Real Estate in the News

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

GTA Realtors Release Mid-Month Resale Housing Figures
Mid-May resale housing figures released show a 9.6% year-over-year increase in the Greater Toornto Area reports The Toronto Real Estate Board. “It is clear that demand for ownership housing remains very strong in the GTA. So much so that, if the pace of sales experienced in the first half of this month is sustained in the second half, we will see ...

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Real Estate in the News

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Our weekly wrapup of the important real estate news stories we’re following.

Smart Money: Canadians stressed about finances as debt levels rise, exclusive poll finds – globalnews.ca
Money related stress affects 45% of Canadians with the grief coming from keeping a steady income, saving for retirement and saving for a down payment topping the list. Also see “Ways to save for a down payment.”

Toronto Real Estate Board demands brokers halt online sales ...

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Real Estate in the News

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Our weekly wrapup of the important real estate news stories we’re following.

RECO Strategic Business Plan for fiscal 2015 to 2017 – reco.on.ca
It’s time to review the Real estate Council of Ontario’s strategic plan for 2015 – 2017 (PDF download).

Ground-breaking Supreme Court decision affects all real estate contracts – Remonline.com
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a ground-breaking decision, Bhasin v. Hrynew, which articulates newly clarified duties on how the parties to a ...

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Sub-brokerages, Mini-brokerages and the Realty Point Brokerage Franchise Model

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Let’s understand what real estate sub-brokerages are and how the Realty Point Brokerage model disrupts the traditional real estate brokerage franchise model.

The Old Real Estate Brokerage Franchise Model
The traditional model of real estate brokerage takes two forms, a franchise agreement with a provincial or national real estate corporation or a real estate broker opening an independent brokerage office (IBO).

Real estate brokers and salespeople in Ontario have to-date not been able to incorporate ...

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Is Your LinkedIn® Profile RECO and REBBA 2002 Compliant?

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The use of LinkedIn® by real estate professionals and brokerages is quickly growing as a network for professionals to stay abreast of developments in the local real estate industry. It’s important to be aware that the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) and the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act 2002 (REBBA 2002) have regulations that guide how real estate professionals are permitted to use social media to promote their business, and the type of disclosures that are required to ...

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Is Your Facebook Profile RECO and REBBA 2002 Compliant?

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The use of Facebook by real estate professionals and brokerages has exploded recently. It’s important to be aware that RECO and REBBA 2002 have regulations that guide how real estate professionals are permitted to use social media to promote their business, and the type of disclosures that are required to ensure that social media use is in compliance by all.

As a Real Estate Professional in Ontario registered by RECO it’s your obligation to use Facebook (and all social media channels) ...

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Is Your Twitter Profile RECO and REBBA 2002 Compliant?

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The use of Twitter by real estate professionals and brokerages has exploded recently. It’s important to be aware that RECO and REBBA 2002 have regulations that guide how real estate professionals are permitted to use social media to promote their business, and the type of disclosures that are required to ensure that social media use is in compliance by all.

We have created this free downloadable guide, in PDF format, to help you understand your obligations as you add Twitter to ...

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