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  • What's next for Canada’s MLS? by Jamie Henry

    Zillow purchase Trulia and Rupert Murdoch’s Move Inc. looks to buy Realtor.com – property listings are increasingly big and competitive business in the U.S. But what does it all mean for Canadian agents largely reliant on their own, relatively exclusive access to MLS data?

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Housing set for autumn boom… Realtors avoid the issue of fees… And Vancouver’s west side property tax hikes…

  • 7 top-producers on what not to do by REP

    If you could take years of knowledge and experience and distill it all down into just one tip, what would it be? We asked a number of highly experienced veterans and this is what they shared with us. 193 years of experience in just 7 paragraphs…

  • Lighter Side: Real estate matchmaking? by Jamie Henry

    Agents know their clients are looking for love at first sight when viewing homes, and now one online search portal is borrowing from a popular dating app to help clients find the one.

  • Lighter Side: 50 shades of property appreciation by Olivia D'Orazio

    All sales reps should be so lucky to have listings with the kind of notoriety – or is that infamy? – associated with the setting for E. L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey.

  • Guarding against Realtor burnout by Jamie Henry

    Overworked, overstressed, ruined weekends and long working hours all conspire together to make our profession one that severely taxes us mentally and physically – but what can we do about it?

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Realtors say we’re in a “bullish breakout year” for Vancouver condo investments… Calgary real estate market defies trends… Office boom predicted for Calgary… GenWorth Canada launches new app for mortgage professionals…

  • Mortgage fraud sends reality TV stars to jail by REP

    These dream clients drove expensive cars, lived in a luxury mansion and forged documents to get six-figure home loans. But their past has finally caught up with them and this celebrity couple has been sentenced to prison.

  • Mid-level agents need not apply by Olivia D'Orazio

    Although Realtors aren’t able to incorporate in some provinces, one agency group at least is using a novel way to use a company structure to help with tax planning for its agents. The structure, however, is best suited to high performers.

  • What’s in a (domain) name by Jamie Henry

    CREA members will soon have a leg-up on other real estate agents, with the Oct. 23 launch of the .realtor top-level domain.

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