Dreams are Goals without Plans. Stop Dreaming.
Apply now to find out if I can help you save on what you already own to put towards those goals, to pull equity to fund those goals, or to find out what you need to do to acheive the goal of home ownership.
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.
Thanks for your time. I hope you read on and don't leave before filling out an application. Will only take a few minutes and could save up to and more than $50/month depending on your current rate and what is currently on market.
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.
Virtual Tours and Live Streams a Hit on REALTOR.ca
While staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are spending more time looking at properties on REALTOR.ca, Canadas No. 1 real estate platform*. During the week of March 9, visits to REALTOR.ca dropped by 30%; however, since April 12 traffic has crept back up by 14% and consumer inquiries to REALTORS through the site rose by 25%similar to levels during the same period last year. Despite the pandemic, REALTOR.ca has seen a 14% increase of visitors during the first quarter of 2020.
As COVID-19 is limiting how buyers can visit homes that interest them, REALTOR.ca makes it possible for Canadian REALTORS to virtually showcase listings by integrating video and 3D tours from 10 of the most popular services. Since April 7, REALTORS can also schedule and promote live stream open houses using popular platforms such as Facebook Live, Instagram Live, Zoom and YouTube.
If theres one thing 30-plus years in this business has taught me, its that as an industry we are early adopters of technology, said Costa Poulopoulos, Chair of the Canadian Real Estate Association. With restrictions on how we can continue to serve our clients, Im proud that weve been able to add features for REALTORS that allow them to continue to show homes to interested buyers.
Canada's Manufacturing heavily impacted in March
Manufacturing shipments fell 9.2% in March after climbing 0.4% the prior month. This result was more than double the drop expected by consensus (-4.5%). Lower sales were registered in 17 of the 21 industries surveyed, including transportation (-26.5%), petroleum and coal products (-32.2%), and plastics/rubber products (-10.9%). Alternatively, shipments increased for food manufacturing (+8.2%) and paper manufacturing (+8.4%). With the price effect removed, total factory sales decreased 8.3% m/m, while inventories grew 0.8%. As a result, the real inventory-to-sales ratio rose from 1.56 to 1.72, a bad sign for future production.
Manufacturing sales came in much worse than expected in March, matching their largest one-month decline on record (December 2008). Sales retraced all the way back to their level in June 2016. It should come as no surprise that disruptions from COVID-19 were the chief cause of the decline. Indeed, 78.3% of manufacturing businesses reported being impacted by the pandemic. Transportation saw a significant decline owing to plant closures, while refineries lowered production as demand and prices waned. Not everyone experienced an adverse shock, as evidenced by marked increases for food (groceries) and paper manufacturing (toilet paper) in the month. This will likely be transitory, however, as households rushed to stock up in March. Eight of the ten provinces reported lower sales, with Ontario and Quebec posting the largest declines. All told, given that confinement measures had been in place for only two weeks in March, the April manufacturing picture can be expected to be even worse.
Home sales fell 56.8% from March to April, to the lowest level recorded since the inception of seasonally adjusted data in 1988. The fall was generalized to all the 26 major markets tracked by CREA except Newfoundland and Labrador, where sales rose 13.6%. New listings also fell sharply (-55.7%) but active listings only 8.7%. Therefore, the active-listings-to-sales ratio (our preferred gauge of market conditions) skyrocketed from 4.3 months of inventory in March to 9.2 in April, the largest since the 2008-09 recession.
Source: National Bank of Canada