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A 1,000-broker pep talk? by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-24 12:57:15 PM

One webinar, 1,000 brokers, and likely 10,000 opinions. Accomplishing the first of those feats is relatively easy, said industry trainer Greg Williamson, preparing to use an online discussion in early July to offer fellow brokers a strategy for “winning the rate war.”read more

Brokers welcome freeze on mortgage rule changes by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-22 9:25:10 AM

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is offering brokers a respite from any new mortgage rule changes like those introduced in March, suggesting he’s happy with slowing demand stemming from those spring more

Social media drives originations by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-22 2:45:54 AM

Even as originations through Realtors and clients slow across much of the industry, brokers are actively developing leads and closing deals originating on Twitter, Facebook and other social media more

Baby boomers offering boon for brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-21 3:05:48 AM

A veteran Vancouver broker has tapped into the growing number of baby boomers willing to sell their houses and take out high-ratio mortgages on retirement homes in order to limit exposure to the volatile property more

Vancouver broker weighs in on Chinese buyers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-21 2:48:31 AM

A broker more than doubling his Chinese foreign clients in the last year is challenging the belief that language is an insurmountable barrier to accessing those buyers, now reshaping the West Vancouver and Richmond markets. Still, some, he concedes, prefer to deal with brokers of the same more

MCAP extends helping hand to Habitat for Humanity by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-20 7:10:20 AM

MCAP is aiming to extend the reach of one of the broker channel’s favourite charities, through both its broker-partners and their shared more

Justin Smith: Keeping pace despite a slowing real estate market by | 2011-06-17 4:51:18 PM

Justin Smith, director, business developmen,t for Canadiana Financial discusses how brokers can grow business as the real estate market more

Growing number of brokers reach for 'last ditch' lending by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-17 6:12:30 AM

Lendwise – what some brokers call the lender of last resort – is reporting 70-per-cent year-over-year growth in funded volumes for May, as brokers respond to increasingly fierce competition from the banks on rate, rate and more more