Real estate in the News

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This week’s top real estate news in Ontario and how your real estate business could be affected.

CMHC releases Q2 housing market outlook
The average Canadian home price is expected to continue to increase in the next two years, meaning CMHC doesn’t expect any sort of wide-scale correction. “The average MLS® price is forecast to be between $474,200 and $495,800 in 2016 and between $479,300 and $501,100 in 2017. These levels are higher than the 2015 average price of ...

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Real Estate in the News

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Average Canadian home now costs more than $500,000, CREA says
Monthly sales data from the Canadian Real Estate Association released Tuesday show the average price of a Canadian home was $503,057 in February. That’s an increase of more than 16 per cent from the same month a year ago.

Canada second only to France in taxing people who make $200,000 a year or ...

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Real Estate in the News

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GTA Realtors® Release Monthly Resale Housing Figures
Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record number of home sales through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2016. There were 7,621 transactions reported this past February – up 21.1 per cent compared to February 2015. The average selling price was up by 14.9 per cent annually to $685,278.

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Real Estate in the News

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Leading Realtors share foreign investment stats
Toronto-based agent Jimmy Molloy – who also does a great deal of luxury business – estimates his foreign sales range between 10-15%.

8 sales stuff-ups you can avoid
Brokers should understand the short- and long-term goals of each client to ensure that they can provide the best structure at the outset and for the future.

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Real Estate in the News

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Real estate news stories that we’ve been following this week.

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GTA Realtors® Release Monthly Resale Housing Figures
“Buyers in the GTA remain confident in their ability to purchase and pay for a home over the long term. They see ownership housing as a quality investment that has historically produced positive returns while at the same time providing owners with a place to live in ...

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Using Your Online Channels to Increase Your Lead Quality

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If your website isn’t working to bring you quality leads then there are a few changes you need to make.

 

Step One: Review Your Website

The first thing you need to do is have a non-real estate person take a look at your website. They should tell you if:

  • It’s easy to navigate
  • The contact form is easy to find and easy to use
  • The website content is fresh and up-to-date
  • The message of your personal brand is clear but not self-serving or too loud

It’s easy to ...

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How to Do a Great Listing Presentation

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Your listing presentation, whether it takes place in your office or at the client’s property, is the one opportunity you have to list the home. Follow these suggestions to make your presentation a success.

 

Build Rapport

Ask the seller about their interests, after seeing visual clues in their home, such as pets, magazines, memorabilia, etc. Some informed small talk makes the meeting a little more comfortable and a client at ease with you is more likely to list with you.

Some basic social ...

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Communication is the Key to Exceeding Your Real Estate Buyer-Client’s Expectations

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Real estate sales is a great career choice because you:

  • Set your own hours
  • Create and implement your own marketing initiatives
  • Create your own networking opportunities
  • Meet and interact with a wide variety of people

Freedom to Work
Most brokerages allow for a wide degree of independence as to how you account for your time and how you market your business. There is a certain level of freedom with real estate sales that isn’t available in most other careers and that aspect is a major ...

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Realtors and Their Future Relevance

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There have been bell-ringers in the streets for many years calling for the end of the real estate sales profession as we know it.

Now we understand that the very real threats are coming from all sides. Just as there really isn’t a “private life” anymore (short of unplugging yourself from the internet), there is no safety in continuing to do your job as you did before.

“Big Data” will erode the limited access to information that long has been the ...

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Where is Your Career in Real Estate Sales Taking You?

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As a “Top Producer” you earn a good living and are (generally) happy where you work.

You seek out new ways to increase your sales (within the confines of where you work) and have found a certain level of comfort within your place of employment (even though you are technically self-employed).

You excel at networking and expanding your client base, have community involvement on your resume and genuinely like meeting new people without putting “business first” at every social interaction.

But there are ...

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