Archive: September 2016 4 articles

Chinese Housing Market Frenzy

The Toronto and Vancouver markets don't seem so crazy anymore...

From the YouTube description: Surveillance camera caught the shocking moment a new real estate in east China's Hangzhou city open for sale on Sept 24. The rush to buy was prompted by the introduction of restrictions on Monday which prevent people born outside Hangzhou from buying more than one property. All properties at this place were sold in just couple of hours, according to local media's report.
Hangzhou is the latest in a series of Chinese cities to introduce property curbs in a bid to deter speculators and cool the market, which has reported rapid price increases in recent months.

Tips for attracting international clients

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Overseas clients are entering the Canadian real estate market in droves. If you haven't worked with an international client already, this demographic presents incredible potential for the growth and expansion of your business. And as more foreigners are settling in Canada or investing in the country’s real estate, there are plenty of ways that you can make these interactions more successful.

When’s the best day of the week to list a home?

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Seasoned real estate agents know there are several factors that can impact the success of a listing, whether it’s the decor, staging or photography. But there’s one small element that the agent easily has control over, which is the day of the week they list the home.

How professional photography can make or break your next listing

0252A93B4BNearly all of today’s prospective homebuyers are doing their research online, inspecting photos of properties for sale before booking a viewing with their agent. This makes having excellent photography all the more important. While it can be tempting to take a few quick snaps on your smartphone, obtaining professional photography increases the chances of a quick sale and a better outcome. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your listings.