Columnists

Columnists

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Some brokerages embrace teams but others are threatened by them. In order to attract strong teams, a brokerage must provide value for them, and it has to be flexible in respect to commission splits.

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You’ve invested your precious irreplaceable time, hopefully not in vain. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’ve succeeded in making a positive connection with your guests?

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Everyone has the same amount of time in a day, but the difference between the producers and the drifters is in how they use their time. Do you feel like you’ve lost control over your time?

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If you’ve been a Realtor for any significant length of time, you’ve likely gone through some highs and lows in your career. I offer you a glimpse, in “Arc of a Realtor”.

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At 16, a person can drive a car. They can also buy a car and take on all the responsibilities that come with that such as insurance and liability. If driving that car results in criminal activity, that 16-year-old can be sentenced as an adult.

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One of my favourite listing bloopers is this one, which was written in all-caps: “PAINTED PEAKS AND SLATS, CALIFORNIA SHUDDERS.” Now, I know California is an earthquake zone, but I’m not sure that’s much of a selling point.

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I am grateful that Joe Richer, registrar of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) stated his position regarding the clause that I proposed. This injustice cannot be fixed without the support of organized real estate.

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These are just some of the benefits made available by embracing the online phenomenon. Exposure has been expanded more than anyone would have expected a decade ago.

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Since shrimp typically is not an inexpensive item, why not make sure you prepare it properly? Cooked properly, you will enjoy every bite. Just don’t overcook it.

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Just like the era of Cheers has faded away, so has the holy grail of customer loyalty. Selling real estate is no different. A dismal 17 per cent of homeowners actually use their agent again.