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Any goals I can't help plan for, I'm more than happy to refer to someone who can. And if I can't help directly with your goals, ask about my referral program so that in your referring me to someone I'm more immediately able to help, I'm able to do more to help you.
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My Marketing... It's You.
Marketing is one of the biggest questions in commission referral businesses. What do you do? Advertise on the radio? TV? Mailers? Magazines?Maybe you do sponsored content on facebook or are real cutting edge and have an advertisement running on YouTube.
Ive considered the radio but Im the only person I know who listens to it and it is a bit out of my early career price range. TV has similar problems only I dont even watch that.
Ive done a few mailers. Theyre comparably affordable and great for getting to a lot of houses but I expect all those houses are like myself, and any non mail goes straight to the recycling. I dont want to contribute to that much garbage.
Ive done some facebook because of affordability and immediacy as I can track whos actually clicked, and I know people are on facebook.
What inspired this post though, was hearing about magazine adverts. To be in a certain real estate magazine, a realtor I know spends $15,000 for a one page advertisement once a year.... $15k... For paper...
As a realtor, he only needs a referral or two from the advertisement to have it pay for itself, and he believes it has been worthwhile. As a broker my numbers arent quite that good, and even if I had it $15k seems absurd to me to spend on a single local advertisement. I can think of WAY better ways of spending $15k.
So I did.
Summer 2018 will have the first annual Carson Park Football Scholarship. Depending on how business goes this, my 2nd year in the industry, will dictate how much Im able to give to how many graduates looking to play university level football.
So knowthat your referrals to me not only result in a kick back to your pocket, but directly provide an opportunity to someone who otherwise may not have had it.
I thank you for your referrals, and so do future recipients.
Apply Nowand let me see how I can help you either plan for your first home, or save money on what you currently own.
Canadian home sales fall in April
Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell from March to April 2018.
National home sales fell 2.9% from March to April.
Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 13.9% from April 2017.
The number of newly listed homes declined 4.8% from March to April.
The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) in April was up 1.5% year-over-year (y-o-y).
The national average sale price declined by 11.3% y-o-y in April.
National home sales via Canadian MLS Systems declined by 2.9% in April 2018 to the lowest level in more than five years (Chart A). About 60% of all local housing markets reported fewer sales, led by the Fraser Valley, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 13.9% compared to April of last year and hit a seven-year low for the month. It also stood 6.9% below the 10-year average for the month. Activity was below year-ago levels in about 60% of all local markets, led overwhelmingly by the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and by markets in and around Ontarios Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region.
The stress-test that came into effect this year for homebuyers with more than a twenty percent down payment continued to cast its shadow over sales activity in April, said CREA President Barb Sukkau. Its impact on housing markets varies by region, she added. A professional REALTOR is your best source for information and guidance in negotiations to purchase or sell a home during these changing times, said Sukkau.
This years new stress test has lowered sales activity and destabilized market balance for housing markets in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador Provinces, said Gregory Klump, CREAs Chief Economist. This is exactly the type of collateral damage that CREA warned the government about. As provinces whose economic prospects have faced difficulties because they are closely tied to those of natural resources, it is puzzling that the government would describe the effect of its new policy as intended consequences.
First quarter: The value of multi-family dwellings leads the rise
Canadian municipalities issued $24.9 billion worth of building permits in the first quarter of 2018, up 3.3% compared with the fourth quarter of 2017.
Construction intentions for residential dwellings led the national increase, rising 6.9% from the fourth quarter of 2017 to $15.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018. The 18.4% increase of the multi-family component more than offset a 3.5% decline in the single-family component.
On the other hand, the value of non-residential building permits fell 2.6% from the fourth quarter of 2017 to $9.0 billion in the first quarter of 2018. The drop was the result of lower activity in both the industrial and institutional components.