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First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver – Episode 3 How to Hire a Realtor!

 Updated May 3, 2019 Hiring a First Time Home Buyer Specialist in Vancouver In Episode 2 of the Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Guide we talked about how to figure out where to buy. Once you have decided on neighbourhood, it’s time to select a Realtor. How Much Will it Cost Me to Hire a Buyers Agent? Nothing!? Yes, 99 times out of 100, a Buyers Agent is paid a finders fee commission by the Sellers Agent if the Buyer that is working with the Buyers Agent purchases the Sellers Agents listed property! Furthermore, the Buyers Agent you hire…

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First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver BC – Episode 1 – Getting Started!

 This is the First Video in a Series of Videos with Tips for First Time Home Buyers in Vancouver's Property Market. So you're thinking of taking the plunge and buying your first home in beautiful Vancouver! How Much Can I Spend? What to Know Exactly? Get Pre-Approved! If you have several hundred thousand dollars in your bank account, great! If not, you should speak to your bank or a mortgage broker to find out how large of a mortgage you can get. The bank or broker will give you a mortgage pre-approval which is a rough estimation of what…

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Professional Photography for Your Listing – Cheapest way to get Top Dollar for your Property

It has been said that a picture says a Thousand Words... What do terrible Listing Photographs say about the value of your home? Use Professional Photography for your listing.  Poor listing photography undervalues your property and will never convey how beautifully maintained and decorated your home is. Here in Vancouver, terrible (or non-existent) photography for listings is RAMPANT! Have a quick look on Realtor.ca and you can see how many listings have either bad or non-existent photos. Getting professional photography is one of the best ways to get top dollar for your home. I have all my featured listings shot by…

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A Cool Animation That Visualizes the Credit Crisis of 2008-2009 by Jonathan Jarvis

The Currency Crisis Explained in Animation! By Mike StewartView in HD  Download 720p HD Version  Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page I saw this great animation about the Credit Crisis and I thought I'd share it. Its by Jonathan Jarvis as part of his thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. What do you think?

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When will Vancouver Real Estate Prices Hit Bottom? Beware of Those Telling you its Happening as its Happening!

Hi All, Pretty much everyday someone asks me when prices in the Vancouver real estate market will hit bottom and everyday I say I don't know. I say I don't know, because I don't have a crystal ball and can't see the future and as I licensed Realtor I can be liable if people take a hit relying on my predictions. There are people out there who are saying they KNOW when the prices will hit bottom and they can tell when prices are bottoming as they are hitting bottom. Don't trust these people! What happens if prices stabilise and…

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American Buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market. Could this be a sign?

American buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market in 2009! By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 720p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Hi All, American buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market! A good exchange rate for US buyers and the fact that some individuals and companies Stateside are weather the storm well means our American freinds and neighbours are back. Is this a sign that Stimulus is bringing confidence back? On another note this Video is the first I have shot with my new Flip Mino HD Camera. I'd love to hear your thoughts…

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More Justification of Stimulus and What Should We Do Instead?

Hi All, I recently posted on the stimulus pacakges being enacted around the world and it generated alot of conversation, which is great and I thank all those who participated. I shot a video justifying my position and I'd like to share with you. I'd also like to hear what people who oppose the stimulus packages think should be done to deal with the financial cirsis we find out ourselves in. I look forward to your comments!

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Lowball Offers – What they are, how to do it, and how to deal with one if you are a Seller

Lowballing Vancouver Real Estate Updated May 7, 2019 Prices are falling and it’s a buyer’s market for Vancouver real estate these days. What is a Lowball? A Low Ball offer is one that is significantly less than the asking price (but maybe not the market value) of a property. Why are Canadians afraid to submit Low Ball offers? Negotiating the price for everyday items is not something is commonly done in Canada. In this country, the only things that people haggle or negotiate on are cars (most people only own 10-12 cars in their lifetime and not all are new)…

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Open Houses as a Marketing Tool for your Listing

  Hi All, I'm a huge fan of open houses as a marketing tool.  They provide a low-stress low anxiety atmosphere for potential buyers to see your listing. A lot of realtors don't like to do open houses and feel they don't do anything to sell a property. THEY ARE WRONG! Watch the video and let me know your thoughts. Have a look at 3005-111 West Georgia Street. This is the suite I mention in the video.

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