• MLS behind the times by Olivia D'Orazio

    The Canadian Real Estate Association is not likely to lead the industry to a new age of real estate, especially considering its lagging work in the online realm, say young agents who are ready to jump into a technology-led real estate profession.

  • Is your target neighbourhood in the Top 100? by Jamie Henry

    As generalist agents continue to specialize in an effort to maintain an expert edge, more are wondering where to position themselves for an influx of investor clients.

  • Vince LaFiura shares the biggest don’t in real estate by REP

    Are you guilty of this cardinal sin? Vince LaFiura outlines what he says is the worst thing an agent can do.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Housing bubble fears are overblown says bank chief… Canadians spend more on renovation than new homes… Toronto’s condo construction is still booming… Canadian investors putting their money south of the border…

  • 'Buyers prefer no-agent sales' – are you joking? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Agents are pointing to the value they offer in refuting a surprising claim; namely, buyers are more attracted to private listings than traditional ones.

  • Lighter Side: Agents can only dream for this new real estate trend by Olivia D'Orazio

    Even agents in Canada’s priciest markets will be green with envy when they hear just how high prices have risen for something as small as 200 sq.-ft. in NYC – and that’s without marble countertops and hardwood floors.

  • Are auctions going to end agent commissions? by Jamie Henry

    It’s Saturday morning in the city and on this one day alone 253 home auctions will see 81 per cent of those properties sold. Paperwork will be signed, and agents will have earned their commissions in a few short weeks. At two per cent, those commissions will be well below the Canadian average even though the agent has worked with both buyer and seller. This isn’t Toronto or Vancouver or any city in this country yet. It’s Sydney, Australia. But could this trend, starting to take root in Canada, destroy our industry?

  • Part time? My clients know I’m not in it for the money so they trust me by REP

    He has a full-time job, sells real estate in the afternoons and evenings, and is building a growing clientele. This is how Eric Chan juggles a day job, rude agents and working his network to get new business.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Toronto condo boom may be easing; new figures on housing starts and rentals… Calgary outpacing the rest of Canada on new home sales… Affordability is the hot election topic in Vancouver…

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