In every real estate market or area there are agents that everyone knows. Even those who have not recently bought or sold know the agent's name, because they so frequently pass their signs, or comment on how all the houses they love are sold by them. Those agents have more than talent: they have branding. At RE/MAX, our agents have the benefit of the overall brand name and reputation, but it's key to their ultimate success to brand themselves as well. The challenge is in standing out from the crowd. At RE/MAX West, we highly encourage our agents to develop ...
How to Build a Personal Brand at RE/MAX
October 21, 2015
How to earn $50K in Commissions in 2 months or less!
October 7, 2015
Earn $50,000 in commissions in one month. Or two. Does that impress you or make you mistrustful? The average commissions for a YEAR for most realtors is $40,000 so to make a promise as bold as $50,000 in commissions in a couple of months is pretty outstanding. Is it possible? The short answer is “yes.” But it takes a whole new level of hard work to get there. It behooves brokerages to help their agents become top producers. Everyone wins! But they often go about it all wrong, offering boot camps or training programs that you’re all supposed to ...
10 Essential Property Inspection Toolkit Items
December 29, 2014
If you are a real estate investor, or looking to become one, an afternoon spent with a clipboard and a flashlight, followed by a few hours setting things right with caulking, shingles and a drill, can save big headaches down the road. Here’s RE/MAX West’s list of 11 essential items that you should keep in a toolkit in your car to ensure you always have the tools you need for inspections. Clothing Inspections can be messy. Make sure you purchase a pair of overalls from Canadian Tire to ensure you don’t mess up your outfit. Tape Measure A tape measure ...
Home for the holidays!
November 19, 2014
The holiday season is fast approaching, and we all know what that means… SHOPPING MADNESS! Many buyers are now frantically searching for their dream homes, and hoping to land a match before the holidays. Why? You might ask, well wouldn’t you want to be settled into your home well before the holidays, leaving you enough time to decorate, shop for gifts and plan holiday dinners at your new home? Planning for the holidays can be really stressful, so to avoid the stress we would like to help you find your home before the holidays! Here at RE/MAX West we have ...
Achieve success in 2015!
October 17, 2014
Can you believe the year 2014 is coming to an end in approximately 2 months? Hard to believe, isn’t it? Right now is the time to reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities of the year! This reflection will help you in creating an AMAZING business plan for the next year. Think about what you have done this year that worked and what didn’t, then think of an action plan that will help you achieve your goals in sales for the next year. Business planning is essential for your business’ growth, and also your own personal growth as a ...
Choose the right brokerage for you!
October 9, 2014
When having to decide which brokerage to work with, doing your research is crucial. Questions you may want to ask are: "Do they have highly experienced sales professionals?" "How many sales reprentatives have been committed to said brokerage for a long time?" "Has the brokerage aided their sales professionals' business growth and success?" Choosing the right brokerage for you is very important, for a Realtor it is like choosing the right home. It will speak louder than rumors, to know that the brokerage you have chosen consists of dedicated people. Here at RE/MAX West, over 40% of our agents have ...
See how Toronto's luxury market compares to other metros.
September 24, 2014
With the baby boomers going into retirement and cashing out on their large homes, availability is increasing for buyers looking to purchase luxury homes. Despite the spike in average housing prices, Toronto's luxury home market is still affordable compared to other metro cities like New York or San Diego. The Toronto high-end real estate market is booming, with sales of properties once $1 million up 34 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to last year. Not only detach homes, but sales for $1 million-plus condominium has also skyrocketed by 53 per cent at the end of June ...
Want to grow your business?
September 17, 2014
ATTENTION ALL AGENTS! When was the last time that you really got to spend uninterrupted quality time that you deserve with your family? Or the last time you had enough time to prospect for more customers because you're busy servicing clients? If you are interested in finding an "instant" solution to retain time, please continue reading! Here at RE/MAX West we understand that systems and team building is essential in developing a sustainable real estate business. We have exclusively aligned a dedicated team of coordinators, advertisers and marketing designers who work for you as your personal support staff. With many ...
Get some tips & tricks at the 2014 Toronto Fall Home Show!
September 10, 2014
Summer is coming to an end and autumn is fast approaching. To welcome the new fall season, we present to you the 2014 Toronto Fall Home Show, an event that RE/MAX is proud to be sponsoring. The event runs from September 18 to the 21st taking place in the core of Toronto! This year the exhibition features celebrity/special guests: Tommy Smythe Television Design Personality Dan Hall of Hall Developments Marian Parsons – AKA Miss Mustard Seed Kevin Durkee from Cheesewerks Culinary Adventure Co. Vicky Sanderson from artemano And so much more. If you are interested in learning some tips ...
Take your real estate career to a level you've never imagined!
September 3, 2014
RE/MAX West is committed to helping you achieve the greatest possible success in your real estate career! To help you do just that, we developed the Launch Pad! Program. Beginning September 8th, join us in a 4 week boot camp, specifically designed to help real estate sales representatives exceed anything they've been able to accomplish so far. By instilling the habits and skills you will learn in the program, you WILL experience consistent success as a REALTOR®. Take action to excel today. Topics include: *Developing the mindset necessary to succeed *Specific actions you can take to get more appointments *Controlling ...