Vancouver house and condo search.
In this day and age of sharing data and technology, Vancouver real estate buyers can easily search for homes online and in fact based on Canadian real estate statistics, 99% of the home buyers now turn into online search and browse through many platforms to find their next home. This is a huge increase from prior to millennial where real estate buyers had difficulty accessing any MLS® data.
This is a great news that axelrealtor.ca is designed and created with home buyers in mind. The navigation, search and finding a home is user-friendly, easy and informative. In fact, recently we added sold data to this site where you can simply see what has been also sold in the same neighborhood of your interest. In addition, school catchments, walk score, and additional data has been added to provide extreme value for home finders in Vancouver.
To search for your home simply go to Here.
This link will ask for your information to get you signed up.
The user name is your email and password is your first name in lowercase.
Then by clicking search, you can have access to all MLS® listings, condo apartment and home for sale in Vancouver.
Most importanly, this site is mobile friendly and is also ranking search engine credibly specially Google.
Start your home search now and when you find that property of your liking, simply contact me and I’d be happy to arrange for showing.
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Purpose, Compet ency & Accountablity
Three initiative basis to Maxit Realty Corp by Axel Ziba. With local and global network access to market and expose all property types, Maxit Realty is a brand to recognize. Working in co- relation with top brokerages in Vancouver & Vancouver Island, Maxit Realty offers a duel exposure and maximum real estate experience. Anyone who is considering selling or buying property should always work with professionals who are the experts in the markets they serve and take the time to understand the unique real estate goals of each client.
Purpose, Competency & Accountablity
The core definit ion of Maxit Realty
This is a single vision shared by Maxit Realty connecting with aspirations of discerning individuals around the world, be it in a private or business context with total Enthusiasm. Maxit Realty training, marketing capabilities and global network ensure these pillars are met in every stage of real estate. With our Aptitude and knowledge, competency is created and we develop a customized strategy and provide the specialized services that will work for you and provides extreme high standard value which comes from our accountability.
Why do sellers work with us?
Maxit Realty Visions
Our Core visions of Pupose, Competency and accountability have been a key success and made us stand out in real estate industry and successfully help many of our seller clients achieve a desirable result.
Skills, Knowledge & Ability
We’ve been working with clients to ensure
their real estate objectives are achieved and providing these services for clients that are exclusively expecting a better service. This is evident in an impressive track record of real estate, marketed and sold in the past few years.
I’ve been proud members of REBGV and also is active in Vancouver Island and have won many awards in recognition of my work. I believe my success is due to my commitment to always go that extra mile, and to put my clients’ needs ahead of my own. My background in IT, hospitality and executive management has been a tremendous asset for my clients.
Specializing & Competency
We are able to provide in-depth knowledge on many of the local neighborhoods. That includes any zoning and planning in municipal level, provincial governing changes and federal economic & financial banking to update our clients of many avenues that can affect the real e s t a t e market. Our competency is our competitive advantage. We offer a personal perspective on schools, communitiess , transportation, local amenities, and more.
Extensive Market Analysis
We provide personalized & specialized comparative market analysis reports for all our clients in order to inform them of recent & relevant market trends, active and available listings, and past sales with analytics of all sales ratio, home price indexing, charts of $ per square footage, balance of days on the market and detailed price analysis . With these information, we implement a smart pricing strategy that ensures our clients achieve the best possible value for their property
Working with sellers
The better we know your motivation and tolerance, the better we can serve your needs. That is why we start with an individual consultation with every client. Our goal is to get a better understanding of your expectations. This includes your motivations such as why selling, what is the next on your strategy and understanding your vision. In addition, further down to our consultation, we discuss about your Tolerance.
This includes the tolerance of your price, bottom- line and your market expectation. Then to learn more about the property through your eyes, asking detailed question about every nooks and cranny to help us comprehend every detail. The more we know, the better we can represent. During this step in the process, we will review every aspect of your property, ask questions and research the local market trends and activity.
The steps are taken to determine key marketing points, outline the ways in which we will collaborate with you on a pricing strategy, identify your home’s target audience and gain a full understanding of your specific and unique needs. This crucial first step sets a course for you to sell your home at the highest price within an acceptable time frame and in a stress-free manner. The scope of our reach.
• Review your property in full details and taking notes
• Determination of your Tolerance & Motivation
• Research activity, trends & analyzing documents.
