Why the Federal Court ruled against TRREB on privacy and copyright matters

The first quarter of 2021 has been a busy jurisprudential time for the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board. Both decisions highlight the importance of following proper procedure and taking any required steps before commencing an action in court.

Housing sector inflation adds to economy’s vulnerabilities

Houses in Canada are becoming increasingly unaffordable. The trend has defied all predictions. The growing inequality calls for a course correction in Canada’s housing market.

Listing agents, this is your responsibility

I had a horrible experience this week, when I was sitting in the driveway of a home with my buyers but couldn’t get the listing agent to let us go in.

Some new recruits expect to make easy money in real estate

The average home price in Toronto is more than $1 million. An agent might typically earn a commission of about $25,000 selling a property at this price. A lot of people look at that equation and think, “I can do that.”

Dan St. Yves: Realtor theme songs

Years ago (back when cassette tapes were high-end audio recording options) I put together one or two collections of songs I considered “motivational music”.
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Recipes for Realtors: Deep-fried fishcake po’boy

It’s a mouth-watering delicious treat, especially for those who observe Friday fish days as a whole family meal. This is also an easy-make meal for those who live alone.
Skyline of Barrie, Ontario

Barrie: A crazy real estate market in our cosy community

How did our beautiful little community of Barrie, Ont., our cosy city by the bay, become such a hot commodity that any house on the market is being snapped up by insatiable buyers without so much as a financing clause?

Fractional ownership may be the solution to housing affordability

Here are three amazing new companies to get your wheels turning on how their innovative model, or parts of their model, can help address the housing affordability crisis.
Anna Depalma

Sponsored: ‘You have to be online for people to see you’: One Ontario REALTOR®’s...

For Depalma, the COVID-19 pandemic further emphasized the need to focus on digital marketing. “You have to be online for people to see you,” she said. “That’s why I invested in a GoDaddy website.”

The silver lining in the COVID-19 thunderstorm

As it turns out, happy and healthy employees produce happy and healthy returns. It’s for this reason that I’m certain that the workplace will get better, at the very least, in the following four ways.