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Stanford publishes review, 'How Important Is Culture?: An Inside Look at Keller Williams Realty'

February 12, 2016

Company culture creates results: the Keller Williams formula A new Stanford School of Business analysis of Keller Williams Realty concludes that the Austin, Texas-based company takes a blended approach to corporate management and leadership, with a top-down business model but a bottoms-up approach to decision-making. “While its franchising ...

10 Ways to Get the Best of Winter When Selling Your Home

January 16, 2016

If your home will be for sale this winter, it is important to master certain seasonal issues that are less significant or even non-existent at other times of the year. Here are 10 bits of sage advice from RE/MAX agents that can help put a “Sold” sticker on that yard sign. Let Those Lights Shine: The best way to combat winter’s short and ...

Demise of the detached house? No end in sight for rising cost of single family homes

January 22, 2014

If it seems like high-rise condominium units are keep getting smaller and affordable single family homes are getting harder to find, it’s true. Data from RealNet Canada Inc. for Toronto, to be released Wednesday, paints a grim picture for buyers hoping to avoid condominium living in favour of a low-rise home. It’s a trend that the chief ...

8 houseplants that clean up indoor air

October 3, 2013

When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscapes and jam-packed highways, but there’s another place where we should be focusing our attention on air pollution: our own homes. Due to the airtight nature of many houses and apartments today, as well as chemical off-gassing in new constructions (which can last for months), ...

Canadian house prices edge higher in April

May 29, 2013

Canadian home prices rose in April from March as three strong cities in Western Canada more than offset weak showings elsewhere, while the annual gain in prices slowed, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Tuesday. The index, which measures price changes for repeat sales of single-family homes, showed overall prices ...

Build a Profitable Business with a Solid Growth Strategy

March 8, 2012

Identifying, creating, developing, and following through on a solid growth strategy is like writing a book report. Getting started is always the hardest part. Building your business by design requires a developed plan. That plan serves as the compass to guide your course of action. If the plan is effective, it leads to the kind of ...

Six signs it's time to buy a house

June 27, 2011

If you've been considering buying a house but you're still unsure, consider some of the personal and economic conditions that favor home purchases. If you find that a number of these signs ring true for you, it might be time to contact a real estate agent and start shopping. 1. You're Ready to Commit First and foremost, if you're not ready ...

Do you buy before selling?

May 21, 2011

In today’s market where the majority of people who are actively pursuing real estate are involving themselves on both sides of the coin — the sale of their existing home and the purchase of their new home — the question of what to do first is an important one. On the one hand you don’t want to purchase before selling because you don’t want to ...

13 Extra Costs to be Aware of Before Buying a Home

May 14, 2011

Whether you're looking to buy your first home, or trading up to a larger one, there are many costs - on top of the purchase price - that you must figure into your calculation of affordability. These extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs, could surprise you with an unwanted financial nightmare on closing day if you're not informed ...

What condo purchasers need to watch for

April 5, 2011

Ask anyone who has bought a new condominium suite recently and they will tell you: (a) it is not like buying a house, (b) it is not like buying a resale condo, and (c) unless you are prepared, the cost of closing the deal will make your knees tremble. So, what should neophytes know about buying that 485-square-foot gem in the heart of the club ...
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