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When choosing a listing Agent, it’s common for sellers to invite several agents to give opinions of value for their home. It’s also common to choose the Agent who quotes the highest price. But we feel this is a mistake. It not only tempts Agents to quote an unrealistic price, the seller can’t learn anything about the skills the Agent may have in acting for sellers. For instance, what is their advice on staging and repairs? An experienced agent knows buyer’s first impressions are critical. Can they proof-read contracts? A knowledgeable agent knows it’s important to go over every word to protect the seller’s interests. Are they an effective negotiator? A skilled agent knows how to turn poorly written terms into good ones and bring low offers up. Experience, knowledge and skills. These are the qualities all RE/MAX Oceanview agents bring to the table to professionally serve their sellers. Call Us FIRST!!

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One of the listing agent’s most important duties is to handle offers from buyer’s agents. Real estate contracts are complex legal documents. Buyer’s agents draft terms that favour the buyer over the seller and there may be more than one offer. That’s where the listing agent comes in. It takes a great deal of knowledge and expertise to proofread and prioritize multiple offers. There are literally 100’s of 1,000’s of dollars on the line and it’s not just about price and dates. The terms and subject conditions must be reasonable and well worded, too. Is the title search addressed adequately? If not, the buyer may terminate the contract at any time prior to closing. How about the other subjects – are the dates and wording appropriate? If not, the seller’s home may be tied up too long, or the contract may be unenforceable. All our Agents have extra training in how to vet contracts and handle buyer’s agents. You can count on us to represent you professionally and protect your interests at all times. Call Us FIRST!!

ACCESS TO LISTINGS: http://www.remaxoceanview.com 
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It’s not uncommon for a seller to get more than one offer. In that case, they have the option of coming to terms with one of the buyers and accepting a second offer as a back up if the first offer collapses. While it may seem like a good strategy for the seller, buyers in back up position have certain legal rights which may complicate things for the seller. For instance, sometimes if the seller alters any substantial terms in the first contract, they can unwittingly activate the second offer. In other words, by just amending the price or other term in the first offer, the seller can trigger the second offer and before they know it, they’ve sold to 2 different buyers. Not good! Also, if the second buyer feels their rights have been breached, they can place a claim on the seller’s title. Even if their claim is unfounded the seller can’t sell until it’s settled. That’s why we’re cautious with back up offers. For great advice on selling, Call Us FIRST!!

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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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 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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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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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO9%

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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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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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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1287

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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO7%

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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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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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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1254

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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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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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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO7%

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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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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1233

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 DET’D SALES to LIST RATIO:  6.7%

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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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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO:  8.3%

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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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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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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO8.3%

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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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 DET’D  SALES to LIST RATIO:  6%

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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.

 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: 46                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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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 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.

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

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

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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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HALFMOON B

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1

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5

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3

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 38                       PRICE REDUCTIONS

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7

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:   1113

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617

155

341

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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.

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

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1088

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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

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

2

1

7

2

4

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   39                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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150

343

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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 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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0

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   50                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  3%

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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!

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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:   43                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:   1,047

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336

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  3%

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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

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

2

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   43                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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       22

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7

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:   1028

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LOW – HIGH

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

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

3

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5

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   33                     PRICE REDUCTIONS

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    31   

27

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4

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:   1013

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LOW – HIGH

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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LOW – HIGH

527

151

322

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  5%

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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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PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

2

6

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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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LOW – HIGH

521

149

312

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:  7%

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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  Dec. 10 - Dec. 16, 2013   

 

It is fairly common for some of our sellers to take their homes off the market in December and January. While it is true there are fewer transactions, it is also true that there are fewer homes on the market competing for buyers. And less competition can be good for sellers. Remember, sales happen all year long – even over the holidays. Keeping your home on the market at least gives you a chance to sell!

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

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PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

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4

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 12                 PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1058

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LOW – HIGH

556

155

347

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  5%  [ADADDD

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. 4 weeks det’d sales/current det’d inventory. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

 Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Dec. 3 - Dec. 9, 2013   

The November statistics are in and with the year-end not far off, we can make a few observations on the market for 2013. First, prices have continued to moderate on the Coast, declining 4% over the past year. This represents a decrease of 1/3% per month, which is which is an improvement on the 1/2% per month we saw earlier in the year.  The number of homes sold has also declined 6.3% from 2012. However, this, too, is better than the 15% we saw last Spring. Even though prices and numbers of sales remain in the negative, the rate of decline appears to be trending in the right direction.

