YTD sales increase in seven markets
August stats from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reveal sales in many major markets are up year over year, with brokers in the Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta having the most cause to celebrate.
Brokers bolster credibility in the media
Leading brokers regularly featured in the Toronto media suggest that with that exposure comes an obligation to bolster personal and industry credibility with straight talk focused on objective advice and avoiding unnecessary hype.
Brokers warn against dual licensing
Brokers offering a cautionary note about dual licensing after one such industry player had his broker license suspended for five years.
Brokers share thoughts on business growth
For a new broker, the hardest part may be branching outside the pool of friends and family to reach a larger client base – but coming from an industry known for its social aspect surely helps.
REMIC makes MBLAA recommendations
The Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada (REMIC) has now delivered the recommendations of a 1,000 brokers to the man responsible for leading the review of Ontario’s MBLAA, with concerns about a potential double-standard high on the list.
Syndicated mortgages may still be relatively unknown, but leading player Fortress Real Developments hosted an informational conference Wednesday, focused on filling in the gaps and the opportunities for brokers and investors.
Poloz hints at removal of low-rate stimulus
The country is returning to “natural economic growth,” Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, told a conference at the Vancouver Board and Trade Wednesday, hinting at the eventual removal of low-rate stimulus.
Mortgage Architects find a way to make conferences fun
Company conferences can be long and drab, but when done right – as was the case at this summer’s Mortgage Architects national conference – they can provide a fun and engaging platform for employees to mingle and learn.
Flaherty threatens action
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he will step in to intervene once more if the housing market appears to move toward a bubble.
CMA's Lifetime Achievement recipient speaks out
As the CMA nomination process ramps up for another year, the 2013 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award admits he was surprised by the distinction while the sponsor of the award itself shares its reasons for backing the honour.