Sales Rally

April 9th, 2010
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At homelife sales rally listening to a great speaker once again discussing social media. #Shanegibson also co-author with #stephenjagger of #sociable. #sociable is a great book if you are interested in social media

Scotiabank forecasts increase by 25bps

April 9th, 2010

Scotiabank is forecasting that the Bank of Canada will likely raise rates by 25 bps on June 1, 2010. It will be interesting to see if they are right. Considering how close to the July 1st date the Bank of Canada promised, I can see it being very likely Scotia's forecast to come true. I guess we will see soon enough.

Working with SeeVirtual 360

April 7th, 2010

Busy week working with See Virtual 360 photographers and floor plan administrators, they do phenomenal work each and every time. Providing excellent service and superior products. I look forward to sharing them as they come in.

Best part of my job

March 31st, 2010

The best part of my job is dropping off the keys to my buyers for their new home. Always a happy moment! Welcome Home Brown Family Welcome Home!!!

Fraser Valley Market stays strong

February 4th, 2010

News Release: February 2, 2010

ACTIVE PRE-OLYMPIC HOUSING MARKET IN THE FRASER VALLEY

(Surrey, BC) – The Fraser Valley experienced a return to typical home sale levels plus an early surge in new listings in January, according to the latest figures from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

Paul Penner, President of the Board said, “Compared to last January, the market has returned to bal ...

Bettina Reid with Inder Matharu from Bayfield Mortgage Professionals

January 22nd, 2010

Bettina Reid with Inder Matharu from Bayfield Mortgage Professionals

November 13th, 2009

The best marketing tool that I have found for my clients is the use of real estate photography. The first call I make when setting up a new listing is to SeeVirtual Marketing & Photography: they employ professional real estate photographers that are the best at what they do. All of my clients have been so impressed with the videos, photographs, and 360 panoramas that I wouldn't even think twi ...

Fraser Valley R.E. Tech Meetup

March 3rd, 2009

I just attended Fraser Valley's 1st Real Estate Technology Meet up. Fellow Vancouver Realtor shared his views on marketing today. A successful realtor that went from spending $5000 a month on marketing to spending $500 a month wisely and effectively. He is 100% online and has no print marketing whatsoever. Very impressed! Check him out at www.ianwatt.ca, he is the realtor to go to for condos ...

Things are turning around

February 23rd, 2009

Success in an Open House in Vancouver gives me hope for the trickling effect here in the Fraser Valley. A colleague of mine just tweeted about her successful open house this past weekend where she had 43 groups of people through. Which resulted in 3 offers for her clients. What a great success story and a nice change to all the negative media out there. I do believe things are turning around, ...

To give out calendars or not to?

February 11th, 2009

 How many of us have walked into a clients home to do a presentation and found our competition's calendar on the fridge or wall? If asked people say they do not even realize it is a realty calendar or did not even think of calling that realtor as they have never heard from them other than to receive the calendar. If I am doing my job right they will have heard from me previously or have been ...