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Richard Brinkley, SVP Canada for Engel & Völkers, with Debby Doktorczyk and Patrice Groleau.

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Debby Doktorczyk and Patrice Groleau are opening Engel & Völkers Montreal's fourth shop. The new flagship shop is 6,500 sq. ft. located on Rue Sherbrooke in downtown Montreal.
Lorena Vital is surrounded by those who supported her and brought forth the nomination for the Ronald E. Sanderson award. From left: Pinder Singh; Charles Climenhage; Gloria Riddall, broker of record/owner, Royal LePage Meadowtowne; Lorena Vital; Alex Ocsai, broker/owner; Debbie Brown; Brad Sauve; Jen Lima; and Natalia Milicevic.

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Lorena Vital of Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty in Mississauga, Ont. was recently presented with the 2017 Ronald E. Sanderson Community Service Award, which is presented annually by the Mississauga Real Estate Board (MREB).

NEWS

Andrew Riley

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Commercial real estate investment services firm Marcus & Millichap has hired Andrew Riley as a senior associate specializing in mixed-use office investment sales throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

COLUMNISTS

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To maintain industry viability, we may need a complete overhaul from the top down. All sorts of options may be available to handle this scenario in a mutually satisfactory manner. Here are a few to consider.

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The renewal of the Ontario’s new home warranty program will take some time to implement, so in the interim, your clients who bought newly built homes should continue to submit warranty claims.


ADVICE FOR AGENTS

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The best real estate salespeople aren’t necessarily those who engineer the most sales, but those who create good experiences for their clients in the process. If you want to up your game, here are some tips to help.
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Communicating your value is more challenging and more important than ever. Many buyers and sellers believe they know as much (or more) than the average real estate professional.

PRODUCTS & TECH

Deena Friedman

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Not only does having a house check service alert the homeowner to property damage, it can help them avoid insurance claim denials, says Toronto Home Watch president Deena Friedman.
Those who use the planner are organized and realize the importance of putting valuable time to good use, Rahman says.

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In a world of technology, Mohammed Rahman’s hardcover DLG (daily lead generating) planner sits on agents’ desks, a silent but constant reminder to stay focused and eliminate unproductive habits and replace them with productive ones.

BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

CREB award winners, from left: Kelley Skar, Toni Zihove, Gary Bain and Wayne E. Brown. Winners Jade Coultman and Brett Murrell were unable to attend the presentation.

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The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), held its annual ROAR Awards celebration recently to recognize industry role models for high performance and unwavering professionalism.
The conference featured more than 35 professional development sessions and a trade show with more than 240 industry exhibitors.

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In early May, the Toronto Real Estate Board hosted its 17th annual Realtor Quest real estate trade show and conference. It’s the largest show of its kind in Canada.