Kelowna, BC Real Estate News

By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
  The National Association of Realtors research shows the average buyer searches for 2 weeks on their own prior to contacting a real estate agent. For this reason agents now need a strategy designed for internet lead conversion that can be completed over a 10 – 14 day time period. Prior to contacting a real estate agent, potential buyers and sellers can be reluctant to releasing valid contact information. Although the ideal internet lead has email, mailing address, phone number and search criteria, the majority of internet leads we follow up are missing part or most of this information. One of my top producing agents in Canada Ralph Wiber couldn’t help but hear agents time and time again saying “web leads suck” or “internet leads are a waste of time” and was kind enough to share this am...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
Learn the Top Mistake in Realtor Presentations and How to Make them Effective Build Persuasive Realtor Presentations Everyone is selling something… Whether it’s a product, service, philosophy, idea or most importantly when you are selling yourself. In today’s market is it good enough to “tell” or is it time to “show and sell”? Finish this statement “talk is… Cheap”! A mentor and friend of mine Terry Sjodin says the top mistake in sales presentations is sale professionals who are Telling versus Showing and Selling to their clients and being Informative versus being Persuasive and producing higher results in sales. I am not saying to guilt the client with information but rather persuade them by presenting rock solid persuasive arguments and visuals that reinforce your arguments. We can’t ...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
         How Quickly Do You Follow Up on Your Leads?   This week I had to share some great content from a top producing agent in Canada, Cliff Stevenson. These amazing statistics show real estate agents the conversion rates as it relates to agent response time with follow up as it applies to not just online leads but sign calls, ad calls and listing calls or emails. Take a look: When do you think is the ideal time for a follow-up? Is “immediate” better or is this too “big-brother”? Well I recalled some data on this and turned to my Google+ Email commentators circle who soon pointed me at the data I was thinking of from back in 2008. Thanks Brian Eisenberg and Riaz Kanani! Here are the results… It’s from a post on 5 tactics on lead follow-up based on a study from InsideSales.com which sh...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
  One of my desires in business is to leverage what I do in real estate with what other service providers and businesses do in theirs. The goal is to help expose them and their services to the people I know personally and professionally. I truly believe that leverage and focusing on what others need in their business and helping them will in turn help me and what I do in my business, ten-fold. I have created leveraging strategies that assist other service providers and at the same time create a stream of income to support my marketing and business building strategies. Any chance you could use a small steady income stream in your real estate business to help support and grow your business exposure this year? I thought so… Start by thinking of all the opportunities in your real estate bus...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
The greatest document created for the real estate industry in the last ten years, has to be the Exclusive Buyers Agency contract. Think about it… agents would never think of marketing and promoting a sellers home without a listing contract but why do so many agents spend a ton of time and money working for a buyer without a buyers agreement? Why did they create this document but forget to train the real estate professional how to present the value proposition to their buyer to want to sign it prior to buying their next home? Agents take the time to sit down with a seller and present… why them… why their company and… the benefits to selling their home before asking them to enter into a listing contract. Agents need to take the time to sit with a buyer prior to their home buying search an...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
  Want to End Your Real Estate Business Year With a Bang? Implement These 5 Fundamentals..... Over the summer holidays I had come across material from the late great business philosopher Jim Rohn. Jim shared his secrets to having the best quarter in your real estate business ever. How many of you would like the last quarter of 2013 to be your best quarter in business ever? Here are Jim’s 5 Fundamentals to make this your best quarter in business ever. 1Fundamental #1 – Time Time is more valuable than money. Time is the most precious commodity in the world. How many of you would agree with this statement – “we can always get more money but we can’t get more time?” The investment of your time is far more important than the investment of your money. What happens to you when someone asks you...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
“I believe in being an innovator” ~ Walt Disney ~ My wife recently bought me 2 books about Disney, the amazing organization it has become and all the things that make it so incredible. I thought to myself what could we do in real estate to be more like Disney? How many of us still remember the first time they visited a Disney theme park? They proudly proclaim it is the “happiest place on earth.” You enter the magical kingdom and the show runs all day and night like clockwork. I will never forget the time I stayed on a Disney property in Florida and asked for a wake up call. This was like no other wake up call. I answer the phone out of a dead sleep and on the other end I hear. .. “Good morning Mr. Webb this is your 6 am wake up call. Today’s date is ……… and the forecast for today in Flo...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
It is amazing how we never do anything by ourselves anymore. We do everything now with our friends. This is the single biggest impact of social media. Relationships are being built online now. It is where our friends all live. What kind of relationships do you have with your business online? This believe it or not will not be going away. Just like in our offline world, when someone has a question they go and seek out an authority on the subject. This is usually someone you know or someone a friend knows. The same is now true online. Are you known as an authority of your profession online? Social media is now impacting our search for an authority on most everything now. So the question now becomes… How do you become an authority online and at the same time build value with your online r...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
How many times have you heard about the importance of referrals and taking care of your past/existing clients? More times than you care right? So are you doing “enough” about it? Check out these referral stats and tell me if you don’t all of a sudden feel motivated to step it up a notch. 4 Significant Stats on the Power of Referrals It takes 4 to 10 times more money to get a new client than to keep them. Doing business by word of mouth and referrals is proven much more profitable. N.A.R. (National Association of Realtors) reports that 67% of business comes from Referrals Top 50 real estate agents in North America report 80-90% of their business comes from personal referrals Were you aware all top producing real estate agents maintain 3 separate databases or lists of clients? How many ar...
