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Don Procter

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Don Procter is a contributing writer for REM.

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After a years-long legal battle, Burlington based real estate brokerage Apex Results Realty recently won a court case and was awarded 100 per cent of its claim for unpaid commissions.

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Commercial property services giant Colliers and technology innovator Techstars have created a proptech accelerator that helps technology companies develop products to serve the commercial real estate industry.

Brian Walker (Photo by Elijah Shark)

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It is a brand-conscious society, Brian Walker will tell you. That’s why the 61-year-old broker closed the doors a year ago on his long-time brokerage NRS and re-opened shop as a Re/Max West Realty office.

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B.C.’s proposed speculation tax for owners of resort properties could unfairly affect some B.C. residents who have owned second homes for many years, says Randy Trapp,

Chuck Magnus

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Sales rep Chuck Magnus crossed nine provinces, five time zones and dipped his toes in two oceans in 18 days to raise funds for kids with cancer.

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Robot real estate agents aren’t about to take over the industry, but more brokers and agents are seeing the benefit of chatbots – software programs that can engage in conversations – to help them do business.

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Phil Kells, co-founder of RealSatisfied, says the company’s objective goes beyond Realtor ratings to provide a platform “to collect detailed customer satisfaction information” for a broker at the conclusion of a transaction.

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The Ontario Realtors Pension Plus (ORPP), the plan “won’t cost Realtors a penny out of pocket,” says Jim Zaza of Zaza Financial Group. The money for coverage comes from tax savings from each agent’s personal pension plan.

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Prior to designing the Re/Max Core office near downtown Ottawa about 18 months ago, the four owners took a close look at the new...

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Talk is turning to action on the pension front as the province of Ontario just announced details of its Ontario Retirement Pension Plan to launch in 2017.