Pre-Con Fires + Agent Commissions Under Fire — Toronto & Vancouver Real Estate Roundtable - Nov 2023

It’s darker out there in more ways than one — we try to weather it together with our monthly Toronto-Vancouver real estate roundtable for November with Urmi, Steve and John.

This month, John Pasalis, President and Broker of Realosophy Realty in Toronto, and Steve Saretsky, Analyst and Realtor of the Saretsky Group in Vancouver, talk to Urmi Desai, Move Smartly Editor, about slowing real estate markets in Toronto & Vancouver.

We also discuss:

  • What’s Next for Interest Rates and the Market 
  • Major Pre-Construction Market Trouble in Toronto?
  • Minister Marc Miller Tables Latest Canada Immigration Targets Amidst Housing Crisis
  • Landmark U.S. Ruling Against Agent Commissions - What Does it Mean for Canada?

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About This Series

Each month, editor, Urmi Desai, talks to Steve Saretsky, Housing Analyst & Realtor of The Saretsky Group at Oakwin Realty in Vancouver and John Pasalis, Housing Analyst, Broker and President, Realosophy Realty in Toronto about the latest data and on-the-ground insights in Canada's biggest residential real estate markets.

Special thanks to Jessy Bains, who originated this series when he was with Yahoo Canada Finance. We are pleased to continue this important conversation at

Feedback or Questions? Connect with us on Twitter: @MoveSmartly, @JohnPasalis, @SteveSaretsky

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Urmi Desai is Founding Editor at Move Smartly, a leader in Toronto real estate news & analysis, and is Realosophy Realty's Chief Content Officer with responsibility for and all consumer education and tools.

Urmi holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Trade Economics) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

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