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  • B.C. housing market sees more growth than Alberta and Ontario by Jennifer Paterson

    The housing market in British Columbia has seen one of the country’s biggest increases in sales activities in the past year, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association, beating out both Alberta and Ontario.

  • Former grow ops: to buy or not to buy? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Brokers may continue to debate the fiduciary obligations around so-called stigmatized properties, but with one particular type they’re increasingly having to go beyond the letter of the law.

  • Too many agents? We're not going to stop licensing them by Olivia D'Orazio

    Despite frustration regarding the number of so-called bad agents, Canada’s largest regulator says it’s not going to restrict the number of licences it hands out.

  • 5 fail-proof ways to get referrals by REP

    Most successful real estate businesses are fed by referrals, but earning that word-of-mouth business takes time.

  • Sex sells? Not in this case by Jamie Henry

    Nude models might help sell most things, but this real estate agency learned the hard way that scandalous advertising shots can also lead to costly damage control.

  • Disclosure form debate divides agents by Olivia D'Orazio

    Of course your selling clients need to disclose any issues with their property, but whether or not they should complete a seller disclosure form is a whole other matter, increasingly dividing agents on the form’s supposed benefits.

  • Selling high-end homes not as easy as it seems by Olivia D'Orazio

    It’s the market you’ve dreamed of breaking into, but selling in the million-dollar range isn’t as easy as it looks, say agents, pointing to the small number of potential buyers with higher budgets.

  • Alberta man trading real estate illegally by REP

    A man in Alberta is illegally trading real estate and providing mortgages, despite a cease and desist order from the Real Estate Council of Alberta.

  • Don’t forget: communication is key by Jamie Henry

    Home buyers and sellers today have an increasingly skewed view of the housing market, leaving agents to set realistic expectations for the modern buying and selling process.

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