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  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Housing starts pick up pace in September… Housing market correction would damage retirement funds… Calgary’s commercial real estate investment activity slows…

  • Winter cool-down for offer-bids? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents had better get used to the growing phenomenon of offer-dates, a practice an increasing number of agents hope the winter will send into hibernation.

  • Is it too easy to become an agent? by Jamie Henry

    Are the days of brokerages accepting any agent with a license and a pulse numbered? Several Toronto-area players hope so, calling on big-name brokerages to do more to weed out bad agents.

  • Agents sit gen-Yers down for ‘the talk’ by Olivia D'Orazio

    Many agents are now proactively suggesting gen-Y clients ask family for help with a down payment in anticipation of the growing struggle they’ll face to qualify under tighter lending rules.

  • David Fleming is brutally honest by REP

    As if selling houses wasn’t tough enough, a growing number of leading agents say you’ve got to be actively blogging about it several times a week. David Fleming, a high-flier with Bosley Real Estate, tells REP that he’s doing just that.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Building permits decline in August; reversing the trend… Canada may need to take measures to slow housing market says IMF... Homebuyers demand a clean house…

  • Picky clients a thing of the past, agents say by Olivia D'Orazio

    Phew! Prima donna clients may increasingly be a thing of the past as Toronto buyers – even the well-heeled ones – show new willingness to overlook “nuisance features” in today’s tight market.

  • Is cold calling the key to success? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents are choosing to forego bus ads and billboards, instead turning to their past clients in order to drum up business, signs of a particularly competitive market where sales reps outnumber listings.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Consumer confidence falls on economic concerns… Airdrie sets annual sales record… What can we learn from Australia on data?… Former Fed Reserve chair refused refinance of mortgage…

  • Will you make more sales if you upgrade your car? by Olivia D'Orazio

    While a sleek Mercedes and a gold watch were once the hallmarks of a successful agent, some experienced agents think that flashy image is doing damage to the reputation of the entire profession.

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