๐‚๐š๐ง ๐š ๐‘๐„๐€๐‹๐“๐Ž๐‘ยฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ?

๐‚๐š๐ง ๐š ๐‘๐„๐€๐‹๐“๐Ž๐‘ยฎ ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ ?

The answer is YES! We did a poll last week and 21% of you did not know that.

Here’s the deal.

You’re browsing real estate listings either online or you spot a house on the street you’d love to see in person.

๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ ?

After all, most real estate listings mention a listing agent, along with an invitation to contact the agent if you’re interested in the property.

If you’re already working with an agent, if an agent has already showed you homes and you’ve both invested time with each other – your first move should be to contact this proโ€”after all, she/he is representing you.

๐๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฒ๐ž๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š ๐›๐ฎ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ’๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง?

Go ahead, contact the person on the sign. They can’t sell you their listing but they can show it without any paperwork involved! And they will probably refer you to another realtor in their office.

๐—ช๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐๐จ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ?

โฃโฃโฃAs a buyer, the option to be represented by an agent is yours. However, if you are actively looking for a home, consider getting a buyer’s agent. The listing agent represents the best interest of the seller and the buyers agent represents the best interests of the buyer.

๐—ช๐ก๐ฒ ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐›๐ฎ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ?

They will help you sort through a high level of inventory.

They will help you determine an offer strategy.

They are a local expert. They will help you navigate through comparable properties & location pros & cons in the area.

They will negotiate for you! Negotiation is a skill your agent will have perfected and is one that will help you get the best deal, and possibly beat out other potential buyers in a multiple offer situation.

They are representing ONLY your best interests!

It’s FREE!

๐—ช๐ก๐ฒ ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Š๐จ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐š๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‘๐„๐€๐‹๐“๐Ž๐‘ยฎ?

โฃโฃโฃWe will ensure you are taken care of during this huge step of your life – buying a home. When you hire C21 – you don’t just get one REALTORยฎ – you get the whole team.

Contact us at:ย 

c21trail@kootenayhomes.com

Tel: 250-368-8818

The Buyer’s Road Map

If you’re about to embark on a journey to buy a home here are some tips and information to get you started!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!

Happy Holidays everyone! We hope you took some special time to spend with your immediate family this year. We’re so grateful for our clients, staff, realtors, family & friends.

A New Year is just around the corner. It was a trying year, but there is always something to be thankful and grateful for. There’s something to look forward to in the new year. Throughout 2020, amazing advances have given hope that rose in science, technology, digital health, leadership and in basic human care and kindness.ย  So let’s be hopeful for the new year, for new opportunities, for good health, happiness and maybe even a new home in your future!

 

Canadian Prices Per Square Foot

It’s interesting to see the prices per square foot here in Canada! From $116 in Saint Johns, NL to sky rocket prices in Vancouver at $1192/SQ.FT!

Gingerbread Charity Giveaway

Over the last weekend Ferraro Foods hosted the Stuff The Bus campaign partnering with BC Transit. They literally had a Trail city bus parked outside of Ferraro’s and you could bring down toys, food, and donate cash to “stuff the bus”. All the proceeds went to The Salvation Army.

Local Country artist, Lisa Nicole and her mom, Shannon Kienas, built a Gingerbread VILLAGE, not a house, a village! And we were happy to sponsor this portion of the event as the Gingerbread Giveaway. 1st prize won the Gingerbread Village and $200 to Ferraro Foods, while 2nd prize won a smaller Gingerbread house and $100 to Ferraro Foods.

What a wonderful community we live in, making the holidays a little brighter for others. Happy Holidays everyone!

 

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