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 Powered by Max Banner Ads James Osmar is a London Ontario real estate agent, as a Realtor he and his team apply his London Ontario Home Selling System in the London Ontario real estate market. Relocation services and an information referral...

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Canada Real Estate Referrals | Cross Canada Referrals – CCR

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Referrals | Posted on 25-11-2015

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Canada Real Estate Referrals - http://www.CrossCanadaReferrals.com - Cross Canada Referrals or the CCR Group is a membership of about 80 RE/MAX real estate agents that have joined together from different cities across Canada. They share ideas, brainstorm, network and refer real estate buyers and sellers to each other... and of course have a little fun while they are at it.

These RE/MAX real estate agents are energetic, hardworking, caring and dedicated, ensuring a smooth transition for your buyers and sellers relocating from your real estate market to their real estate market.

If you would like to become a member of Cross Canada Referrals and qualify meeting the standards of being an outstanding real estate agent in your respective market, or if you have a client moving into one of the Cross Canada Referral markets, reach out and connect either by phone or email with confidence that your clients will be looked well after!

Your Virtual Marketing Mix and Your Web Page

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Articles | Posted on 06-09-2009

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A recent survey by the National Association of
Realtors (NAR) indicates that 96% of
buyers and sellers start their search on the
Internet and 75% pick the first agent they meet.

Unfortunately most Realtor's don't have a clue
how to tap into this "virtual goldmine"... I do!

Would you like to?

I have not seen one agent that is doing it right. I
have only seen a few that are doing it OK.

This is your last chance to get this lead sucking
web page and the referral directory at this
ridiculously low price.

No exceptions... watch the video and you will
see how to get your website into the top of
Google and YouTube. It's real easy!

New video - http://RedHotWebPage.com

Because we are adding new lead generating
tools to our virtual marketing bundle. This will
be your last chance to get these current  tools
before we restructure our product line and raise
the price.

Get them now and you will be grandfathered.
You will also be able to upgrade without having
to pay the setup fee when we launch our new line
in a few weeks.

The new tools will be a non Branded Opt in Page
used with Google and our Client Contact Blog
used for the 97% of your clients that are not
buying for the next several years.

If you are not happy I will give you your investment
back, no questions asked.

You see, I sold real estate for 20 years and I got
tired of all the garbage that was tossed our
way. Stuff designed by people that simply did
not know how to build a list.

By the way... I sold mine for a million dollars!

So I went out on a limb and for the last three years
and built a series of lead generating tools that act
like a bear trap wrapped in fly paper. These tools
are strategically designed to get you tons of leads.

That sounds good... Doesn't it?

I was getting so many leads with these systems
that I literally had to throw out thousands
because my team could not keep up.

With a small investment of your time I can show
you how to sell like I did, moving over 150
properties a year... Working part time... Seriously!

I would like to teach you how to have this problem.
As an additional reason to act now, when we release
our advanced Commission Gusher program coming
out next month. It will be discounted for anyone that
has any of our lead generating tools.

To your success,

James Osmar
1241 Beaverbrook Ave.
London, CA
http://strategicsellingtools.com

P.S. You were told! The last time we raised the cost
of this investment and did not tell everyone, I got
yelled at. So click on the link and watch the video to
see what you will be missing.

http://RedHotWebPage.com

Client Referral Tips 5 – 7

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Realtor® Referral Tips | Posted on 24-02-2009

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Give your clients a time limited rebate; a reward that is going to be delivered on the close of their sale, or when their listing term ends paying for their legal fees can make a big impression. Be sure to clear this with your board...

Remember most people that are buying or selling are talking with others about their future move.  This enables them to naturally find out who else is planning a move and refer them to you...

WATCH THIS VIDEO

How to ask for Referrals at the Listing Presentation... Every time...

Never be afraid to ask for referrals, explain to the client exactly how they can locate the ideal buyer or seller for you and how it will benefit them.

Offer a unique service to your client – for example hire a qualified reliable handyman that will show up a day or two after close.  In many situations a few hours of a handyman will go a lot further them a gift basket.

If you are going to give a gift that is unique and has great advertising shelf life, give your clients an extra one and have them give it to a friend.  Have the second one engraved “a gift form one friend to another”.

Give your clients a recycle box with your brand on it – each week you are out at the curb in front of all the neighbors.

Wear a referral lapel pin that will give cause for conversation.

Give the person your business card so that they can go to your website to see or retrieve something of value to them, you have inadvertently promoting yourself three times.

You would pay another agent a referral fee; consider paying a referral fee to the members of a large charity and their organization if they will send all of their business to you. Again, be sure to clear this with your real estate board

Rather then inviting a friend or great customer to an event, give the tickets to your clients and have them invite a friend.

