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Barry Lebow, FRI, Master-ASA, ABR, SRES, is one of Canada’s most recognized real estate authorities. Now in his 54th year of professional real estate, Barry has been honoured by many real estate associations for his work in the profession. He has testified in more than 500 trials across North America. He is the founder of the Accredited Senior Agent designation program. A teacher, trainer and educator, he is an active broker at Re/Max Ultimate Realty in Toronto. Visit barrylebow.com to contact Barry.

What you need to know about the vendor take-back mortgage

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In this video, I go over all the pros and cons of the vendor take-back mortgage and why you need to understand how it works.

Barry Lebow on part-timers and no respect for real estate skills

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In this video rant, veteran Realtor and long-time REM columnist Barry Lebow says the disrupters in the real estate industry are not coming from outside the industry, but within.

Mistakes that land salespeople in litigation

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Too many court cases involving agents are a result of one common denominator – not doing due diligence. Here are some recommendations on how not to get sued by doing a proper job when buying or listing.

Family wars and the little red wagon

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When there is conflict between family members, it is not usually about recent grievances – it is almost always about something in the past. Or as I like to call it, the “little red wagon”.

Barry Lebow talks to Bob Aaron about wills and estates

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In this video, I interview Bob about misconceptions involving wills, including what will happen if you die without a will (no, the government doesn’t take it all).

Dealing with bullies and big egos

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You don’t need to put up with bullies or arrogant jerks who are being unprofessional and just to make themselves feel good. This short video might help you deal with belligerent people and make you smile too.

Heretic appraisal pricing: Better real estate valuation

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I believe that the appraisal theory that most of you have learned in school is so outdated that it has very little relevance to 2021.

Raise your income by selling less

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I have a friend. Based on volume, her sales propel her into the ranks of the top five per cent of salespeople but based solely on commissions earned, she never tops $100,000 per year.

Selling luxury homes: Jack Cotton’s book is a great resource

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At the fall NAR Expo in Boston I picked up Selling Luxury Homes by Jack Cotton, a Sotheby’s broker from Cape Cod. I could not put it down.

The power of the expired listing

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An experienced manager told me “Never show the public expired listings. They will get those prices into their heads.” I did not agree because the opposite is true. Expired listings have power.