• Identify target audience and niche market
• Outline pricing strategy which is the most important factor
• Gain understanding of you unique needs & expectations
We take pride in a deep understanding and our competent knowledge of the market and this translates into honest, sound advice and detailed valuation for the sale of your
Furthermore, using expert insight and market data and analysis of all the related charts, we will work with you to create a pricing strategy that best reflects your benefit &
• A weekly market update which includes information on recent sales and relevant new listings in order to keep you informed and up- to-date on your property in relation to the market
• Timely feedback from all showings, both from buyers and agents who viewed the property
• Constant monitoring and update on our pricing strategy to ensure that it is always aligned with the current state of the market and if needed advice of change.
Condition of Property
Your property needs to be in the appropriate condition for the sale strategy to reach the
desired value. We have strong reliable connections with stagers, interior designers, handymen and professional tradespeople to help best showcase your home. In addition, we always recommend a pre-sale inspection of your home to help you eliminate any surprises that may come after receiving an offer. We will reimburse the cost of this valuable service after the sale of your home as a thank you note.
Marketing & Strategizing
How we market properties is separating us from a traditional marketing. We think outside of the box. You need more than just presentation, you need a designated plan and solid strategy. Our
tailor made marketing strategies are designed to position your property in the ideal circumstance for a sale.
Multiple Websites & online Domination
Customized Feature Sheets
Professiona Floor Plans
3D Virtual Tour reality
Videos Marketing Strategies
Extensive Social Media
Chinese Marketing Materials
Real Estate Channel Exclusivity
WeChat exclusive to 20,000 users
Point2Homes property highlights
Pictures say a thousand words
When a potential buyer notices the right home, it is typically love at first sight and it’s a first impression made in a few second chance we have online or in print.
We only work with professional photographers
and videographers who have earned our trust when it comes to the quality of their work. They are the best in their fields and produce work that captures both the details and the essence of a property’s greatest features.
We take a consistent approach that includes market research, strategic marketing and maximizing the exposure throughout our network, for every home.
Offering extensive attention to detail, going above and beyond & producing result, Maxit Realty continues to provide the advantage of gaining the attention of a wider audience of potential buyers for every home we represent.
The Maxit Realty websites are the focus of our integrated online marketing strategy. It includes our local and global integration. Our website leads the industry for its design, tools and functionality. The intuitive and visually attractive layout of the Maxit Realty websites increase the amount of time spent viewing to increase engagement and lead generation. It concentrates on listing marketing for local and global homebuyers while potential buyers searching for
properties, are enjoying the full details and quality presented for your listing.
We place special attention in social media where 25% of all online activity is spent. We engage our fans and network through our Instagram®, Facebook® pages, Twitter® feeds, Pinterest® boards and YouTube® videos ensuring that our brand, services and premier properties remain a topic of conversation. Our strategy in social media is to provide our clients and potential clients, tremendous quality content of true value and driving traffic to our properties. We also use social media to strengthen our connections locally by reporting and sharing news and interests happening within our community.
Open house and staging a success for exposing
We truly believe that careful planning, preparation and a depth of knowledge about your property are the elements of a successful home showing. This includes ideal scheduling to professional staging to a strategic approach to hosting the event. We work with you to identify the most convenient dates and hours for the showing and promote them to achieve the highest number of attendees. Proven measures for ensuring a successful showing:
• De-cluttering interior design
• Your comfortable timing and scheduling
• Minor repairs and enhancement
• landscaping for curb appeal
• Talking points to elaborate on the home’s best features
Beautiful well cared for family home laying over a level & private 24,829 sqft corner lot in the most sought after neighborhood of Oak Bay, Uplands. Friendly layout & perfect floor plan with formal Living room, Dining room, office/library (possible formal guest room with fireplace) & 3 bedrooms, one to be the master with ensuite & walk-in closet on the main level. Beautiful original hardwood floors & crown molding throughout the main level, French doors and a lovely fireplace makes you feel at home.
Lower level offers 4th bedroom with Den/office (large enough for a bedroom consideration), large rec-room & wet bar & another fireplace, Large Laundry-room/mud-room with walkout door to the spectacular backyard, 2 storages & a large potential workshop.
Enjoy an afternoon relaxing tea, on your beautiful sunny garden with walkways, lawns & hedges. Close to Loon Bay Park & Royal Victoria Yacht Club.
If you have read my monthly real estate market update, you are aware we are currently deep into a buyer's market shift.
To define how we Vancouver REALTORS® define the market, assume an old fashion scale.
On one side we have "Supply" and on the other "Demand".
