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Debbie Simmonds

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eXp Realty recently announced that Debbie Simmonds, the top market producer in the Cowichan Valley in B.C. and former managing director for some of Vancouver Island’s busiest Re/Max locations, has joined eXp.

Bringing technology and community to the mall are vital to compete with e-commerce.

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E-commerce will kill the mall unless landlords transform their role from rent collectors to remarkable experience creators.

At the official opening of Tipi Mitawa, from left: Kim Gandier, MREA director of marketing and communications; Michael Barrett, regional director, CREA; David Powell, MREA president; Jason Whitford, Manitoba Tipi Mitawa co-chair; David Salvatore, CEO of MREA; Harry DeLeeuw, Realtor and chair of Manitoba Tipi Mitawa; and Jill Johnston, MREA’s director of operations.

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The Manitoba Government officially proclaimed Realtor Week in November, at the same time as the inaugural national Realtors Care Week.

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Nothing dampens the excitement of a sale like the sudden realization that you’ve made a mistake.

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Pamela Norman, a sales rep with Exit Realty Oceans Edge in Bay Roberts, Nfld., was recognized for outstanding achievement at the Exit Realty Corp. International Annual Convention held recently in Nashville, Tenn. 

Lyne Burton

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Lyne Burton and Dominique Milne from Engel & Völkers Ottawa hosted their annual pumpkin giveaway event on Oct. 19 in support of Special Olympics Ottawa and their athletes.

Derek and Laurie Baird

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Royal LePage Baird Real Estate in Courtice, Ont., owned by Laurie Baird, joined the Royal LePage network in August.

John Geha

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John Geha is moving home to Ohio after working in several high-profile Canadian positions for the last 10 years. He will start his new job as CEO of Columbus Realtors on Jan. 2.

Michelle Makos and Paul Etherington

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Royal Heritage Realty is opening a new branch office in Peterborough, Ont. in January.  The office will complement the brokerage’s existing offices in Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa.

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Given the trend of co-ownership is projected to grow, there are new opportunities here for real estate professionals to explore. There’s also a caveat – complexity.