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Ian Johnston, left, is presented with his award by Derek Ramage of CMHC.

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Long-time Regina Realtor Ian Johnston has been named the 2016 Realtor of the Year by the Association of Regina Realtors (ARR). He has served in leadership roles with various community organizations and charities.
MREA president Chris Pennycook, left, and Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen.

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Manitoba Real Estate Association president Chris Pennycook recently took part in Finance Minister Cameron Friesen’s made-in-Manitoba version of the annual “new shoes on budget day” tradition.

NEWS

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The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is warning members of the public not to engage in real estate transactions, including rent to own transactions, with Christopher Parik of York Region.

COLUMNISTS

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“So, there I was, pretty much right back where I was those many years before, starting over in real estate with nothing, bankrupt, with not even a vehicle because they’d taken my company car. Was I scared? I was terrified…”

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Blogging has become as much of a buzzword as “hash tags”. But much like hash tag, many people don’t really understand the purpose of it. Realtors are told "you should blog." But why?


ADVICE FOR AGENTS

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By now you may have heard about Certified Resale Home, a cost-effective, pre-listing home inspection and warranty. For those of you who have your doubts, we have the heard it before and we have the answers!

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Market volatility is a concern for the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) which is why the organization is encouraging REALTORS® to engage professional appraisers to get unbiased, independent opinions of property values to help them advise their clients.

PRODUCTS & TECH

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Web4Realty, which produces marketing software for real estate professionals, is giving a Newcomer and Refugee Realtor Education Grant valued at more than $5,000 to an eligible applicant.

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FCT has launched Certified Resale Home, a pre-listing home inspection and warranty in partnership with AmeriSpec Inspection Services.

BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has announced a five-pillar approach to address housing affordability for renters, homebuyers and homeowners across British Columbia.

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The CIPS Leadership Invitational is offered every two years in the United States by the National Association of Realtors. This is the first event that will be held outside the United States and the only one to be offered in 2017.