- When demand increases, obviously the number of inventory in the market decreases and get sold quicker than being listed. This stage is called "Seller's Market" and the sales ratio, which is the percentage of Sold Listings to Available listings are above 20%.
- When "Supply" and "Demand" scale tip balances in the middle, that is an indicator that every supply and inventory meets demand of the real estate buyers steadily and the sale ratio is at 15%-20%
- When the scale tips toward a lower demand, real estate inventory (Supply) increases and this is called a buyer’s market with sale ratio being anything under 15%.
Currently in Greater Vancouver area we are at 8% sales ratio and are in a deep buyer's market. High level of inventory being listed every day and competition between all Vancouver properties for sale. Demand, or the real estate buyers, are holding back and are not pulling a trigger of making offers. This hold off, maybe a reason of many third party factors, such as:
A) Mortgage and bank interest. This is true, since the Bank of Canada announced the mortgage stress test, many real estate buyers faced a lower affordability.
B) Economic imbalanced and uncertainty. With our federal government confusion about pipeline, and trade deal with United State, and many other financial policies being procrastinated constantly, buyer's, or in general consumer's confidence is lower and paranoia of what to expect in near future kicks in.
C) Local provincial government and municipal control and their interference in real estate industry. Specifically, in BC and Vancouver, where many additional taxes where introduced effective January 2018 and its impact on local and foreign real estate purchasers have been tremendously harsh.
Now that we have the understanding of where we are in current market, most of my real estate clients whom own a property in BC, are concerned how to effectively list and sell their property in this buyer's market.
Let's make one thing very clear. Yes! we ae in a deep buyer's market, but there are yet activities and properties are being sold. This activity although not comparable to what we witnessed for the past few years, but yet any activity is a sign throb in real estate heart. And these sold listings they all have few things in common:
- Extremely Attractively Priced
- Beautifully shown and cared for.
- Wonderfully exposed and marketed.
The very important three factors above have been constant in generating these recent activities and benefited the real estate owners and buyers combined.
In order to successfully sell a listing, even in this market, PRICE it as you're looking forward and not in the back mirror. This is very important for every homeowner that is willing to sell their home in good faith and is not just trying out the market to see what they can get.
Clean, declutter and stage your property to show it well.
and lastly and one of the most important other item on the menu is to choose a knowledgeable, skilled Realtor to expose and market your property in the best possible ways.
Want to know how my marketing is extraordinary? let’s meet and discuss.
To get your home evaluation go to
This is a short and quick tutorial on free vancouver home evalauation.
To start go to Whatisyourhomevaluetoday.ca
In the middle of the page you have a clear widget asking for your home address and unit number. If you leave in Vancouver condo or townhouse it is neccessary to enter your unit number, otherwise we cannot perform the valuation process. You then can simply press the yellow "Show Me Now" button.
In the same page on the left top corner of your screen, you can also review the Real Estate Council new regulation and requirement disclosure necessary for real estate services. Rest assure i follow all the regulation and you will receive a copy of Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services in your Free home evalaution package.
In step 2, you must filll in your "first name", "Last Name" and valid "email address" where we can send the evalaution kit directly. If you don't fill this section, the kit will be mailed via Canada post to your home address provided.
In Step 3 it would ask you for your phone number and two drop down menu where you can tell me when is the timeline for selling your home.
Congratulations. I have received your info and will start working on it with full details.
Here is a quick video tutorial for your review.
This is a quick tutorial on how to define your Vancouver Home Search and assign your Criteria on axelrealtor.ca MLS® Search by Vancouver Realtor - Axel Ziba PREC - Engel & Völkers.
To start go to Https://axelrealtor.ca
From the top main menu choose "MLS® Search" Tab.
This page direct you to "Start Searching Listings". Click on the writing to be directed to the main search map.
On top of the map, you have many criterias to narrow-down your Vancouver home search.
The largest tab is "Enter location or MLS® #". This will help you assign what desired area you're searching. You can type "Kitsilano, Yaletown, Downtown, False Creek, Coal Harbour, Shaughnessy and so on"
Next is to assign your property Type. Click on "Type" and select " Houses (Detached), Condo/Townhouses (Attached)"
This will significantly focus your search on what you're after.
Other tab is to assign your budget range. "Price"
You have been pre-approved and have dne your research on how much hoe you can afford. This tab wil help define and search for Vancouver homes in your budget range.
Next tab is assign your number Bedrooms and Bathroom you prefer.
