The title is not to upset anyone but, we are all guilty of reading headlines. So, if this gets you to read past line two of this blog it achieved its goal.


This blog is about misleading information as we leave in the world of trust or not trust the media, Facebook whatever reports out there. I recently learnt about a website which supposed to let consumers know the sold data called 'Fisherly'


Fact Check: The Competition Bureau of Canada won the court case in Ontario two years ago which made it mandatory for real estate agents to publish sold prices on public websites. Few months later BC made this as a new policy however, it was kept under the rug until now.


When I first learnt about this new policy I contact my website provider myrealpage.com to see how I could display the sold prices on my website. Yes, there is a process but, such info is available online, see below. Every agent is not mandated to do this, it’s optional but, I feel there is nothing to hide and value I provide is beyond sold prices of a property.



Side bar: there is good reasons for keeping sold price not on full public view to keep personal info private. We all know the unsolicited mail that come to your home once you sold your home? How moving company know you sold ?


What I find it misleading or bending the truth is when people behind 'Fisherly' claim they provide a public service that is already offered thorugh this webiste but, consumers just do not know that sold data is readily available. Consumers have a lot of choice these days, more so in USA with technology companies like Zoocasa or most recently Amazon offering some sort of real estate  services. Real estate has a life on it’s own and there are enough people having say which makes things even more confusing for consumers who do not know what or whom to believe.


That is when a real estate professional becomes more valuable.


I am all for consumer having info but, the key is what does it mean to you and what do you do with it to help you move to the next step in your life weather is upsizing, downsizing or buy your first home? On this article I could go on about services agents provide but that’s another chapter. In closing, I hope consumers do not double guess on info found online and have right information to make an educated decision about biggest purchase/investment of their life.


Bonus: Here are the latest Market Stats for you to know the Micro market update.


When you are ready, let’s  have a coffee together, my phone never goes to voice mail.

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Let me tell you what Amazon is really after! The after sale purchases anything from furniture  ( Ikea watch out you maybe the next Blockbusters) to Amazon Alexa, TV’s and you name it.


Like many other industries real estate is 200 years old business. There are disruptors out there and everyone wants a piece of the action. Could you guess which other industries are 200+ years old? Email me michael@michaeltudorie.com and winner

gets a bottle of wine. 


Could you imagine a stranger showing up at your door to view your home sent by Amazon?


Real estate is personal and require personal service and guide by a professional. I do not know how you feel about this but, the reason I got into this business is because it’s a service and relationship business.


Would you trust the biggest transaction of your life to a computerized program or an app to sell your house and help you find a new home? Technology is great but, has it’s time and place. I learnt that in Japan there is a virtual tour whereby buyer does not have to be in a home to view a property. No one purchased a home as of yet without seeing it, touch and feel. Yes, people buy all kinds of things online but, no one has purchased a home without seeing it (maybe investors and uber rich). Amazon does not target these type of home buyers anyways.


The conclusion is look what is the end game of the service provider and who really has your best interest at heart without having buyer’s or seller’s remorse.  

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Please visit our Open House at 207 2137 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, September 21, 2019 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Welcome to the "I" low-rise concrete building located in prestigious Arbutus Walk in Kits. Fully renovated, entertainer's kitchen with custom island open to the principal dining/living area with plenty of cabinetry/pantry, new S/S appliances and Granite countertops. Well laid out 3 BDRMS w/spacious Master bedroom, walk in closet & ensuite. South facing with plenty of natural light year round. 2 SBS parking spaces + 1 storage locker. Kits = Vancouver's favourite playground; walking distance to French bakery, coffee shops, restaurants, parks, community centre, walk and bike score 100, should I go on? No rental restrictions & pets are welcome. Ideally located from future Arbutus & W. Broadway skytrain station. Checks all the boxes? Call your agent for a private viewing.
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I have sold a property at 407 2222 PRINCE EDWARD ST in Vancouver.
Top 8 reasons to call this your next home: 720 sqft private decks with panoramic views (most new apt are as big) Bring your green thumb to this open space. 2. Top Floor corner unit w/abundance of natural light in every room 3. Centroidal location 10 mins to downtown, easy stroll to the best Main str cultural crawl, boutique shops, restaurants, walking dist to new Emily Carr U and Up & coming IT district 4. Unique 220 sq ft solarium for a little solitude, yoga, Art room, study/office or 2nd bdr 5. Live with confidence in this well cared for building 6. Pets and rentals welcomed 7. Quiet and close community w/awesome people + Near Dude Chilling Park 8. Within 15 mins walk to 6 schools to chose from K-7 Need I say more? What are you waiting for ? Make your move.. view 3D Virtual tour first. Open House Sat - Sun 2-4
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What you do for a living? Most common asked question after ‘Where are you from’? you see,  I still have an accent after 30 years living in Canada.


