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As a Port Moody REALTOR located on St. Johns St, John Grasty is a hyper-local neighbourhood specialist, offering unique advantages and real value in the Tri-Cities real estate market. Google John Grasty to find out more.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Feedback to the Sellers representative is a throw-back to times when all REALTORS® represented the Seller's interests and acted as sub-agents for Buyers. Acting for the Seller I still might ask the Buyer’s representative how the listing compares to other properties that they have shown, and if th...
09/08/2010
The local market you are in, or your personal situation, may require that you employ all of the resources available in the sale of your home to meet your goals. There will be many local REALTORS® offering you “full service” real estate. Depending on the particular broker you use, “full service” c...
09/08/2010
Before the Internet it was common for a real estate office to have a duty REALTOR® ready to help you when you walked in. This was called floor duty. Today this has all but disappeared although many offices are located in high traffic areas and continue to display homes for sale in a window.  Whet...
09/06/2010
Today, professionally licensed REALTORS® are being taught that accepting an over-priced listing is not in the best interest of the Sellers. The implication here is that above all else we have an ethical obligation (fiduciary duty) to be working in the best interest of the Sellers. If the Sellers ...
09/05/2010
Meaningful Considerations for the Home Seller… 1. What you paid for your home has nothing to do with what someone else is willing to pay. 2. The improvements you made to your home you did for your own enjoyment. 3. Home improvements will rarely provide an equitable return on your investment. 4. R...
09/04/2010
As Benjamin Franklin said, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” I consider myself a bit of a tortoise because of the way I do things, but things always get done, almost always right the first time, and usually to a standard that I’m proud of.  “By writing one sentence at a t...
09/04/2010
“Do you think the real estate bubble is about to burst?” I’m asked with a smile, Well first of all I’m not an economist, I’m a Realtor; it is said, probably the last person you should ask about the market or economy. Real estate downturns historically happen after significant rate increases so wi...
09/03/2010
...at least according to commentary in a publication regularly inserted in a local newspaper, which is widely circulated throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities: http://www.newlocalhome.com/editions/nlhr100722 The assertion,  "...Homebuying is Easy," seems to be based on the su...
09/02/2010
Do you know what your home is really worth?  Not the comparative market analysis prepared for you by a REALTOR® for a listing presentation; not the value you guess at by viewing real estate ads; and, not the vague and probably inflated worth offered by well-intentioned friends and others who thin...
09/01/2010
If you’re a Buyer, and unfamiliar with an area you are considering moving to, you’ll have plenty of important questions that could affect your Quality of Life and your decision to buy.  •                  Are there homes to buy where I want to live? •                  Will local bylaws allow me t...
08/28/2010
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