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  • Quebec boards file motion against FSBO by REP

    In what will surely become a landmark move, the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards (QFREB) has filed an application for authorization to institute a class action suit against a major for-sale-by-owner player in the province.

  • Commission advances: for better or worse? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Payday loan companies can be of benefit to agents, says one industry veteran. But could their use indicate a bigger problem in an agent’s business?

  • Boards: it’s time to step up by Jamie Henry

    Agents call for action to better educate “desperate” rookie sales reps who have little or no back-up.

  • Be your best agent with a team by Olivia D'Orazio

    Outside of the branding benefits, joining a team or starting your own can help you becoming your best agent, say industry leaders arguing the move helps agents perfect their strongest skills.

  • 5 tips for festive advertising by REP

    The holiday season – no matter what you celebrate – is the perfect time to get in front of your clients, prospects and others in your circle of influence, gently reminding them that, yes, you’re still in the business.

  • Cyber Monday sales extend to real estate by Jamie Henry

    Cyber Monday has come and gone, and while most consumers kept their bargain hunting to WalMart and Best Buy, some savvy buyers turned to real estate for the greatest deals.

  • The challenges of getting your name on the door by Olivia D'Orazio

    Think twice before opening a brokerage with your name on the door, say agents arguing the path to owning an independent brokerage isn’t as smooth as it once was.

  • Start specializing today by REP

    Getting your foot in the door to becoming a specialist agent is a lot easier than most agents believe, but getting good at being a niche player takes significantly more work.

  • Foreclosures are hardly the new normal by Jamie Henry

    It’s a real estate landscape that poses both pros and cons for the local market, says agents in the region, pointing to overblown reports of property foreclosures.

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Ottawa Real Estate agent in custody after knife attack... Calgary commercial market on the rise... Ottawa growing with live-work neighbourhoods... Drop in oil prices paying dividends for B.C.... Technology a pivotal sticking point for millennials...

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