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Richard Robbins takes a deep dive into the latest statistics from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and offers his thoughts on where the real estate market is headed.

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In this seventh and final column of the series about effective offer negotiation, I address, particularly from a buyer’s perspective, what unfortunately can happen from time to time – the counter-counter offer.

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I had a column appear here entitled "The zen of moving", wherein I suggested that to casual onlookers, our moving caravan may have resembled the semi trailer trucks required to keep Fleetwood Mac out on the road.

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There is a general misconception that residential tenants may terminate their leases at will, without consequences or without any specific notice requirements. This simply isn’t true.

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Selling a home in which the clients are going through a divorce is one of the most stressful and difficult situations in the real estate business.

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Real estate, for us, is not an occupation, it’s a lifestyle of helping and a mission of the heart. We serve. We protect. Defend. Empower. This is our creed.

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Avoiding the traffic and trying to find parking is enough to make anyone stay home or work in a local coffee shop. I’m here to tell you the four main benefits as to why you should work from your office. 

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The main goal of salespeople, I have learned, is to help people solve a problem. If someone doesn’t have a problem, you don’t have a job.

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If you are fortunate to live near a farmers’ market, indulge in local farm fresh produce when possible. Ask if this farmer actually grew the produce or bought it from a nearby farm.

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Social media is meant to be just that – social! While many people, especially Realtors, use it as a platform to get business, never...