So you've probably heard by now that the Bank of Canada has raised interest rates (slightly) by 0.25% of a point to 0.75%. It's the first hike in seven years & is expected to be the beginning of more rate increases, including one likely in October.
Here is a breakdown of the announcement with some help from Janine White, vice-president of the rate compare site RateSupermarket.ca
Today, the RE/MAX network topped 100,000 in worldwide agent count. It's an incredible moment in our 42-year history. And in reality, it's much more than that.
The fact that thousands of top producers keep joining our organization is fantastic news for every Affiliate. New members add their productivity, customer base, reputations & individual talents to the network. That brings more listings, for Sale/Sold signs, advertising, brand power, phone calls, internet traffic, referrals & more satisfied clients. The cycle continues on, as even greater results attract even more Associates.That's our foundation & history, as meaningful now as it ever was.
So at a milestone like this, I hope everyone in RE/MAX takes a minute to celebrate what we've created together: the greatest real estate network in the world. Congratulations! More.....
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HOW REAL ESTATE MARKET CONDITIONS AFFECT YOUR OFFER PRICE
LOCATION, LOCATION.... MARKETING!
A hot market is a "sellerís market". During a sellerís market, properties can sell within a few days of being listed and there are often multiple offers. Sometimes homes even sell above the asking price. Though most buyers want to get a "deal" on a home, reducing your offer by even a few thousand dollars could mean that someone else will get the home you desire.
You may have lived in your home for many years. The location factors that you considered when making your purchase decision may not apply to todayís buyers. The task is to identify the current positive aspects of your homeís location and market them aggressively. When it comes to positive locations, peopleís different attitudes and preferences will determine if a location is a ďgoodĒ one.