You can also define more advanced criteria for your Vancouver home search by going to "More" Tab and narrow down your search by defining "Lofts, Penthouse, Corner unit, Year built, Lot Size and much more".
Below is a full video for your review.
Enjoy your Vancouver homes and Condo apartments MLS® Search.
Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver* housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a 39.3 per cent decrease from the 1,818 sales recorded in January 2018, and a 2.9 per cent increase from the 1,072 homes sold in December 2018.
Last month’s sales were 36.3 per cent below the 10-year January sales average and were the lowest January-sales total since 2009.
There were 4,848 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2019. This represents a 27.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,796 homes listed in January 2018 and a 244.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,407 homes listed in December 2018.
The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 10,808, a 55.6 per cent increase compared to January 2018 (6,947) and a 5.2 per cent increase compared to December 2018 (10,275).
For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2019 is 10.2 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 6.8 per cent for detached homes, 11.9 per cent for townhomes, and 13.6 per cent for condominiums.
Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.
“Home prices have edged down across all home types in the region over the last seven months,” Moore said.
The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,019,600. This represents a 4.5 per cent decrease over January 2018, and a 7.2 per cent decrease over the past six months.
“Economic fundamentals underpinning our market for home buyers and sellers remain strong. Today’s market conditions are largely the result of the mortgage stress test that the federal government imposed at the beginning of last year,” Moore said. “This measure, coupled with an increase in mortgage rates, took away as much as 25 per cent of purchasing power from many home buyers trying to enter the market.”
Sales of detached homes in January 2019 reached 339, a 30.4 per cent decrease from the 487 detached sales recorded in January 2018. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,453,400. This represents a 9.1 per cent decrease from January 2018, and an 8.3 per cent decrease over the past six months.
Sales of apartment homes reached 559 in January 2019, a 44.8 per cent decrease compared to the 1,012 sales in January 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $658,600. This represents a 1.7 per cent decrease from January 2018, and a 6.6 per cent decrease over the past six months.
Attached home sales in January 2019 totalled 205, a 35.7 per cent decrease compared to the 319 sales in January 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $800,600. This represents a 0.5 per cent decrease from January 2018, and a 6.2 per cent decrease over the past six months.
5 low-budget changes to make your house looks more attractive for saleAs Vancouver real estate shifting toward a more balanced market by having more inventory and listings on MLS®, it is important for homeowners and real estate seller enthusiast to be more vigilant when it comes to their Vancouver property presentation.First impressions are the ones make the biggest impression to any potential buyer and visitor. Followings are five suggestions to make a quick and inexpensive changes which make high impact for your home presentation.
Trimming and cleaning the front and backyard doesn’t have to put a dent in your wallet. A clean fresh cut grass and clear driveway is way more inviting than having a rusted vehicle and unattended shrubs. Don’t leave it to the buyers imagination. A simple gardening care can go a long way.
2. Fresh paint
Devote a day to do a complete paint. If you ever lived in a college dorm, you know how to do it yourself. But hiring a professional to do it, is not expensive and leaves a lasting impression. Pick a lighter colour to open up the space. This activity has also another purpose. In addition to complement the walls and remove all scratches, it makes you remove all the family photos and personal decoration of your safari trip with uncle Ted.
De-cluttering is simple and free, but the result is outstanding. Every square footage worth lots of dollars. In some cases over one thousand. Don’t cover up the money by newspaper basket, broken vase and that scratched Ikea table from your college time. Remove the unwanted furniture. Either sell them for extra cash or donate, maybe store them. This goes for all the kids toys and Danny’s office project.
4. Furniture re-arrangement
This is a simple way to show the usage of the space. Vacant homes and apartments can be negative as the buyers won’t be able to imagine the usage of the proposed space. In many cases the data shows a properly designed staged home by a professional stager sells faster and fetches extra dollar value. Some staging pros even work with your own furniture for a low-budgeted expense and consult you on how to re-organize them for the best layout. If planning not to spend anything, then have our team of pro, do a walkthrough and direct you on how to space the furniture and storing the unwanted ones.
5. Brighten it up.
One of the most common keyword use in real estate write ups is “Bright and spacious”. A bright indoor space has more life and energy to it. Change your burnt light bulbs and add more light fixtures. For showings open up the curtains and or blinds and let the light inside. These five quick and to-do things can go a long way and make tremendous impact and impression on every potential real estate visitor. As a local Vancouver REALTOR® I may add, to open up the doors and windows and let the air in. It certainly refreshes the indoor air.