The national sales cycle in January was the slowest since 2015, but, in Toronto’s case, that doesn't tell the whole story
Other major metropolitan markets still offer pockets of affordability, however
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.
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.
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.
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Real estate more affordable in October... Vancouver home prices post greatest gains... Alberta market still growing, despite slip in oil prices... Canadian spending up, even in real estate... Seniors increasingly choose suburbs over cities...
Arguments around cutting commissions are usually centred on the impact on a selling agent’s income, but full-service players are increasingly suggesting the practice has a knock-on effect for them.
A growing number of agents are refusing to leave money on the table, instead helping snowbird clients in their search for a foreign home – and collecting a referral fee for the service.
The most influential real estate agents have already mastered the art of body language. Without saying a word, they can seem confident and collected – which is exactly what potential clients are looking for.
If you’re the kind of agent who believes in rumours, you might want to brush up on your Mandarin: the Canadian government is apparently planning a replacement immigrant investment program.
A $6 slip in oil prices on Thursday took the wind out of agents’ sails following an RBC Economic Research study that suggested a strong Calgary housing market, as home prices actually hit record levels for the quarter.
Global real estate brand continues Canadian expansion with its first Whistler brokerage
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