How Realtors are like Superman

BY ARI LAHDEKORPI When I was a kid, one of my favourite imaginary roles was the superhero. I remember running around the yard and hiding behind...

Real estate trade union

It is difficult to unite the real estate practitioners together because this industry accommodates too many part-timers. And real estate salespeople are in fact self‑employed businesspersons,...

More union talk

So, Re/Max Cornerstone held their ratification vote and are now Local 2001 of the Brewery, General and Professional Worker's Union -- Well, bully for you...

Managing your database for profit

BY ROLF HITZER Can you relate to this: You arrive on time for your listing appointment. You introduce yourself and go through the process of touring...

Corporate Relocations: Competitor or predator?

BY DOUG MCCALLUM This is a wake‑up call to the real estate regulators, federal competition regulators, real estate associations and to all brokers who have let our...

Lawyers selling real estate

With regard to the article in REM about lawyers selling real estate, Mr. Silverstein, because of his position and knowledge of the real estate industry, cannot...

Do lawyers really want to sell real estate?

By Diane Usher Lawyers, seeking to revive their diminishing role in the real estate transaction, have suggested an expanded role for themselves. While Realtors pocket...

Could lawyers become real estate agents?

BY AVI ROSEN AND DOMENICA NUNNO In Canada, your real estate agent works with you to list, market and sell your home at the best possible...

Grocery stores and Realtor offices

Many years ago in a town that is close to yours, there was a grocer who opened a store in the downtown area. This...

Lessons I learned from my Christmas party case

BY DON JERRY   Editor’s Note: It was a Christmas party with consequences that still continue. In December 1994, Don Jerry hosted a holiday get‑together for...