Who is responsible for staging?

This is a question I get asked all the time, and I want to start off by saying I will never pay for staging. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

Why?

The risk is all on the realtor if they pay for the staging. Staging here in Vancouver can be upwards of $20,000! ๐Ÿคฏ So, sellers listen up, staging should be something that’s just part of the investment number. 

Agree or disagree, let's start a conversation. Drop me a comment below and let' talk. 

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December 2021 In Review


In today's market report Josh lays out the bare facts and the bare shelves plaguing the housing market in Greater Vancouver.


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What You Need To Know About The Vancouver Real Estate Market



In today's market report, Josh lays out what every buyer and seller should be aware of as they navigate the current housing market in Greater Vancouver.

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You are rolling the dice if you only get a general home inspection, or worse, waive your inspection all together.

A general inspection is exactly that- it's general. Home Inspectors are trained to inspect a home's major system, but they are NOT licensed contractors. 

If you really want to know if the major systems are in safe and working order, then you should have a general home inspector first take a look at everything (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc) then have a specialist come in and give their professional opinion.

I have sometimes seen general inspectors make a big scary deal out of something (electrical for example), and then the electrician comes in and says "no biggie. That will take me 30 min to fix and it will only cost a few hundred dollars."

I have also had general home inspectors overlook MAJOR problems, but fortunately, because I brought in supplemental inspectors to take a second look we were able to identify the issue and negotiate the repair/credit.

The bottom line is that you need peace of mind around the condition of the home before you release your contingencies and before you close on the home. So if your inspector calls out any of the major systems, you should definitely pay to have more inspections done by licensed pros.

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January 3-9, 2022

The first week of 2022 in Greater Vancouver saw 121 total new listings, 5 sales and an average selling price to $2,126,137.60 ๐Ÿ”ฅโฌ†๏ธ

Watch to the end to see what’s happening in your specific area and whether you’re moving or not give me a call โ˜Ž๏ธ and let’s chat about what these numbers mean for the value of your property!



The first week of 2022 in Greater Vancouver saw 52 total new listings, 3 sales and an average selling price to $919,333.33 ๐Ÿ”ฅโฌ†๏ธ

Watch to the end to see what’s happening in your specific area and whether you’re moving or not give me a call โ˜Ž๏ธ and let’s chat about what these numbers mean for the value of your property!


The first week of 2022 in Greater Vancouver saw 352 total new listings, 8 sales and an average selling price to $738,725.00 ๐Ÿ”ฅโฌ†๏ธ

Watch to the end to see what’s happening in your specific area and whether you’re moving or not give me a call โ˜Ž๏ธ and let’s chat about what these numbers mean for the value of your property!



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Don’t be fooled by click-bait articles you read online….The housing market in Greater Vancouver is not cooling, and 2022 is poised to be another competitive year for buyers, and lucrative year for sellers.


That being said, the Fed has stated that they plan on raising interest rates several times, and inflation is causing rents to soar…so those who are on the fence about buying should definitely consider making their move sooner rather than later.


Watch to hear my full disclosure on what’s currently happening in the Vancouver housing market, and what my top 5 predictions are for 2022.


1. We are not going to see the housing market crash/the bubble burst

2. The Freehold housing sector will see gains of 10%-12% in 2022 

3. The Condo housing sector will see gains of around 15% in 2022 

4. Mortgage rates will go 3-4 times in 2022 of around 100-125 basis points (1%-1.25%) 5:36-7:33

5. We will see less overall home sales in 2022 7:34-10:16


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๐——๐—ผ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ? ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ

In a HOT ๐Ÿ”ฅ sellers' market (like the one we are in) when someone goes straight to the listing agent that tells me that they don’t want to pay retail.

They are not willing to pay to play.

They think that by going to the listing agent they will get some sort of discount, or that the agent will compromise their integrity to discount their commission to represent both sides.

Listen up, it is not legal in British Columbia for the listing agent to represent both sides of the transaction (dual agency), however in a fierce, cut-throat bidding war, you know who is going to win???? THE HIGHEST OFFER WITH THE BEST TERMS. Period!

๐Ÿต ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ, buyers that come direct without representation are typically not willing to pay top dollar... ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฐ'๐’—๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’• 2 ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’”.

๐‚๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐š๐ญ: ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ ๐จ ๐ญ๐จ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ-- If you don't have representation and you โค๏ธ the house, here is how you win... tell the agent you'll pay whatever it takes to win- write an offer with an escalation clause where you will pay $15,000 over the highest bonafide offer with aggressive contract terms, and lock it down... but be ready to compete... Whatever discount the agent gives in commission will benefit the seller, and you'll win the bidding war… but the odds are, you won’t be willing to do that ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ

#isaidwhatisaid

๐€๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง (๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ง):

Hire a experienced Realtor to represent you exclusively and negotiate on your behalf. When the listing agent also represents you things are ultimately a lot more complicated and you'll be less likely to be able to negotiate any repairs or credits once you're in a firm deal.

Agree or disagree, let’s start a conversation.

๐——๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ.

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#12DaysOfPreSales - DAY 12 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ See something you like? Let’s talk strategy to get you a deal to remember.

This amazing development brings us to the end of the 12 Days of Pre Sales!

Pier West is a modern architectural landmark for Metro Vancouver and a striking addition to the New Westminster skyline.

With carefully considered pedestrian-level amenities and new park space connected to the waterfront boardwalk, these residences are poised to be the most coveted address in the region.

Visionary developer, Bosa Development, has been pioneering transformational developments for over 5 decades.

Homes at Pier West provide incredible panoramic views of the Lower Mainland, whatever the direction. From the river to the ocean, the surrounding skylines and spectacular North Shore Mountains. At any height, every direction offers something special to take in.

Contact me at 604-313-9805 for advance preview kits, more info on pricing, and to book your appointment today!

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#12DaysOfPreSales - DAY 11 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ See something you like? Let’s talk strategy to get you a deal to remember.

The anticipation with this one is real! ๐Ÿ‘€

A home that could only be built by those with the reputation to match its prominence. A home worth having; a home worth waiting for.

Nuvo is the newest development in Metrotown by Anthem - the masterminds behind many of the most gorgeous residential projects in Metro Vancouver.

Contact me at 604-313-9805 for advance preview kits, more info on pricing, and to book your appointment today!

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#12DaysOfPreSales - DAY 10 ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ See something you like? Let’s talk strategy to get you a deal to remember.

THE AMAZING BRENTWOOD BY SHAPETOWER 5 COMING SOON

The wait was worth it. The Amazing Brentwood has come to real life as Metro Vancouver’s most celebrated urban destination. Over $600 million in wealth was created for homeowners in Neighbourhood One. Now, Tower 5 – the first real estate opportunity in over six years - will anchor Neighbourhood Two.

SkyTrain at your doorstep, The Amazing Brentwood at your feet. Never has an address enjoyed such bragging rights. Set slightly back from the bustling core with soaring mountain and water views, Tower 5 sits in the site’s most coveted location steps from the energy and action of Neighbourhood One, with front-row seats to the highly anticipated Neighbourhood Two.

The signature SHAPE home, renowned for its unparalleled function and timeless design, has been reimagined to take your living experience to the next level. Future-forward features and revolutionary layouts that will redefine urban living. Soaring views in every direction. A 10,000 SF private amenity facility with the best in fitness, entertainment and well-being. No other home offers a return on lifestyle like this.

Contact me at 604-313-9805 for advance preview kits, more info on pricing and to book your appointment today!

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