Earning your trust

April 23, 2019

Without question, the majority of people in the real estate and mortgage industries are honest and work hard for their earnings. They take their responsibilities seriously. But even the most honest among us can make a mistake. So, once you've reached the closing table, if something appears out of line it's OK to ask. Your mortgage broker has ...

How to succeed during the hurricane

April 18, 2019

Canada, despite its comparatively more conservative approach to finance, is clearly not immune to the problems of the global financial and real estate markets. These problems slip into the “real economy” – sales, income and jobs – and move across the borders, especially ours, which is heavily dependent upon exports and firmly tied to the ups and ...

Welcome to the new housing rally!

April 16, 2019

A signal from the Bank of Canada that it is not raising its key lending rate any time soon, coupled with the likelihood of falling mortgage rates, could be enough to keep the latest housing rally going, writes the Financial Post‘s Garry Marr. There have been signs the housing market is in recovery mode with year-over-year sales rising in many ...

Effective Time Management: Nine Tips

April 14, 2019

Do you ever wonder why top producers are top producers? Are they gifted? Do they have connections that the average person can only dream of? Are they lucky? Perhaps. But chances are the one thing that top producers have in common with each other, is an innate sense of how to translate every hour in their day to impact productivity- and ...

How to turn your property into a vacation rental

April 13, 2019

Want to make a few extra bucks renting out your home when you’re out of town? Or maybe you have a cottage you’d like to rent out when you’re not using it. Here’s what you need to know to turn your property into a money-making vacation destination. Dropping off the keys All property owners have their own rules about handing over the keys, ...

10 simples things to make you happier at home

April 12, 2019

Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control ...

Build a Profitable Business with a Solid Growth Strategy

April 10, 2019

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 ...

Scotiabank CEO sees Canadian housing slowdown, not crash

April 7, 2019

Bank of Nova Scotia Chief Executive Rick Waugh said on Tuesday that mortgage delinquencies have risen at Canada's third-biggest bank, but that he does not foresee a U.S.-style housing crash. "We still anticipate what I would call in terms of housing, a soft landing, and all the metrics which we watch daily confirm that," Waugh told the bank's ...

Canadian house prices edge higher in April

April 6, 2019

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 ...

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 ...
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