Triovest Realty’s food bank sculpture inspired by Daft Punk

This Canstruction entry was inspired by Daft Punk’s hit Around the World.
Triovest Realty Advisors, a national commercial real estate investment and management company, completed its premier entry in Canstruction Vancouver 2014 recently. A team made up of volunteers from Triovest, PCI Group, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCMP) and Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (RJC) completed a Daft Punk-inspired sculpture.
Over 20 teams of professional designers, architects and engineers battled it out to complete magnificent, larger-than-life sculptures in just seven hours, using only canned food and their imagination. Once the sculptures were taken down, all of the food was donated to the Greater …read more

A most interesting sales rep

By Carl Walwyn
I was driving downtown in Basseterre on the tiny island of St. Kitts when I was stopped by a man dressed in white.
“Walwyn?” he asked. “Carl Walwyn?” I immediately recognized this man as someone from my youth. I had not been back to the island for about 15 years but “Cooper” as I knew him was already an icon.
I had heard that he had already reached the equivalent of the Re/Max 100 per cent club for that year. This was in 1990 when that money could actually buy stuff. Further, it was in U.S. dollars and he did …read more

Pinterest for real estate sales reps

By Amanda Ross
Social networking just keeps getting better, right? From Facebook (the high school reunion) to Twitter (keep it short and move on) to…drum roll…Pinterest, love for the eyeballs and the fastest growing social network.
As we have all heard, women tend to be the ones who make the home-buying decision and today there are more single women than ever. And, guess what network they love? You got it. Pinterest rules here.
Caution: Pinterest is highly addictive, especially when combined with a blank idea board and a coffee.
Here are some tips about using Pinterest:
Don’t do it yourself (unless you’re awesome): Have a …read more

OREA to poll public twice a year

The Ontario Real Estate Association recently introduced The Ontario Home Ownership Index. This initiative is designed to aid members in learning more about the public’s views on the real estate market across the province. Public opinion polling will be conducted among Ontario consumers twice a year to explore opinions of the real estate market, the value of home ownership, intentions to buy and sell real estate, housing trends and more, the association says.

The Ontario Home Ownership Index is a province-wide research survey conducted by a Ipsos Reid. The benchmark wave of the index, conducted in fall 2013, was set to …read more

Don Kottick joins Peerage Realty Partners

Don Kottick
Don Kottick has been appointed executive vice-president, corporate development at Peerage Realty Partners.
Kottick was most recently president of Right At Home Realty and held vice-president positions at Royal LePage and the Toronto Real Estate Board. Peerage Realty is a partner of Chestnut Park Real Estate, serving the luxury-home market and the Christie’s affiliate for Toronto, and Baker Real Estate, which deals with new home development and condominium sales and marketing.

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6 sales myths to ignore

Bruce Keith
Here are some sales myths that no longer apply…things that some “experts” are still hanging on to long after others are proving them wrong. While these “experts” are telling you what you can’t do, someone else is out there doing it. That’s why these are just myths.
1. Prospecting in the morning doesn’t work because no one is home.
Wrong. About 22 per cent of people are at home.
2. Scripts sound canned.
Wrong. They are only canned if you don’t practice or you try to memorize them.
3. Calling people and asking for business/referrals before 9:30 am is invasive.
Wrong. There are more people …read more

Lone Wolf buys WebTech Dezine’s MoneyMaker

Gabrielle Jeans
Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies of Cambridge, Ont. has purchased the MoneyMaker website platform and marketing systems from WebTech Dezine. The purchase includes the e2000 Training Institute and RealProSuccess’ listing presentation product, Pro Presenter, expanding Lone Wolf’s offerings to real estate brokerages and real estate agents for website tools and lead generation.
“We are thrilled to bring Gabrielle Jeans and her team into our globalWOLF division,” says Lorne C. Wallace, CEO of Lone Wolf. “With Gabrielle’s experience and vision, Lone Wolf will be expanding our website offerings directly to agents for the first time. That, along with integrating MoneyMaker into …read more

Auditor General slams relocation bidding

By Susan Doran
The relocation of Canadian armed forces, RCMP and government personnel to new postings is a highly lucrative business for the real estate companies awarded the contracts. It is a process that has long been riddled with problems and that needs to be managed with greater oversight and accountability by the government, says a recent report from the Auditor General.
Last year, the Ontario Superior Court found the federal government guilty of unfairly favouring the incumbent service provider – Royal LePage Relocation Services (now Brookfield Global Relocation Services) – in bids for government relocation contracts.
Losing bidder Envoy Relocation Services took …read more

惊爆 房产中介不告诉你的十件事

1. “我在用你的房子来推销我自己。” 最新的标准普尔(S&P)/Case-Shiller房价调查显示,美国的房价已回升至2004年年中的水平。尽管每月的涨幅在放缓,但今年春季——传统的购房黄金季——似乎是一个卖方市场。 这对房产中介来说也是个好消息。全美房地产经纪人协会(National Association of…
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住公寓的安全感较独立屋高3倍

调查亦显示,对邻居陌生,晚上回家走路时步步为营,但当家住高层大楼住客然一回到家,他们的安全感则是独立屋住户的3倍。   对于这样的一个研究结论,关注社区罪案协会会长曾春茂表示,这样的研究结果难以令人信服。   怀雅逊大学教授罗尔瓦根(Heather…
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