Guest Columns

Guest Columns


Not content with its annual millions in licence fees, RECO has systematically pursued new ways to generate revenue while pushing existing Ontario businesses out of the way.


In my opinion, the use of this clause by any Realtor needs to be looked at with a much deeper interpretation of the implications it creates.


If I wasn’t a Realtor and saw a “Coming Soon” sign, I would leave and not bother calling until the sign was removed or I saw it on MLS. Let’s play by the rules that we advertise and promote.


Foreign buyers. There hasn’t been such a hot topic in real estate for a long time. Political answers to the problem of a not-completely understood factor is merely vote chasing and propaganda.


Certainly, there is no way we can consider ourselves as "indentured servants"… can we? We are free to make a living… aren’t we? Many of us joined the industry because it is the only viable way we might make money after we turn 50.


John DiMichele, CEO of the Toronto Real Estate Board, writes "TREB has never been opposed to any innovation in the real estate marketplace, nor the distribution of property data, particularly the sold price."


Switching from a non-brand to brand brokerage does not automatically increase one’s business. Branding oneself as an individual is absolutely necessary in our industry.


Then there was the time she moved alone from the country into town, where she had felt very pressured by her agent. She would choose an agent carefully this time. This was the last time.

They promised us home robots


Back in the mid-1960s, people imagined that homes of the future would be much different by 2016. The total automation of housework would have made ours a life of leisure.


When you are serious about a career in real estate and want to find a brokerage that aligns with your career aspirations, selecting the “right” brokerage is critical to your success.