Episode #45 – The Amazing Brentwood: Redevelopment and Investing Opportunities

Brentwood, located in Burnaby, is a growing neighborhood that offers beautiful views and a central location.

James and Denny share information about the developing community and review the different condo options available to buyers.

This episode will focus on the development in Brentwood, resale versus new construction, the varying amenities that different buildings offer, the importance of air conditioning in a condo, the increasing amount of incentives from developers, and the positives and negatives of investing in presale properties.

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Episode #42 – The Importance of Having an Online Presence as a Realtor

Real estate agents are adopting new strategies to reach more clients virtually.

James and Denny share how they started growing their brand online and what they have learned throughout the process.

This episode will focus on gaining authority in your field, using social media and other platforms to reach your target audience, the power of videos in getting your brand out there, overcoming the insecurities of trying something new, and the impact of being kind and going the extra mile for clients.

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Episode #43 – Supporting Local with PoMo Life

This week’s episode is a special one as realtors Monica Harmse and Lucas McCann from the Garbutt and Dumas Real Estate team join Denny on the podcast.

Monica and Lucas created the real estate vlog PoMo Life to promote community awareness around what is going on in Port Moody and the surrounding Tri-Cities.

This episode will focus on the value of connecting with local businesses, the power of referrals, facing your fears to grow personally and professionally, increasing your social media following, and the beautiful city of Port Moody.

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Episode #41 – The Grey Areas of GST in Real Estate

There is no hard and fast rule as to which properties you must pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) on, as every situation is a little different.

James and Denny review situations where it was unclear if the GST had to be paid, and what they learned from those circumstances.

This episode will focus on the impact of intent when purchasing a property, buyers vs. sellers paying the tax, the difference between new construction and significantly renovated homes, and the importance of speaking with a professional accountant about each individual real estate deal.

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Episode #40 – The Ins and Outs of a Depreciation Report

A depreciation report is a formal, standardized report created by an engineering firm to evaluate older buildings.

James and Denny discuss the impact that this report has on buyers and the positive and negative experiences they have had with it in the past.

This episode will focus on the importance of properly communicating the depreciation report to your clients, understanding that the engineer creates a conservative report with estimated dates for maintenance, unit entitlement, and the role that the building strata plays in carrying out these upgrades.

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Episode #39 – Forecasting the 2021 Real Estate Market

Real estate agents had to change up their normal routines and shift strategies to adapt to the housing market this year.

James and Denny make predictions on what they believe the real estate market will look like in 2021.

This episode will focus on detached homes and townhouse popularity, homeowners putting more value on the community they live in instead of how close they are to work, the increasing amount of people moving to smaller towns, and the desire to live by water and mountains versus in-land with fewer views.

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Episode #38 – Realtor Q&A: When is the Right Time to Buy or Sell?

Timing is a key factor when purchasing or selling a property.

James and Denny ask each other questions that have been sent into the podcast regarding real estate and the selling process in today’s market.

This episode will focus on mortgage deferrals and the effect that they will have on property prices moving forward, how to know when the best time to buy is, the impact of COVID-19 on first time home buyers, low-ball offers, and the negatives of overpricing your home.

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Episode #37 – The Benefits of Working With an Experienced Home Inspector

Home inspections help to determine the condition of a home and can identify any major issues that may impede a sale.

James and Denny share some tips and tricks for how to find the best home inspector and get the most out of this process.

This episode will focus on the key questions to ask your home inspector, the importance of good communication, the limitations to a home inspection and what information should be included in a thorough report, and the significance of knowing what deficiencies are common for homes of a certain age.

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Episode #36 – How to Financially Plan for Buying a Home

Purchasing property is a significant financial investment that involves planning and assistance from a professional.

James and Denny share tips on how to get your finances in order before buying or selling real estate and when a homeowner should look at updating their mortgage.

This episode will focus on current low-interest rates, variable versus fixed interest rates, when to refinance your mortgage, the importance of speaking with a mortgage specialist, and how to reduce penalties.

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Episode #35 – Working with Professionals during this Chaotic Season

Currently, real estate in the lower mainland is a “good and chaotic mess” as the industry saw one of its busiest months since 2017.

James and Denny talk about the importance of working with someone who understands the real estate business and how fast everything can happen when the market is this active.

This episode will focus on being properly prepared for mortgage brokers, the challenges of getting a home inspection, current listings not being updated online, shortening the window of subject removal, and adapting to hot and cold real estate properties.

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