Part Time Agents

09 November 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

As of October 4th, Winnipeg Realtors can now have another job aside from selling real estate after members of WinnipegRealtors approved an amendment to a longstanding bylaw.


The Importance of Pricing Your Property

01 November 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

For the past few years the list price strategy for most agents was to underprice a property. That did not take much skill, the further under market it was listed, the more it went over the list price. Any agent can do that .Today, potential buyers have grown tired of looking at unrealistic prices and competing with multiple buyers.


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?


Amendments vs Waivers

09 August 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Amendments to offers are a crucial part of the bargaining process. Many agents attempt to use an amendment as a substitute for waiving a condition, usually in favour of the buyer


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 Do You Find Out How Many Offers There were on a Property You Bid On

25 May 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

Dealing with multiple offers can create additional stress and paperwork, for not only the buyers, but the agents as well. Those people who are not successful have to start the search process all over again. And for the buyer who has won, they often wonder if there were other offers besides theirs. That's why with every offer today, the listing agent asks for form 801.


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.


Should Double Ending Deals be Banned?

04 October 2017
Remax-Condos-Plus

The biggest concern among agents is, the Government thinking about eliminating the double-ending of sales in real estate. Double-ending occurs when the same agent lists and then sells the property to a buyer. On the surface, it seems to make sense, but in reality, it does not work.


The Competition Bureau Ruling

11 May 2016
Remax-Condos-Plus

Many of you already know that the Courts found in favour of the Competition Bureau in a limited fashion against TREB. What does the Competition Bureau ruling mean for the public and for Realtors? The simple answer is not much! Let me explain.