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  • Rich agent, poor agent by Olivia D'Orazio

    You work hard, you do the networking, you study and you’re still not making as much as you should be. We’ve done the research, crunched the numbers and this might be the reason…

  • Lighter Side: Is this the best listing video ever? by Olivia D'Orazio

    You had better start rehearsing! All tour-guiding agents have a new standard to meet: this listing video raised the bar with its splash of humour breaking up the traditional sweeping vistas and gratuitous kitchen shots that make up modern listing videos.

  • Commission alternative to stave off time-wasters by Olivia D'Orazio

    There is arguably nothing more dear to agents as their commissions, but some industry players argue a fee-for-service payment structure would ward off time-wasting clients – without eating into agent paycheques.

  • Lighter Side: Swap an iPhone, get a home by Jamie Henry

    How do you know it’s time to leave a market? Well, in Detroit, the tanking housing sector has taken on a new low, with one eager seller offering his home in the Motor City for the new iPhone 6.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Vancouver residents want a tax on empty homes… Greener homes more in demand… Pet rent is becoming a thing… Realtor left red-faced as pranksters target TV promotion…

  • Mayoral hopefuls take on land tax issue by Jennifer Paterson

    Elections are always a good time for voters to look for “incentives” from the politicians begging for our votes and this week Toronto’s mayoral candidates have weighed in on Land Transfer Tax.

  • Agents warned about pre-construction scams by Grainne Burns

    Seller’s market or not, agents are warning buyers to be more careful about handing over deposit money given a $12-million fraud case earlier this year – still reverberating across the marketplace.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Bank of Canada: Housing “more robust than anticipated”… New report predicts market heat to continue well into 2015… Two-bedroom condos increasingly popular…

  • Can double-ending really be fair? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents are increasingly comfortable with the practice of double-ending, but that’s placing greater emphasis on the protocols they have in place to protect both their clients and their reputations when multiple-bidding situations are thrown into the mix.

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