Sooke MLS Statistics for June, 2008 – Still going strong!

Repeat after me: Real estate is local. Real estate is local. Real estate is local. While some generalizations can be made about the overall real estate market in Canada, British Columbia, and the greater Victoria area, you have to look at a local level to find out what’s truly going on. With reports of theContinue reading “Sooke MLS Statistics for June, 2008 – Still going strong!”

Don’t Close On A Friday! [Video]

Below is a video I shot yesterday about why it’s a bad bad bad idea to close your real estate deals (completion date) on a Friday. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, but you want to make sure you set the completion date for any weekday besides Friday. This will make your moving experience a lot easier andContinue reading “Don’t Close On A Friday! [Video]”

[VIDEO] On Open Houses – What’s Your Call?

In this short video, I’m asking you for your opinions about open houses. Are they a thing of the past? Or as a buyer, seller, or REALTOR®, do you find them effective? Comment below or send them to Tim@TimAyres.ca On Open Houses – By Tim Ayres – REALTOR® – Sooke Real Estate from Tim AyresContinue reading “[VIDEO] On Open Houses – What’s Your Call?”

Reachd.com Video Training – My First Video Blog

Last Tuesday, I attended a 3-hour Video Blogging BootCamp in Vancouver with Reachd.com. There I was provided with an awesome video camera, and the knowledge and ideas necessary to get started with online video. Here is the first of many videos that I will post here on my blog. I would love your comments andContinue reading “Reachd.com Video Training – My First Video Blog”

Always Learning

One of the great gifts of our existence on this Earth is our ability to learn, and to keep learning new things throughout our lifetime. A couple of weeks ago, I was up at Mount Washington for the weekend with some friends, where I learned to snowboard. I spent years on skis, but after notContinue reading “Always Learning”

Price vs Quality – How Much Does Marketing Influence You?

Wine and Real Estate – Is There A Difference? A recent study that was reported in the Times Colonist this morning suggests that people are highly influenced on their perceptions of quality by the price, which suggests that by simply pricing a particular product higher could influence its target market into perceiving it as higherContinue reading “Price vs Quality – How Much Does Marketing Influence You?”

How to Sell Your Home in Black and White

Now here is somebody who tells it like it is This video is by Daniel Rothamel, a REALTOR® in Charlottesville, Virginia. If there is one thing that I am constantly trying to express to my clients when listing their properties, it’s to try and look at the place from a buyer’s standpoint. This is especiallyContinue reading “How to Sell Your Home in Black and White”