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  • 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.

  • Canada’s agents aren’t educated enough by Jamie Henry

    Like their American counterparts, Canadian agents must complete continuing education programs, but as NAR in the States moves to a biennial training schedule, many north of the border are calling for similar reform.

  • House prices continue to rise by REP

    Although winter is fast approaching and many have predicted a soft market, Canadian home prices appear to be still keeping at least some upward momentum, mostly thanks to one red-hot market.

  • Phil Soper receives award of excellence by REP

    Royal LePage president and CEO, Phil Soper received the CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations from the Canadian Public Relations Society in its 22nd incarnation of the award.

  • Part-timer debate turns transaction-specific by Olivia D'Orazio

    Are selling agents better than buying ones? That question seems to be leading the latest reincarnation of the part-timer debate, as more agents are willing to accept their part-time counterparts, provided they keep to the “less complicated” buying side of the transaction.

  • Rose-coloured market glasses blinding new agents by Olivia D'Orazio

    Although some would have you believe differently, Canada’s estate agents’ offices are not paved with gold – it’s tough out there, and it’s getting more crowded – with agents who still have much to learn.

  • New agency site an invitation for trouble? by Jamie Henry

    Allowing homeowners to actively participate in the sale of their houses is a slippery slope, but that’s not stopping one brokerage from inviting sellers to tinker with the property listing.

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