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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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Toronto is making waves as one of the best places for tech companies to set up shop. What does this mean for Toronto’s already "overheated" real estate market?

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A real “shell-a-bration” of a unique kind. Tell your guests to bring a big appetite and be prepared to indulge over a few hours of at-table enjoyment and be sure to forewarn them dinner is all seafood.

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Is the bully offer system undermining consumer confidence? Absolutely, but until the rules change, fair buyers must be prepared to respond to bully offer scenarios by viewing the property at the earliest opportunity.

Presenting the Action Plan for Cannabis Legislation at Queen’s Park, from left: Matthew Thornton, OREA’s VP of public affairs and communications, David Reid, president of OREA; and Larissa Smit, OREA’s manager of policy.

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Growing cannabis indoors requires high humidity and high temperatures. These conditions create perfect conditions for mould and fungus to grow and spread, which is difficult and expensive to remediate.

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Whether you’re a new sales rep or a seasoned agent who’s been around the block and then some, you need to know something: DIYing your property photos is killing your listing.

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Depending on where you work in Canada, you might just find yourself stuck in a client’s home in the middle of a blizzard.

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As many of our readers know, I keep a large jar of fresh, not dried, black (blue) mission figs, either Spanish or Italian, in my refrigerator at all times soaking in brandy.

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Bidding wars can be emotionally challenging and exceedingly expensive. If they lack sufficient financial clout or the stamina to continue, and/or prefer to avoid paying top dollar, tell them to walk away.

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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.