The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) are butting heads over whether or not real estate professionals need to register as travel agents if involved with short-term rental businesses
Baby boomers and the pre-war generation have it easier in terms of home ownership
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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