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Vancouver Real Estate Market Update for Oct 2019.
 

“Home buyers have more confidence today than we saw in the first half of the year,” says Ashley Smith, REBGV president. “With prices edging down over the last year and interest rates remaining low, hopeful home buyers are becoming more active this fall.”
Ashley Smith, REBGV president

Home buyer activity increases in October

The Metro Vancouver housing market is experiencing a fall pickup in home sale activity.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,858 in October 2019, a 45.4 per cent increase from the 1,966 sales recorded in October 2018, and a 22.5 per cent increase from the 2,333 homes sold in September 2019.

Last month’s sales were 9.8 per cent above the 10-year October sales average.

There were 4,074 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in October 2019. This represents a 16.4 per cent decrease compared to the 4,873 homes listed in October 2018 and a 16.3 per cent decrease compared to September 2019 when 4,866 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 12,236, a 5.8 per cent decrease compared to October 2018 (12,984) and a nine per cent decrease compared to September 2019 (13,439).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for October 2019 is 23.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 17.3 per cent for detached homes, 26.2 per cent for townhomes, and 29 per cent for apartments.

Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


“The recent uptick in home sales is moving us into a more historically typical market,” Smith said. “Both sale and listing activity is trending around our long-term averages in recent months.”


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $992,900. This represents a 6.4 per cent decrease from October 2018, a 1.7 per cent decrease over the past six months, and a 0.2 per cent increase compared to September 2019.


Sales of detached homes in October 2019 reached 938, a 47.3 per cent increase from the 637 detached sales recorded in October 2018. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,410,500. This represents a 7.5 per cent decrease from October 2018, a 1.3 per cent decrease over the past six months, and a 0.3 per cent increase compared to September 2019.


Sales of apartment homes reached 1,384 in October 2019, a 40.5 per cent increase compared to the 985 sales in October 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $652,500. This represents a 5.9 per cent decrease from October 2018, a 2.2 per cent decrease over the past six months, and a 0.2 per cent increase compared to September 2019.


Attached home sales in October 2019 totalled 536, a 55.8 per cent increase compared to the 344 sales in October 2018. The benchmark price of an attached home is $771,600. This represents a 5.8 per cent decrease from October 2018, a 0.4 per cent decrease over the past six months, and a 0.5 per cent increase compared to September 2019.

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I have listed a new property at 3280 Ripon RD in Victoria.
Situated on one of Uplands most prestigious streets, in a private gated 38,000 sq.ft estate, this property impresses from the moment you enter its gates. This southern Georgian style brick exterior haven was fully custom-designed and built in 2013. This home offers an expansive floor-plan on over 5000 sq.ft . The moment you enter through its dramatic 20’ entryway one finds themselves transported to a bygone era. Inspired by the luxury of old hollywood this home is adorned with imported marble, hand selected chandeliers and lighting from New York and Los Angeles, and bespoke Marble fireplaces that bring a level of warmth and intimacy to every room. Large chef inspired gourmet kitchen with designer finishings throughout, this property redefines understated luxury, in a way that is unparalleled in the marketplace today.
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Condominium is a kind of hybrid between an apartment and a house. It provides some similar features as apartment living. Many people love Condo life for a varied reasons.


Most homeowners are busy on weekends while mowing their lawns, painting the house, trimming hedges, cleaning gutters, pruning trees, raking leaves, and shovelling snow and so on. On the other hand, when you are living in condomium, there is an association that usually perform all such tasks and most of the maintenance needs for which monthly fees are all condo owners.


As condo apartment Kitsilano are usually densely packed and smaller in size and hence, they are often located closer to amenities like cultural activities, shopping, entertainment and job opportunities, so condo owners find it easy to commute to local amenities. As home is surrounded by many other units, there will be people living above and below your units and there is greater likelihood of mingling socially. 


Before buying a condo, it is important to ask lots of questions to know if the condos are managed effectively by the association. If Buying a condo say Fairview 1 Bedroom Penthouse Condos is cheaper than buying a compatible house and hence if your budget is limited, but you want to own a home, condos are great choice.


There are many prominent places to buy consos in Vancover such as Marpole, Gastown, West End, Shaughnessy, Mount Pleasant and lot more. Condo apartment kitsilanois a popular choice as Kitsilano is a famous destination for beach lovers and home to Kits Beach and Jericho Beach.


People are often attracted to condo apartment Kitsilano for its bustling and diverse neighbourhood. It is good to connect with real estate agent to find the best condo offers in your preferred location.

