The Spotlight podcast is THE podcast for CENTURY 21® agents in Canada. The show is hosted by Eryn Richardson (Broker and General Manager with CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd.) and Linas Kilius (head of business development at Homeania) and covers important topics and news concerning CENTURY 21® brand and the real estate industry in Canada. Our podcast is available in both video and audio-only formats.
This podcast is not an official podcast of CENTURY 21 CanadaTM, and the views expressed by the hosts or guests of the show do not necessarily reflect the views of CENTURY 21 CanadaTM or its representatives.
On today’s show, we’re going to cover a topic that has recently come into the limelight with a recent exposé by the CBC. A couple of weeks ago, CBC released a story where they showed the results of their undercover investigation. They sent in consumers posing as prospective buyers without representation. These people were recording both video and audio of the conversation with the listing agent, and it showed that 6 out of the 10 listing agents that were caught on tape were in clear violation of rules set out by RECO on multiple representation arrangements by sharing confidential information with the buyer side. Promises of controlling the offer process to ensure that their buyers got the home, promises of disclosure of the value of other offers… Clear cut violations of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act were clear and plentiful. In this episode we discuss the ramifications of this story and how it may affect real estate in the future.
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by Linas Kilius | November 9, 2016
So we unfortunately don't have a show this week, and for that we apologize. However, the reason is a good one. We would like to send out our best wishes to my regular co-host Eryn Richardson with regards to the birth of his new son.
We will be back to our regularly scheduled programming during the week of November 14, and we've got some exciting news to cover with the recent news coming out of Ontario regarding realtor abuse of multiple representation arrangements. It'll be an exciting show,...read more...
by Linas Kilius | October 29, 2016
This week's episode was a very special episode of the Spotlight Podcast, as the show was filmed for the first time in front of a live audience at CENTURY 21 Canada Conference 2016 in Vancouver.
While Eryn couldn't fill his usual spot as co-host this week, filling in for him was Brian Rushton, Executive Vice President of CENTURY 21 Canada. We talked to Brian along with our other guests (Rob Vivian, owner of Rob Vivian Coaching and Chris Leader, Master Trainer and Owner of Leader's Edge Training)...read more...
by Linas Kilius | October 13, 2016
In our most recent episode we talk about something that all agents want.... leads. We delve into some strategies on how to effectively get more leads, and more importantly, the best way to handle and convert incoming leads to make sure you're spending your money on acquiring online leads effectively.
There's no one better to discuss this topic with than our guest on the show, Paul Baron. Paul is the broker of record and owner of the #1 CENTURY 21 firm in Canada by both production and units....read more...
by Linas Kilius | October 6, 2016
On this week's show we cover two main topics. Eryn and Linas discuss the recent news coming out of Ottawa to "address factors that could lead to excess risk" in the real estate industry. We focus on the two main financial policies soon to be implemented federally: making the "stress test" for mortgage approval more rigorous and closing the loophole where foreign owners could claim a capital gain tax credit on home sales in Canada.
The second segment on the show discusses real estate virtual...read more...