Attention all Real Estate sales professionals, are you looking for the right fit for you? Want to work for the best? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here at RE/MAX West we believe in our agents! We provide our agents with the resources, training and support needed to succeed. With a total of 8 offices surrounding the Greater Toronto Area and over 450 agents, we are known as one of the top producing brokerages in the GTA, and we’re still expanding! You’re probably wondering what RE/MAX West can offer you compared to all of the other brokerages out ...
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August 7, 2014
Launch of a new merger RE/MAX West announces its merger with a marketing support staff company Team Concierge, formerly operated as CX Team Consulting, provided marketing services and coordination support to Real Estate Agents in the GTA. Recently, RE/MAX West announced their merger with them, now operating as a division of RE/MAX West as Team Concierge. Team Concierge is exclusive to RE/MAX West sales professionals offering an internal marketing team for their agents. With this new service, RE/MAX West offers its sellers and buyers added value that none of the competitors offer. Team Concierge consists of a group of professionals ...
RE/MAX West's Kleinburg Office Grand Opening a Huge Success
October 11, 2013
Wednesday, October 9th marked the official grand opening of our newest office in Kleinburg, Ontario. The Kleinburg Mainstreet and Commercial area is a sophisticated, upscale community. With a mix of retail boutiques, services, cafés, galleries, restaurants and professional businesses for local residents and visitors to enjoy, Kleinburg is indeed a unique setting. Kleinburg's village character and owner-operated businesses create a shopping and dining environment and experience unlike any other place in the City of Vaughan. RE/MAX West is thrilled to be a part of this quaint, yet blossoming and vibrant community. The event was a blast with support from ...
Agent Steals Jewellery from House
October 2, 2013
We just looked at a situation where an agent gained unauthorized access to a house. That was technically breaking and entering. However, in that case, the overzealous agent just wanted to show the house. In this case, access was authorized for the purpose of showing the house. Neighbours say the agent was alone. So, who was he showing the house to? Obviously, no one! Why was he there? Well, that’s simple, he wanted to steal things, and he did. Jewellery from two houses that he had apparently shown to prospective buyers was later found in his possession. He’s from Brampton ...
Cost Plus Arrangements To Be Allowed for Real Estate Deals
July 24, 2013
One of the issues of concern to the real estate profession has been the restriction to charge either a fixed amount or a percentage of the sale price. The difficulty had been that some vendors thought their properties were worth a fortune. Reluctantly, some agents (even good ones) would take on an overpriced listing, hoping that throughout the duration of the listing, the vendor would “see the light” and reduce the price. Oftentimes, the listing would simply “expire”, or the vendor would “miss the market”. This resulted in the agent having run up a series of expenses and front-ended the ...
As of 22 April 2013 Ontario Women are Finally Emancipated
July 19, 2013
Well, not quite, but almost! I know you thought that women had equal rights in this country. Pretty close, but one more step. Canada is a constitutional monarchy with membership in the British Commonwealth. The Monarch of Britain is also the Monarch of Canada, the Head of State. This is still the case, notwithstanding the Constitution Act, 1982. So, you will clearly be interested to see that the House of Lords in Britain passed the Succession to the Crown Bill on 22 April 2013. This legislation will end male precedence in the line of succession to the throne of Great ...
Continuing Mandatory Education Changes (RECO)
February 21, 2013
It is important to note the new changes to the continuing education program as implemented by RECO. For anyone requiring a renewal of their registration before 31 July 2013, the existing system applies. The existing requirement is: 1) RECO Update offered by OREA (worth 6 credits), and 2) 18 additional elective credits offered by Approved Education Providers. For anyone requiring a renewal of their registration commencing 1 August, the new system applies. The new system is the completion online of a series of educational modules on the RECO website. This program is expected to take 6 to 9 hours ...
Toronto Real Estate Board's Survey about Toronto Land Transfer Taxes
November 30, 2012
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is opposed to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax. It commissioned a survey by Ipsos Reid about the tax. Here’s a copy of the new release: www.torontorealestateboard.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2012/nr_gr_LTT_0612.htm Synopsis This is the summary of the key points: • 77 percent of Torontonians who recently purchased a home in Toronto feel that they received little or no added value in City services for the amount of Land Transfer Tax paid to the City; • A third of first-time buyers indicated that they had to pay some Land Transfer Tax to the City, notwithstanding City rebates; • ...
Our Veterans have Sacrificed their Lives for Our Freedom
November 10, 2012
We should not forget. Our rights and freedoms in the "free world" were given to us by those who went to war. Our right to own land, exists only because we have a constitution that guarantees peaceable ownership of private property. Within the country, our rights exist by way of agreement. Ownership of land is evidenced by a Deed or other title documents. However, not so, when it comes to countries! A nation has "title" to its lands not by a deed, document or some written evidence of ownership; it has "title" by what is known as "allodial title ...
Toronto Market stabilizes in October
November 10, 2012
So, what’s happening with the Toronto market? First, let’s look to see what the Toronto Real Estate Board says in its Marketwatch: Average Price Up in October, Despite Fewer Sales TORONTO, November 3, 2012 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,896 transactions through the Toronto MLS system in October 2012 – a decrease of 7.1 per cent compared to October 2011. There were two more business days in October 2012 versus October 2011. On a per business day basis, transactions were down by 15.6 per cent.* "Sales have decreased in the second half of this year ...