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Ranked frequently as one of the most liveable place globally, Vancouver has been ranked as the best city to live in North America. Yale town is situated in thesouth-eastern portion of downtown bordered by Homer St. to the west. It is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Vancouver and is home to the city's trendiest restaurants, bars and nightspots, hip shopping boutiques, and celebrity


A majority of residents in down town are young professionals between 20 and 40 years old. There is also growing number of small families in the city. Cooper's Park and Helmcken Park are two main parks perfect for city views and for walking your dog, little or otherwise. When it comes to buy home in Vancouver, there are many townhouses in Yaletown Vancover and homes Kitsilano Vancouver among the popular choices of the home buyers.


Kitsilano is a city of Vancouver also known as kits is among the top ten beach cities in the world. It is also one of the organic food hubs


Townhouses in Yaletown Vancouver and homes Kitsilano Vancouver offers ideal opportunities to those looking for glamour of city life with all modern amenities.


Townhouses in Yaletown Vancouver are less expensive than single family homes and also townhouse owners have to pay lower utility bills as town home shared walls help prevent heat loss. Buying home is a wiser decision than paying rent as eventually you will become owner of the property. There are many realtors that can help you in buying the best homes within budget.

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I have listed a new property at 4850 Story LANE in Victoria.
Custom-Built, Executive prestigious west Coast Modern Contemporary home with high quality finishes with solid Cherry Wood flooring throughout. You’d feel amazed at the vaulted entrance with wide solid wood door, to open and bright skylight entry way. Open concept formal living with dual sided natural gas fireplace, making both formal eating area & formal guest area super cozy. Floor to ceiling windows bring plenty of natural light. Granite countertop with stainless appliances and an open kitchen is ideal for entertainment & family gathering. Spacious Master bedroom in on main, with spa shower and large walk-in closet is pleasantly facing the private backyard and its own entry way to enjoy the morning coffee in the nature. Upstairs you’d walkthrough 2 other bedrooms and a large multi-use, flex room with wet bar and a bright and open large deck bringing sun-light. Central Vac, Heat pump, Central Music station, attached garage with built-in cabinets, laundry room and the list goes on.
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I have listed a new property at 3280 Beach DR in Victoria , Oak Bay.
Surrounded by Floor to ceiling glass windows and numerous skylights, this Uplands Victoria ONE LEVEL RANCHER HOME is full of warm natural light with beautiful views of Royal Victoria Yacht Club Marina just across from Loon Bay Park. Elegant living room with vaulted ceiling, a cozy fireplace and ocean views. Euro-style kitchen with unique wood work, is opened to nature by bank of French doors leading to a southwest facing patio & beautifully landscaped backyard gardens. Generous size master bedroom with fireplace, En-Suite Bathroom and water views. This home offers a wonderful retreat for those seeking upscale one level living in a picturesque setting. Move-in Ready and immediate Possession accomodated.
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In the current real estate market in Vancouver, there is lot of buzz about buying and investing in MLS condo for sale in Vancouver. Prospective customers looking for Vancouver apartments for sale are investing in condos as they are economical and user friendly options. Modern condos provide bets of the facilities and amenities which you may not get in single homes.


You don’t need to spent time in maintenance as the work is taken by the other people, you just need to pay some fee for it such as shovelling snow, mowing the lawn or repairing outside structures.


Many major costs are shared by the residents and a major portion of it goes to reserve fund and is utilised for major repairs like replacing windows and roofing without additional costs to owners.


MLS condos for sale in Vancouver provides many facilities such as gaming areas, recreation areas fir elderly people and lot more. It gives you than rent. Common areas like pools and recreation rooms offer opportunities to socialize with neighbours. There are many condo developments catering specific groups like young professionals, families and older adults.


Some amenities like swimming pool, theatre and basketball court are not found in average home or apartment building. Condos enhances your lifestyle by providing modern amenities and facilities at the shared cost, so one can afford them easily.

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I have listed a new property at 3601 7358 EDMONDS ST in Burnaby.
Assignment of contract at KINGS CROSSING by CRESSEY - One of a kind, 3 bedrooms 2 baths sub-penthouse with Custom Floor Plan created by combining two units in one. Wide plank wood laminate flooring provides gorgeous continuity in all living areas and bedrooms. Front-loading Energy efficient whirlpool washer-dryer. Forced air heating & cooling keeps you comfortable year round. Cressey Kitchen including Integrated chef’s wall with key appliances at eye level with easy to clean quartz countertop and white ceramic backsplash with under-cabinet lighting. Bathrooms are equipped with Modern sinks with polished chrome faucets Wood-grained laminate floating vanity and under-cabinet lighting. No need for vacations as Kings Crossing will be resort living in your own home with Burnaby's premiere amenity package including basketball court, squash court, gym, outdoor amphitheater, rooftop gardens, and concierge services. 2 parking, 1 storage, and ask about the CREDIT ON COMPLETION
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When you are thinking of selling your home, hiring a professional REALTOR® is the most important step. There is a process to sell your home successfully and it starts with engaging and communicating with your real estate agent. 


