Canadian manufacturing sales rose 1.7 per cent in December in spite of a 9.3 per cent fall in sales of petroleum products. Sales were higher in 17 of 21 manufacturing sub-sectors and were 8.6% higher year over year.
In BC, manufacturing employs close to 170,000 people,  manufacturing sales rose 2.9 cent on a monthly basis in December

For all of 2014, BC manufacturing sales grew at a robust rate of 6.7 per cent, the fastest rate of growth since 2011. A continued upswing in manufacturing sales should result in increased  employment and home purchases.

Feb 16/15

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What are the top ten mistakes Vancouver home sellers make?

  1. my friend sells real estate
  2. your presentation sounds good, I'll list with you
  3. you're the only agent that agrees with my selling price
  4. i don't need references, i'm a good judge of character
  5. i'm going to list with the one who has the lowest comission
  6. all Realtors know the same things
  7. this agent sold more homes last year than anyone else
  8. this Realtor will hold open houses every weekend until my home sells
  9. this Realtor has a team and many assistants
  10. this Realtor works for a national company, so must be good

Conclusion?

Choose a Realtor who has the best marketing plan

has exceptional inter-personal skills and communicates with the seller to make the process as smooth as possible

prices the home competitively to find a buyer

finds ways to fix up the home to sell it for the top price, within a specific time frame

has experience and exceptional negotiation skills 

is experienced in working both in buyers and sellers markets, so understands the suttle differences of marketing

specializes in your neighbourhood and can demonstrata hyper-local experience

Buying or Selling a Vancouver waterfront property? Put my hyper-local experience to work for you today!

 

 

 

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