• Mortgage rate hike good for business? by Jamie Henry

    The prediction of a rate hike in 2015 is likely to push first-time homebuyers into the market, according to a new report, as Millennial buyers aim to secure a low rate before the Bank of Canada ends its one per cent run.

  • Selling Bahamas: what you need to know by Olivia D'Orazio

    If you are lining up an oceanfront vacation home in The Bahamas for a jet-setting client you could be breaking the law. One Bahamian agent explains why.

  • Calgary on tenterhooks as oil prices slide lower by Olivia D'Orazio

    The housing market in Calgary hasn’t yet been impacted by plummeting oil prices, though one broker says the city is not immune to the impact of the black stuff.

  • Seven types of followers: saints and sinners by REP

    Sometimes while running a successful real estate business it’s easy to forget about those who follow your lead. According to one leadership expert, there are seven types of followers – and here’s what you can expect from each of them.

  • 3 ways to win FSBO listings by Olivia D'Orazio

    There are a variety of client types who gravitate toward DIY home sales, and convincing them to let you represent them takes more than a firm handshake.

  • Agents need to teach clients about good service by Olivia D'Orazio

    The public’s cheap view of real estate agents is your own fault, argue some sales reps pointing to the industry’s lack of public education.

  • Brokers: Disconnect to avoid burnout by Jamie Henry

    Two real estate stalwarts tell REP how the industry has changed since the 1980s, how technology has helped create a healthier work-life balance and what agents must do to avoid burnout.

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Toronto Real Estate News gives year in review and outlook... Ivanhoe CEO Fournier profiled... Drones gaining popularity... Housing starts fall in Calgary during month of November...

  • Adjusted housing starts rise in November by Olivia D'Orazio

    Housing starts across Canada remained flat year over year in November, although seasonally-adjusted numbers point to growing momentum in British Columbia and Quebec as developers ramp up to meet immigration demands.

  • Liability forces professionalism, agents say by Olivia D'Orazio

    One of the greatest differences between for-sale-by-owner companies and agents is the liability that a real estate licence carries, say sales reps arguing industry players need to ensure every deal is solid.

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