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Lackluster 2011 Canada housing market seen

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Articles | Posted on 23-12-2010

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's housing market may have a lackluster year ahead as demand will be spurred by low interest rates but could be capped by moderate job and wage growth, Scotia Economics said on Thursday.

The economics unit of Canada's third-largest bank said in its year-endGlobal Real Estate Trends report that Canada's housing market has been one of the better performing, yet volatile, markets among advanced nations this year.

"We are neither overtly optimistic nor pessimistic regarding the outlook for 2011," said senior economist Adrienne Warren.

"The bigger risk likely awaits 2012 when more significant interest rate increases, combined with record high home prices, will notably strain affordability."

Sales of existing homes in Canada rose for a fourth straight month in November. That reinforced market sentiment that stability is returning to the sector after it cooled earlier this year from the red-hot levels of 2009.

The housing sector has avoided two extreme bubble-and-crash scenarios over the past three years when resale prices dropped sharply in 2008, then quickly rebounded as low mortgage rates and lower prices supported the turnaround.

Warren expects the Bank of Canada will maintain interest rates at historically low levels, currently at 1 percent, well into next year, given global economic uncertainty and subdued inflation.

Low interest rates may be an "extremely powerful inducement" that could attract both first-time buyers and those looking to upgrade their dwellings, resulting in a "decent" level of sales, said Warren.

But demand may be tempered by more moderate employment and income growth next year. Public-sector hiring in 2011 is not expected to repeat its job creation from the past year as government restraint efforts take hold.

Globally, Scotiabank expects prospective buyers may move to the sidelines next year despite attractive borrowing costs, as purchase incentives expire in many markets and slow job growth may weigh on confidence

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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
Real Estate Professionals (NAR) indicates that 96% of
buyers and sellers start their search on the
Internet and 75% pick the first agent they meet.

Unfortunately most Real Estate Professional'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 6 – 7

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Professional Referral Tips | Posted on 22-04-2009

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Create a letter that goes out every six months with valuable tips such as the replacement of batteries in smoke detectors, furnace maintenance, and other seasonal reminders such as fire extinguisher checks.

Send your clients two check lists and ask them to pass one on to a friend. When you have a change or upgrade in your office that will benefit the client be sure to tell them about it in your future mailing.

Make sure that all of your team is well versed on how you do business, the more positive the experience your clients have the better off you will look in their eyes.

Build a list of your clients business and profile them so that you can refer them when ever possible, your clients will be impressed and this is sure to increase word of moth advertising.

When someone does send you a referral if should not have to be said that you should call them and show gratitude, reward them with a gift a note or a phone call.

When you get a referral you should take this one step further and ask them why they referred you and give them more of the same.

When you know that a customer is happy, ask them for a referral.

When you do look for business from referrals do it with a sincere heart and you will be rewarded effortlessly as people will see you for who you are.

United States Referral

Canada Referral

Learn to refer business that you are not comfortable with to your competitors and they will reciprocate and your client will be impressed.

Study the business of referrals as you would any other system in your office.  Consider putting aside a certain amount of time each week for business development in this area.

Don’t go into the world of referrals unprepared, know what it is that you want to say and be able to articulate this quickly and easily.  Your listeners will be more involved in what you have to say if you are clear and interesting.

Facebook – Getting Inside Your Buyers and Sellers Circle of Influence

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Social Traffic, Social Traffic Maker | Posted on 25-02-2009

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A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.

http://www.SocialTrafficMaker.com/

Facebook has many more applications then a simple social chat site. As a salesperson or marketer of any service or product, there is an enormous opportunity here to enter the circle of influence of every client or customer you meet.

Follow these simple steps and apply them to other social networking sites and you will increase you influence where every you go.

In this video I will use the example of a Real Estate agent and show how with each client you can enter their circle of influence getting yourself in front of thousands of new customers and friends.

http://SellingToolz.com

Client Referral Tips 5 – 7

Posted by James Osmar | Posted in Real Estate Professional 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...

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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