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

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ROBERTS C

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 30                 PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1089

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156

358

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. 4 weeks det’d sales/current det’d inventory. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2013   

Current mortgage rates remain at historically low levels - around 3.5% for a 1 – 2 year term. Real estate prices have also moderated. Buyers, especially first time buyers and investors, find themselves in a great position, as mortgage payments for entry level homes are close to monthly rent. Statistics tell us that the 30 year average for mortgage rates is about 8%. Rates will rebound at some point and this unusual coincidence of low rates and low prices will end. When you consider that there is currently also a good selection of listings you can see why we think it’s a great time to buy.

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

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HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

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6

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 35                 PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1068

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562

157

348

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  4.6%  [ADADDD

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     4.6

 

         

*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. 4 weeks det’d sales/current det’d inventory. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

                            Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT  Nov. 19 - Nov. 25, 2013   

Many Realtors try to find new clients with cold calls and ads. We have found our best new clients are referred to us from friends and past clients who know the quality of our service. Thus, by concentrating on doing the best job possible for each current client and encouraging them to refer us, we get a steady stream of new clients. This works better for everyone. We spend our time and energy Instead of us spending time looking for new business we ensure we

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  11  [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1111

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586

160

365

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  3.7%  [ADADDD

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     3.7

 

         

*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. 4 weeks det’d sales/current det’d inventory. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT  Nov. 12 - Nov. 18, 2013   

It is not uncommon for tenant occupied properties to be offered for sale. However, tenancies can have a big impact on possession dates for the buyer. For month to month tenancies, a notice period to vacate is 60 days from the start of the next rental period. All the subjects must be off of the sale before the notice is given and the tenant is entitled to an additional payment of 1 month’s rent. For a lease, there is no notice period – the tenant has a right to uninterrupted occupation of the premises until the end of the lease. Your Realtor is trained to plan sales around the various forms of tenancies.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  11  [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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365

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  3.7%  [ADADDD

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

                            Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT  Nov. 5 - Nov. 11, 2013   

We’ve been discussing how some features of real estate, like charges on title, are not readily apparent. An easement is just such a charge. An easement is a legal notation on the title commonly used to grant access from one property over another. A driveway crossing one property to service another would be an example of an easement. Easements generally run with the land – that is, they stay in place even after the property changes hands. They most often remain in place in perpetuity, unless the parties to the easement agree to de-register it. Your professional Realtor knows an easement is something you need to know about early on in the consideration of the property.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  5  [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  5%  [ADADDD

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. 4 weeks det’d sales/current det’d inventory. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2013   

 

Building schemes are charges that are registered on title which affect the improvements to be constructed on a property. Did you know that sometimes these restrictions can be enforced even after the home has been built and changed hands? Take siding - even though the current owners may not have installed the siding, they can sometimes be made to change it if it does not comply with the old building scheme. Your professional realtor is trained to look for these title nuances and will report them to you before you’re obligated to the purchase.  

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

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  5.4%  [ADADDD

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*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. 4 weeks sales/current det’d inventory. A value below 15 favours buyers. 15 – 22 reflects a balanced market, and over 22 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

                            Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT Oct. 22 - Oct. 28, 2013   

Even the most discerning buyer can overlook a deficiency in a home. That’s why Realtors who represent buyers include a building inspection subject clause in the offer. But what happens if the inspection reveals a latent defect? It doesn’t have to mean the purchase fails, but it does take skill to remedy the situation without jeopardizing the contract. This may involve a price adjustment or a mutually agreed upon schedule of repair. Your professional Realtor knows the correct dialogue needed to address the defect while maintaining the integrity of the contract.

