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  • 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.

  • How to make blogging work for you by Olivia D'Orazio

    As the competition among real estate professionals continues to heat up, blogging is becoming an increasingly common form of marketing, but many agents aren’t getting the most of the relatively new platform.

  • Marijuana laws impact agents by Jennifer Paterson

    It’s likely a glimpse into the future of Canadian agents, with the National Association of Realtors in the States now grappling with the implications of decriminalizing marijuana, suggesting the move could have a profound impact on buyers but also agents.

  • Co-ops: no longer the untouchables by Olivia D'Orazio

    Clients faced with a competitive marketplace are increasingly drawn to lowly priced co-operative listings, but few clients – and agents, for that matter – understand the finer points to buying and selling these unique properties.

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