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
Real estate agents across the country can start counting down the days until the biggest wedding event since the Royal Wedding.
Agents in Alberta could see more of their clients forgo home inspections, argues a provincial association of inspectors, now pushing back against proposed national standards threatening to triple the cost of their services.
They’re only just now starting to become part of agents’ everyday business, but the Ontario government is already looking for ways to better secure electronic signatures.
In hot markets like Toronto and Vancouver, open houses are increasingly seen as superfluous, but some industry players caution agents not to count out their potential to build your business.
It’s the inventory challenge Canadian agents don’t talk enough about, but it’s nonetheless drawing both institutional and mom-and-pop buyers south of the border – and into the hands of American brokers.
The latest in the debate on commissions has some agents pointing the finger at their high-rolling counterparts, arguing sky-high payouts are overly opulent, not well-deserved.
The housing market in British Columbia has seen one of the country’s biggest increases in sales activities in the past year, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association, beating out both Alberta and Ontario.
Brokers may continue to debate the fiduciary obligations around so-called stigmatized properties, but with one particular type they’re increasingly having to go beyond the letter of the law.
Despite frustration regarding the number of so-called bad agents, Canada’s largest regulator says it’s not going to restrict the number of licences it hands out.
Most successful real estate businesses are fed by referrals, but earning that word-of-mouth business takes time.
Global real estate brand continues Canadian expansion with its first Whistler brokerage
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