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RE/MAX

Oceanview Realty

5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

May 20- 26, 2014

As professional Realtors, we know the importance of pricing and we encourage our sellers to rely on our advice. That said, pricing can be an inexact science. Some properties are just more difficult than others to evaluate. They can be located in an area of slower real estate activity where there is insufficient data. Or there can be unique features that make comparisons unworkable. There is a way forward, though. We recommend beginning marketing with an asking price we suspect may be high. We then carefully monitor the reaction of the market. If we get enquiries and especially some showings, we’re comfortable staying with the initial price, at least for a time. However, if we don’t get any activity, we ask for incremental price reductions until such time as enquiries and showings develop. This is a reasoned and responsible approach and usually leads to a sale.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  26 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:  53                         PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1318

 

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745   -   1390

 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO11%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX

Oceanview Realty

5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

May 13- 19, 2014

At the beginning of this year we expressed cautious optimism about real estate activity on the Sunshine Coast. December and January were improved over the previous year and we noticed an increase in enquiries and showings as we moved toward Spring. After years of slower sales, we wondered, was a more positive trend developing? The latest statistics are showing the sort of improvement we had hoped for. Sales of detached homes for April rose 38% over last year, while year-to-date totals reveal an increase of 10%. And the price decreases that have characterized our market are showing signs of leveling off. However, with the supply of homes at over 700 and economic uncertainty still the reality, prices are not expected to go up. In fact, even modest over-pricing still hurts showings. It is more likely a balanced market could result if current conditions continue.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  17 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 38                         PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1301

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745   -   1390

 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO9%

                                                 9%            15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX

Oceanview Realty

 5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

  May 6 - 12, 2014

We know how important it is to be referred or recommended for our real estate business. It’s not only a compliment to our service, it’s an essential element to our future success. But referrals aren’t given lightly. We know we must go above and beyond if we hope to have our name passed along to family and friends. Of course, this includes steady communication before and during the sale and the best advice in negotiating, pricing and contract language. But you can also expect to hear from us after the sale, too. Do you need any help with anything? Are there any unresolved issues? Can we recommend a particular person or service? We make it a point to stay in touch with calls, personal notes, e-mails and face to face meetings, not only as a standard of doing business, but as a statement of our continuing commitment to our relationship going forward.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  10 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 53                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1287

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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO7%

                                           7%                  15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX

Oceanview Realty

5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

April 29 – May 5, 2014

Professional Realtors know it is just good practice to stay in touch with their sellers. However, when your home is on the market for an extended period of time without activity, your realtor may find those calls difficult. Of course, the calls still must be made. After all, if you don’t hear from your Realtor, you may make assumptions about their commitment to selling your home. Regular calls allow you to feel like you’re a part of the process and provide reassurance that your Realtor is working to get the property sold. Most Realtors try to call their sellers at least once a week. Even if there have been no showings, they still need to pass along recent news about market conditions, or other sales or listings that may pertain to your property. This will allow you to act with confidence when you have to make important decisions with respect to pricing and offers.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  17 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 55                PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1254

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704

162

388

745   -   1390

 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO8.5%

                                               8.5%           15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX

Oceanview Realty

 5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

  April 22 - 28, 2014

There are several reasons why buyers may find it difficult to make a decision. It could be the fear of change, or the size of the commitment required, just to name a few. When buyers find themselves in this position, that’s when their professional Realtor can help. Our job isn’t to force people to buy – it’s to educate and lead them through the process so that decision making becomes easier. We carefully discuss their needs and give them up-to-date market information. We note preferred locations and style and ensure we stay within their price range. After showing them the properties that fit their needs, it’s often helpful to ask our clients some straightforward questions. “Do you like this one?” “Can you see yourself living here?” “Is this the one you’d like to offer on?” By asking these simple questions we can help our clients make an informed decision in a more comfortable, timely fashion.  

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  14 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 45                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1286

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159

391

745   -   1390

 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO7%

                                           7%                  15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty, 5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt,

Kiosk at Trail Bay Center, 

Weekly REPORT        April 15 – 21, 2014

Ben Franklin said “If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. That’s why we spend so much time and resources at RE/MAX Oceanview Realty honing our skills and upgrading our education. The way we look at it, the more we invest in knowledge and training, the more successful we will be in helping our clients reach their goals.  Think about that the next time you buy or sell real estate. You’re about to embark on what is likely the biggest transaction of your life. You can’t afford any mistakes. Why not put our real estate expertise to work for you? We’ve invested countless hours understanding marketing, drafting and proof-reading complicated contracts, mastering the art of negotiation and judging market values. We’re professionals. We do this for a living. Call us.

