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Real Estate Council of Ontario is asking consumers, “How much would you go over budget to win a bidding war for your dream home?”
Lynne Walker trained to take part in a rugged hike to benefit MS research.

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Lynne Walker, an associate with Sutton Group - Canwest in Calgary, planned to take part in a rugged 20-km hike to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada.

NEWS

From left, Bill DeJong, Dean Piett and Michael Schuler enjoy the Coldwell Banker 2016 Global Commercial Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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Canadian delegates gave top marks to Coldwell Banker’s recent 2016 Global Commercial Conference, with Georges Renaud of Montreal saying it was the "best educational program" at an event of its type.

COLUMNISTS

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As a former Realtor, one of the things I will confess to missing the most is the ability to view inside interesting homes, if they’ve captured my attention while driving by.

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When I was boy back in the 1950s, licensed tradespeople had badges. If you wanted to know if the plumber or electrician who came to your house was licensed, you could just glance at his badge.


ADVICE FOR AGENTS

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Six months into your real estate career? How is it going? You have at least one or two commission cheques in the bank. But don’t get heady with your results and stop doing the basics. Here are a few more tips to keep in mind.

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“Have you ever considered having a blog?” I asked him one day. “Well, what’s a blog?” he asked. After I explained how a blog can educate and equip readers, and ultimately sell your own products or services, he said, “I already do that!”

PRODUCTS & TECH

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David Chilton, former dragon on Dragon’s Den and best-selling author of The Wealthy Barber and The Wealthy Barber Returns, is this year’s headliner at the 7th Annual Team Summit, sponsored by Dan Plowman Team Systems.

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An American-conceived designation, Certified Commercial Investment Member, or CCIM, has established a foothold in Canada, and some experts claim its potential benefits are vast.

BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

LSTAR president Stacey Evoy with Selena George and Owen Thompson.

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The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) has given four scholarships to university or college bound children or grandchildren of LSTAR members who have demonstrated academic excellence.

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The Barrie & District Association of Realtors (BDAR) and the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) have entered into an MLS services partnership. The agreement was signed on August 11.