Generating a Property Value in a Turbulent Market

At the best of times, generating a property value can be challenging depending on the sales comps available. Often, your clients’ expectations can be out of alignment and they have a deep emotional attachment to their home. But as a real estate sales professional, there are certain factors you need…

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Investing in Real Estate – Helping Clients Build their Portfolios

Investing in real estate is one of the most popular ways to make money. Despite predictions of market downturns, real estate continues to grow better than many other investments. Real estate can be a key part of an overall investment portfolio and retirement planning strategy for smart investors. However, building…

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How to Spot Straw Buyers in Real Estate Fraud Scenarios

Straw buyers in real estate represent a common form of fraud where someone convinces someone else with good credit to act as a “straw buyer”. These are often very hard to spot. Lenders, brokers, and real estate professionals of all kinds have been fooled, primarily because straw buyers work very…

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Second Teranet Market Insights Report Explores Age and Real Estate Trends

Second Teranet Market Insights Report Explores Age and Real Estate Trends

Real estate sales professionals across Canada are sure to find new insights in the second edition of the Teranet Market Insights report. The November 2017 publication features up-to-date data on millennial home buying trends, age demographics and the impact on the Ontario real estate market, and Ontario residential sales volumes…

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Marketing to Millennials – How to Tap This Potential Growth Market

When marketing to millennials, it’s important to know who they are and what they want in real estate! In the real estate business, it’s critical to be able to quickly and efficiently respond to your clients’ wants and needs. Where do millennials and real estate meet? What do they want…

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Real Estate and Interest Rates – How One Impacts the Other

There is no denying it – real estate and interest rates work hand-in-hand, each impacting the other. Do higher rates mean lower prices or is it vice versa? Have years of low rates caused Canada’s housing prices to skyrocket? If rates do go up, can Canadians absorb an increase in…

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6 Real Estate Marketing Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

When it comes to being successful in real estate, one of the most important things you need to consider is how and where you market yourself. With so many different marketing mediums available, it can sometimes be tough to determine the best uses for your marketing dollars – some more…

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Helping Newcomers to Canada Become Homeowners

Helping Newcomers to Canada Become Homeowners

Becoming a homeowner is one of life’s biggest milestones, whether we’re discussing newcomers to Canada or life-long residents. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about buying that first home, downsizing, or moving to a new city – it takes a lot of work to own a home. It often takes…

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For Sale by Owner: Turning FSBOs into Leads

For Sale by Owner: Turning FSBOs into Leads

While many real estate professionals cringe at the term, for sale by owner (FSBO) properties can actually be an excellent opportunity when prospecting for new leads. But let’s be honest: reaching out to an FSBO can be a challenge for some real estate professionals. It doesn’t have to be difficult…

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