Guest Columns

Guest Columns

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The Ontario Real Estate Association was at the forefront of some big issues affecting Ontario Realtors, the real estate industry and most importantly, Ontario’s homeowners and those wishing to join their ranks.

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The Toronto condo market has a staggering number of buildings and projects – just over 1,700 at the end of 2018. How did we determine which condos to rank in the top 10?

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At Banff Western Connection, CREA opted to perpetuate the fear of those with a vested interest in keeping Zillow out and then offered no opportunity for questions or rebuttal from those of us who support Zillow.

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Let’s dispel the myth about registrant complaints: we assess every complaint we receive, and we provide the same investigative effort regardless of who contacts us.

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Why do people in the real estate industry rarely talk about the one of biggest changes to hit the real estate industry over the past few decades: the declining profitability of the real estate brokerage?

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In most cases, lockbox rule violations can be chalked up to laziness, carelessness or simply bad judgment rather than any malicious intent.

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There are seven critical factors/characteristics that you must have to become a successful, (almost) perfect real estate professional.

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In June 2018, the rules of real estate changed in British Columbia. The chaos made me to reflect on the essence of agency and a Realtor’s life.

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The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has a number of tools that can support you in your sometimes very difficult task of educating buyers and sellers.

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In real estate, as in most other businesses, the notion of long-term employment, where someone stays with one company for life (or at least a very long time), is over. Is that a good thing?