Congratuations to Mark for achivening the prestigious Chairman's Club award for 2011. The Chairman's Club is awarded to Remax agents for high volume sales. This places Mark solidly in the Top 1% of all Real Estate Agents Nationwide!
Blog by Mark Ballard
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
by Robert Fulghum
Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.
These are the things I learned:
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them ...
There is a lot of talk and hype about the Mainland Asian and their wanting to buy here in Vancouver. It makes the news almost daily and for good reason, however an equally impactful buying group is the Persians from Iran. I have a lot of very good clients that are either immigrants from or are decendants of the Persian culture.
I ha ...
“How’s the Market doing?” - I get this question a lot and in order to give the answer, the right direction, we need to go back to last Spring. The Spring of 2011 was very robust, coming out of the 2010 upgrade in our status in China, as a Friendly Nation. The Spring of 2011 was very energetic right through June. Then July and August were as if someone went into the Real Estate closet and flip ...
The Asian (mainland Chinese) buyer is very prevalent here in Vancouver and this buying group is responsible for a good share of the overall market for more reasons than just the properties that they are buying (direct demand), but also for two indirect areas that are arguable the strongly economically speaking. First, the sellers that are released from their homes are a large secondary demand ...
Greater Vancouver home sales trend toward buyers’ market over summer
August marked the third consecutive month that home sale activity in Greater Vancouver was below the 10-year average for the month. In contrast, home listing activity in the region has exceeded the 10-year norm every month since the beginning of the year.
I have just joined the Board of the West Vancouver Foundation. I will continue to give back through service to my community. The North shore is a great place to live and work! Check out the announcement in the North Shore News on Wednesday, August 10, 2011