Over the course of our careers in real estate we’ve been honoured to receive recognition for our efforts, and we indeed to work hard enough to earn many more.
For now, Margaret has obtained the ‘Top Sales Achievement Award’ from Dexter Realty, in recognition of her efforts in 2018. She was also the first recipient of Dexter Realty’s ‘Brian Thompson Memorial Award,’ and has been a Dexter Realty Elite Award Recipient since 2007. And in 2011 she obtained the Medallion Award.
Beyond real estate, Margaret continues her Toastmasters Journey. She has now achieved her Advance Gold Communicator Award. She was the President for her Deltones Toastmasters Club, and in 2019 stands as both Past President and Area Director for Toastmasters. Not only does this support her community, but it lets Margaret continually grow her public speaking and leadership skills. She hopes to use those skills to coach and mentor new realtors in the future.
As for John, during his time with Sutton Seafair he won numerous achievement awards, including the Director Award, the President Award, the Platinum Award and the Diamond Award. Now that he’s moved to Dexter Realty, it’s only a matter of time before he achieves the same—or greater. Not that he can ever top his greatest achievement: convincing Margaret to marry him.
We bring more than dedication and devotion to our clients—we bring the education and expertise to ensure our clients are always covered.
Margaret graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Commerce, and from there went on to hone her applied skills at the Tom Hopkins Top Sales Academy. Dedicated to a career in real estate, Margaret completed Strategic Coach Entrepreneurial Training with Dan Sullivan, A Luxury Real Estate Marketing Seminar, and the ‘20% That’s Out There’ seminar with Gerry Halstrom. Always working to stay on the top of her game, she’s also completed the ‘Real Estate Investor Seminar,’ attended the Richard Robbins International Sales Training Academy, and honed her marketing skills with ‘Keep it Simple Social Media’ bootcamp. Not to mention keeping her professional education up to date with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and attending Greater Vancouver Real Estate Conferences.
John’s education perfectly rounds out Margaret’s. He’s done extensive professional training in both Canada and the United States, including: Dale Carnegie’s 14 Weeks development course, Franklin Covey’s ‘Time Management’ training course, Focus Brian Tracy’s ‘Sales and Business’ course, Sales Dogs Training course, Dan Kennedy’s marketing course, and ‘International Business Entrepreneurial Coaching’ with Dan Sullivan Strategic Coach.
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Market Trend - mid July
- Sales in July is tracking to finish around 2500-2600 listings by the end of July
-monthly supply continues to steadily decline over the last few months
- the higher end properties (price over $3 Million) is still slow as the property transfer tax would jump to 5% and there is a school tax applicable
- the average homes ($1M to $2.9M) are getting more traffic & activities
- the Hot Spot is Vancouver Eastside Towmhouse with only 3-4 months supply indicating a sellers market
- the slowest market remains to be single detach house in West Vancouver with over 30 months supply indicating a strong buyer market
- more consumers are looking into back to back purchase & sale as the market is experiencing compression ➡️➡️
- more subject to sales with time clause offer are being presented ; make sure you work with an experienced realtors to make sure everything is well looked after.
If you are looking to get into the market or move up to a larger home, this is a great opportunity ⚡️ let’s get together & talk about it !
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The Bank of Canada is lowering the qualifying rate to 5.19%. This is a reduction of 0.2%. This could potentially increase a buyer’s max borrowing power by less than 1%.
There is another way that buyers may increase their borrowing power by 20% with competitive interest rates.
Thinking of a move ❓❓
This is a perfect time to making your homeownership dream into a reality !
Learn more with Keaton Kirkwood at The Green Team Mortgage.
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DLC Homeline Mortgages
Current 5 Year Bond rate is down to 1.36%, interest rate should soften within th
Current Special 2.84 %for a quick close mortgage which is about $413/month of mortgage payment for every $100,000 borrowed on both 25% or 30%
Fix rate special 3.39% for high-ratio mortgage, $460/month of mortgage payment for every $100,000 borrowed
High-ratio mortgage rate -3.14%which is around $470/month of mortgage payment with 25 years amortization for every $100,000 borrowed or $451/ month of mortgage payment for 30 years amortization length.
Conventional rate - 3.24% which is around $435/month of mortgage payment for every $100,000 borrower with 30 years amortization period
Variable rate - 2.95% which is about $471/Month of mortgage payment for $100,000 you borrow with 25 years of amortization period or $418/month of mortgage payment for 30 years of amortization period
We are at 35 years low in mortgage growth as a result of the implementations of mortgage stress test from one year ago.
Rate has been holding fairly steady and there are a good supply of housing options on the market.
If we can be of any service to your real estate needs, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We love to hear from you!!
Have a great week !
Every year we like to show our clients just how special they are to us.
We Keep Great Company
We're thrilled to announce that Margaret has been recognized by our brokerage, Dexter Realty, for her incredible efforts in 2018. The highest standards of service are what made this achievement possible--and it only makes us more committed to doing even more for our clients in 2019.
You can read all about Dexter's 2018 Awards here.