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by silverman
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)
Replies: 65
Views: 32326

Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

we're stuck with a hyper sucky website called 'realtor.ca' You should be happy you at least have the realtor.ca There is no obligation from realtors to provide anything to the public for free. As far as being a monopoly, yes it is a monopoly of sorts, only because there is only one MLS, there are n...
by silverman
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Mark my words .. RE will drop between now and post election
Replies: 138
Views: 42330

Re: Mark my words .. RE will drop between now and post elect

hi thompson, I am just fine, thanks.
Enjoying some of the posts here...RE will drop again... but what? no 20K party anymore?
by silverman
Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Mark my words .. RE will drop between now and post election
Replies: 138
Views: 42330

Re: Mark my words .. RE will drop between now and post elect

300 people through and 13 offers!
yeah... blood on the streets ... :(
by silverman
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Market Updates?
Replies: 48
Views: 28103

Re: Market Updates?

you forgot that there's going to be "blood on the streets"
Yes... How can we forget canadian's blood on the streets, 30,000 active listings in the FVREB (the number was less than 10,000 couple months ago) and that he would wait to buy until 2005,2006 prices dropped by 50%.
All good fun
by silverman
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)
Replies: 65
Views: 32326

Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

But are private websites only ineffective because they don't have the data? They are ineffective because they provide practically no exposure to properties for sale. If you want to sell your property you want potential buyers and realtors to know about it and to be able to find your home easily and...
by silverman
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)
Replies: 65
Views: 32326

Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

If the TREB does lose, I wonder if there will be zillow like websites coming to Canada. There is no chance for that. In Canada MLS rules. Private websites are around but totally ineffective. In the US there are severals MLS's but nothing like the Canadian MLS. I think TREB is fighting a losing batt...
by silverman
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Market Updates?
Replies: 48
Views: 28103

Re: Market Updates?

Did I miss any? :mrgreen:
Yes you did...
we are 12 months behind the US (in 2007)
It's different here (they mocked)
by silverman
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)
Replies: 65
Views: 32326

Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

Who's gonna win this time?
The TREB might lose some ground but last time it was a clear victory for the RE boards.
Remember the Mere Posting joke?
by silverman
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Rents are going UP UP UP
Replies: 13
Views: 6851

Re: Rents are going UP UP UP

One bedroom 500 sq ft in downtown was asking around $1450 just 2 years ago. Now they are renting for $1600.
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Maybe renters should wait for rents to drop. When real estate prices drop 50% (because of fundamentals, overvalue etc) ... who knows ... rents might drop as well...
by silverman
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: DIY Real Estate sale
Replies: 31
Views: 14497

Re: DIY Real Estate sale

...Has anyone on here used PropertyGuys ... Don't waste your time and money on private websites that nobody visits. You need MLS exposure to sell at market value. As I said before, time is money. For every month your place is not sold you miss out on potential profit. Investing, say, $400K in just ...
by silverman
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: DIY Real Estate sale
Replies: 31
Views: 14497

Re: DIY Real Estate sale

...One idea I had was to offer 0.25% above typical buyer agent commission.... Sometimes offering a bonus helps.. say $1,000 or so, but in a hot market you don't have to ...and price below market value for a bidding war. Price it as per the CMA and advice of the listing agent ... They're in no rush ...
by silverman
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Greece is for sale???
Replies: 8
Views: 5196

Re: Greece is for sale???

What they failed to do with bullets can now be achieved with Euros.
And they know it... taking full advantage
by silverman
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Greece is for sale???
Replies: 8
Views: 5196

Re: Greece is for sale???

Free mini-swastika flag autographed by Merkel for every sale
by silverman
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Greece is for sale???
Replies: 8
Views: 5196

Re: Greece is for sale???

I like...OBO... can these be bought on credit?
by silverman
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Anyone from south surrey here?
Replies: 10
Views: 4949

Re: Anyone from south surrey here?

[quote="rMBA13"]South Surrey is fine, just don't go to Surrey
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Go to Hastings and Main, son.... nice place especially in the evening... you'll never find it in Surrey...
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