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By Wade Webb, Real Estate Coach - Agentsboost
(Royal Lepage Kelowna)
  “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy How many of you think you are a good negotiator? How many of you take the time to read, listen and study negotiating? My mindset has always been “Can I get a better deal?” One of my mentors John Hamilton said “The only time I let go of a dollar is to get a better grip on it!” It amazes me how little time is spent in our industry on training, practicing and focusing on the art of negotiating. It is so important to remove the anxiety and fear and be like children when it comes to this skill. Children are the world’s greatest negotiators. They are enthusiastic, passionate and relentless when it comes to getting what they want. Children have a knack for turning on the charm, getting our defenses do...
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By Living Spaces, Interiors, Local Support, Global Concerns
Hand Crafted Acoustic Guitars by Kelowna Luthier Kelowna musician and luthier Mike Ward, crafts acoustic guitars with a creative slant that is all at once about dynamic acoustic engineering that produces distinct sound and volume, as well as Ward's uniquely attractive forwardly geometric Picasso-ist design.     Mike Ward in his downtown Kelowna woodworking and guitar workshop.   Call Mike at 250-869-0623  By all means, and with great confidence ! ... freely leave comment in the space provided at the end of this post         In response to the suggestion that Ward's designs are reminscent of Picasso's art, he commented that holding a guitar may be viewed as similar to holding a woman - in this case, a Picasso-ish woman with lovely gleaming curves and provocative angles.           Ward us...
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
New Years Day, a time for quiet reflection, reconnection, and perhaps a resurrection? Yesterday I chose to view my website, with the intent of 'freshening' my Bio, updating blogs, deleting old posts - wiping away the cobwebs; sprinkling pixie dust. I found myself reading my bio scribed in 2008, recognizing the antiquity of the words, expressed 5 long years ago, yet with the realization that some things never change.  Rather than hilight and delete, I chose to cut and paste, reaffirming the desire, and need to always follow our dreams. Welcome 2013!! Slate – Rock Solid Real Estate  Follow your Dream! There comes a time in life when we may pause, reflect – and for some of us, reorganize our affairs in order to pursue our passion. Sometimes referred to as “Midlife Crisis” this period of re...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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2148 Alexander Place West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2X5 Okanagan Lake View Home Virtual Tour Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request Showing Contact Me Jenn Black-Tim Stanfield Tim Cell:250-808-4846 Jen Cell:250.470.0377 Website:Visit Website Price : 374,900 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 4 Square Foot : 2,460 Lot Size : 9,147 sq.ft. County : Okanagan Property Type : Single Family Year Built : 1978 click for more information and pictures Property Description Unique 5 bedroom 4 bathroom family home located in a quiet cul-de-sac with sundrenched views from two decks - all within a 5 minute drive from Kelowna. Island kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, light tubes for added brightness, loads of storage space, built-in vacuum. Underground irrigation, private backyard, mature landscaping, double gar...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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4 Bedroom Home for Sale Black Mountain Elementary School District has now sold This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Black Mountain Elementary School District has sold but there are similar homes available for sale.This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Black Mountain Elementary School District has a great yard! Move In Ready with all appliances included! Easy walk to Black Mountain Elementary School. 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Black Mountain Elementary School District features two baths, master with a walk in closet, 5 piece ensuite, Maple island kitchen lovely mountain and valley views. The suite potential in this  4 Bedroom Home for Sale Black Mountain Elementary School District  offers the opportunity to reduce your mortgage payments.  This 4 Bedroom Home for Sale Black Mountain Elementary School Distric...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Glenmore Kelowna BC   445 Yates Rd Kelowna BC V1V1Y4     Kelowna Real Estate: For Kelowna Real Estate Listings, buyers and sellers resources and Kelowna real estate info, contact REMAX Kelowna      445 Yates Rd is located in the Glenmore community of Kelowna British Columbia. A home where you can enjoy the family surroundings as well as all of the amenities offered by the Glenmore area of Kelowna BC     Glenmore is an older area of Kelowna close to the heart of the city with newer subdivisions amongst older houses.  