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3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Real Estate Agent

| August 24, 2021

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Agents, share with consumers who want to better understand how to work with a real estate agent. Outlines choices in commission models, and explains valuable roles agents play in helping buyers manage transactions.

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Laforêt France

For the past 25 years, the Laforêt network has been assisting its clients throughout their real estate projects, whether it is buying, renting, selling or managing a property. With nearly 700 franchised branches spread over the whole of France and with a high local visibility, Laforêt is today a major player in French real estate.

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Commercial Lease Considerations in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article | April 16, 2020

It has already been approximately one month since the COVID-19 pandemic thrust the commercial real estate industry in Canada into chaos. Landlords and tenants alike continue to face a litany of issues not previously seen in modern times. Many tenants are fighting for their continued survival, with some jurisdictions in Canada reporting that as many as half of the businesses closed will not re-open once this crisis is over. Landlords are grappling with how to keep their projects viable with so many vacancies looming and cash flow becoming increasingly restricted. How the industry addresses and emerges from the recent events will determine not only the immediate future, but also the long-term evolution of our industry.So how do commercial landlords and tenants proceed in these uncertain times? Below are some key considerations for both landlords and tenants alike.

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How the Eco-Friendly Trend is Changing Real Estate

Article | April 16, 2020

As the eco-friendly movement gains traction, many industries are adapting—and adopting green solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. This happens at an individual level, as well, when people choose the more environmentally conscious option despite the higher cost. As renters became more aware of their behavior and the effects of it on the planet, they prompted a movement that changed the rental industry. Developers and investors now push toward green construction and green living; they also use more sustainable materials in their buildings and offer green amenities, such as recycling options and energy-efficient appliances.

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What’s the Best Type of Commercial Real Estate Property for Investors

Article | April 16, 2020

Thinking about investing in commercial real estate? It can certainly be a lucrative venture. For those unfamiliar, this type of property is generally defined as land or buildings that are intended to generate a profit in some way. More specifically, commercial real estate is divided into subcategories. There are four main types, including multifamily, office, industrial, and retail. Which type is correct for you? It really depends. Each comes with its own set of pros and cons.

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Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Article | April 16, 2020

The term “commercial real estate” is a broad phrase that includes several types of properties spanning across certain residential, office, and industrial developments. Commercial real estate investment generally requires more capital than other types of investment projects and involves more experience and time. It is imperative to understand the facts when deciding to become a commercial investor as other people’s livelihoods are at stake. Any mismanagement could be disastrous. As mentioned, “commercial real estate” is a broad category that many types of properties fall under. It is often defined as “real property” (ie: property “fixed” to the land) that generates a profit for the property holder.

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Spotlight

Laforêt France

For the past 25 years, the Laforêt network has been assisting its clients throughout their real estate projects, whether it is buying, renting, selling or managing a property. With nearly 700 franchised branches spread over the whole of France and with a high local visibility, Laforêt is today a major player in French real estate.

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