort to farm regions with fewer sales reps, industry players are increasingly looking to Canada’s north, but selling in the Yukon has its own unique set of challenges.

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