Who Really Pays the Commission?

11 December 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

When you go to sell your property, who really pays the commission? Most owners think they pay the commission. That's why the first thing they do when they meet an agent to list their property, is to negotiate the commission as low as possible.


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?


The Importance of Choosing the Right Realtor

12 April 2018
Remax-Condos-Plus

In the first 4 months of 2017, Sellers could pick just about any agent and their property would sell. There was no need to stage the property, no need for pictures or videos, just list at any price. So, any agent would do.


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.


What You Should Know About Witnessing a Signature

22 June 2016
Remax-Condos-Plus

Witnessing a signature can sometimes be a problem with newer agents and first time buyers who don't understand the significance.


Average Price: The Worst Statustic in Real Estate

20 April 2016
Remax-Condos-Plus

The worst statistic most often quoted in Real Estate is the average sale price. Did you know that the average sale price of an area can change when there are no actual changes in prices of any real estate? This is because the mix of sales always changes over time.


Pricing Your Property

16 March 2016
Remax-Condos-Plus

This week Inside the Real Estate Market we want to talk about the strategy in setting the right list price for your property. Most sellers set a price too high or above the market value. The rational is that they can just reduce it over time and maybe they can get lucky