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"Coming soon" and "Exclusive" listings: who really benefits?
10 April 16 08:31 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
You may be noticing more and more listings coming out with either a “Coming Soon” flag or sign on them or the qualifier that they are “exclusive listings, ie “…so don’t miss out and call me right away!” Do these Read More...
Ottawa sellers: don't miss out on busy spring relocation market
31 March 16 07:34 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
We are on the cusp of the busiest few weeks in Ottawa real estate as March draws to a close. With the new Federal budget year starting April 1 st , comes the beginning of prime government “moving season” which sees a large number of military Read More...
Ottawa real estate: seller tips for winter showings
18 November 14 07:44 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Alas, we are entering the winter doldrum season for Ottawa real estate (Nov-Feb are the slowest 4 months of the year!) Though business is much reduced, there is still activity and some buyers and sellers are still active. Winter brings some additional Read More...
"Drone" images add new dimension to real estate listings
26 October 14 09:06 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicle or “drones”) are being introduced to many new markets and applications, including real estate. While there are many issues to be resolved and streamlined, (approvals, privacy, safety etc.) we can certainly Read More...
Summer sales slow somewhat but still an active time for Ottawa Real Estate
19 July 13 08:32 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
We have recently finished the busiest quarter of the year for real estate sales which ended June 30 th . While many may think "that summer is dead" for real estate this is not correct! Though the number of sales transactions drop by 20 or 25% Read More...
July 2012 continues cooling trend in Ottawa real estate
05 August 12 08:17 AM | Gord McCormick | 3 Comments   
The resale market for residential homes and condos continued to show signs of cooling, based on July sales results. The number of sales transactions for the month was 1,366 residential properties and condos sold for a slight increase over 2011 of 3.4% Read More...
Just How Many REALTOR®'s are there?
02 August 12 07:32 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
A cross section of data concerning the number of registered real estate professionals: Canada Wide: Total brokers, agents and salespeople in Canada: approx. 100,000 Number of local real estate boards in Canada: approx. 100 *source: Canadian Real Estate Read More...
"Picture Perfect" Photos: essential for a successful listing
13 July 12 11:41 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
The old adages about a "picture being worth a thousand words" and you "only get one chance to make a good first impression" totally applies to online real estate listings. If your photos and indirectly your property presentation are Read More...
Does company/brokerage size matter in residential real estate?
14 May 12 07:54 AM | Gord McCormick | 0 Comments   
Why company (brokerage) size doesn’t matter in residential real estate We feel there is often a misperception concerning organized real estate that we thought worth discussing. Many consumers may feel that there is some measure of security or added Read More...
The "Exclusive" Listing: Viable marketing tool or simply a closing technique?
25 April 12 07:25 AM | Gord McCormick | 1 Comments   
What is an exclusive listing? We are noticing that the use of “exclusive” listings is being employed by a number of sales people in our area at the present time. As many consumers may not be aware of the difference between the typical full Read More...

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