Home Listing Strategies for this Fall

As the days get shorter and the weather much cooler, home listing strategies have to adjust to get the most out of a home this time of year.

James and Denny go over their fall listing strategies and share all the things that can make or break a sale.

This episode will focus on listing strategies for the fall, why now might be a good time to sell, how to get the most out of listing photos, the impact weather can have, and predictions for the fall and spring.

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Detached Home Update for Port Moody and the Tri-City Areas

As the demand for detached homes in BC increases, many families are looking for guidance as to where they should be looking and how much they should expect to pay.

James and Monica break down what you can expect to find when looking for a single-family home in some of their favorite communities throughout Port Moody and the Tri-Cities.

This episode will focus on the limited availability of detached homes, the low and high-end price points throughout these popular areas, tips on where to find a bigger return for your investment, and the types of single-family home communities that Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Maple Ridge offer.

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The Guide to Townhomes in Port Moody and Surrounding Neighborhoods

Townhomes are an ideal option for young families looking for more space, as well as downsizers looking for a smaller property to take care of.

Monica joins James on the podcast to discuss the increase in interest and the rise in price for townhomes found in Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, and the surrounding cities.

This episode will focus on the importance of a city promoting development, popular townhouses in the Klahanie, Heritage Mountain, and Osprey Village communities, significant developments on Burke Mountain, side-by-side townhouses being a more desired option, and low supply and high demand continuing to increase sale prices.

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What You Need to Know about The Federal Election and Housing

With a large focus on housing in the 2021 federal election, many Canadians are interested to hear what the parties have in store to help solve the housing issues across the country.

James and Denny break down what the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, and Green parties have promised in their campaigns for the real estate market in BC.

This episode will focus on the importance of accelerating construction to encourage development, the parties offering a consistent message of affordable housing, their plans to reduce homelessness and increase home availability, and the strategies they have in place to assist first-time homebuyers.

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Market Update: What to Expect in Fall 2021

As summer comes to an end and temperatures start to drop, the real estate market looks to be heating up again!

James and Denny break down what buyers and sellers should expect over the upcoming months as demand starts to increase in this under-supplied market.

This episode will focus on rising sale prices, the continuation of bidding wars, townhouses in high demand, an increase in condo activity after a slow season, zoning problems causing a lack of development, and supply chain issues influencing the high cost of construction.

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Real Estate Videos and Building the Brand

Realtors who consistently create videos see client engagement go up in all aspects of their business.

James and Denny share their feelings on shooting videos and future content plans for the Garbutt + Dumas brand.

This episode will focus on the importance of videos as a real estate agent in 2021, how to grow your real estate brand, the power of consistency, getting comfortable in front of the camera, the power of building content, and how video takes client engagement to the next level.

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Market Update June 2021: Real Estate Plateau

After a record-breaking March and April, many consumers are left wondering what to expect as home sales start to cool down in the Great Vancouver Area.

James and Denny provide an update on the trends they are currently seeing in the market, and what buyers and sellers should expect during the upcoming months.

This episode will focus on the continued migration of people moving away from the big city, the effect of a new stress test, rising construction costs, predictions for condo popularity in the future, and the impact of lower competition and fewer offers in real estate.

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Tips for Buyers to Have a Successful Home Search

Buying a home is an important financial decision that can quickly become overwhelming without proper guidance.

James and Denny share the helpful advice that they offer their clients when trying to buy a home.

This episode will focus on a ranking system that can better direct your real estate search, the clarity that comes with seeing many properties, comparing budget versus location, and the importance of learning about the amenities and community offered in a potential neighborhood.

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Steps to Success For Your First Year as a Realtor

There are many lessons to be learned (and a few mistakes to be made) when starting a career as a Realtor.

James and Denny take a walk down memory lane and recall the challenges and successes of their first year working in the real estate market.

This episode will focus on the benefits of having an experienced mentor, the steep learning curve to being a competent Realtor, the perks of specializing in geographic areas or product types, the value in attending home inspections and asking questions to learn more about the process, as well as the changing technology and strategies of the business.

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Issues to Look for When Buying an Older Home

Buying an older home provides an opportunity for customization, character, and history. Unfortunately, the older the house, the more probability for issues to arise.

James and Denny walk you through some of the concerns you should be mindful of when buying an older home, depending on when it was built.

This episode will focus on what to be aware of when buying into older strata, when to worry about asbestos, the negative implications of an oil tank, the material types that can cause a leaky condo, and what issues to look out for regarding a home’s plumbing and electrical.

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