Who Pays Commission When a Deal Doesn't Close

13 September 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Making recent news is a Brokerage who is suing for commission from a Seller on a deal that did not close. Agents work on commission but that does not mean that they work for free. For Sellers, when you sign a listing agreement it states that you owe a commission on the successful completion of your sale. What happens if the Seller accepts an offer and the sale does not complete and close?


Where Have all the First-Time Buyers Gone?

30 August 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

We keep focusing on the biggest challenge with our current real estate market: a lack of first time buyers. Where did they go, and why?


How to Generate Big Returns when Buying Pre-Construction

22 August 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Can you generate big returns from buying Pre-construction Condos? Yes, but you need to follow these three simple rules.


What You Should Know About the Real Estate Deposit

31 July 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

One of the most misunderstood issues in real estate is the deposit. The primary problem is our own real estate forms.


How to Afford to Live and Own in Downtown Toronto

17 July 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Living and owning in downtown Toronto has its challenges. Prices are high. Bank of Canada Governor Poloz did not help matters recently by telling millennials to just buy a cheaper house. If they cannot afford 400 sq.ft. downtown, how much smaller do you think these people should go Mr. Poloz?

  Buyers

3 Simple Rules for Investing in Real Estate

20 June 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Real Estate is not a short term investment. That's where investors lose money. Real Estate is a long term investment, over 5 years. If you go shorter, you're just gambling. So, here are my 3 simple rules.


Buying Assignment Sales

05 April 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

For whatever the reason, some people who buy a pre-construction condo do not want to close, but instead, sell it, to another buyer as an assignment

  Buyers

Realtor Tips: Protecting Your Buyer When the Seller Wants No Conditions

06 December 2017
Remax-Condos-Plus

When doing an offer, the main focus is usually about what conditions to include, that's important. But sometimes you cannot get an offer accepted with conditions. Not just in a multiple offer scenario, but at times when a seller wants a quick sale and wants the buyer to take the property 'as is'


3 Tips for Finding the Best Real Estate Agent

30 November 2017
Remax-Condos-Plus

I get more calls asking for "Who is your best agent?" from potential clients, looking for someone to help them and from other agents wanting to refer a client to an agent. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as a "best" agent.


Average Price: The Worst Statistic in Real Estate

12 October 2017
Remax-Condos-Plus

One of the worst statistics in Real is average prices. First, there is no such thing as an average house or property. Secondly, there is no such thing as an average location. Average prices also have another major problem. It assumes that the mix of sales is the same over time, and that never happens.