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As a Port Moody REALTOR located on St. Johns St, John Grasty is a hyper-local neighbourhood specialist, offering unique advantages and real value in the Tri-Cities real estate market. Google John Grasty to find out more.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Interfering with the rights of a neighbour... "My neighbour BBQ's right beside my bedroom window which causes my entire suite to fill up with smoke when it is used.   I've tried speaking to them and I've asked if they would consider moving it. The last time they sent me a text message advising th...
07/28/2009
What is keeping some Buyers out of the market, or at least very upset, is the over-priced listings of owners with unrealistic expectations, and unwilling to listen to reason. These Sellers, and their agents, look so absolutely foolish to those viewing the properties, or at least to the majority w...
06/05/2009
I recently re-read this blog post: http://www.matthewferrara.com/next-generation/measureperformance, by Matthew Ferrara entitled, "How to Measure REALTOR Performance". I am a big fan of what Matt has to say; I generally agree with his commentary and regularly recommend him to others. I have attem...
05/30/2009
The way the North American residential real estate industry is widely structured today it is common practice for the Seller to pay the total commission for the sale of their property.  I acknowledge there are a few exceptions and they can be discussed in other blog posts. Last year Richard Robbin...
05/24/2009
City of Port Moody Council Meeting, May 12, 2009  - Public Input Your Worship and Council:   My West End neighbours in the diverse areas of College Park, Glenayre, Seaview, Seaforth, East Hill, and Harbour Heights, have told us for many years about taking their business out of Port Moody for good...
05/24/2009
...The condo liquidation phenomenon I am referring to here is likely to become more prevalent as more buildings realize that their short-sighted focus to keep the condo operating fees low is in fact destructive. The concept of a longer-term (20-25 years) maintenance plan with a capital budget is ...
04/10/2009
Vancouver is regarded as one of the most desirable places to live in the world and as a result we have a net in-migration that exceeds 35,000 people each year.   While the Vancouver pre-2010 Winter Olympics real estate market slowed down, the over-supply is dwindling and has returned to levels no...
03/10/2009
The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic dates are February 12 to 28, followed on March 12 to 21 by the Paralympics Winter Games. Visitors to the Olympics are already starting to organize their trips to British Columbia and many will need to consider accommodation options in Vancouver's surrounding area...
03/08/2009
Generating traffic to an open house means that I must be aware of what audience it will attract, and in my opinion a correlation generally exists between the type of property and the homebuyer. The public remarks used in a listing must therefore be designed for the target buyer, and the National ...
03/04/2009
"The only sign that counts" is a tagline I've used in the past when doing a postcard mailing. In my opinion the 'SOLD' sticker message is especially meaningful when on a real estate sign tree with other signs which advertise 'FOR SALE'.  So why is it that occasionally I will hear that someone cho...
03/04/2009
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