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  • Low inventory sparks part-time debate by Olivia D'Orazio

    Increasingly frustrated full-time agents are calling on industry associations to better police the activities of so-called “part-timers” as analysts project continuing declines in listings for key markets based on new stats.

  • More agents look to pocket listings by Olivia D'Orazio

    A growing number of agents say they’re concerned inventory challenges will only exacerbate the problem of pocket listings – a phenomenon that is now challenging key markets and the very idea of “agent cooperation.”

  • 5 client complaints and how to fix them by REP

    We asked a panel of expert Realtors and got their tips on how to fix the top client complaints.

  • Are coming soon signs headed for Canada? by Olivia D'Orazio

    As inventory continues to lag behind sales in markets like Toronto and Vancouver, some agents look to ‘coming soon’ signs to prepare would-be buyers for a chance at that in-demand area.

  • Calgarians move into luxury housing market by Olivia D'Orazio

    Booming industry and low interest rates are driving more and more Calgarians into the luxury housing market.

  • Mobile homes entice cash-strapped buyers by Olivia D'Orazio

    As the average price of home ownership rises across the country, those hoping to enter the housing market for the first time are looking to alternative property types, like mobile homes. However, mobile homes present a unique set of challenges for Realtors, especially those who don’t specialize in the field, says one Victoria Realtor who has been focusing on mobile homes for 20 years.

  • Wage gap not forcing buyers to invest by Olivia D'Orazio

    A report released Tuesday by the Conference Board of Canada that drew attention to the growing income disparity between Gen Yers and their baby boomer parents has some analysts claiming that the wage gap is leading buyers to more cautiously enter the housing market.

  • The real cost of unconditional offers ... by Olivia D'Orazio

    The tightest market in years means selling agents are now seeing more and more no-condition offers thrust before clients, but too few are viewing those offers as the red flags they are, caution agents.

  • Agents suspicious about 'real estate university degree' by Olivia D'Orazio

    The move by another major Canadian university to introduce a real estate-centred program has Realtors divided, with some suggesting it will fail to professionalize an industry where licensing may be too easy to win.

  • 5 Minutes with Ira Jelinek by REP

    Ira Jelinek is a Realtor with Harvey Kalles Real Estate in Toronto, and was ranked in the top one per cent of all agents in Ontario after just four years in the business.

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