Watch: 5 things to remember when advertising

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When advertising to the general public, here are five lessons to remember to avoid complaints from your fellow real estate professionals, the general public or your provincial regulator.
Yogi Berra (Photo by Martyna Borkowski)

Yogi Berra’s five lessons for real estate investors

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Here are five valuable Yogi Berra lessons for real estate investors. Even a Toronto Blue Jays fan can appreciate the work ethic and charm of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankee who passed away recently.

Five reasons to use FINTRAC rules to grow your business

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I want you to consider five reasons why following the FINTRAC requirements will not only keep you out of trouble, but will also increase your referrals.

Watch: In Ontario, 5 things to know about Bill 55 and bidding wars

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There is already confusion with respect to how real estate brokerages are to comply with Bill 55 and use the new Form 801 in a bidding war. Mark Weisleder outlines 5 things you need to know.

Watch: 5 things to remember about boundary rights

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Mark Weisleder presents five things to remember when it comes to boundary rights. There is an expression that good fences make good neighbours. One qualification. Only when the fence happens to be on the correct boundary line.

Be prepared for end-of-month closings

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Real estate closing days are already stressful occasions for buyers and sellers. When they are scheduled for the end of a month, particularly a Friday before a long weekend, there are added concerns for both buyers and sellers.
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What’s staying behind: Chattels, fixtures and rental items

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There is nothing more frustrating than working extremely hard to negotiate and close a real estate deal, only to have the buyer complain afterwards about missing or broken appliances, or onerous terms contained in rental items that were not explained.

Watch: 10 ways to avoid the tenant from hell

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Most residential tenants are long-term tenants who pay their rent on time and properly look after a landlord’s property. If you’re a landlord, the trick is to do the proper research in advance so that you can avoid the tenant from hell.

When your deal doesn’t close: 5 scenarios

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When a deal doesn't close, it is important for real estate agents and brokerages to gather the correct information to understand both the rights of your clients and your own right to collect commission. Let’s see what happens in the following five situations.
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5 common real estate mistakes to avoid this spring

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This has already been a very busy spring for buyers, sellers and real estate agents in many parts of the country. In order to ensure that your deals close in an orderly manner take care to avoid the following common real estate mistakes.