445 Yates Road Kelowna BC V1V1Y4       Glenmore, Kelowna, BC, Canada. Neighbourhood Information. Glenmore is one of the more established areas of Kelowna BC, and is family friendly, with many single family residential neighborhoods as well as townhouse.     A good mix of new...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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742 Nahanni Place   Kelowna BC V1V1N5   4 Bedroom 3 Bath Dilworth Home For Sale   Kelowna Real Estate   4 bedroom 3 bath Dilworth family home. Large kitchen with eating nook and new tile flooring. Living room has gleaming new Maple hardwood flooring flowing out to the hallway and leading into the master bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite. C/A, built-in vacuum, high efficiency furnace and hot water tank new roof. New extended deck to take in the views. Park-like grounds with underground irrigation. Double garage with RV & extra parking. Beautiful valley and mountain views. Close to all amenities     Dilworth Mountain Estates · Selkirk · Summit at Selkirk     Find all the Dilworth Real Estate information you need.    See Dilworth homes for sale, Dilworth MLS listings, Schools and Nei...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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sold Glenmore Kelowna BC   164 Portview Court, Kelowna, BC V1V 1T9  Kelowna Real Estate: For Kelowna Real Estate Listings, buyers and sellers resources and Kelowna real estate info, contact REMAX Kelowna    164 Portview Court, Kelowna, BC V1V 1T9 is located in the sold Glenmore community of Kelowna British Columbia. A home where you can enjoy the family surroundings as well as all of the amenities offered by the Glenmore area of Kelowna BC    Glenmore is an older area of Kelowna close to the heart of the city with newer subdivisions amongst older houses.  164 Portview Court, Kelowna, BC V1V 1T9   Glenmore, Kelowna, BC, Canada. Neighbourhood Information. Glenmore is one of the more established areas of Kelowna BC, and is family friendly, with many single family residential neighborhoods ...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Old Glenmore Kelowna BC   1660 Willow Crescent Kelowna BC V1Y4K6 Kelowna Real Estate: For Kelowna Real Estate Listings, buyers and sellers resources and Kelowna real estate info, contact REMAX Kelowna  1660 Willow Crescent is located in the Old Glenmore community of Kelowna British Columbia. A home where you can enjoy the family surroundings as well as all of the amenities offered by the Glenmore area of Kelowna BC Glenmore is an older area of Kelowna close to the heart of the city with newer subdivisions amongst older houses.  1660 Willow Cres Kelowna BC V1Y 4K6  Glenmore, Kelowna, BC, Canada. Neighbourhood Information. Glenmore is one of the more established areas of Kelowna BC, and is family friendly, with many single family residential neighborhoods as well as townhouse.   A good mi...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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  Kelowna Mortgage Broker     CMHC and others are talking about a Canadian Housing Bubble  - CMHC Mortgage Update Kelowna Mortgage Broker Lew MacDonald explains his views on this subject Bank of Canada prime & TD, CIBC, Royal Bank, Scotia, BMO.      Filmed on Kelowna Mortgage Broker Lew MacDonald with Verico Tailor Made Mortgages (not Verico Complete Mortgages or Verico LendingMax) computer. He explains what is happening with the Canadian housing bubble variable rate mortgages in Canada and how it effects you.     If you receive a call from your lender stating that they can save you money pick up your cell phone, look up my number… it's not in your cell phone???  I'll wait, go ahead and program it in right now (250) 862-6101 and label it "mortgage advice".     OK,  let's start over….   ...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Dilworth Mountain Estates · Selkirk · Summit at Selkirk  Find all the Dilworth Real Estate information you need. See Dilworth homes for sale, Dilworth MLS listings, Schools and Neighbourhoods.  The new Show Home being completed at North Pointe by DilworthHomes  Dilworth Homes  Dilworth Mountain Real Estate - Dilworth Mountain Homes for Sale. Search Dilworth Mountain Real Estate for Sale provided by real estate agents and home builders.   Homes for Sale. Search Dilworth Mountain Real Estate for Sale provided by real estate agents and home builders on the following roads Dilworth Mountain Park Skeena Drive Waddington CourtChilcotin CourtChilcotin CrescentOmineca PlaceDilworth DriveSummit DriveNechako CourtBowron StreetBowron CourtCascade PlaceCascade CourtGlacier CourtDilworth Soccer Park...
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