Pushing for more transparency in real estate bidding

"There have been increased calls to implement a transparency model, where all buyers bidding on a home would know what the best offer is and are given the opportunity to beat it," says Philip Kocev, managing partner at iPro Realty in Toronto.
Erin Emery

Vancouver’s SPG Realty joins Macdonald Realty

SPG Realty, a boutique brokerage and project sales company in Vancouver, has joined Macdonald Realty, one of Canada’s largest independent brokerages.

Alberta Real Estate Foundation announces $455,000 in grants

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation recently announced that it has invested $455,000 in grants to research and educational organizations.
The tornado damaged a barn and a farmhouse.

Sales rep seriously hurt as tornado destroys farmhouse

An Ontario real estate sales rep was seriously injured July 15 when a tornado destroyed the farmhouse where she and her son were sheltering.

Century 21 offices raise over $50,000 in Golden Heart Virtual Challenge

Easter Seals Ontario recently wrapped up a 45-day Golden Heart Virtual Challenge in partnership with various Century 21 offices to support Easter Seals kids.
Barbara Lawlor

Barbara Lawlor on how the pandemic impacted pre-construction sales

In March, everything just stopped,” says Barbara Lawlor of Baker Real Estate Incorporated, which specializes in pre-construction residential and condominium sales. “But we pivoted.”
Von Palmer

TRREB promotes Von Palmer to COO

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board has promoted Von Palmer to the position of chief operating officer, effective July 16.

Seller can repossess townhouse after buyer fails to complete purchase

2100 Bridletowne Inc. v. Ding, 2021 ONSC 2119 demonstrates the issues that may arise when a buyer takes possession of a property before the transaction is completed.

Housing homeless veterans a focus for Sutton Group Masters in Kingston

Sutton Group - Masters Realty in Kingston, Ont. is supporting an innovative Homes for Heroes project that will provide temporary housing, counselling and training for veterans.
A billboard advertises the new BDAR website

Barrie & District Association of Realtors launch new consumer online platform

The Barrie & District Association of Realtors recently launched Your North Life, which it describes as “a new online platform for all things real estate, lifestyle and relocation in the Greater Simcoe Muskoka Region".