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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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