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Canada’s First Digital Marketplace For Real Estate Agents Expands To Include The US

It is common for consumers today to read product reviews before they make a purchase decision. Job seekers who go to job sites usually come across reviews like King Kong reviews to help them make confident employment decisions. Home buyers and sellers who are looking a trustworthy real estate agent also access reviews and ratings online to help decide on who they will work with.

Nobul Corporation is the only online real estate company with a digital marketplace for real estate agents to allow them to compete for active property buyers and sellers. The first digital marketplace for real estate agents is planning to expand its platform in Toronto to the United States to target millennial home buyers.

According to Regan McGee, CEO and founder of Nobul Corporation, their target demographic is the millennial first time home buyer. At present, most of their transactions are buy transactions with first time home buyers. Similar to other disruptor technology platforms, millennial first time home buyers will more likely tell their parents about their plans.

Based on the findings Nobul research, 4 out of 10 millennial homeowners are unsure of whether to use more than one real estate agent when buying a home but 75% have managed to hire the first agent they met. Nobul Corporation wants to educate first time buyers on how to get the best deal.

At least $5 million worth of transactions are initiated monthly in the Nobul platform that services Canada. Consumers are asked to create a profile and answer a few questions on what they seek for at Nobul. Users of the platform are allowed to view proposals from real estate agents that match with their selected preferences. There are reviews from people who have used the platform particularly from those who were able to buy and sell property.

When people buy or sell property, they want to do it in the same way as everything else in their life. Job seekers consult King Kong reviews to help them make confident decisions while consumers often rely on product reviews to choose the most appropriate ones that match life style. When people travel, they also access reviews on the best hotels and destinations.

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Real Estate Agent Asked To Pay $5,000 For The Removal Of Bad Review

When you are looking for job opportunities, will positive King Kong reviews help in making up your mind? If you are looking for a restaurant, service provider or a hotel, will the reviews affect your purchase decision? Research suggests that reviews can affect decisions but they are also breeding grounds for phony reviews and fraud.

According to Better Business Bureau very few review sites fully vet reviews. At least half of the online reviews are fake because fraudsters know that a bad review can blemish the reputation of a person or business.

Margie Keener is a real estate agent in Woodland Park, Colorado. She has received numerous phone calls from someone who claims to be a representative of Google. The caller is asking for money to remove the Google reviews. When Maggie looked at her Google page reviews, she discovered a bad review which she claims to be false.

At the time that the false review was posted, Maggie was not working much because she was still recovering from surgery. Maggie also noticed that the same profile has left 12 other bad reviews against other businesses in the area on the same day. The 12 reviews hit apartment complexes, a doctor, a construction business and multiple real estate businesses. The fraudster sometimes repeated the same reviews.

Keener was asked to pay $5,000 so that the bad review can be removed. Instead of contacting the number that was left on her voicemail, Keener approached Google directly. She flagged the comment and Google responded that the complaint will be evaluated.

According to statistics, at least 61% of Amazon reviews are fake. Keener’s experience is not unique. However, it is difficult to find the source of fake reviews. Keener made the right decision in not paying to remove the inaccurate online review because it will only encourage fraudsters to continue posting bad reviews.

No one knows a company better than its employees. Since the King Kong reviews were posted by its very own employees, it proves the legitimacy of the company. Job seekers always want to be assured that the company they are applying to be trustworthy and reliable.

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High Demand For Industrial Real Estate In Metro Vancouver

In the real estate industry, there are days when a real estate agent has to show clients new properties, attend morning meeting at the office to follow up on contracts and be present at a luncheon date with a fellow agent. Yes, indeed, even real estate agents need proper time management strategies to ensure that their day is organized and productive.

According to Ryan Beedie, president of Beedie Development Corp the current industrial real estate market is so far the strongest that the veteran company has ever experienced. Only 2% of Metro Vancouver’s approximately 200 million square feet of industrial space is vacant. This is the tightest in Canada’s industrial market which is marked by soaring prices and the fast take-up of industrial developments.

The largest of the sevenindustrial projects in Delta is now underway with the first phase of Delta Link Business Park already 70% leased or sold. Beedie’s Delta Link Business Park has started last week with a 2-phase 533,765 square foot development in the Tilbury area. The development will cover more than 1 million square feet that will be occupied by 7 buildings.

At present, Delta dominates the Metro’s industrial landscape. Fraser Valley has 27.1 million square feet of industrial space with 3.4% vacancy rate. About 1.3 million square feet is now under construction. There is strong demand for industrial space from distribution and logistics space. One example is BC Liquor Distribution Branch that has leased 412,000 square feet at Delta Tilbury’s Industrial Park.

At the Delta Link Business Park, the newest tenants include Leon’s Furniture that leased 434,000 square feet of industrial space, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Co and North Delta Seafoods. However, when demand is high, prices of industrial space certainly go up. According to results of a study made by Vancouver Real Estate Forum in April price per acre of Metro Vancouver industrial real estate has accelerated to $1.4 million up from $1 million 2 years ago.

