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Goal Setting: More Than Just Thinking SMART

Natalka Falcomer, CLO
déc. 04, 2017
Instead of putting up an inspiration board for this New Year, I took it down. Because it got too depressing. And, as it turns out, I’m not alone. Setting lofty goals seems like a good idea and we’re all told we should be doing it. For those of us who obsess with achievement, motivation or personal development, I’m sure I won’t be shocking you with the concept of inspiration boards and goal setting.    read more

The Value of Continuing Education

Scott Fischer, CRP
oct. 05, 2017
In this time of social media and digital communications, online networking and self-promotion have become a necessity in order to stay in touch and be successful in your career. The market is becoming increasingly competitive, and access to social media outlets have made it progressively more difficult for you to distinguish yourself, rise above the crowd and influence those who may be looking at hiring you. So, how do you set yourself apart and achieve your next desired career?   read more

An Easy Hack to Avoid a Lawsuit

Natalka Falcomer, CLO
sept. 27, 2017
As a lawyer, manager of a brokerage and a member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) I’m surrounded by rules of professional conduct and codes of ethics. All of my actions – whether they’re related to my work or not – are filtered through not only the Law Society’s Rules of Professional Conduct, but also the Real Estate and Business Broker’s Act and REIC’s Code of Professional Standards. While this seems like quite the process, I discovered that being ethical is just as good as having a lawyer on demand.   read more

5 Goals When Buying or Selling a Business

Gerald Tostowaryk, FRI
août 10, 2017
Every now and then I think back to when I was taking accounting courses at University, occasionally my mind recalls the five goals of an organization. Actually, I generally remember four of them; stability, liquidity, profitability and growth but for the longest time couldn’t recall the fifth. Then, finally one day completely out of the blue it came back to me, equity.   read more

7 Tips for Making the Most of #REIC2017 Annual Conference and AGM

REIC National
mai 08, 2017
Interested in networking and learning from the top real estate industry leaders in Halifax, NS?  Here are 7 tips for making the most out of the experience, as you prepare for three days of informative sessions, engaging social events and celebrating achievements with professionals from across the globe.   read more

​Home Study Makes it Easier to Balance Education, Work and Life

REIC National
mai 03, 2017
We’ve all been there.  Mentally juggling active business, professional goals and a personal life to fit in a new commitment.  Add to that to today’s competitive environment where real estate professionals work to meet client expectations of instant responses and results and the task of scheduling an average Wednesday can become daunting.   read more

Do You Love Numbers? Perhaps a Career in Real Estate Finance is for You!

Sandra De Medeiros, CAE
mars 22, 2017
Numbers. I am not a fan. I can work with them, I just don’t love them.  The right side of my brain is definitely in charge no matter what area I am working in. That being said, I recognize that numbers are important – especially when you are trying to make sense of finances, balance the budget at work, and perhaps invest in properties.   read more

Do professionals with CPM or ARM designations earn higher compensation packages?

REIC National
mars 02, 2017
What does earning a designation mean for property managers? Higher compensation? Bigger bonuses? What trends are property managers seeing over time in terms of compensation, commission, and benefits? The IREM Profile and Compensation Studies answer these questions, and more! read more

Professional Development in Real Estate: 6 Reasons Life Long Learning Breeds Success

REIC National
févr. 28, 2017
Whether you've been in the business for a day, or for decades, there comes a point where you realize you aren't the only game in town. In other words, you have a lot of competition. So how do you make yourself stand out among the growing number of professionals with similar aspirations?   read more

Why choose an FRI to represent you?

Stacy Wentzell, FRI, ACCI
févr. 23, 2017
The FRI designation is acknowledged by the real estate community as a standard of excellence and accomplishment.    read more

The Law May Not Be Fair, but It Does Hate Takers

Natalka Falcomer, CLO
janv. 19, 2017
The common rule is that you must be ruthless during negotiations to succeed. This belief couldn’t be farther from the truth; not only will you destroy your relationships, but you’ll also fail to have a legally enforceable deal.   read more
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