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With the arrival of Zillow and Purplebricks in Canada, and most recently the public release of sold data, you can be sure that our industry will look different one year from now.

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When should you encourage your buyer to walk away from a war? Does the procedure involve a logical strategy for buyer or seller, or does it all boil down to gut feeling?

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These are plain and simple sandwiches but there’s nothing ordinary about them. Fresh is always better, and likely better food.

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If Canadian franchisors remove the ownership restriction for different brands, this should translate into a larger pool of available brokerages for buyers.

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The industry leaders who attended didn’t always agree with RECO’s policy ideas... but the exchanges were thoughtful and respectful, and constituted a valuable learning experience for everyone involved.

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Parents are “gifting” or selling their rental properties to their children for a nominal value. While this is a valid strategy, there are several important factors to consider.

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That begs the question though, are you a collector or a pack rat? A few years ago I came up with a simple quiz for my old weekly newspaper column, which I am updating here and now for your own benefit.

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When we’re online, we forget that there are real human people on the other end of the screen. We spurt off things online that we would never do if they were in a crowded place with a megaphone.

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The culture of an office is a big reason why people leave jobs and the only way to truly get a sense of it is to be a part of it, even for a day. How does it work?

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The Alberta Real Estate Association plans to hold a vote asking whether they are in favour of investing a portion of their annual dues to protect commissions for all members. Sounds great on the surface but is it really?