SALES/ WEEK: 12 [SUNSHINE COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 59      PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1233

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158

386

745   -   1390

 DET’D SALES to LIST RATIO:  6.7%

                                        6.7%                15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers. 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty, 5686 Cowrie St.,

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT             April 8-14, 2014

If you’ve ever tried to sell your own home you know how frustrating it can be. You can waste a lot of time and effort showing your home to people you think are buyers, only to find out weeks or months later, they’re actually shoppers. Your RE/MAX agent is trained to qualify buyers BEFORE bringing them into your home. We usually meet all prospective buyers in the office first, before we begin any showings. We spend time with them, ask a lot of questions and gather information. We often refer buyers to a mortgage broker to have them pre-qualified ahead of time. Then, and only then, do we begin to book showings . This way we can streamline the process for the buyer, while only showing your home to quality, qualified buyers.

SALES/ WEEK: 15 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 40      PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1187

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671

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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO:  8.3%

                                            8.3%            15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX

Oceanview Realty

            5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

    Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

           

              April 1 -7, 2014

We’ve been talking about your home’s curb appeal. What does it look like from the street? There are upgrades and repairs that can really help the sales effort. Cut the lawn at least twice a week and keep the hedges and shrubs trimmed. Walkways should be swept frequently and plant colourful flowers to add accents. The appearance of exterior siding is important, too. A new coat of paint or a pressure wash is worth the extra expense. Buyers always notice the roof – is yours in good shape, or does it need de-mossing or even replacing? Don’t forget to clean all windows and pressure-wash the decks. Finally, the front door provides the first impression. Install a new one if necessary, or repaint the old one and replace the hardware. A good impression on the outside will help to get buyers inside!

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  15 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 40                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1187

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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO8.3%

                                              8.3%            15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty

5686 Cowrie St., Sechelt

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall, Sechelt

Weekly REPORT

 

March 25 – 31, 2014

First impressions can be lasting impressions. So, if you want to sell your home, it helps to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Walk across the street, take a good look at your home and ask yourself: What’s the first impression of the home? What are the home’s best features? Are there ways to enhance them? Which features should be minimized or improved? Your home’s street view appearance is a buyer’s first in-person impression, particularly if they initially spotted your home on the Internet. Although photographs can give a buyer an idea of the features the home offers, driving by the property provides an opportunity to see how the pieces work together with the surrounding neighbourhood. Viewing your home from a buyer’s perspective should help you identify areas of improvement.  

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  12 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 43                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1172

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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO:  6%

                                         6%                    15%                    22%+

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers.

15 – 22 reflects a balanced market and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  March 18 – 24, 2014  

Did you know that most local real estate offices are owned and operated off-Coast? None have managers in attendance and most of the administration is done in Vancouver. Some of these offices don’t even have spaces for their agents – they work from home in isolation from one another. RE/MAX Oceanview has a different approach. We are locally owned and operated and we support our agents and clients with on-site management and administration. We have a real office, with agents on site, networking with one another and cooperating on sales. We have weekly meetings and regular extra training sessions. These are the benefits of a “full service” office. It’s what sets us apart from the others and one of the reasons we’re the top office on the Coast since 1996.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  9 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 46                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1140

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  4%

                             4 %                         15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  March 11 – 17, 2014  

It’s a fact, most local real estate offices are owned and operated off-Coast. None have managers in attendance and most of the administration is done in Vancouver. Some of these offices don’t even have spaces for their Realtors – they work from home in isolation from one another. This is not how we do things at RE/MAX Oceanview. We are locally owned and operated and we support our agents and clients with on-site management and administration. Most of our agents work in the office, where they can better communicate and collaborate with one another on sales. We have regular meetings,  weekly training sessions and – coincidentally - the most sales of any office every year since 1996. This is what it means to have a “real office” and what sets us apart from the competition.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  9 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 46                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1140

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  4%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

 Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  March 4 – 10, 2014  

We are sometimes asked about our name: RE/MAX – where did it come from? RE/MAX was started in 1973 by Dave and Gail Linniger and stands for “real estate maximums”. From the beginning, the company took a different approach, tailoring its real estate system to attract the industry’s best realtors. And this strategy worked - RE/MAX sells more homes in North America and Canada than any other real estate organization. What’s in a name? When the RE/MAX sign goes on your front lawn, buyers and their agents know that you’re represented by the best agents in the business and that you’re serious about selling. RE/MAX has more than 100,000 agents in more than 90 countries.

 ACCESS TO LISTINGS CLICK ON     http://www.remaxoceanview.com

 SALES THIS WEEK:  9 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 38                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1113

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  4%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Feb 25 – March 3, 2014  

Current financial conditions present a challenge for investors. Interest rates on tem deposits are currently low… The stock market is not for everyone... Have you thought about real estate? Lower prices again favour rental investments. There are homes on the market under $300K. With a decent down payment, the rent covers the mortgage and then some. Of course, like any investment, a rental property requires supervision. Care must be taken in selecting a tenant and regular maintenance is essential. But there is no doubt that rental properties can play a major role in your investment plan. We follow the market on a daily basis. We watch for suitable rentals and quickly pass along the info to our clients. Call us in you’re interested in knowing more.