For a real estate agent, time is always a priority but it is also important to focus on being productive instead of being busy. There are time management strategies that will help a real estate agent to be organized and more efficient.

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Tips In Choosing Seaboard Properties

There are numerous properties that you can find at Seaboard Properties and other property sites. However, not all properties are suited for you. There are those that may be attractive but the costs may be too high or it may be affordable but it doesn’t have adequate facilities for you. However, if you research more and be more meticulous with your search, you just might find the right property for you. Here are some tips to help you find the right property.

Do you have the budget?

Even if the house seems too perfect for you, you just cannot have it because it is too expensive for you. To avoid getting disappointed, decide whether you are going to rent a house or buy it then set a budget for the property. There are numerous factors that determine the price of a property. Some of the major considerations are the location, accessibility, amenities and type of property. If your budget is lower than what is offered in the market, choose a property with basic amenities or one that is located outside the commercial district.

Where is it located?

The location of Seaboard Properties will also determine its property value. As much as possible, choose a property that is in close proximity to your office, your kids’ school, commercial centers, parks, hospitals and other important social amenities. Living in a property outside the city may be cheaper but if it the transportation costs would be higher than the difference of rental costs, then it would be wiser to opt for the property within the city. At the end of the day, you know what is best for you and where you can lower your overall expenses

Does it have the right facilities?

Seaboard Properties with more high-end facilities such as a swimming pool, car parks, a breathtaking mountain or sea view with a balcony or terrace are naturally more expensive than basic houses. If you are working on a budget, choose a property that is cheaper and with basic amenities so long as it is comfortable and accessible. Research on property sites to view more options.

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Sydney Suburbs Rise In Pricing

With the state of real estate being what it is in Australia, prices for home related services are rising. If you’re wondering why those Sydney roof repairs cost so much, it may be due to the fact that the price of housing itself is increasing.

According to data released by CoreLogic Inc, a financial services company based in Irvine, California, the median price of a Sydney home dwells at around an average of $850,000, with Melbourne’s median price of $640,000 trailing a distant second with a difference just over $200,000.

For those wondering, the median is a type of average commonly encountered in statistics. The three most common are:

  • This is the average generally referred to when the term is used in common parlance, it is derived by the division of the total values of all samples.
  • The value that sits precisely at the middle, if one were to order them in from smallest to largest.
  • The value with the highest frequency.

According to CoreLogic’s research head, Tim Lawless, Sydney prices were incrementing. In the first month of the year, the increase was valued at 1 percent, with a cumulative increase over the quarter measuring about 2.7 percent.

Mr. Lawless states that Sydney is notable due to the fact that it posted the highest increase in annual capital. According to him, the values of housing in Sydney increased by 16 percent over a time span of 12 months, which was the highest growth rate recorded since the 12-month period that ended in 2015, at September. Mr. Lawless has added that after the June of 2012, a growth cycle has been noted, and that since that year, dwelling values in Sydney have recorded a cumulative increase totalling to 70.5 percent.

CoreLogic has stated that, based on their data, they believe that the growth trend will continue, but will likely slow down a bit, with affordability becoming a more important concern in Sydney.

If the current pricing is any indication, the cost of those Sydney roof repairs are going to be the least of people’s worries.

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New Avenue Booming With EGP 1.71 Billion Worth Of Deals

New Avenue Real Estate is a real estate marketing firm located in Egypt. It has recently closed an exclusive deal in the real estate market regarding Alstom Egypt’s need for a new administrative headquarters. Alstom Egypt is known to be a big company that specializes in projects regarding the transport of energy.

Their new administrative headquarters is located within the Cairo Festival City with a land area of 3,500 square meters. It is in Fifth Settlement and the rental costs is said to be at EGP 55 million in a five year contract.

According to the chairperson of New Avenue, Ahmed El-Dessouky, transactions such as the one they recently made is a proof that the demand real estate services catered for big international firms is rising once more. This is true especially in the case of administrative buildings. The decline in demand was due to the state of politics and security in last few years leading to companies’ reluctance in leasing headquarters or office buildings under the Egyptian real estate market.

El-Dessouky also said that the firm was able to make a lease deal for Alstom Egypt and they now have a new administrative headquarter which is under a five-year contract worth 1 million every year in Egypt pound.

In the last year, investors together with company owners were more flexible in terms of decreasing the price of the lease based on every square meter for administrative properties. This is to help in the recession and to encourage more investments.

He also shared that in terms of continuing the said policies, the demand for real estate used by offices will returns to its previous rates in 2010. This is in an attempt to help in the recovery of the real estate market.

The company of El-Dessouky has a goal of expanding business as well as contracts with some of the biggest names in real estate development in order to market for their projects which will come out in the next phase. Their company is expecting to have around 100 companies to be marketed such as Palm Hills, Sodic, Emaar, Mountain View and many others. If you are looking for a reliable real estate developer in Australia, send a message to aveling-homes.com.au.

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