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

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 31                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  2.4%  [ADADDD

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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 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT Oct 15 - Oct. 21, 2013   

Last week we pointed out the importance of investigating property features you can’t readily see, like the title search. Structural defects can also be difficult to spot for the untrained eye. While this is outside the scope of your Realtor’s expertise, the drafting of offers is not. A professional Realtor will recommend inserting a subject clause calling for a building inspection. This will allow you to negotiate the purchase of the home, but not be committed to buy unless you’re first happy with the inspection.

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 SALES THIS WEEK:  18  [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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393

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  7%  [ADADDD

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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 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall

Weekly REPORT Oct 8 - Oct. 14, 2013   

They say you will know it’s the right home the first time you see it. But sometimes it’s what you can’t readily see that is more important - like the title search, for instance. Many properties have legal notations on title: building schemes, rights of way, easements, etc.  - which restrict the use and enjoyment of the property. Your professional Realtor is trained to identify these notations and help you understand their effect.  Of course, the time to do this is before you’re committed to the sale. It’s just one of the conditions or subject clauses that your Realtor will draft into your offer for your benefit.

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 5   [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 24                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  3.1%  [ADADDD

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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 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

 Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT Oct 1 - Oct. 7, 2013   

Once we’ve qualified the buyers for your home, it’s time to show and sell! It’s our job to present the home to the buyers and help them decide if this might be the right one. Of course, the location, style and price have to fit. But floor plan, square footage and overall finishing have to be highlighted. And then there’s the offer with its title searches, inspections, inclusions, dates, etc. It is complex, detailed work, but it’s what we’re trained to do and what sets us apart as professionals.

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

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 34                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1190

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651

139

400

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.1%  [ADADDD

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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 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty    5686 Cowrie St.

                            Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT Sept 24 - Sept. 30, 2013   

We’ve explained that Open Houses aren’t a reliable way to find buyers for your home. Professional Realtors know a better way: have the buyers find you. How? We know most buyers and their agents start their search for real estate on the Internet. And all Internet searches for real estate lead to the MLS. So, by concentrating our efforts on MLS, it becomes less about finding ways to find buyers and more about using existing ways to let buyers and their agents find you - or in this case, your home. The MLS and the cooperation it fosters among agents does this very well  - no other  medium comes close.

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 13   [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

2

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 26                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1168

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642

132

394

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  5%  [ADADDD

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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 favours sellers.

 

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RE/MAX Oceanview Realty        5686 Cowrie St.

                                Kiosk, Trail Bay Mall Weekly REPORT  Sept. 3-9, 2013   

We’ve talked about the ways sellers find buyers: Realtor’s recommendations and MLS on the Internet are the main avenues. But the professional Realtor knows that finding the buyer is only the beginning. Buyers must be interviewed carefully and qualified before anything else can happen. We are trained to ask the right questions. We also have access to mortgage brokers, bankers and other professionals who do the same and report back to us. Then, and only then, do we move forward with showings and offers. Managing buyers is a complex process, but one we’re trained to handle.

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 13   [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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SECHELT

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4

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 15                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1292

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424

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.3%  [ADADDD

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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  Aug. 27– Sept. 2   

Listing your home on MLS is important, but proper exposure requires much more. While statistics show 38% of buyers find their property through MLS, Realtor recommendations and “for sale” signs make up over 50%. That's why we're a full service Real Estate office. We don't just post your listing on MLS and disappear. We have a real office, in a busy commercial location, with full time professionals on duty, working together to sell your property. We meet buyers at the office, provide information in person and simply sell more than the “no office, limited service” providers!

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 13   [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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SECHELT

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424

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.3%  [ADADDD

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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  Aug 20– Aug 26   

We’ve talked about how the MLS service fosters cooperation between different realtors and their companies. As it turns out, cooperation results in more sales and a better client experience. But how can it work when these same realtors and their companies are also staunch competitors? The MLS system has rules which all members must follow. From the listing format on the Internet, to showing etiquettes; from minimum listing periods to what’s allowed on signs – these rules ensure cooperation and the best results for buyers and sellers.

