What a Realtor Does – Working With a Buyer

Date Posted: December 18, 2010

             The process of assisting a purchaser involves a multitude of tasks that must be performed by the real estate agent to ensure that the buyer gets both timely and helpful information that will assist him in making the right purchase decision and complete on the transaction successfully.

                In addition to ongoing education required as a professional, continual review and updating of macro and micro market conditions that will impact both the timing and type of decision the buyer may make, and ongoing information gathering. The agent will expend a significant amount of effort and time educating the buyer, locating the right property, negotiating the contract, administering the entire process, and communicating on an ongoing basis with the buyer from start to finish.

                 In addition to the sales representative time, Whistler Real Estate office administration staff assist the salesperson with a variety of tasks directly related to property access, ongoing communication, and administration of required paperwork through to completion.

                 A recent review of purchase transactions by a cross section of our sales team indicates that the typical transaction takes approximately 75 hours of direct time commitment. In addition, office and administration staff will commit 3-5 hours in assistance to each successful buyer.

                 Often this time commitment is spread over 1-2 years and often does not result in a successful result. In addition, we have made no estimate of hard costs such as phone, fuel/automobile, entertainment, and supplies that are a necessary part of the process.

                 A full service real estate agent will normally provide all of those functions in return for their commission. A review of the attached breakdown of services reflects the level of skill, knowledge, and attention to detail that today’s real estate transaction requires, and underscores the importance of having help and guidance from someone who fully understands the process – a Whistler Real Estate Company realtor.

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What A Realtor Does – Working With a Seller

Date Posted: December 18, 2010

Listed here are over 100 typical actions, research steps, procedures, processes and requirements that a typical resort real estate transaction will occur successfully for a seller in our market. These reflect both a commitment by both the sales representative and the office administration team in excess of 75 hours for each transaction.


                Of course each transaction may not be successful or may extend over a number of years depending on market conditions or vendor motivation.


                In addition the agent is required to commit to ongoing professional education, and must stay up to date on both macro and micro market characteristics to provide the necessary level of accurate and timely advice to their clients.


                In the case of working with a seller there is also a significant direct cost associated with the critical valuation and the executing of a marketing plan (photos, signatures, media exposure, collateral material, etc.), which is measured for every seller no matter what the ultimate outcome.


                The attached list of activities is based on a property being listed for sale within our recommended price range, having had one price reduction, and been marketed for a period of six months. They reflect the level of skill, knowledge, and attention to detail required to create the greatest potential for success and underscore the importance of having help and guidance from someone who fully understands the process – a Whistler Real Estate Company realtor.

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New townhome development in Whistler – Red Sky at Baxter Creek

Date Posted: December 15, 2010

Red Sky e-brochure – Amber Mann (3)

Sales begin December 29th, 2010

  • Scheduled completion for Phase I townhomes and the Baxter Creek Residents Club is summer 2012
  • Each townhome is priced at $1,199,000 + HST

Contact me for more details.

205 – 2222 Castle Drive Price Reduction – NOW SOLD!

Date Posted: December 14, 2010

1Just reduced from $755,000 to $699,000!
Tastefully upgraded two storey, three bedroom, corner unit town home in Nordic. Recently painted interior, re-finished trim and new ‘Duette’ blinds compliment the cherry hardwood flooring, slate tile and wrought-iron/oak railing. Selling features include views, vaulted ceiling in living area, wood burning fireplace, double garage and green space off back patio. 2222 Castle Drive offers a private setting but is still only minutes away from Creekside lifts, shops and lakes. Great for full time residence or as a weekend getaway.

Real Estate Buyers in Whistler – FAQ’s for Mortgages

Date Posted: December 10, 2010

Click on the link below for a guide from Garibaldi Mortgage that will answer all your mortgage related questions.