The federal budget appears to have missed a golden opportunity to address housing shortages in key markets that contribute to Canadians' affordability challenges
Strict stress tests are largely to blame for lower housing value and activity
As competition continues to heat up, clients increasingly expect a vast amount of knowledge and services from their agents – including some services that require a whole other licence.
There is always someone shouting about ‘the next big thing’ in technology but ignore the hype. There are really six basic marketing tools that every agent must have a handle on.
Oops! In terms of overspending on renovations that never pay, a $1 million pipe organ in a $130,000 Michigan home takes the cake. But there are a number of renovation pitfalls guaranteed to sink resale value and, ahem, your commission.
Agents aiming for the luxury market are increasingly turning to expensive cars to prove their worth to high-end clients, but does your car really determine your demographic?
As agents expand beyond their comfort zones in an effort to farm regions with fewer sales reps, industry players are increasingly looking to Canada’s north, but selling in the Yukon has its own unique set of challenges.
Like their American counterparts, Canadian agents must complete continuing education programs, but as NAR in the States moves to a biennial training schedule, many north of the border are calling for similar reform.
Although winter is fast approaching and many have predicted a soft market, Canadian home prices appear to be still keeping at least some upward momentum, mostly thanks to one red-hot market.
Royal LePage president and CEO, Phil Soper received the CEO Award of Excellence in Public Relations from the Canadian Public Relations Society in its 22nd incarnation of the award.
Are selling agents better than buying ones?
That question seems to be leading the latest reincarnation of the part-timer debate, as more agents are willing to accept their part-time counterparts, provided they keep to the “less complicated” buying side of the transaction.
Although some would have you believe differently, Canada’s estate agents’ offices are not paved with gold – it’s tough out there, and it’s getting more crowded – with agents who still have much to learn.
Two American companies have recently decided to setup shop north of the border, bringing both excitement and trepidation to the Canadian real estate scene
Global real estate brand continues Canadian expansion with its first Whistler brokerage
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