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One of the foremost, respected thought leaders in real estate is Gary Keller. One of the founders of the number one real estate franchise in the United States. Every year he presents a keynote address pertaining to the market status. This year he presented his slide deck on the real estate market in 2016. I'm sharing it here below, it's always good to learn something...

One of the best places to hang out if you're visiting Montreal or for local Montrealers in need of a good restaurant or a neighborhood with some creative energy, Le Plateau Mont Royal is a wonderful quartier with a wonderful, eclectic, and artistic vibe. This neighborhood hosts many great restaurants, boutiques, cafes and above all diversity of people. I thought I'd share a couple of videos to give you a feel for this special part of Montreal. https://youtu.be/bUi3H7lArNc For the low down on where to get the best Poutine and some other great cafes, microbreweries and other hotspots check out this travel vlog...

With the advent of new technologies or applications changing things up daily, there's no shortage of industries that will be disrupted, including Montreal real estate at some point. From artificial intelligence to self driving cars, we may think these things are far off in the future, but they are closer than you can imagine. I recently read and thought I'd share this article by Laurence Van Elegem, that appeared on Across Technology that places the value of creativity front line and center as a means to thriving in the age of uberization,  The Real estate industry could definitely benefit from some creative...

I couldn't resist posting this recent article about Keller Williams' performance. Although Keller Williams is new to Montreal and Quebec in general (only about 3 years or so), it's plans to expand throughout Quebec are aggressive. Most Montrealer's aren't aware that Keller Williams is the number 1 brokerage in the United States. Here is the article by Inman News; Agent productivity propels Keller Williams sales growth to all-time high While the company increases in agent count, transactions and sales volume have caught up Caroline Feeney Jul 25, 2016 Key Takeaways In Q2 2016, Keller Williams had a net gain of 6,073 agents -- up 9.2 percent...

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Good article from Inman News on 7 home fixes you must complete before selling. Key Takeaways Fix it to sell. Structural is just as important as cosmetic. Give the buyers what they want -- create the "wow" factor. The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone? Welcome to the new world of “fixing to sell.” Gone are the days of throwing it on the market and seeing what happens. Prepping...

This magazine is Published as a supplement inside Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine [SABMag] The newest edition is a look at the high performance Edelweiss home.  Edition winter 2015/2016, offers a close up glimpse of the design and construction process of the Edelweiss demo house. http://issuu.com/sabmagazine/docs/ecohouse13sample/1?e=5530927/32461940  ...

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