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Tony Palermo

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Tony Palermo is a contributing writer for REM.

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The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has suspended the real estate license of Paul Seib for refusing to co-operate with one of its investigations.

Christopher Alexander (Photo: Elijah Shark)

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Christopher Alexander started as a janitor in his parents' brokerage when he was 13. Now he’s regional director of Re/Max Ontario-Atlantic Canada.

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Broker Martina Robinson filed the complaint with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, alleging that her personal information was disclosed to the Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission without her consent

Tim Hudak

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OREA CEO Tim Hudak says in B.C., the provincial government “threw Realtors under the bus...” But in Ontario, “We were seen as active partners and (the provincial government) responded to our advice.”

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Kelley Skar, the chief operating officer of Calgary-based Redline Real Estate Group, believes the term “full-service brokerage” is being used too loosely within the real estate industry.

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REM has learned that since spring 2016, FINTRAC stepped up its examinations of salespeople and brokerages by more than 33 per cent from coast-to-coast, and actually quadrupled them in British Columbia.

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The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has lost a bid to continue providing Ontario real estate licensing education after 2020, sources tell REM. OREA has been providing licensing education through the college for over 40 years.

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Are the financial models really that different from one coast to the other? If so, at what level are the differences occurring and why are the models so different?

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The benefit to real estate professionals is that is by partnering with a rent-to-own investment company (or starting your own) you may gain access to a whole new segment of the population who wouldn’t normally be clients.

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Former Royal LePage Foothills agent Kirby Cox says he is out over $275,000 after long-time broker Ted Zaharko ran into financial problems and announced in December that he was closing all six of his offices.