What a rollercoaster 2020 has been. The year started strong, crashed to a halt in the second quarter and then bounced like a ball into the third quarter. Since then, record after record has been set. It has been a great market for sellers, but has been tough on buyers and their REALTORS®. Is there an end in sight?
As I have written in this space many times, change is constant. Paradigms shift, new players come into the market, technology changes the way we do things. Real Estate seems particularly affected by this these days. The number of companies portraying themselves as “dis- ruptors” to the real estate industry have been multiplying at what seems like an exponential rate.
One of the first things that you have to do when buying or selling a property with a REALTOR® is to establish the relationship between you. This is normally accomplished through an agency agreement such as a Buyer agency or listing agreement in the case of the sale of a property.
Anyone who has looked to buy a house in the last 20 years has likely found themselves “shopping” on REALTOR.CA®. This portal has been the go-to place for current real estate information for ages. But does anyone remember what was used before that?