Realtor Monopoly was back with a vengeance this year! More than doubling in size, and quadrupling our fundraising efforts, the evening was a massive success! Our friends at New Hope received over $10,000, raised from ticket sales, selling monopoly money, bonus cards, and a couple of auction items. Thanks to all those that came out, and our sponsors, White Cloud Productions, Alex McFadyen & The Mortgage Pug, Trading Post Brewing, Boston Pizza, and Excelsior Measuring.
Local media were on site too, which is always a great way to spread the word of the cause, and combat the usual ‘Realtors are evil abusers of the public’ narrative we hear too often!
It’s always an honour to receive awards, and this one is no exception. I heard last week that I was a winner of a ‘real estate video influencer award’, from over 1,300 candidates from across North America.
I was only one of two Canadians in the top ten in the ‘Home Tour + Listing Video’ category, and the fact that it was this category we were awarded in meant a lot to me because it’s the category that most directly benefits our clients.
Thank you to those of you that have trusted me with the marketing of your homes, you personally know the power of these videos; and a special thanks to Jeremy Pue of White Cloud Productions for producing our video content – I couldn’t have done it without you.
If you’d like to see the full award guide, it’s attached below:
There are lots of professionals involved in a real estate transaction, from the Realtor, to the mortgage broker, to the home inspector, and of course… a lawyer or notary public.
I was recently in a conversation with Jamie Nay of Becker & Company Lawyers about the role of the Real Estate Lawyer and he was inspired to write the below:
“Your realtor and your mortgage broker carry your home purchase (or sale) the first 200 yards. Your lawyer brings it home for the last 20 yards.”
That’s paraphrasing a friend of mine, realtor David Smith, describing the role of a real estate (or “conveyancing”) lawyer. And, you know what? It’s true. By the time the file gets to us, your lawyer, most of the journey is complete. Contracts have been signed, funding has been secured, subjects have been removed. You’re just about there – mere days away from either getting the keys to your new home, or taking your cheque to the bank.
So why do you need to hire a lawyer?…
We’re so excited to host the second annual ‘Realtor Monopoly’ event at Trading Post Brewing in Langley, in aid of our friends at New Hope Community Services. The top real estate professionals in Metro Vancouver are going to duke it out to see who’s the best, all whilst raising funds for a great cause and having lots of fun too. Multiple games, live music, food and drink, door prizes, make sure to buy your tickets today!
Look at this new feminine touch! You’ll be glad to know David didn’t sport his yoga pants for this one, hosted at the Fraser Valley Cider Company.
We spent some time greeting our guests before David spoke 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 followed lead by Katie Smart under the beautifully lit tent. 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!
The evening ended with charcuterie platters and door prizes.
Thanks to everyone that attended, and we look forward to welcoming others of you next time!
When: Wed, September 26, 2018
Where: Trading Post Brewing (#107 – 20120 64 Avenue, Langley)
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!
– 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.