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  • 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?

  • Double-ending a ‘black eye’ for the industry by Jamie Henry

    The REP forum is ripe with debate on the ethics of double-ending, but one player says agents need to know the issue is blackening the industry’s reputation – no matter what side of the debate you fall on.

  • Marketing to millennials: How to reach gen Y by Nicola Middlemiss

    The baby boomers were as easy to read as the large-print books some now rely on, but the millennial generation is a whole different story and agents are now struggling to communicate with these fresh-faced clients.

  • Daily Market Update by

    Vancouver hit by dramatic drop in house values… BoC predicts lower house prices due to oil declines… Commercial property offers variety… Revenue Agency aims to improve communications…

  • Don’t forget these tax deductions! by Olivia D'Orazio

    For the Seinfeld fans out there, this one’s for you: like Kramer, understanding how to “write it off” is complicated and confusing, but we spoke with tax experts – “and they’re the ones writing it off!”

  • 3 tips for breaking into the luxury market by Olivia D'Orazio

    Let’s be honest: you didn’t become an agent to sell cheap condos forever. No, you want your name attached to the mansions and the penthouse suites, but how do you make the jump?

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