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

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 28                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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CURRENT LISTINGS:  1348

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745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.1%  [ADADDD

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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  Aug 13– Aug 19   

You probably know that “MLS" stands for "Multiple Listing Service". But do you know its origins? There was a time when Realtors only viewed and sold their own company’s listings. However some Realtors found benefits in cooperating with other companies. They learned that having access to other company’s listings and allowing showings on their own resulted in more sales. Over time this sort of cooperation became the norm and the MLS was system was formalized. Today almost all listings appear on one MLS system or another. The Real Estate Boards administer the systems and are responsible for integration with the Internet.

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: 32                  PRICE REDUCTIONS

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  3.3%  [ADADDD

                   0% 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  Aug 6– Aug 12   

The latest real estate statistics for Vancouver are encouraging. Sales for July are much improved over last year. Actually, it's been the best July since 2009. The question is, will this mean more business for the Sunshine Coast? Over the years a busy Vancouver market has usually meant increased activity the Sunshine Coast. However, in recent years the retirement, recreation and investment market – mainly from the Lower Mainland - has been slower. Is this a short term aberration or are we becoming more of a locally driven market? Time will tell.

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

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

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174

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DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.1%  [ADADDD

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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  July 23– July 29   

Negotiations normally take time and patience. But what happens when they stall? Sometimes the parties simply cannot get together and it may be appropriate just to step away from the table. However, negotiations can also fail when people get caught up in emotions or details. They can lose track of why they originally wanted to buy or sell. The professional realtor can help re-start negotiations by reminding the parties of what brought them to the market in the first place. Once the parties re-focus on their goals, they can often find ways to move the process forward.

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

 SALES THIS WEEK: 11    [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

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1

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 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   26                   PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        31

19

5

2

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1356

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726

173

457

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  5%  [ADADDD

                   0%        5%                        15%                 22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  July 9– July 15   

Sellers usually don’t expect to get full price. But what about low-ball offers? Many sellers become offended and won’t even counter-offer. Professional realtors know that the buyer who makes an offer – even if it’s low - is better than the one who just looks and moves on. We know buyers may start low because they’re afraid of having their first offer accepted. They want to know they’ve negotiated well. We have seen this a time or two before. We know that, with some patience and experience, low ball offers can often be coaxed up to become acceptable offers.

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

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6

7

2

1

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HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

2

6

4

3

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   39                   PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        41

24

2

13

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1333

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711

167

455

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  %  [ADADDD

                   0%               7.9%             15%                   22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  July 16– July 22   

How should you negotiate an offer that comes in soon after you’re listed? Some sellers worry they’re underpriced – they won’t counter-offer, or they want to raise the price. Your professional realtor prepared an evaluation. Rely on it. Also, in any market there are buyers who can’t find what they’re looking for. They’re highly motivated and act quickly on new listings. A professional realtor knows this, and knows you should negotiate these first offers carefully. They’re likely to be your best.

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

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11

3

2

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$300K - $500K

$500K - $1M

$1M+

7

7

1

1

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

2

0

6

1

7

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   36                   PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        44

26

5

5

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1351

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LOW – HIGH

725

169

457

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6%  [ADADDD

                   0%             6%                  15%                   22%

SALES TO

LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  July 2 – 8     

Last week we listed "have a goal" as one of the main attributes of a good negotiator. What does that mean? When you enter a real estate negotiation, you should know 2 things ahead of time: the true market value of the property you’re trying to buy or sell, and the price you're willing to go. A good negotiator knows this information ahead of time keeps it in mind during the offer/counter-offer process. This provides a "road map", which keeps the negotiations purposeful and on track.

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

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14

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$300K - $500K

$500K - $1M

$1M+

4

9

3

0

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

2

3

6

1

4

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   33                   PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        39

26

2

5

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1322

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LOW – HIGH

709

167

446

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.7%  [ADADDD

                   0%              6.7%               15%                   22%

SALES TO

LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

       MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  June 25– July 1   

One of the most important skills a Realtor can provide is negotiation. After all, most of us buy or sell a home only a few times in our lives. With what's at stake we need help. The Professional Realtor knows negotiations are much more than just winning or losing. The Professional Realtor should: 1. Have a goal in mind; 2. Know the market; 3. Stay calm and patient; 4. Be a good listener; 5. Identify common grounds; 6. Expedite the process; 7. Communicate effectively; 8. Stay objective and not take it personally.

