Miss Real Estate Manners – Part 3

This is the third installment of tips on courtesy in real estate, taken from guidelines produced by the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR). The following article in the REALTOR® EDGE newsletter is excerpted from the guidelines with permission from LSTAR. Real estate is a reputation business. What you do today may affect … Continued

Complaints service helps at stressful time

The discovery that you are the subject of a complaint to the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) can be an intimidating experience. That’s why the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) created a service to help Ontario REALTORS® navigate the process of handling a complaint to RECO. Members who are the subject of a RECO … Continued

Serving buyers in the pre-construction phase

I started my real estate career working for a marketing company that represented many reputable builders of new homes and hi-rise condominium projects. Initially I was representing builders. Since then, as a REALTOR®, I have also helped home buyers purchase pre-construction units. My exposure to both sides of the transaction leads me to believe there … Continued

Mentorship in real estate

Mentorship comes in different shapes and patterns, but many REALTORS® can benefit from the guidance of others, no matter how that mentoring is delivered. From one-on-one sessions to group meetings and formalized training programs, mentorship in real estate takes many forms. Various methods and strategies are used by REALTORS® in Ontario to encourage and support … Continued

Fall into technology events

If you want to stay on the cutting edge of technology in real estate, come to one or more in a series of events in the months ahead. The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is reprising its tools and technology series designed to develop your technical skills and knowledge with EMERGE. Starting up again this … Continued

Get organized and stay organized

In boy scouts, the motto is “be prepared.” This can be applied to real estate as well. Organization is the key to success, and there are many things you can do to get organized and stay organized. “Managing the slower periods wisely will help you immensely in busy times.” In our line of work, most … Continued

Miss Real Estate Manners: Do unto others

Last month, the REALTOR® EDGE newsletter published some tips from guidelines produced by the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR). The following is another excerpt from the guidelines, taken with permission from LSTAR. Treat your colleagues, clients and customers the way you would like to be treated. It’s not only nice; it’s smart. … Continued

Handling stress in real estate

Real estate is often ranked among the most stressful occupations. Erratic hours, stiff competition and an uncertain income are just a few of the reasons that a career in this field can be stressful. The REALTOR® EDGE newsletter spoke with three seasoned real estate professionals about stress and how to cope with it. Finding a … Continued

Four tips for a hassle-free move: RECO

The Real Estate Council of Ontario has published the following tips for consumers. After months of house hunting, you’ve purchased a great home that you’re excited to move into. But, there’s still the big to-do of planning the actual move. If hiring a moving company is part of your plan, consider these tips from Consumer … Continued

Miss Real Estate Manners: Show courtesy

The following excerpt is taken with permission from guidelines posted by the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS®. In real estate, as in life, the Golden Rule applies: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Real estate professionals should abide by the three Cs: Courtesy, Communication, andCommon Sense. Just ask yourself … Continued