How to be a rapid responder but still get stuff done

Do I think you should be a rapid responder? Certainly! But within certain limitations that support your overall productivity. Here are a few simple rules that I follow.

You made a great hire. Now what?

Hiring great talent is important. Retaining them is even more important. Here are our top tips for retaining your employees.

How to fix the affordable housing crisis

There are thousands of stories about what’s causing unaffordable housing. Rather than regurgitate symptoms and causes, the following are actionable items to create immediate and near-immediate results to alleviate housing availability and affordability.

Dan St. Ives: It’s a new year! (Updated 2022)

Today’s column is recycled – it first appeared here back in 2008. I figured it might be a good time to dust it off and update it a bit, given that I’m so far behind on my holiday streaming viewing. And my holiday baking consumption.

The rise of the remote buyer

Increasingly, people are comfortable buying a home remotely and technology helps us do that much more easily than in the past.

Brokerage succession planning checklist: Set yourself up for success

Regardless of whether you are looking to sell in the near future, establishing a strong succession plan is a valuable and critical business practice.

The scrumptious recipe for keeping deals together

What services do you provide to your clients? Professional photography? A home staging consultation? A weekly report/update? These are all important, but there’s something more fundamental that is harder to define.

Designing sales commission packages for long-term retention

A well-planned sales commission structure will attract top sales associates to your team and retain them. There’s a science to pinning down a figure that is a fair commission rate.

Recipes for Realtors: Waldorf salad Bosc pears and warm blue cheese dressing

The nutrition world says pears are an amazing anti inflammatory and should used regularly, especially during winter.

What will Canada’s housing market look like in 2022?

Active, hyper-active or subdued; rally, correction or crash? How might Canada’s housing market look like in 2022?