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Mario Toneguzzi

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Mario Toneguzzi is a contributing writer for REM.

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“Ongoing education is an important part of Realtor professionalism and an example of Realtors’ commitment to serving consumers,” says Darlene Hyde, BCREA CEO.

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The Real Estate Council of Ontario says it is looking into allegations that real estate brokerage Purplebricks Canada used staff to write online reviews about the company.

Joanna and Mark Faris, founders of Faris Team

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The Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage, based in Barrie, Ont., has become an independent after several years of being the No. 1 sales team for Royal LePage across Canada.

The Stream team

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Stream Property Solutions is an all-Canadian effort built to compete against the American and British giants in the field, says Michael McNeil, one of the real estate professionals behind the venture.

Joel Gehman

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University of Alberta professor Joel Gehman has created WellWiki.org, a website that provides data, history and news about two million oil and gas wells across North America.

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The future of the Real Estate Council of Alberta, the province’s regulatory body for the industry, is under review as the government considers a scathing independent report on the organization’s governance and activities.

Properly is offering an iBuyer program in Calgary. The founders, from left: Sheldon McCormick, COO; Craig Dunk, CTO; and Anshul Ruparell, CEO.

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“Currently these companies are crushing it,” says Ed DePrato of Sweetly in Edmonton, who is launching his own iBuyer brokerage. "They’re dominating the market."

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Purplebricks, a real estate brokerage providing fixed-fee real estate services, is poised to expand its presence in the Canadian market.

Dan Belostotsky

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The company, HonestDoor, is also experimenting with an ibuyer model, in which they use technology to come up with an offer to buy a home, then resell it.

Pat Hare

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Behind the staggering success story is owner Pat Hare, who has guided Re/Max Real Estate (Central)’s journey during the period of unprecedented achievement.