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KADREA award winners, from left: Audrey Shaw, Royal LePage Westwin and Kamloops Realty; Tyler Becker, Royal LePage Westwin and Kamloops Realty; Bob Gieselman, Coldwell Banker Kamloops; Finlay Sinclair; Trent Thompson, Brendan Shaw Real Estate; and Scott Andruschak, River City Realty. Not present: Doug Barclay, Barclay Home Inspections.

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The Kamloops and District Real Estate Association (KADREA) recently honoured Realtor members and industry partners for their contribution to Kamloops and area.
Re/Max Little Oak Realty staff presents the cheque to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

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Re/Max Little Oak Realty, with five offices in the Fraser Valley, B.C., recently donated $138,000 for the purchase of a new central cardio-respiratory monitoring system at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

NEWS

Donna Harding and Sebastien Latulippe

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Engel & Völkers in Halifax has formed an exclusive partnership with Ramar Homes to represent more than 120 of Ramar’s listings from its seven subdivisions.

COLUMNISTS

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When it comes to your email marketing over the holidays, I recommend that your monthly newsletter be sent before Dec. 15.

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The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has a number of tools that can support you in your sometimes very difficult task of educating buyers and sellers.


ADVICE FOR AGENTS

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In this video, Michael Krisa outlines the six best practices to consider when handling negative reviews in a public forum. Watch the video or read the story.

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There are three types of water heaters in a home. Each operates differently and there are a few things to consider when choosing the type of water heater to be installed in a home.

PRODUCTS & TECH

Tahani Aburaneh

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Females in Real Estate (FIRE), a Facebook online community, is hosting a women-only investment conference to help women gain confidence, realize their potential and make money investing in real estate.

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Most salespeople are willing to budget for a marketing plan, but some worry to the point of inaction. A common worry is, “Who knows what new technology will come out next year and make everything obsolete?”

BOARDS & ASSOCIATIONS

From left: CREA CEO Michael Bourque with propGram team members Bahar Eghtesadi, Reza Farahani and Maryam Moafi.

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CREA recently hosted 77 developers and programmers for a Realtor.ca “hackathon” to seek ideas that will improve the website. The winning proposal was developed by team propGram.

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Realtors from across Saskatchewan may be taking another shot at amalgamating all of the province’s real estate boards into one after a failed attempt a year ago.