Accelerate your career by joining or creating an online community

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During the pandemic, we saw many behavioural changes. One of them was the surge in online communities that offered critical – if not life saving – services and support.

Real estate tech trends to watch

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I recently spoke to Realtor Kristi Mercier, the chair of CREA’s technology committee, and Patrick Pichette, vice-president of Realtor.ca to talk about technology trends shaping the real estate industry in Canada.

Successful technologies support Realtors. They don’t try to replace them

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With a wave of tech investment coming to real estate, all proptech leaders need to ask themselves one question: “Is my company’s technology useful in boosting the existing homebuying processes, or is it aimed at replacing the real estate salesperson?”

Why good proptech goes bad

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To untangle the thorny web that catches proptech entrepreneurs off-guard, I turned to possibly the most plugged-in industry leaders in Canada – Lynette Keyowski, managing partner of REACH Canada and Mike McAra, director of REACH Canada.

The silver lining in the COVID-19 thunderstorm

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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.

Who’s behind the revolution in the rental industry?

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“Many landlords would face bankruptcy after only three months of not receiving rental payments,” Karthik Manimozhi, CEO of LetUs by RentMoola.

Leadership in a disconnected era

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During this crisis, leaders in the real estate industry have prioritized communication and empathy.
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Supreme Court case affirms: Act honestly, or else…

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While I’ve always been an advocate of acting in good faith, a new Supreme Court ruling has driven the point home and reaffirmed a slightly different rule – the duty to act honestly.

The commercial lease rollercoaster is just starting up

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Ontario tenants breathed a collective sigh of relief when the moratorium on evictions via the Protecting Small Business Act in Ontario was extended to the Halloween weekend.

A lesson about roommates for tenant agents

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A recent Real Estate Council of Ontario decision makes it clear that there are certain cases in which agents acting for tenants must disclose the presence of roommates.