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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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Readers should consider the impact on smaller communities where there is perhaps only one licensee. Yes, there is an exemption, but the test is so onerous that I doubt there will ever be an exemption approved.

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Home hunters contact you for one chief reason – curiosity. Once satisfied, they no longer need you. You have a tiny window of opportunity to connect in a meaningful way before the phone call ends.

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To keep those buyers and sellers coming, you need to keep the pipeline filled – it’s the one thing you must never neglect. Here are some tips to help you do exactly that in the new year!

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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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Starting out a brand-new year, perhaps it might be a great time to either try locating some items you’ve misplaced over the years, or hand in others you may have accumulated along the way, which weren’t yours in the first place.

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For every helping hand you extend, you become happier and more successful, while also losing the pain in your neck because you no longer have to “watch your back”.

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We should know in our hearts that if we gain success honestly without cheating or manipulating, we will enjoy the greatest feeling of achievement.

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Let's end 2017 with some great listing bloopers. There was this apparently distressed property: "truly unique, set on 4 acres within waling distance." Poor thing. I hope it gets whatever help it needs.