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by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Silence of the Fawkers #2.... where are they???
Replies: 47
Views: 19321

Re: Silence of the Fawkers #2.... where are they???

So where is whipmaster?

Didn't a bunch of people on this forum used to hang out and do whatever it is you guys did.

Why the secrecy? Where is he? :D
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Poll shows complex Vancouver real estate market
Replies: 59
Views: 15850

Re: Poll shows complex Vancouver real estate market

I don't think the troll lives here either. He types out nonsense. He types out non-Canadian things such as when he said UNrealized (unsold) capital gains on stocks are taxed! :roll: Now he thinks 0.5% vacancy rate for rentals is a high number. :shock: Reminds me of a woman I worked with once that w...
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Shady Realtors Anecdotes
Replies: 108
Views: 59289

Re: Shady Realtors Anecdotes

Just noted on the realtor comments section of a new listing: Buyer's agent needs to be present at all the showings with his buyer or be paid $1000 for a successful sale with his/her buyer. I wonder who gets the difference in commission? Why put this in the realtor comment section - why not let the s...
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How much to pay realtor?
Replies: 50
Views: 19719

Re: How much to pay realtor?

Then change the commission on them at the 11th hour You can't change the commission. You have to pay whatever is posted on MLS the day the home was viewed Thats interesting. I have a different experience. When I sold a place I said I wasn't happy with the price after I agreed (verbally) and told th...
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Forum Members...
Replies: 40
Views: 23749

Re: Forum Members...

Bump
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Silence of the Fawkers #2.... where are they???
Replies: 47
Views: 19321

Re: Silence of the Fawkers #2.... where are they???

Where is whipmaster?!

come out, come out, wherever you are!
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How much to pay realtor?
Replies: 50
Views: 19719

Re: How much to pay realtor?

Very useful. So what you're saying/implying is, if a seller wants to save money on commissions, is to offer the full buyers agent fee but get a break on the listing side from you. Right? Obviously - why not do a mere posting and offer the buyers agent the full fee. Then change the commission on the...
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: NOT using a lawyer when selling
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

Re: NOT using a lawyer when selling

Why would you not pay the $700-$1,000 or so legal fee plus the title search fees to pay a lawyer (with professional liability insurance) to do proper due diligence of a big purchase (plus draft up the actual contractual documents) when the realtors are charging most likely $20,000 - $50,000??? Have...
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Are Laneway Houses worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 13875

Re: Are Laneway Houses worth it?

Honest response - yes. Don't feel bad. Most homes are cookie cutter that claim to be custom. Or to put it another way, what is special about hour homes? I guess you have very refined tastes. Lets just leave it at that. Thanks for your input. So there is nothing special about them? Good to know.
by reallyreal2
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: The Truth about Why The Market is over The Top!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2806

Re: The Truth about Why The Market is over The Top!!!!

I found this comment about the interviewee, Mac Cohodes, Not that I disagree with some of his position. But he is naive to ignore the local buyer who has money and is taking capital from a recent sale to purchase multi-million $ property. "Actually- the interviewee is pretty biased since he has sho...
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Are Laneway Houses worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 13875

Re: Are Laneway Houses worth it?

Honest response - yes.

Don't feel bad. Most homes are cookie cutter that claim to be custom.

Or to put it another way, what is special about hour homes?
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: #donthave1million
Replies: 74
Views: 23326

Re: #donthave1million

Capitalism - :D
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: New price predictions thread.
Replies: 15
Views: 7327

Re: New price predictions thread.

Yep - it can only go up until your house is worth $100M. At no point will it go down :D that's a flippant exaggeration. Nobody is saying prices can't come down. How much is the debate. I'm on record for the past 6 years that the correction in detached will be shallow and short if it ever comes. You...
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Shady Realtors Anecdotes
Replies: 108
Views: 59289

Shady Realtors Anecdotes

So let's start a thread about the shady business practices of realtors that you may have encountered over the past few years. Names not necessary. Me first - I have a colleague who purchased a home in the westside through a realtor connection of his. They managed to purchase a home below market valu...
by reallyreal2
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: #donthave1million
Replies: 74
Views: 23326

Re: #donthave1million

somebody should update the hashtag - probably should be #donthave2million LOL isn't this great!!!!!!! If you like increased homelessness, more class division and the disintegration of our social fabric, it's marvellous. I prefer to live in a society that doesn't despise me for being a home owner an...