TGIF: ‘Tis not too late to build a better world

This article was published on: 03/7/19 10:36 PM


Listening to the astounding political testimonies unfold this week, I am reminded of a famous quote from Tommy Douglas: “Courage my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world.”


And…speaking of a better world, we want to make a difference in the lives of our local students. Re/max of Western Canada is again offering 16 x $1,000 bursaries to grade 12 students – submissions will be accepted only until midnight March 11th. Quest for Excellence was established to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives – building that better world. Only online entries will be accepted – www.remax.ca. Good luck to all.

Here we are in the season of Lent – chocolate and wine sales should be down & gyms full! It is that time of testing ourselves and trying for our best selves. We’ll have more daylight in which to do that as we remember to move our clocks forward one hour Saturday night ready for the start of Daylight Savings Time this Sunday. Then comes hope with the first day of Spring the following week – without snow or freezing temperatures would be excellent!

Our early Spring real estate market is quite different this year going from a stagnant year end in 2018 to a clear buyers’ market by the end of February. Many of the new listings coming on stream are in line with the new reality, whereas others are clinging to the hope that recovery back to 2017 is imminent! The actual sales – small number that it is- are telling the tale and buyers are watching & in many cases, waiting. With an average of 1.5 in 10 homes in any category selling, our sellers have to find that sweet spot in price which gets them ahead of the market curve and makes them attractive enough to get one more buyer off the fence. And buyers with time and choice have to be bold and make an offer on a home they love. It is a perfect time for the move up buyer!

Navigating tricky markets is our strong suit owing to long experience working in changing markets. Let us help you as we continue a long tradition of trust and care – keeping you covered in all weathers. We remain your Generations Real Estate Partners – Michelle, Scott, Sheila, Ray and Shane.

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