Here is a little about Axel Ziba:

I pride myself in having the core of competency, the Knowledge, Skills and Ability. And for that my purpose is to help and assist my clients in every step of the real estate process. This requires to be relied upon, accountable and resourceful.

This is in addition to my charismatic, friendly and responsiveness character, which has been my secret treasure.

I always go above and beyond, doing more than I promise, thinking outside of the box and make creative marketing strategies like no other. Based on new & upcoming technology and demographical approach to real estate, the industry is changing and requires tremendous ability in navigating through this new demand and competition to standout. My IT and familiarity with technology based on my background benefits my clients in every way possible.

With my hospitality and retail executive management background, I successfully maneuver through the transactions, providing extreme value.

The new real estate is about what’s ahead. Carefully analyzing data will unfold a perfect path to understand and awareness of any upcoming changes. Being educated on these alterations and variables, affect the client’s decision making. Are you looking at your back mirror or your windshield? I’ll make sure to be your perfect GPS guide in this driving route.


How do I use my extensive marketing to sell your home?

-       Strategy 1:

Extraordinary Photography and Videography, highlighting the best features of your property in comprehensive detail.

-       Strategy 2:

3D Virtual Tour is the best way to invite potential buyers from anywhere in the world to visit your property details and inside 24/7. Just like a non-stop open house.

-       Strategy 3:

Exposing and sharing your property with international and global buyers in addition to local purchasers. This is one of Maxit Realty competitive advantages in comparison to other brokerages. 99% of buyers refer to online when it comes to searching for properties. I have an extensive knowledge on how to syndicate and reciprocate your home in highly visited sites. Why stop locally when we can reach global potential purchasers. sites like Juwai.com, Point2homes, Real Estate Channel, Mansion Global, James Edition, REW, Homes.com, Ideal Estate and our own Realtor.ca are the top real estate searches.

-       Strategy 4:

Exposing and sharing your property through my expanded network locally in Vancouver & Victoria, and globally through my expansive connection is my advantage to be able to share properties to top performing brokers.

-       Strategy 5:

Stronghold social media and extreme technology implementation. Your property will be viewed locally and globally in every existing platform, including and exclusively in WeChat, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter and much more


These marketing& strategies are above and beyond my exclusive advantages of pricing, local market knowledge, and preparation of your home for sale. 

Want to know more, contact me today to maximize your real estate experience.

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This video is a short tutorial clip on how to search for house and or condo for sale in Vancouver BC. This MLS® integrated platform is super easy to navigate and is very user-friendly. 


Start by going to axelrealtor.ca and on the main menu bar on top of the page, select MLS® Search tab.


This will take you to a page with Vancouver map and selective tabs on top to change and assign all you are looking for in your next home. You can assign your criteria such as price, location, type of home and many other details to narrow down your home search.


axelrealtor.ca is one of the leading best REALTOR® sites to search for your next home. In addition to all available and currently listed MLS® data, it also provides all SOLD listings nearby for your comparison and knowlesge. 

It also has a neighborhood information, data charts of amenities, school catchement, walk score and many other useful information to help buyers navigate their desired dream home.


Alternatively, you can contact Axel Ziba, managing broker, full time REALTOR® and provide the full detail fo your wishlist. Axel will set your search directly from our Paragon system offered through Vancouver Real Estate Board where you can see all the details directly off of MLS® integrated system.


