The Spotlight podcast is THE podcast for CENTURY 21® agents in Canada. The show is hosted by Eryn Richardson (Broker and General Manager with CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd.) and Linas Kilius (head of business development at Homeania) and covers important topics and news concerning CENTURY 21® brand and the real estate industry in Canada. Our podcast is available in both video and audio-only formats.
This podcast is not an official podcast of CENTURY 21 CanadaTM, and the views expressed by the hosts or guests of the show do not necessarily reflect the views of CENTURY 21 CanadaTM or its representatives.
Saying the real estate market has been hot for the past few years is an understatement. We’ve seen unprecedented growth in most markets across Canada in both volume and housing prices. We’ve also heard for years that we’re creating a real estate bubble that will inevitably burst, however, the market continues to be hot, and despite the doom and gloom, many experts are predicting a more gradual market slowdown.
Now that we’re a couple of months into 2017, what is happening in the hot markets in Canada. Are things slowing down? We’ll be discussing the 2017 trends we’ve seen so far, specifically for the Toronto area later in the show.
Also coming with the new year is awards season. The Golden Globes, The Grammy’s, and most importantly, Century 21 Real Estate awards are being doled out at both the franchise and the company level. This raises the question, are awards important? Is it just for recognition among your peers, or can you take advantage of awards to further your real estate business?
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by Linas Kilius | February 7, 2017
First impressions are important. But, how important are they when you’re trying to sell a home? It can be tedious and time consuming to renovate or stage a home prior to sale. When the market is hot, and you know the listing is going to sell within days, is it worth the trouble for you or your client to put the effort in to improve the initial opinion of prospective buyers?
If you’re going to spend your or your client’s money on staging and renovation, how much do you spend? At some point,...read more...
by Linas Kilius | January 19, 2017
We’ve all heard it over the past 15 years…. Print is dead. Or is it? Online advertising is certainly a powerful tool when used effectively, but print marketing can still be used very effectively. Print marketing is great for selectively farming areas and developing name recognition.
Brand marketing can be expensive, and the value of this type of marketing may take months or years to bear fruit. So is it worth the cost? There are endless ways that you can put money into print marketing....read more...
by Linas Kilius | January 12, 2017
Door knocking… Most agents would love to do just about anything other than door knocking. Homeowners have a built up barrier for any solicitor that comes knocking on their door that you have to penetrate to make this prospecting technique effective. It can be frustrating and demoralizing, but only if you aren’t doing it properly.
It turns out that this traditional method of prospecting can be very effective if done properly. It doesn’t have to be tedious, it doesn’t have to be thankless. It...read more...
by Linas Kilius | January 5, 2017
If you’re listening to this show, there’s a good chance you’re in the real estate industry. Being in this industry, it’s very likely that you or one of your clients have considered investing in real estate. If your client asks you whether or not it’s a good idea to invest in real estate, what’s your answer? Being in sales, it’s probably ‘yes’, but it shouldn’t be so simple. There is a spectrum of types of real estate investments, and some are better suited for your clients than others.