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9 out of 10 Realtors Don’t Know This

A good friend/investor client of mine told me when I first started in Real Estate a lot of the things that go on in the industry.  His experience and knowledge of the many Realtors, both good and bad.  He said, “9/10 Realtors don’t know about zoning…”.  Here’s a list of what your Realtor should know:

1.  Zoning:  As Vancouver becomes more and more a city where builders and developers dwell, it’s imperative your Realtor knows what zoning certain areas are and what the zoning means in terms of re-development.  

I Bought My Home for a Killer Deal

Jim saw his perfect home, called the Realtor, made an offer and made a killing in the negotiations process to get to an accepted offer.  Then after the home inspection, Jim further grilled the seller to further discount his price based on home inspection findings and ended up getting 50% off the original asking price!

This story doesn’t exist.  In Real Estate, it’s not like going to a Boxing Day Sale at The Bay and getting 30% off list price, then using your Bay Credit Card, getting an additional 20% off the lowest price, then submitting a 10% off coupon you clipped off of the newspaper and getting a $60 product for $30.

Why Your Realtor Costs So Much

People think Realtors are ballers.  They drive nice cars, wear nice jewellery and are selling million dollar houses, right?  We’re not as wealthy as you think.  The average Realtor in Canada does 5 – 6 deals per year and their average income is around $30,000 – $40,000.  After reading “Why Your Dentist Costs So Much”, I felt like I should write a similar article on Realtors.

The Best Time of the Year to BUY/SELL Real Estate

The best time of the year to buy/sell real estate IS… Let me give you the pros and cons of buying and selling during the different seasons of the year.

Winter:  lower supply and demand as people are on vacation, Realtors have met their quotas of which many are also on vacation, generally a slower time of the year for real estate

For Buyers:  The sellers that have their houses on the market are serious sellers.  

7 Simple Repairs That Will Help Sell Your Home Faster

There’s a lot of competition in the housing market these days. When you put your home up for sale, you’re bound to be up against several other similar listings. That’s why it is important to make sure your property is in a good state of repair so that it makes a good impression on potential buyers.

Here are some things that may need your attention or the help of a reputable contractor:

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