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Home Buying & Beers

When: Wed, September 26, 2018
Where: Trading Post Brewing (#107 – 20120 64 Avenue, Langley)

Signup: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-buy…

Come on down as two of the most knowledgeable and fun dudes in the real estate industry (along with a pretty great lawyer) bring you in on the Secrets and Top TIPS if you’re looking to enter, exit or invest in Today’s REAL Estate Market.

All at the LOCAL Trading Post Brewery in Langley BC. Here’s what you Can expect!

– BEER!
– Real Estate Secrets
– Learning the Home Buying

Process Here are some of the topics:
✅The top SECRETS to buying your first home
✅How to find your property without doing the work!
✅Save yourself from the $10,000 mistake!
✅The whooole process & more!!

We will be:
– Taking you on a journey through the home buying / financing process
– Giving you tips to save you thousands
– Bringing in experts in their field.

Client Appreciation Event – Free Photo Sessions at Trading Post Brewing

Without YOU, the David Smith Homes Group wouldn’t exist! We are so incredibly grateful for your trust and loyalty and to THANK YOU we’re hosting a client appreciation event at Trading Post Brewery that has a little something for everybody.

Lindsay’s looking forward to meeting you all! Did you know that in addition to being a Realtor she is also a photographer specializing in child portraits? She will be on site to create beautiful and timeless images of you and your little ones. As a mum of two wee girls she knows that time does not stand still and their hot little hands only fit inside yours for the briefest of moments. We want to help you document this time. Back to school photos, anyone?! No kiddos? Heck, I don’t see her turning you away if you just want a new headshot or picture of you with your significant other!

PICK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION SLOT HERE – https://doodle.com/poll/mifigaux8t67cukt

Not interested in having your picture taken? No problem! Trading Post has lots of enjoyable alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available (personally, I’ve become totally obsessed with Healthy Hooch Kombucha) – your first drink is on us! We’re looking forward to just hanging out.

We’ll also have live music on site too, as well as some great door prizes!

We’d love to see you out on Saturday September 8th from 3-6pm at Trading Post Brewing, 20120 64 Ave #107, Langley.

PLEASE RSVP HERE – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-smith-homes-client-appreciation-tickets-48767799802

Yoga, Cider, & The Emotions of Moving

Look at this new feminine touch! You’ll be glad to know David won’t be sporting his yoga pants for this one, hosted at the Fraser Valley Cider Company.

We’ll be on site from 6pm where you can enjoy a drink on us (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available), before David speaks about the emotional side of real estate. Many of you will know that he believes the difference between a good Realtor and a great Realtor is their sensitivity to the relational and emotional components, this is part of what makes the David Smith Homes experience different, whether you’re dealing with David or Lindsay, or usually both!

Yoga will follow, lead by Katie Smart on the lawn, feel free to bring your own mat or towel. Katie has years of experience, working with everyone from beginners to practical yogis – she’s even David’s personal trainer, but he’s probably not her best model just yet! Feel free to participate or to just stick around to chat.

We’ll also have some AMAZING door prizes!

We’d love to see you out on Tuesday September 11th from 6-9pm at Fraser Valley Cider Company, 22128 16th Avenue, Langley.

KSVY Sonoma – Hollywood & West Napa Radio Interview

It was a pleasure to chat with Cat Smith from @SocialWithCat on her show about David Smith Homes, in particular about using video to connect our community. Find out more about Cat here: http://www.getsocialwithcat.com/

Click the video to listen to the full interview:

Transcript below:

1. Were you camera shy before starting The Local?

Not really, I’ve come to terms I’m a 4/10 on appearance on a good day, so really there’s very little vanity involved. There are two buttons on my phone, the big red one, which I hit once, yell at the camera for a minute, and then hit again, and then the post button. That’s it. Simple.

2. What was the subject of the last video you shot on your cell phone?

My kid’s lemonade stand! I don’t show their faces, so it was a little bit of a challenge, but a good number of my followers came out to support them.

3. Nutshell the story of how “The Local” began?

Right when I began my real estate business I wanted to build it around advocating for others instead of myself, the best way to do that was video, so I found a partner and we made videos!

4. While you didn’t start “The Local” as a direct driver of business, how has it been successful to your real estate career?

You know, I don’t think I can point to a single deal that came directly from The Local, but I can point to a lot of people that realized I was different because of it and use me because I’m different.

5. Realtors are notorious for not showing more than the real estate side of themselves. Why is advocating important, especially in your own community?

At the macro level, because I’m not just trying to show myself off, period. I was to show other people off!

6. When you talk about the subjects in your videos, you say you are “celebrating” them. Why is it important to celebrate others?

Because they’re worth celebrating. Each one of us who runs our own business or non-profit knows how lonely it can be. It can mean the world for someone to come alongside, recognize what you’re doing, and publicly celebrate it.

7. You also mentioned in an interview this means even “publicly celebrating another local realtor for their advocacy.” Will that negatively impact our business?

Yes, it might do. But really, I don’t care. If someone is inspired by someone else, why shouldn’t they use them instead of me? I love celebrating other realtors too for the great things they do.

8. How does video build trust?

It’s hard to fake it on video without everyone seeing right through you. If you’re trying to be someone else, it’s not sustainable.

9. “The Local” is a pretty involved show. But you do things like “One Minute Market Story.” It doesn’t need to be grand to tell a story, right?

Absolutely not. I think a combination of high production value pieces can be supplemented super effectively with low production value content, they have different purposes.

10. You also use video as a driver to live events. Ex.: Home Buying & Beers. Do you think video helped boost your event?

I know for sure they do, the majority of people at those events found out about them on Facebook or Instagram, primarily from organic shares and boosted posts targeting their demographic.

11. What does your quote, “People over property” mean?

It just means I care about people a lot more than I do about houses. Honestly, real estate is a just an avenue for me to care for people. That’s where I find the satisfaction in this business.

12. “If you build it, they will come.” We can just load our video on the web and people will find it right? What kind of promotion to you do when releasing a new video?

It depends on the content, but the most potential seems to still be Facebook. A huge portion of consumers are still there, and their demographic targeting is unparalleled.

13. Stealing this from Inman: “If an agent should stop doing one thing today, what would it be?”

Thinking about themselves so much.

Cat Smith – Hollywood & West Napa FM91.3 Interview

I discovered David Smith at Inman Connect 2017. I was so inspired by the presentation he gave, The Advocate Agent. I will embed that video below if you’d like to see it.

Now, this hashtag chat will be a little different… David’s not on Twitter! But, I didn’t want to not recognize an agent killing it with social media simply because he doesn’t use a specific platform. To accommodate, David will be on my radio show, Hollywood & West Napa on KSVY Sonoma, July 31 at 10 a.m. Pacific (CA). This is where I’ll get my answers and the tweeting will come from my on Thursday the 2! If you’d like to tune it, it is streamable from KSVY on their website or via the phone app. Click here for Android, here for iOS.

We will chat all about his use of web video and filmmaking to introduce his friends and clients to community forming people South of the Fraser. He will share his tips and advice with us this August 2 during #ChatSocialGraces! I hope you’ll join us! Continue reading

One Minute Market Story

In just one minute I share an anecdote that is a perfect example of the shifting market we’re experiencing. Two condos, one building, over two months, and the story couldn’t be more different. If you’ve got questions about what this means for you, don’t hesitate to reply to this email.