Insights for Investors

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Landlord?

Real estate has always been the refuge of investors burned by volatility in the stock market. After the tech bubble in the early 2000s and yet again after the financial crash of 2008, money poured from the stock market into what many investors considered a safer bet due to its tangibility and insulation from market …

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Do You Hire the Agent or the Brand?

When it comes to the differences between commercial and residential real estate, the one that stands out the most to me is the difference in how prospective clients select representation. In residential real estate, most people select their representation based on the agent and whether that agent works for ReMax or Century 21 is barely …

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How To Negotiate Your Lease From a Position of Power

What’s the most advantageous position to be in when it comes to negotiation? The position that knows exactly what the other side wants. If you know your opponent and what they’re after, you’ve got a much better chance of negotiating a deal favourable to you than someone walking in blind.  After working in commercial real …

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My Tenant Can’t Pay Rent, What Now?

I’m not one for sweets, but there was something about the apple pie from Aunt May’s Kitchen* that made it irresistible. Aunt May*, the owner, cheekily tells me that the secret is that all her pies are made with love. I think it’s probably more due to the fact that she’s been making and serving …

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Buyers vs. Sellers - Who Blinks First?

Buyers vs. Sellers: Who Blinks First?

Ever since states and provinces started enacting emergency measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate investment deals have ground to a halt. It’s turned into a real-life standoff situation with buyers and sellers digging in their heels and refusing to budge. On one side, there are buyers; these are investors with money who …

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