 ACCESS TO LISTINGS CLICK ON     http://www.remaxoceanview.com

 SALES THIS WEEK:  10 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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3

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 35                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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25

5

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1088

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601

152

335

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  4%

                             4 %                         15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Feb 18 - 24, 2014  

We are fast approaching Spring, the time when many people think about selling. However, decreasing prices have been in the news - is it the right time to sell? In a word, yes! Remember, prices increased 100% in the 5 years leading up to 2009. Even though they’ve subsequently come down, they are still significantly higher than before the peak. From that standpoint alone it is a good time to sell! The other thing to remember is real estate dollars equal real estate dollars. By that we mean, if you’re selling and buying in the same market you can make up on your purchase what you lost on your sale. The first step is always a market evaluation. Call me today!

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  16 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

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7

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150

343

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*: 4 %

                             4%                          15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

 Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Feb 11 - 17, 2014  

 

Although our market has improved, there are some interesting dynamics. On one hand, we see properties that have been on the market for months, with little or no activity. One could conclude the market is slow. Then we see some new listings come onto the market and draw multiple offers. What’s going on? Price! While sales have improved, price is still king. Properties that are priced too high aren’t even getting enquiries. Sharply priced properties are being shown every day. Here’s the good news: there are good, qualified buyers looking for property right now. But they are selective. They are jumping on well priced properties and ignoring everything else. Your RE/MAX agent is an expert on pricing. Listen to their advice. Get your price in line with the market if you wish to sell.  

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 4 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

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ROBERTS C

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   50                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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29

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1,075

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149

340

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  3%

                        3%                               15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Feb 4 - 10, 2014  

Lately we’ve noted some encouraging signs that the real estate market may be improving. The latest sales statistics back that up. According to the Real Estate Board, sales of detached homes on the Coast in the last 2 months increased by 60% over the same period last year. These improved numbers support predictions that 2014 will be a busier year for real estate. The Real Estate Board also notes that RE/MAX Oceanview was the top listing and top selling office on the Coast for 2013. That the 18th year in a row! Thinking about buying or selling? Think about this: we have the inventory; we have the expertise. And we have the stat’s that prove we’re better at helping you buy or sell than anybody else. Call us first!

 ACCESS TO LISTINGS CLICK ON     http://www.remaxoceanview.com

 SALES THIS WEEK: 4 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   43                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1,047

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336

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  3%

                        3%                               15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  JAN. 28 – Feb.3, 2014  

Many know that Realtors have to pass a course and be licensed by the gov’t. We also have to undergo a criminal record check, find a broker who will hire us on and pay thousands of dollars for licensing, insurance and Board fees before we can practice. And it doesn't end there. It takes years to master real estate law, contract wording and agency. There’s also expertise needed for title issues, evaluations, marketing and negotiating skills. Also, we must take upgrade courses each year to maintain our license. This is why 75% of those who pass the exam are out of the business within 5 years.  And this is why the rest of us - the 25% - call ourselves "professionals"!

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 8 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   43                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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       22

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1028

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553

145

330

745   -   1390

 

DET’D & ATT’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  5%

                               5%                        15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  JAN. 21 – 27, 2014  

We’re aware of the conventional approach to choosing your listing agent – get 3 opinions and pick the best price. But really, is that wise? You’re about to trust an agent with the sale of your home based on what - the price they quote? Think about it. If an agent knows you’re basing your choice on price, they may just give you a high, but unrealistic price just to secure the listing. There is a better way. Ask to see their marketing plan. Are they skilled negotiators? How about the office – is it successful? Would you rely on their advice in the middle of a negotiation involving 100’s of 1,000’s of dollars? These are much more appropriate criteria upon which to base such an important decision.

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 14 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

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ROBERTS C

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   33                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1013

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543

148

322

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  6%

                                     6%                   15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  JAN. 14 – 20, 2014  

The real estate market on the Coast has proven difficult to quantify. There have been ups and downs, but no solid trends.  Even the Vancouver market isn’t the indicator that it once was. Their steady gains in sales and prices have not manifest on the Coast. However, there is one statistic that has closely followed our market in last 3 or 4 years: the Consumer Confidence Index. For example, the Index dipped at the start of 2013 – exactly when our market struggled - then rose through to December, as did real estate sales, where it hit 84, the highest value since 2010.  We’re optimistic that Consumer Confidence will continue to grow and that this will mean a busier real estate market on the Coast in 2014.

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 7 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

0

1

1

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5

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   43                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        13

24

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1,000

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527

151

322

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  5%

                               5%                        15%                  22%

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

 Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  JAN. 7 – 13, 2014  

2013 was another up and down year for the Coast. The first ¼ results were disappointing, as we fell 18% behind 2012 figures. But moving into Summer we noticed some improvement and by year’s end the numbers of sales were almost back to par. Of course, fewer overall sales meant continued down-ward pressure on prices. We will soon see whether this trend continues into 2014. There was one familiar constant in 2013: the performance of RE/MAX Oceanview Realty. We finished the year again as to top selling office on the Coast. That’s 18 years in a row. Our goal is to do it again in 2014!

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 14 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

2

6

0

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   30                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        25

24

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   982

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521

149

312

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  7%

                                     7%                   15%                  22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

       

  BUYERS

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 BALANCED

                          

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 gives the advantage to sellers.

 

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