“Ask Joe” is a question and answer column by RECO’s Registrar Joe Richer that appears in the Toronto Star.
Richer answers questions from readers on a variety of topics, including how to spot a former grow-op, protecting your deposit and what to disclose in multiple offers.
Ask Joe columns are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Seek the counsel of a real estate lawyer and salesperson on questions regarding your own real estate transactions.
Are you a home buyer or seller with a question?
- I’d like to buy a home, and my salesperson has suggested I should sign a Buyer Representation Agreement – is that necessary? What do I need to know? (Part One)
- My daughter is thinking about becoming a real estate salesperson and we’ve heard a new program is being developed for people entering the industry. What can you tell your readers?
- I’ve heard the provincial government wants to reform the laws governing real estate salespeople and brokerages. What sort of changes are being considered?
- My mother recently passed away, and I inherited her home in Cornwall (I’m in Mississauga). I’d like to sell the place, so how should I get started?
- I’d like to buy a condo, and a real estate brokerage has offered me the choice of signing with them either as a client or as a customer. Which one should I choose?
- I’m getting ready to sell my home, and I’m thinking about handling it myself. Is there a way I can get it listed on Realtor.ca?
- I bought a home several months ago, and yet the listing photos are still online in an advertisement placed by the seller’s brokerage. Can RECO help me get them taken down?
- I’m ready to sell my cottage. Can I work with both a Toronto brokerage and a local brokerage?