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Don Procter is a contributing writer for REM.
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.

The app is activated by simply hovering a camera on a smartphone or tablet over an “enabled image” in print format.

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Chestnut Park, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, is using an augmented reality app called Layar, brought to it by Commersive Solutions, to bring new life to print publications and other print formats.

Azim Rizvee is the Liberal candidate for Milton in the 2015 Canadian federal election.

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The voice of the real estate industry is being heard in the 2015 Canadian federal election campaign. Here’s a look at what some of the candidates – including some who are real estate professionals – have to say.