What clients really want: Attract and retain more clients.

This blog post comes from our YPN contributor of the year Marco Da Silva. This is one of Marco’s posts that was originally published in August of 2016. I’m about to share one of the most valuable skill sets I’ve developed over my 14 years of practicing Real Estate. One that has transformed the way … Continued

Open Doors: The Real Estate Version

For two days every May since 2000, nearly 600 buildings across Toronto have opened their doors to the public. These are buildings of architectural, cultural, historical, and social significance. Consider open houses to attract potential buyers as a Realtor’s® own version of the Doors Open festival. However, you must prepare before you open the doors. … 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

5 Simple Website Improvements

Your REALTOR® website is your shop window. If it looks dated or haphazard, nobody is going to walk in. And if they do walk in and find chaos, they’re going to dash back out in a hurry. Here are five simple changes you can make to your website that will improve the experience for visitors. … Continued

Five post-conference tips

The annual calendar is increasingly filled with conferences and tradeshows and other inspiring networking events that leave attendees buoyed up with great ideas and strategies. But what happens once you’ve left the event? How do you feed that enthusiasm and can-do attitude into your regular work week? Here are five post-conference tips designed to maximise … Continued

A Balancing Act

Real estate is not a 9 to 5 job, especially for those just starting in the profession. A lot has been written about how to balance work and family life. The list that follows has been compiled from a variety a sources (noted at the end) and serves as a reminder that a long and … Continued

Launching A Successful Real Estate Career

Marg Gourlay is a seasoned real estate professional who has owned and operated her own brokerage, Develco Realty Services Ltd. in Richmond Hill, since 1990. She is also one of our instructors, a position she’s held since 1986. So, who better than to offer tips on how to build your real estate career! Regardless of … Continued