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Jane Hurst, DRAR 2014 PAC chair and immediate past president, and Roger Bouma, 2014 PAC chair, accept the award.

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The Durham Region Association of Realtors (DRAR) Political Affairs Committee (PAC) won the Outstanding PAC Team Award for a large association. The national award recognizes and honours volunteer initiatives and enterprises in advancing federal Realtor issues.

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When I work with buyers first, I have a much better opportunity to develop a relationship so when it comes time for the client to list their home, I am the only agent they will even consider. That listing is now mine, unless I do something to blow it.

NEWS

Brokers/owners Rui Alves and Fedele Colucci, along with their salespeople and staff, celebrate the opening of a new Georgetown, Ont. office.

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Broker/owners Rui Alves and Fedele Colucci at iPro Realty recently opened a new office in Georgetown, Ont. The firm opened a Georgetown office about three years ago in the Metro plaza in Georgetown South, but has outgrown the space.

COLUMNISTS

Canada immigration

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The best thing we could do with all this freedom is to share it with others. Whenever we can and wherever we can we should support initiatives that encourage greater immigration.
real estate pet peeves

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Real estate is a weird industry. Lots happens that would never fly in another industry. If we were all pizza delivery guys for example, these frequent yet acceptable real estate pet peeves would just not happen.


ADVICE FOR AGENTS

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Most residential tenants are long-term tenants who pay their rent on time and properly look after a landlord’s property. If you’re a landlord, the trick is to do the proper research in advance so that you can avoid the tenant from hell.
Email marketing

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Here are four simple tips on effective email marketing for real estate sales reps. Recent studies continue to prove that email is one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing strategies available, with a far higher ROI than media darlings such as social media marketing.

PRODUCTS & TECH

Real estate website

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According to a survey by WebsiteBox, real estate companies that provide agents with professional websites and related marketing tools are more likely to successfully recruit, train and retain agents.
themovingmall.com

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f you can click a mouse, you can move your house, says Larry Kruger of McWilliams Mayflower, which recently developed themovingmall.com, “a fun, easy, safe and convenient way for anyone to relocate.”

BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

Realtor Quest 2015

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This year at the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) annual Realtor Quest conference, thousands of Greater Toronto Realtors took advantage of an opportunity to learn and connect.
Realtors Care

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Members of the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors gathered in Regina recently for their third annual Legacy Gala, as part of the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan initiative.

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