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WHY DO SOME HOMES SELL FASTER THAN OTHERS?

I wake up every morning, and the first thing I do is go online to see what the new listings are for the day. I love seeing new houses come up. The second thing I do is go to my “watch list” to see if any of the houses I am keeping an eye on have sold. Some homes sell in a matter of days and others can last months. The market determines a large part of this. We currently just went through a crazy seller’s market these past few years where homes were on the MLS for a couple of days, sometimes hours, but that is not always the case. As things are starting to slow down, we have already begun to see homes on the market for a month or more. This does not mean there is anything wrong with them. Continue reading

FOLLOW YOUR BUTTERFLIES

When I did my real estate exam back in 2012 I was living in Alberta and did it because I had to for my then current position in retail leasing. I loved my job and was annoyed at the fact that to get my license I also had to go through not just the residential portion of the course but also the rural real estate portion. Have a question about different types of soil or crop varieties? I am your person, which is ironic because I cannot keep a plant alive for the life of me. I always loved residential real estate, buying and selling as an investment and decorating as a hobby, but the idea of becoming a realtor was just not for me. This was for one main reason: the idea of having my face on bus stops, garbage can, or billboard. The idea of this terrified me. This is still a fear of mine, which is why when I decided to switch from commercial real estate to residential real estate I went with Sotheby’s, not because of their brand and what they stand for which I now love, but in my initial research it was because of their strict advertising guidelines. Continue reading

SPRING TO DO LIST

Spring is the season most people can’t wait for. It is my favourite season and for us living in Victoria we usually do not have to wait too long. This year has been a bit different, and although the flowers are starting to come out and the cherry blossoms are filling our streets with some much-needed colour, the gloom of winter rain still lingers. My body feels heavy and tired, the rain feels like it will never end, so I have decided to put together a list of things to do once the weather comes around… which I know it will. Continue reading

TEN THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

As one of my professional goals for 2017 I decided to set up a blog on my website. I want to have an avenue where I can tie in everything I am passionate about. Because I am so passionate about my career, as my family and friends know all too well, they will get to hear less and you will get to hear more of those hot topics throughout the year. I will also include some Lifestyle: I honestly do not see myself as a sales person but more like a match maker. That sounds corny I know, but what my day involves is introducing people to different homes until they find the one they love. That’s the home that they can picture their life in, the one that gives them the lifestyle they are looking for… I know that’s why I picked my own house. Continue reading