How to know if you have an effective board of directors and CEO

This is the time of year when many boards and associations will be holding elections for their boards of directors. Is your board adopting policies and formulating strategies that will prepare your association for the future?

Phil Soper: Millennial housing intentions

In the housing industry we pay particular attention to the behavioural patterns of millennials, those in their mid-20s to late 30s now, because they are the largest population cohort in North American history.

Commissions: Steering our way into trouble

Okay, here we go again. A few years ago we had the Competition Bureau down our throats telling us about our anti-competitive behaviour. Their point...

Tree trespassing: Maintaining border and boundary trees

It is important to understand the difference between boundary and border trees. These two classifications dictate responsibility and liability for maintaining trees and the safety of the property on which they stand.

Phil Soper: Canada needs to get housing right

Affordability is simply the symptom – the result of the underlying malady. Canada’s crisis is our meager housing supply. We have far too few roofs to shelter our people.

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.”
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.”

Why pay commission to a Realtor?

During my career I have heard many versions of these two questions: “Why should I pay a Realtor to sell my property?” and “What do I get in return for the commission I pay?”

Women in real estate: Advancing diversity

Real estate professionals who identify as women have made remarkable advancements towards equal representation in the industry.

Become a real estate trading insider

As a real estate professional, you have the ability to be an industry insider in the field of real estate. Many of us are missing out because we use this knowledge and insight for our clients, but we fail to use it for ourselves.