How to be a rapid responder but still get stuff done

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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?

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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