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Mary Anne Murphy

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Mary Anne Murphy, the first female president of the Durham Region Association of Realtors (DRAR), died on Nov. 2, at age 79, at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa.
Participants at the event in Halifax came out to raise awareness about ending gender-based violence.

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More than $20,000 was raised at two Walk a Mile in Her Shoes events in Halifax and New Minas, N.S., hosted by Royal LePage Atlantic.

NEWS

Howard Roth

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Howard Roth has been hired as an independent advisor by Avison Young and will report to CEO Mark Rose. Roth’s role will include advising on strategic acquisitions and capital transactions.

COLUMNISTS

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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.

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In real estate, as in most other businesses, the notion of long-term employment, where someone stays with one company for life (or at least a very long time), is over. Is that a good thing?


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.