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I have listed a new property at 101 1707 YEW ST in Vancouver.
Investment Oppty, one of lowest $ per Square Foot in Kits. Bring offers. Rare to find 3-bdr townhouse laying over 2,555 SQ.FT in North of 4th Kitsilano near cafes & restaurants, beach community. This feels more like home with separation of bedrooms privately in one level & entertainment space, kitchen & living room in upper level. Spacious master with large walk-in closet, ensuite & gas fireplace, 5 piece bath with jetted-tub, in-floor heating Ceramic tile,2 sets of modern gas FP, 2 large balconies/patio perfect for BBQ & relaxing, Italian GamaDecor of Porcelanosa Grupo kitchen with 6 burner gas range & French door fridge/freezer, built-in 2 zone speaker system & 3 parking spaces. Enjoy a short stroll to Beach, ocean, parks & famous shops on W 4TH. Priced under Tax assessed Value.
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I have listed a new property at 203 1642 McKenzie AVE in Victoria, Saanich.
2 Bed/2 Bath unit facing the quiet side with Private park like views from all windows in TUSCANY VILLAGE-Dimore Bldg. 880 Sq.Ft of spacious & friendly layout with bedrooms privately on each side. This unit comes with all quality finishes. It is freshly painted throughout and move-in ready. Cherry Hardwood floors, Granite countertops, tasteful Tuscany style bathroom, ceramic floors and beautiful rustic stone fireplace. All you need for Amenities & shops of Tuscany Village at your doorstep, including Starbucks & Thrifty. Just a short walk to UVIC and close proximity to Camosun College, transit, library, local recreation centers, & Cedar Hill Golf Course. Suite includes washer & dryer, underground secure parking & locker. A great investment and a must see at a great value!
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I have listed a new property at 101 1707 YEW ST in Vancouver.
This stunning 3-bdr townhouse laying over 2,555 SQ.FT is in the most sought after location, North of 4th Kitsilano near cafes & restaurants. This feels more like home with separation of bedrooms privately in one level & house-sized entertainment space, kitchen & living room in upper level. With combining 2 units in one, tastefully renovated in 2010 features include, spacious size master with large walk-in closet, ensuite & gas fireplace, 5 piece bath with jetted-tub, in floor heating Ceramic tile, 2 sets of modern gas FP, 2 large balconies/patio perfect for BBQ & relaxing, Italian GamaDecor of Porcelanosa Grupo kitchen with 6 burner gas range & French door fridge/freezer, built-in 2 zone speaker system & 3 parking spaces. Enjoy a short stroll to Beach, ocean, parks & famous shops on W 4TH. Ave.
 
Fun Facts (July 20th, 2019)
Total of 22 Townhouses sold in Kitsilano 
Average Dollar ($) per Square Footage sold is $922 in Kitsilano
This Townhouse is listed at $856 per square foot. for $2,188,000
 
High lights:
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 1/2 Bathrooms
- 2 balconies
- 3 fireplaces
- 3 parking spaces
- Built in Speakers
- Heated ceramic flooring
- Jetted Tub
- House sized Square footage (2,555) with spacious rooms
- Master bedroom with walk-in and ensuite
- 1 block from Kits Beach and parks
 
For more info visit: 

https://bit.ly/2LGa7dJ


Contact axel ziba today.
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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.

Are you familiar with buyer's process?


Let me help.

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Maxit Realty 

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.


Axel Ziba

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


Price Strategy:

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

property.

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 &

interests.
• 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

Email Blasts

Beautiful Photography

Aerial Drone
Videos Marketing Strategies

Extensive Social Media

Chinese Marketing Materials

Juwai.com exclusivity
Real Estate Channel Exclusivity

WeChat exclusive to 20,000 users

Point2Homes property highlights

REW exposure


Professional Pictures

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.


Online Presence

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.


Social media

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

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I have listed a new property at 4131 YALE ST in Burnaby.
This sunny south-facing home features mature front and backyard garden in a most sought after Vancouver Heights Burnaby. Main level steps to an open living room space, two bedrooms and one full bathroom and a large deck with private and open views. Wood fireplace separates the living room and the classic kitchen with brick wall design and large eating area. Master bedroom above has its own walk-in closet, vaulted ceiling and opens to a large balcony / Sundeck with open views of mountain and partial view of inlet water. Lower level is fully finished and is a great suite potential with its own separate entry and laundry room. This area is trending to build your dream home with great views & is perfectly situated near parks, trails and schools.
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I have listed a new property at 3100 Beach DR in Victoria, Oak Bay.

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.

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I have listed a new property at 4461 Shore WAY in Saanich, Victoria.
Spectacular OCEANFRONT & OCEANVIEWS. This jewel located by Gordon Point & in a very quiet street. You’ll be impressed from round driveway entry, welcoming you to your oasis & to your 3 car garage. Front door invites you to an open floor plan with high ceiling entrance & bright skylights, beautiful mix of stonework & hardwood heated flooring throughout the entire house, 2 large duel-sided fireplaces, and the blue water views from every angle. Large kitchen with high quality finishes, perfect for entertainment. A separate completely self-contained in-law suite on the main level and master bedroom covering the entire upper floor. Enjoy your serene & lush garden in the backyard facing the ocean while relaxing by your private pool under the Victoria Sun.
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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 

https://www.whatisyourhomevaluetoday.ca/

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This is a short and quick tutorial on free vancouver home valauation.


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.


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