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  • Go overseas to find foreign buyers by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents looking to break into the foreign-buyer market need to go where those high-worth clients increasingly are – so you’d better save for that plane ticket.

  • Negotiation: when people are the problem by REP

    Nine times out of 10, when it comes to negotiation, issues, not people, are the problem. But very occasionally, certain personality types make a mutually-agreeable settlement impossible.

  • Disclosure and 'haunted' houses by Olivia D'Orazio

    You’ve disclosed the sticking windows, the old furnace and the leaky faucet – but what about the ghost that roams the halls of the house?

  • These listing photos are downright terrifying by REP

    A few weeks ago, we brought your attention to a blog that had us tickled pink with its collection of lousy listing photos. Well, now that same blog has us tickled red – blood red, to be exact.

  • Is dirty money inflating Canada’s property prices? by Jamie Henry

    A recent opinion piece by a well-known Canadian journalist has pointed the finger firmly at embezzled Chinese funds as the cause of high Canadian property prices.

  • Do Halloween decorations scare buyers away? by Olivia D'Orazio

    With Halloween upon us, homes throughout the neighbourhood are crawling with spiders, the spirits and other spooky scenes, but tell your clients not to leave their decorations at the store.

  • Haunted open house spooks buyers by REP

    In the spirit of Halloween, Trulia, the U.S.-based digital realty site, staged its own hidden-camera prank to scare potential home buyers.

  • This house is zombie-free! by Jamie Henry

    Listing videos entice potential buyers with the best features of a home – anything from the hardwood floors to the crown moulding to the, ahem, lack of zombies.

  • Agent makes reality TV final two by REP

    It’s tacky, probably sexist and definitely compelling but at least a real estate agent might win – you’ll have to wait until the week after next to find out.

  • 5 agents you wish would disappear by Olivia D'Orazio

    You’ve undoubtedly dealt with a difficult agent on the other end of a transaction, but could your bad habits and occasional missteps make you that agent?

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