Authors Posts by Toby Welch

Toby Welch

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Toby Welch is a contributing writer for REM.

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Working in real estate has numerous perks – being in control of your schedule and independence, among other benefits. But it comes with the downside of an irregular paycheque.

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Those who work in real estate either love open houses or hate them. No matter what side of the fence you’re on, they make for some hilarious happenings.

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When clients buy a home in another country, it is vital that you are aware of the logistics of the area. For example, Mexico has restricted zones where foreigners cannot buy property.

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When looking to up your social media game, consider using Twitter to make an impact. There are 326 million people on Twitter and more than 500 million tweets are sent every day.

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As REM celebrates 30 years, we asked five real estate industry leaders what they think about the future of the Canadian real estate industry. Here are their predictions about what's ahead in the next 30 years.

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You don’t always need a convention or a course to become more knowledgeable in real estate. Sometimes you just need a book to teach you a few things.

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Building referral relationships now can pay huge dividends in the long run. The often-handshake relationships can result in more leads and more business.

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Starting the new year off with a fresh business plan may give you a head start over the competition.

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Selling a home that has challenging neighbours adds another level of complexity. But it can be done! Jasmine Lee, a broker with Re/Max Hallmark Realty in Toronto, had a neighbour issue with one of her sales.

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Is it possible to find a way to balance life with your real estate career? Some agents feel balance is an elusive myth and that chasing it will lead to nothing but frustration and heartache.