Category Archive for : ‘Blog’

Larry Weltman, who regularly consults with realtors and brokerages, writes about matters of concern to his clients. Subjects tackled include a range of issues from going green in your business to staging your home for potential buyers. Weltman also shares helpful marketing strategies on his blog.

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November

Advantages of Breaking into Real Estate as an Entrepreneur

As someone who is privileged to assist many of Canada’s best real estate agents, I’m often asked for my advice on how best to break into the industry. As an aspiring real estate entrepreneur, the sector opens up a world of opportunity to both seasoned and first-time property investors. A successful real estate career can allow the ability to make an impressive income (depending on the time you put in to growing it) and the liberty of working on your own personal terms.

There are many advantages to trying to build

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July

Guiding Your Clients Through First-Time Home Buyer Incentive

Starting in September 2019, first-time home buyers in Canada will become eligible for an incentive to help them fund this important purchase. Prospective buyers looking for their first home will be able to secure an interest-free loan from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). As a result, realtors may have more first-time clients than ever before. Help them navigate this new credit following the tips below.

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April

Canadian real estate market is cooling – is this an opportunity for buyers?

Recent reports from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show that home sales dropped from January 2019 to February 2019, with the sales-to-new-listings ratio (SNLR)– a figure that can be used to determine overall demand—declining to 46.2 percent in February 2019, down 14.91 percent from January of this year. Even with this cooling, any SNLR figure between 40 percent and 60 percent is considered a balanced market—so it’s not time to overreact.

The national markets that saw the biggest slowdown in sales were in the Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto

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A model house sits in a pair of cupped hands

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January

Why Realtors Should Exercise Caution When It Comes to Brokerages and Their Commissions

As a realtor, you stay busy. There are a lot of different situations that you have to navigate. You’re generating leads, marketing, holding open houses and tours, meeting with your clients and working on their behalf, staying on top of developments in your city and area, and you’re learning every day about real estate regulations and trends. The last thing you want to worry about is your commission. You want your commissions to come to you on time, with no problems and no hang-ups.

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January

How Amazon HQ2 Could Impact Toronto Real Estate — If It Wins The Bid

Toronto is my nearest big city. As a result, the city, and its real estate market, has a heavy influence in my business and, speaking more broadly, the city’s real estate market in many ways has an influence on the national real estate market.

One of the biggest pieces of news to come out of Toronto was the announcement that it was on Amazon’s “short list” to become the new location of one of the company’s headquarters. The search for the second Amazon headquarters, also known as Amazon HQ2, narrowed down

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