E-Signatures…Why Not

I want to start by saying this was meant to be a VLOG, not a BLOG post. I had full intentions of sitting down at my computer and  taking an awesome video for you all, but then I got this cold. This awful, nasty, can’t stop coughing type of cold. So I thought I would … Continued

Commercial Real Estate – It’s Complex

If you thought selling a home was a complex process, try selling a business. It’s a minefield of challenges that a commercial REALTOR® is well-situated to navigate. Following are three main reasons why you should use commercial Realtors when buying or selling your business. 1.  Marketing Ability Private sellers do not have the same marketing … Continued

Challenging clients: How to cope without losing your cool

Success in real estate depends on establishing relationships with people of all sorts. Deals proceed smoothly when REALTORS® and their clients are working towards a common goal, but occasionally the road gets bumpy. The Edge newsletter spoke with three Ontario Realtors to get an understanding of how they handle challenging clients. When it comes to clients, … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Jen Alvarenga

Jen Alvarenga’s first foray into real estate occurred when she was attending Carleton University, in Ottawa, as an international student from Honduras. Instead of buying a car with the money her father had given her, she decided to buy a condo. It was 2005 and she hasn’t looked back since. And, along the way, she … Continued

Featured Alumnus: Jim Datlen

Jim Datlen has always been in the ‘service’ profession. First, it was the restaurant industry when he was still in high school; then it was the hotel industry for nearly 25 years. Today, he’s a broker for Century 21 Millennium, Brampton, the only place he’s worked since becoming registered as a salesperson in 2007. Although … Continued

The Top 10 in 2015

What is year’s end without a recap of the year’s events and a top 10 list? For the College, this means identifying the 10 most popular blogs of 2015. In descending order, the top 10 College blogs of 2015 are: 10. Exercise Care and Skill Regardless of whether home buyers or sellers become clients or … 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

Five content marketing tips

        Consumers are increasingly adept at tuning out traditional marketing – ie banner ads – and paying attention only to content. Thankfully, content marketing is a very neat solution to this problem, it gives the consumer what they want – information and compelling content – while giving the content creator an engaged … Continued

Always Be Prospecting

“Always be closing,” said Alec Baldwin to a group of real estate salespeople in the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross. What he should have said was “always be prospecting.” It is important to “always be closing”; to translate prospecting initiatives into sales goals. This is what the profession is all about, at least in part. … Continued

You learn something new everyday

The old saying “you learn something new every day” seems to ring true in our line of work.  Real Estate is an ever changing industry and every day we are faced with new challenges and new information. This past week I experienced a “new” issue; an issue with plumbing.  I always thought lead or galvanized … Continued