Lauren Haw is the CEO and Broker of Record for Zoocasa.com, a leading real estate brokerage in the Canadian marketplace.
Lauren Haw is a passionate and prolific entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience launching, managing and investing in various business enterprises. Starting at 18, while attending Queen’s School of Business, Lauren ran the most successful College Pro enterprise in Ontario.
After university she launched and successfully ran an Oxford Learning Centre in Toronto, before moving into her first foray in the real estate industry with an early stage investment in True North Mortgage, a national brokerage with offices across Canada. Lauren later became a Founding Investor in the mortgage rate and financial product comparison website RateHub.ca, where she remains an Active Director.
Lauren was inspired by the opportunities to improve the online real estate market, leading her to found Scholarhood.ca, a site that connects families to home listings searchable by school district—the first and still only of its kind in Canada.
In 2015 Lauren purchased Zoocasa.com from Rogers, and is excited to use her expertise in technology and real estate to lead Zoocasa.com into the next frontier of success.
In a seller's market that is experiencing rampant demand and annual 33-per-cent appreciation, such arrangements are a great disservice to sellers, and can also present grave disclosure and negotiating risk to buyers. As a seller -- why limit the amount of potential buyer interest, and ultimately the profit, on your home sale?
According to various forecasts, Toronto is poised to be the hottest real estate market of 2017 -- and it's well on its way to scorching, if January numbers are any indication. According to the Toront...
This practice is indicative of agents treating each other unethically, and is harmful to our entire profession. Agents who choose to cut others out for the sake of greater commission aren't just cheating their seller. I see this as a short-sighted race to the bottom, and a practice that harms us all as real estate professionals.