inforealta Vol. 9 | no 1 Our reason for being

16 January 2017

Our reason for being. Some consumers like to play real estate broker and try to sell their property themselves. Others opt for consulting firms that charge fees for “à la carte” services. Still others shop around the traditional agencies to find the lowest-cost option. And then there are REALTA customers. Residential real estate is undergoing sweeping changes. When I founded ...

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inforealta Vol. 8 | no 3 Urban Real Estate Legend 2

8 November 2016

“ A large network is better than an independent agency. ” Really? When making their marketing pitch, large real estate networks invariably invoke their high volume of total sales, their vast numbers of branches and brokers, and their “wall-to-wall” presence across the region, province or country (if not entire planet). Sure, this may be great for the ego, but it has no impact ...

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inforealta Vol. 8 | no 2 Urban Real Estate Legend

19 August 2016

Urban Real Estate Legend: Foreign Buyers Are Invading Montreal! Let’s stick to the facts. According to a recent study by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, only 0.9% of all residential properties sold in Greater Montreal in 2015 were purchased by foreign buyers. That’s less than 1%! In other words, 99 out of 100 buyers were from Canada. And the vast majority of these ...

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11 August 2016

It is with great pride that REALTA is welcoming Jean-François Gingras to its team of brokers. Holder of a Master’s degree in environmental studies and expert in the field of eco-friendly housing and its durable advantages for residential construction, he will now put his expertise to the service of the agency’s clients. They will equally appreciate his enthusiasm for quality service ...

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25 February 2016

When a medium such as La Presse calls on your expertise, it is a sign of professional recognition. And when a journalist opens and closes a text with your sayings, this testifies of your notoriety and of your agency’s influence. François Bissonnette recently experienced it when La Presse wrote an article about Outremont’s flourishing real estate market: “Outremont is an urban haven, ...

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inforealta Vol 8 | no 1 Puppets in Residence

23 February 2016

Sometimes life brings magical moments that simply need to be shared! It is with great excitement that I invite you to our office on Van Horne Street from February 23rd to March 7th, where you’ll be able to admire our spectacular display window. As in past years, it will once again be decorated for the International Puppet Festival’s Marionnettes en vitrines walkabout exhibition. ...

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11 May 2015

François Bissonnette, President of REALTA It is with immense pride that we announce that REALTA's founder, François Bissonnette, has just been elected Chairman of the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board (GMREB), the second largest in Canada with more than 10,000 members. This tremendous honour reflects on our entire team and we are thrilled to share it with our customers, partners and ...

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4 March 2015

Today marks the start of the 10th International Puppet Festival, which runs from March 4 to 8. REALTA is a major partner of this Outremont-born event, where most of the shows, conferences and workshops are held. Once again, we’ve decorated the window of our Van Horne street agency for the Marionnettes en vitrines walkabout exhibition, and we’re extremely proud of the results. ...

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16 January 2015

New year, new projects. To kick off 2015, here is the first in a series of articles on the key but unspoken artisans behind our success. Most people refer to them as suppliers. At REALTA, we prefer to call them “our partners.” Who are they? Notary, specialists in renovation, financing or professional training, designer, lawyer, advertising pro... to name just a few. Each one ...

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8 December 2014

To mark International Volunteer Day, which takes place every year on December 5, the entire REALTA team would like to acknowledge our colleague and broker, Philippe Soucy, who has been regularly volunteering with the Maison Jean Lapointe. For the last three years, Philippe has been quietly but diligently devoting many hours to helping individuals battling alcoholism and drug addiction to ...

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