In response to the Hilarious open house fails story, REM recently heard more open house and showings tales. Here are some of them.


Certification for a stager is as important as a real estate license is to an agent. Why?  Simply so people know what to expect when hiring a stager.


What if new listings could talk, as potential purchasers ambled around perusing the property? Would we encourage those walls, or would we muzzle them?


In this last in the series on the subject of ethical closing techniques, I address two final techniques that I usually employed successfully during my career.

Aerial view of Toronto cityscape showing Downtown buildings on a sunny day in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


I fear that the Big Apple’s reversal of fate will happen to Toronto if we rely upon property taxes as a solution without understanding the full impact of such a levy.


My approach to dealing with the depressing realities of this “era of climate change” has been to try to create hope for people around me, especially for my children.


When buying or selling a home, we know that working with a regulated real estate professional is in the consumer's best interest. With that in mind, it’s important to reflect upon what defines professionalism in the industry.


How does an interested buyer know if a home’s basement apartment is legal? And what information about basement apartments must real estate agents provide to buyers?


In today’s highly competitive market, salespeople who want to attract amazing buyer agents to their roster need to do more than just sell their “brand presence”.


Another wonderful amuse bouche. Wow! Something from almost nothing. Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen.