September 2010

Is Your Real Estate Broker/Agent “With It”?

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 in Real Estate

With more than 10,000 real estate brokers (formerly called agents) in the greater Montreal area, choosing someone to represent you in the sale or purchase of a home is a little like shopping for cereal at a grocery store in the U.S.: the choices are endless.

If you make the wrong choice of cereal, you dump out the box and move on. If you make the wr...

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If real estate was easy, I’d be out of a job!

Posted on Sep 15, 2010 in Musings

I had an “aha” moment recently.  I had been whining to myself (nobody else will listen!) about some of my real estate transactions that seemed to be coming off the rails.  Buyers who didn’t know what they wanted…or changed their mind midstream.  Properties that had issues.  Construction topics and equipment such as cranes, Portable Construction Heaters...

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I am not a Venus Flytrap: my promise to Montreal West Island home buyers and sellers.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010 in Buying

I may be a Montreal real estate broker, but I am not a Venus Flytrap.  This is my promise to you, Montreal West Island home buyers and sellers.
I look nothing like a Venus Flytrap, I think…

I know you feel compelled to wipe out your caller ID when you call me. I know you weigh the pros and cons of giving me your address with the gravity of considering...

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Legislating Common Sense: More Tidbits from the New Quebec Real Estate Brokerage Act

Posted on Sep 03, 2010 in Real Estate

The new Real Estate Brokerage Act came into effect here in Quebec on May 1, 2010. I’ve written about this previously, but in July, I attended my mandatory training on the new laws and learned a few more tidbits.

1. What’s the name of that dude who showed up at our Christmas party the year we had a Michael Jackson moonwalk contest?

This will come as a...

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