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Diane Slawych is a contributing writer for REM.

“Cute branding” gets attention of Realtors and buyers alike

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For sale and sold signs all look fairly standard and don’t usually garner much attention. Not so with Robert Francis’ signs, which feature a photo of a serious-looking toddler.

Coping with COVID: How Kitchener brokerage Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty supported agents

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In the midst of the first COVID-19, the leadership team at Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty in Kitchener decided to loan each agent up to $2,000. The terms? “Pay this back when you can.”
The Kate Broddick Team

Kate Broddick’s close-knit Brantford team has each other’s backs

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If Kate Broddick has ever helped you buy or sell your home (and you have the slightest interest in real estate as a career) don’t be surprised if you end up on her team!
Jennifer McKeown and Andre Parisien

Condos sell virtually for $36 million

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The sale of $36 million worth of pre-construction condos in Quebec over a two-day period at the height of the COVID pandemic sounds impressive. But perhaps equally notable is the fact that all the transactions took place virtually.
Anne Brobyn

Anne Brobyn: Helping clients purchase property abroad

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Ontario-based Hibiscus International has carved out a niche in the area of real estate tourism. Company president Anne Brobyn believes it may be the only business of its kind in North America.
The view from a home at Rock House, from Glace Bay Resorts in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Buying a second home in Belize or Turks and Caicos Islands

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For buyers looking for a change of scenery and warmer weather, Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands are two potential second home locations for Canadians.
Glenn McQueenie

Glenn McQueenie: Agents can thrive during the pandemic

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Glenn McQueenie found that 20 per cent of agents were waiting out the pandemic before resuming business, 60 per cent had no idea what to do, while another 20 per cent were “doubling down.”

Gémma Leggett sells a lifestyle, not just a home

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For a recent listing – a luxury property in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario – broker Gémma Leggett hired actors, a videographer (with a drone) and even secured a luxury car for a cameo role.
Alex Elieff, left and Dan Wojcik

Rookie Barrie agents Dan Wojcik and Alex Elieff achieve ‘unheard of sales record’

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Dan Wojcik and Alex Elieff, two sales reps with Century 21 in Barrie, Ont., give new meaning to the word teamwork.

Virtual home staging thrives during pandemic

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Every industry has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. And while the fallout has mostly been negative, one niche business that has experienced a positive impact is that of virtual staging.