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Quality of Life Questions of a Buyer… - 08/28/10 11:12 AM
If you’re a Buyer, and unfamiliar with an area you are considering moving to, you’ll have plenty of important questions that could affect your Quality of Life and your decision to buy. • Are there homes to buy where I want to live? • Will local bylaws allow me to rent the basement? • Are there any zoning changes being contemplated? • Is this a safe community? • Are there jobs available now and for the future? • What public transportation is available? • Can I get to and from work safely and quickly or are the roads (4 comments)
So why don’t I see your ads in the newspaper? - 08/27/10 11:30 PM
What is the chance of you being asked, "So why don’t I see your ads in the newspaper?" Given today's market and demographics, the chance of being asked is slim to remote. Real estate evolved and is a whole new industry today. Realizing social media marketing is not a fad, I embraced online marketing in 2006'ish when the proverbial writing was on the wall. More than 90% of other Realtors however, are still advertising in print media when less than 10% of homebuyers are looking there, and so few (<15%) trust traditional advertisements. Given that 95% of homebuyers are looking (15 comments)
Are you working with a “Bona Fide” Buyer? - 08/24/10 01:34 AM
Are you working with a “Bona Fide” Buyer? Many Buyers don’t have the financial resources and cannot qualify for a mortgage. It is therefore imperative that all Buyers be pre-approved before they start tying up the assets of a Seller with bogus offers. Asking the Buyer a few pre-screening questions is a good idea: What amount are you pre-approved for? How much do you have put aside for closing and moving costs? How much do you have put aside for a down payment? Can you provide a letter from the lender confirming your bona fides? How much deposit (non-fundable consideration) will (10 comments)
One definition of lunacy is doing the same thing over and expecting a different result. By this definition, current planning for the Evergreen Line is starting to look more and more deranged, and the poor taxpayer could be looking at a repeat of the costly planning mistakes made with some of the earlier SkyTrain designs. In 2002 the Millennium 99 B-Line SkyTrain alignment was constructed in isolation of future (4 comments)
Historic First for Port Coquitlam... - 08/06/10 12:39 AM
Port Coquitlam’s cityscape is about to change with construction underway of, “The Shaughnessy on Lions Park”. Scheduled for completion in late 2012, this will be the city’s first residential highrise delivering a sweeping view of the North Shore mountains, the Fraser River and the Lower Mainland through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows towering 26 storey’s over the Downtown. Brought to you by Onni, this exciting highrise community is the first to incorporate comprehensive sustainability principles, including water-conserving fixtures, a green podium roof for natural filtration, and energy-efficient lighting systems throughout. If you’re considering buying a new home, remember never to visit a (5 comments)
Have you ever been asked, "What’s ActiveRain?" - 08/05/10 03:35 PM
Have you ever been asked, "What’s ActiveRain?" As an Internet mass medium, the ActiveRain real estate social network builds community by engaging, educating and empowering real estate professionals throughout North America. The almost 200,000 blogging member roundtable facilitates and promotes a convergence from this online forum, which ActiveRain has been proud to present, nurture and support since 2006. Sharing a richness and diversity of, daily experiences and years of expertise, opinions and counterviews, facts and anecdotes, ultimately benefits our families, friends and neighbours; the consumer. So in a nutshell, ActiveRain builds community through an online forum to benefit the (4 comments)
Rebranding Century 21 to reach Generation X and Y - 08/04/10 11:26 PM
Using this 2008 post as a benchmark, I am curious to see what has been done and whether progress has been made the past two years. I was particularly interested to learn that C21 were the first (1973?) to advertise on TV, and more recently, the first to publicly state they would not be doing anymore print advertising. Does anyone have any insights? Via Jonathan Washburn (ActiveRain Corp): Dear Mr. Tom Kunz, Thank you for giving me this opportunity to analyze the Century 21 brand position, and to let you know what I think you can do to position Century 21 as the (1 comments)
(formerly the Adoxographist's Blog)
...skilled writing about an unimportant subject, or is that unskilled writing about an important subject?
Well I don't know so as things unfold please judge for yourself...
...don't forget to leave a comment, and thanks for visiting.
John Grasty is a REALTOR® serving the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam - Port Moody) real estate market.
Please check out John's website: http://www.RealEstateEvolved.com
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