Sooke Real Estate Information Night – Come and Learn!

  Get educated about buying and selling real estate. Hear from three local experts about buying your first home, moving up, and more! When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:00pm Where: Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort, 6929 West Coast Road, Sooke [map – street view] I’ll be joined by Sooke’s dynamic mortgage team, KerryContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Information Night – Come and Learn!”

A Return to a Seller’s Market in Greater Victoria?

Yesterday, the Victoria Real Estate Board released statistics for February 2015. While the rest of the country contended with a seemingly never-ending winter, the cherry blossoms were out early in Victoria and vicinity, and so, apparently, were the buyers. 

Manufactured/Mobile Homes and CSA/Electrical Safety Stickers

In British Columbia, you cannot legally sell a manufactured/mobile home (sometimes known as a trailer) without either a CSA (Canadian Standards Association) or BC Electrical Safety Authority (BCESA) certification. When a trailer is manufactured in Canada, its manufacturer applies a decal, usually on the exterior near the front door, with its CSA number, and sometimesContinue reading “Manufactured/Mobile Homes and CSA/Electrical Safety Stickers”

Sociable! Book Launch in Victoria, BC

This Thursday, April 29th, 2010, Vancouver-based entrepreneur Stephen Jagger and professional sales trainer Shane Gibson will be at the Downtown Victoria Chapters store to launch their new book, Sociable! How Social Media is Turning Sales and Marketing Upside-Down. The event starts at 5:30 with a networking opportunity for social-media-curious businesspeople, and then a presentation fromContinue reading “Sociable! Book Launch in Victoria, BC”

Social Media, Web Marketing, and SEO Training In Victoria BC [Video]

I’m pleased to announce that I will be teaching web marketing and social media training in Victoria, BC starting next month. Reachd.com has approached me to be their Victoria instructor. The 3-hour classes are taught in the afternoon, and are ideal for anyone in any small business who wants to learn how to capitalize onContinue reading “Social Media, Web Marketing, and SEO Training In Victoria BC [Video]”

How to Sell Your Langford or Victoria BC Home In A Day

Call your REALTOR®, and list it now. Of course, not every home is going to sell overnight, but supply of good, moderately-priced homes is tight, and seems only to be getting tighter. I’ve been tracking listings of single family homes in Sooke, Langford, and Colwood for a client of mine. Check out this spreadsheet (I’llContinue reading “How to Sell Your Langford or Victoria BC Home In A Day”

Free Real Estate Seminars

I will be co-hosting a series of real estate seminars on Thursday, June 11th at the Juan de Fuca Library, beside the rec centre on the Island Highway. Joining  me are Alexis Mills, a mortgage broker, and Jeremy Kimm, a financial planner, for three different perspectives about buying and selling real estate. We have twoContinue reading “Free Real Estate Seminars”

Just Saying Hi On My Way To Westshore MLS Tour [VIDEO]

It’s been a while since I was on video! I went to the West Shore MLS tour in Colwood and Langford today and just thought I’d say hi to you through the video. I had one of my listings on the tour this week and got to see 10 other really nice places in LangfordContinue reading “Just Saying Hi On My Way To Westshore MLS Tour [VIDEO]”

Victoria BC MLS® Real Estate Statistics – August 2008

Listings are up. WAYYYY up. Sales are down and prices are flat or falling. What does this mean to you? If you’re a buyer: Good news. If you’re buying now you’ve got more inventory to look at than any time in the last twelve years. Shop around and make offers. Sellers are probably nervous. IfContinue reading “Victoria BC MLS® Real Estate Statistics – August 2008”

Reset The Days On Market With A New Listing Contract: Deceptive? [Video]

An issue that comes up every now and again is the practice of certain real estate agents cancelling a listing that has been on the market for a while and re-listing it right away. The result is a new MLS® number (they are sequential), and a days on market count set to zero, making theContinue reading “Reset The Days On Market With A New Listing Contract: Deceptive? [Video]”