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

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7

1

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$300K - $500K

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$1M+

2

3

3

1

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

0

1

3

2

3

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   32                    PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        43

25

1

3

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1305

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LOW – HIGH

702

158

445

745   -   1390

 

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  4%  [ADADDD

                   0%     4%                          15%                   22%

SALES TO

LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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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Sellers usually don’t expect to get full price. But what about low-ball offers? Many sellers become offended and won’t even counter-offer. Professional realtors know that the buyer who makes an offer – even if it’s low - is better than the one who just looks and moves on. We know buyers may start low because they’re afraid of having their first offer accepted. They want to know they’ve negotiated well. We have seen this a time or two before. We know that, with some patience and experience, low ball offers can often be coaxed up to become acceptable offers.

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

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

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14

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$300K - $500K

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$1M+

6

7

2

1

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

2

6

4

3

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   39                   PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        41

24

2

13

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1333

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LOW – HIGH

711

167

455

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  %  [ADADDD

                   0%               7.9%             15%                   22%

SALES TO

LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  June 18 – 24   

Lower property values have been challenging for sellers. They can find themselves wishing for the offer they turned down last month. The professional agent has a challenging job: how to please the seller and give honest and sometimes difficult advice? It starts with a thorough assessment of the market and a sound evaluation of the property. The professional agent then educates the seller through regular market updates so that when an offer comes in, the right decision can be made. 

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 18    [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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13

3

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$300K - $500K

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$1M+

7

6

4

1

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

3

1

9

0

5

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   32                    PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        47

25

3

4

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1337

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LOW – HIGH

713

175

449

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  7.3%  [ADADDD

                   0%             7.3%                15%                  22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  June 11 – 17   

Many buyers can become frustrated when they find themselves sitting on the fence, unable to decide whether to buy or not. It’s an unhappy place for buyer and Realtor alike. Perhaps they’re not sure what they're looking for. They might not be ready or able to buy. The professional Realtor helps by educating the buyer, providing professional advice and being the steady hand that moves the process forward. The professional Realtor understands that it is not his or her job to force buyers to buy. It is to help them off the fence – even if it means not buying right now.

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

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4

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$300K - $500K

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$1M+

4

9

4

 

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

0

8

3

5

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   54                                      PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        28

40

8

6

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1339

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LOW – HIGH

715

177

447

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.7%  [ADADDD

                   0%         6.7%                    15%                  22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         

        BUYERS

      MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  June 4 – 10   

As Realtors, we make it our business to be aware of programs that can benefit home owners. For instance, do you know about the BC Gov't "LiveSmart"program? LiveSmart encourages home owners to install energy saving renovations and improvements by offering cash rebates. For instance, improving airtightness can result in a $400 rebate. Increasing the R value in your attic can result in a $600 rebate - other insulation upgrades can be worth up to $1,200! The LiveSmart program runs until March 31, 2014. For more information, go to livesmartbc.ca.

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 SALES THIS WEEK: 13    [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]

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$1M+

4

6

2

1

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

1

8

1

2

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   41                    PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        39

27

8

6

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1313

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LOW – HIGH

696

175

442

745   -   1390

 

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  6.8% 

                   0%         6.8%                    15%                  22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         BUYERS

MARKET

 

 BALANCED

                          

        SELLERS 

        MARKET

 

*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  May 28– June 3   

The contract of purchase and sale is the principal document used to facilitate real estate transactions. At its most basic, this document consists of "the 3 P's": the price, the parties and the property. Of course, there are many other elements that must be set out between the parties -closing dates, subject clauses, deposits, etc. Did you know, the typical offer can involve 15 pages or more? No wonder Realtors spend so much time, effort and training on drafting contracts!

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

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$1M+

5

6

6

0

AREA

PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

2

6

2

5

 NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK:   41                    PRICE REDUCTIONS

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        40

27

8

6

 

 

CURRENT LISTINGS:  1345

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LOW – HIGH

697

174

474

745   -   1390

 

DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO*:    =  9.1% 

                   0%                 9.1%             15%                  22%

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LISTINGS

RATIO

  

    

         BUYERS

MARKET

 

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        SELLERS 

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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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