How NOT to price your home in Victoria, B.C.

The difference between pricing your home $699,900 and $700,000 is significant in terms of market exposure.

A lot of people seem to think that the area they live in is the “best?” Is it really?

Where you grow up and or live can influence your opinion of an area.

Will the Victoria, B.C. real estate market see 700 plus sales in April, 2014? Probably!

We haven’t seen a 700 sales month in 49 consecutive months! Will April, 2014 be the one we break the barrier?

Calgary Real Estate market versus Victoria, B.C. Real Estate!

Night and day difference!

The practical components of owning a rental property – appliances!


Expensive appliances can be both expensive and a headache to replace down the road when they start to age.

I sold a house that three REALTORS® before me couldn’t! Really?

What price was the house listed at with the previous three REALTORS®? Bet you it was higher!

Victoria, B.C., real estate market update for the 1st quarter!

We are moving away from a prolonged buyers’ market more towards a more balanced market. For VREB stats –


Heated tile floors add great value to any bathroom renovations.

In my opinion!

Real estate transactions don’t have to be stressful!

In my opinion the easiest way to reduce stress during a real estate transaction is to take the emotion out of it and simply treat it as a business transaction.

Does it make sense to ask the buyer’s REALTOR® to reduce his or her commission during negotiations?

In my opinion it does not make sense to do so.  The buyer’s REALTOR® knows if his or her buyer does not buy one particular property they will buy a different one; therefore, there is very little incentive for a buyer’s REALTOR® to lower his or her commission to pull a particular deal together.