2016 — The Year You Launch Your Own Brokerage

Autonomy, Freedom, Money, and Equity When you work for a big brokerage, you give away your autonomy, freedom, income and equity. You create value for Remax, Royal Lepage, Sutton Group, Century21, Sothebys, Home Life or the new kid, Engel & Volkers. How about hanging onto that equity? I’ve known a few very successful people and what…

Toronto and Vancouver 2016 Real Estate Market Forecast

2016 & 2017 Sales Potential is Looking Good Has there ever been a better time to be a realtor, property developer or mortgage agent in Toronto and Vancouver? Probably not. CREA, Royal Bank and CMHC are giving the thumbs up for realty transactions over the next few years. Pros are going to do well. Agents and brokers should…

21 Success Tips for Top Selling Realtors

BIG Kahunas Lead — And Make a Lot More Money Millions of realtors, mortgage agents, new home builders, custom home builders, dentists, insurance brokers, architects, medical specialists, and vacation resort managers are all competing to be the Big Kahunas of their markets. Some will, and from humble beginnings. The title graphic is courtesy of Inman. In the US,…

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Take Action – Your Love for What you do Will Take Care of Everything

I attended a seminar in Markham, Ontario last Monday evening. It was hosted by Julie Flippin of Small Business Savvy. She’s a sales coach who helps small business people discover what is holding them back from achieving success and get on with building a successful business. It was fascinating to hear her talk about how…

Yes, You Can Become a Millionaire Real Estate Agent

Yes, You Can Become a Millionaire Real Estate Agent

  Become a Millionaire in Real Estate If you’re a 21 to 36 year old realtor, you’re very smart. Most agents are approaching retirement and they’re going to leave the whole housing market to you. That’s brilliant positioning. But how’s your business development going? Are you ready to take charge and become a millionaire real…

Real Estate Market Forecast Housing Outlook Vancouver 2016

Real Estate Market Forecast Housing Outlook Vancouver 2016

There’s Cause for Optimism in Vancouver and the Rest of BC The irony of it all. BC is now Canada’s economic darling and yet some are complaining (justifiably, those who can’t pay the high rents). The question is whether politicians will try do something negative to spoil this growth. The BC economy is expected to expand…

What is Social Media Marketing Strategy?
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What is Social Media Marketing Strategy?

  Digital Marketing’s “Big Three” The pillars of digital marketing are: SEO Strategy, Content Development/Strategy, and Social Media Strategy.  They’re interdependent and very powerful when they work together. This post is about how to develop a social media strategy — easy to digest, giving you the overview you need before you go about Tweeting, posting and…

How to Be the King or Queen of Real Estate Agents

How to Be the King or Queen of Real Estate Agents

  Maximum Exposure, Maximum Engagement Home prices in Vancouver continue their upward spiral. An interesting insight from an REW survey discussed in the Vancouver Courier suggests that wealth transfer from baby boomers to their Gen X and Gen Y kids is partly responsible for the demand and prices in the Vancouver real restate market. As a…

Condo Buyers vs House Buyers — Are they Different?

  Are Condo Buyers Different than House Buyers? Now in Spring 2017 we’ve seen house and condo prices in Toronto jump and should keep on rising   The era of the condo is upon us and they may represent the best capital gain and rental income for investors and new deals for most realtors.   With respect to your…