What’s staying behind: Chattels, fixtures and rental items

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

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

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

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.

5 things you should know about buyer representation agreements

There continues to be debate across the country about whether real estate agents should use a buyer representation agreement (BRA) prior to working with buyers. Based on recent case law and public reaction to BRAs in general, here are five things to remember.

If you have nothing nice to say…

My late mother gave me this advice many years ago when it came to gossip: “If you have nothing nice to say about someone, say nothing at all.” Wise words. I imagine many of you heard the same advice growing up.