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The FCT blog aims to answer your industry questions, examine current market trends and provide key information on the value of our products and services.

The FCT blog does not represent a single author or opinion. Instead, it represents the collective voice and experience of FCT’s dedicated niche experts.

Do you know what issues to look for when viewing a home?

Feb 7th, 2019 | FCT

You took your time and finally made the huge decision to buy a home. Then you engage a realtor and the speed dating begins—you have so many homes to view in so…

How realtors can set themselves apart from the competition

Jan 17th, 2019 | FCT

As a realtor, you’re living the dream of working for yourself. But dreams don’t come easy. Competition is stiff—for clients and listings—and it’s important to stand out from the crowd. Here are…

Why is FCT in the valuations space?

Sep 28th, 2018 | FCT

The answer is simple: we recognized a gap in the industry that we are uniquely positioned to help fix. As the only Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) regulated company…

Want to help drive change at FCT? Join Exchange today

Aug 23rd, 2018 | FCT

Earlier this year, we launched Exchange—an online platform that allows you to share your opinions on industry topics as well as our products and services with us. It also offers you the…

How to keep your customers engaged

Aug 16th, 2018 | FCT

It’s important to connect and engage with your customers beyond the first sale, especially since there is a direct correlation between customer engagement and loyalty. In fact, a Forbes article cited that…

Four tips to stage your house like a professional

Aug 2nd, 2018 | FCT

If you’re selling your house, you want it to go quickly and for top dollar. One way to make your house more appealing to the most number of people is by staging…

Three reasons to consider refinancing

Jul 27th, 2018 | FCT

When you refinance your home, you’re basically replacing your existing mortgage with a new one—sometimes with better terms. In most cases, the best time to refinance is when your term is up…

How is data impacting the real estate industry?

May 11th, 2018 | FCT

Data is everywhere. People are talking about it, sharing it, stealing it, hiding it, using it to target ads, and whatever they can think of! So, what’s the big deal about data…

6 terms every first-time homebuyer should know

Feb 8th, 2018 | FCT

Homeownership is a significant leap from renting or living with family. When you’re ready to buy your first home, there’s a lot of research involved and you could soon get overwhelmed. Don’t…

The true cost of buying a house

Feb 1st, 2018 | FCT

Buying a house is a costly endeavour, but it’s not just the price of the home to consider.  According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine, closing costs (mandatory costs related to the…

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