Guest Columns

Guest Columns

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While it’s always the role of the real estate agent to help clients navigate the market’s nuances, solid guidance is needed more than ever this home buying season.

Vancouver

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Placing limits and additional restrictions on Realtors is like shooting the piano player because you don’t like the tune. The problem of affordability is much more complex and deep than any of us realize.

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How many transactions did the average Toronto Realtor do in 2017? Search Google all you want – you will never find the answer to that question. The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) doesn’t make this available.

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One of the first pieces of advice that I received from the pros after getting into this business was this: Don’t ever let the buyers and sellers talk to one another, especially when working a double-ender, until after the deal has closed.

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Currently, there are no guidelines in place to require a seller or their sales representative to provide third-party verification of the exact square footage of their listed property.

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Having a qualified inspector go through the home with the seller can be quite educational and may help them develop a game plan prior to the for sale sign going on the front lawn.

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To every one of you who have been hurt by a dishonest sales rep, we grieve with you and offer our humblest apologies. It makes us angry that our reputations are lumped in with the bad guys.

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Control the listing, control the market. This concept is an industry fundamental. Collaboration, communication and accountability are vital in supporting your efforts to increase your double-sided business.

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Ontario Real Estate Association president Ettore Cardarelli says, “We need your feedback on these proposals because it will determine which ideas OREA takes to the government to improve our industry as a whole.”

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Real Estate Council of Ontario chair Mike Cusano asks, “Which elements of REBBA do you think should be updated? Are there changes that would make it easier for you to serve your clients better?"