Offer a seasonal benefit such as having your client’s driveway snow removal done for the winter or lawn cutting or weed spraying for the summer.

http://UnitedStatesReferral.com

http://CanadaReferral.com

The Headlines Screamed

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Articles | Posted on 19-12-2008

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If the cup of coffee you were drinking on Tuesday morning didn't wake you up, the headline on the front page of the Globe and Mail most surely did.

The headlines screamed "Housing sales hit 20-year low as real estate slump widens" followed by huge sub-head noting an 11 per cent decline in prices and a 44 per cent drop in Ontario housing sales in large RED print, based on the December 15th press release issued by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

The only problem with the article is that it is incorrect. In the third paragraph, the author writes "Between May and November, the average price of an existing home in Canada fell by 11 per cent, matching the drop in 1990 that coincided with the onset of a painful recession. Housing prices would go on to fall about 20 per cent and it would be another decade before they managed to make new highs."

Unfortunately for the Globe, there was no 20 per cent drop. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Canadian average price actually rose approximately 15 per cent from 1990 to 2000. There were three moderate dips in housing values in the decade – 1990 (3.4 per cent), 1995 (4.6 per cent), and 1998 (1.5 per cent). Average price in Canada has climbed consistently since 1998. It's also important to note that the decline in national housing values have typically been modest and have bounced back almost immediately. Finally there are no two consecutive years of falling prices.

While the national housing picture has been a picture of stability, average housing values in Ontario have seen slightly more volatility over the past 27 years. There have been six decreases in average price noted – with five of the six occurring between 1990 and 1996. Prices fell 17 per cent during that time frame, after climbing a phenomenal 70 per cent between 1986 to 1989 ($107,158 to $182,186). Residential average price has been on an upward trajectory since 1996 – the longest uninterrupted period of growth since 1980.

Based on our comments, the Globe and Mail has printed a correction in this morning‘s newspaper, page A2

So now that the folks at the Globe have been straightened out, we shift our focus to the challenges today’s economic realities are bringing to the housing market. Truth be told, there is not a sector - not even gold - that has not been hard hit by economic turmoil in recent months. Real estate has held up remarkably well, in light of current market realities. We need to see some economic stability - and a recovery in consumer confidence levels - before we can expect housing markets to rebound. Job security will be key.

Inventory will also play an important role. If inventory levels subside, we could see stability return to housing values. To illustrate, new listings fell seven per cent in the Greater Toronto Area in November. If this trend continues, and existing inventory is absorbed, housing values may remain relatively stable in the year ahead.

I'd like to conclude today's communication with the story of a hot dog vendor in Chicago who sold the very best hot dogs by the side of the road. His business was booming, people loved his hot dogs, and his business steadily increases month after month. The man loved his business and believed in the need to provide great food at a great price.

This man was so busy advertising and selling his hot dogs and making lots of money, that he didn't even have time to read the newspaper or listen to the radio. Consequently, he never heard a word about a predicted recession or the need to cut back to save for the potential economic slowdown. As long as he continued to offer his delicious hot dogs, his customers bought them. He kept selling, and they kept buying.

Then one day his college educated son told him that an economic recession was surely coming. His son told him that people wouldn't have enough money to buy his hot dogs. The successful hot dog vendor believed this, so on his son’s advice, he cut back on his advertising. Additionally, he started ordering less supplies and product, because after all, people would be cutting back soon.

He even went so far as to take down many of the billboards that lead to his roadside stand. And sure enough, people stopped coming to him. People stopped buying his hot dogs, and he eventually went broke.

Then he thought to himself. "How smart my son is in predicting this."

Don't be influenced by what you read in the newspapers or hear on your television. It's true that market conditions have changed, but human nature has not. Real estate is one of the largest investments people will make in their lifetime. It's also one of the safest. Get out and spread the word. If you bought a home in 1980 worth $67,000, that property is valued at over $300,000 today – an increase of 350 per cent and the profit is capital gains exempt. It's no wonder that Canada has one of the highest home ownership rates in the world, at close to 70 per cent.

No matter what the investment community will tell you, you can't live in your mutual fund.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season and I look forward to seeing you at the RE/MAX Kick-Start Rally January 19-20th, 2009. This year's event is one that you won't want to miss!

Sincerely,

Michael Polzler
Executive Vice President and Regional Director
RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada Inc.

Online Market Evaluation – Homes in West Toronto – Etobicoke

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Presentations, Real Estate Social Traffic | Posted on 08-12-2008

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Accurate On line Home Evaluations from David Pylyp...

http://ElegantHomesInWestToronto.com