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Lawyers charge for services differently, depending on the nature of your needs, the quality of services you seek and the complexity of your situation. Payment for a lawyer’s skill and knowledge varies from lawyer to lawyer, so it is important to understand exactly how you will be charged before engaging his or her services. Shop around and compare rates and types of fees, talking openly about your concerns and expectations. The client may negotiate the fee and discuss what services are covered directly by the lawyer and his agents.


There are generally four types of fee arrangements:

  • Fixed Fees
  • Contingency Fees 
  • Hourly Rates 
  • Percentage Fees / Value-Added Fees

Read more on the Alberta Law Society's website...


Real estate brokers could learn a lot from lawyers on charging fees. Not everyone wants to be charged the higher contingency fees. Likewise, not all real estate brokers are happy that only contingency fees seem to be accepted by the public that buys and...

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A casual and candid conversation about how the flood has affected real estate transactions in Calgary and surrounding area.


Lowell Martens, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate (Mountain View), Camil Morley, Associate Broker/Manager of RE/MAX Real Estate (Mountain View), Lou Pesta, Q.C., Senior Associate, Walsh LLP, focused on the devastation and how it has impacted our city and the possible ramifications on pending sales that are closing in the near future.


What impact will this have on the buyers' and sellers' ability to close in these transactions?


What are the insurance claim processes that individuals and companies have to undertake whether it be a single family dwelling or condominium complex?


Source: YouTube - Used under standard YouTube license terms.
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