The way I answer the first question is with a story. I make real estate dreams come reality in real estate consultant capacity. There is a young couple living in an apt renting and noticed houses prices where dropping. They got the advice from me to move farther from the city on a larger lot in 3 bedrooms detached home and mortgage are smaller than rent payments.  These are the stories which are NOT told in the media but, I am happy to be part of this young couple story.


This answer the perception item in the subject line which most people read these days in the world of info overflow. PLEASE take a minute and read to understand this article.


I do not have a tattoo nor I have issue with people who have tattoos. I think it’s kind of cool to have one but, this goes back to perception of what is acceptable by our society and perception of people with tattoes. I know few friends with tattoos and they are the most authentic people not fake ( we all know someone) who smile on your face and turn around and bash you.


The same applies to real estate professionals. The industry is built on preface that agent works for self- interest however, I could tell you that professional agents have in their heart to help client and not fee motivated. It is hard to change that general perception perhaps due to few bad apples in the industry but, I for one and other agents are in to help people realize their real estate family dreams and goals.  



How about people wearing ties? I am sure it started that way for many people. If you are who you are you do what you say that’s all it matters to build credibility with a client or a friend. Why does one feel the need to dress up everyday? Does it make someone more professional if wearing suit and tie OR change it who they are?  Who do you try to impress? It’s all about perception but in the end is the trust and relationship that counts.



I like to say what should be said. The more mature I get the happier I am of what I see in the mirrow daily. What you see is what you get with me; take it or leave it. I am not here to impress anyone nor I want relationship with people or clients who do not have anything in common and see no value in what I could do for them and their family in short and long term.


 With social media is the same thing; we are all there to impress someone else. Why? On social media people post the ‘front of the store’ but, how about ‘the back of the store’.


Therefore, need to be authentic in order to build a strong personal and business relationship. Do not judge anyone in any way or by  their tattoos or how I dress but, how they behave. I do not fake who I am and my guard is always down therefore, I am who I am, do not pretend of who I am because we only live once. If you like what you read then you are my type of client. The beauty of being  self- employed is that I choose whom I want to work with and hope this inspire you to pick up the phone and get together for a coffee.

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Please visit our Open House at 407 2222 PRINCE EDWARD ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, September 7, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Top 8 reasons to call this your next home: 720 sqft private decks with panoramic views (most new apt are as big) Bring your green thumb to this open space. 2. Top Floor corner unit w/abundance of natural light in every room 3. Centroidal location 10 mins to downtown, easy stroll to the best Main str cultural crawl, boutique shops, restaurants, walking dist to new Emily Carr U and Up & coming IT district 4. Unique 220 sq ft solarium for a little solitude, yoga, Art room, study/office or 2nd bdr 5. Live with confidence in this well cared for building 6. Pets and rentals welcomed 7. Quiet and close community w/awesome people + Near Dude Chilling Park 8. Within 15 mins walk to 6 schools to chose from K-7 Need I say more? What are you waiting for ? Make your move.. view 3D Virtual tour first. Open House Sat - Sun 2-4
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Please visit our Open House at 407 2222 PRINCE EDWARD ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Top 8 reasons to call this your next home: 720 sqft private decks with panoramic views (most new apt are as big) Bring your green thumb to this open space. 2. Top Floor corner unit w/abundance of natural light in every room 3. Centroidal location 10 mins to downtown, easy stroll to the best Main str cultural crawl, boutique shops, restaurants, walking dist to new Emily Carr U and Up & coming IT district 4. Unique 220 sq ft solarium for a little solitude, yoga, Art room, study/office or 2nd bdr 5. Live with confidence in this well cared for building 6. Pets and rentals welcomed 7. Quiet and close community w/awesome people + Near Dude Chilling Park 8. Within 15 mins walk to 6 schools to chose from K-7 Need I say more? What are you waiting for ? Make your move.. view 3D Virtual tour first.
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The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.”


― 
Mark Twain

 

What Mark Twain was trying to say is that one has to believe that the real estate dream is possible no matter the negative connotations at every turn. We know that real estate investing has been part of wealth creation for generations that it’s traced back to Roman empire when was called insulae (that consists of apartment buildings for people who could not afford a domus).

 

Is it a fiction to believe that your first purchase is apartment in Yaletown? YES (possible if you have 40% down-payment for a $ 1.5 Mil purchase and a stable job)

 

It’s a fiction to believe that you will be able to buy a home someday in Vancouver and pay the same price like someone living in Manitoba or Nova Scotia? YES, that’s fiction

 

It is a fiction to believe what’s shown on HDTV House hunters’ episodes? YES (same reason people watch bachelor)

 

Rent in a big city and own in small town? That is NOT a fiction

 

Buying recreational properties, REIT investment, commercial property are other forms of real estate investments that would get you started in the real estate ladder - NOT fiction

 

Negotiate low interest rates, take advantage of government program with down-payment or join an investment group is NOT a fiction

 

 

 

I moved to Vancouver 20 years ago after worked 2 years on cruise ship where I saved some money. On my second week I purchased a 1-bedroom condo which I renovated and sold the following year for a profit and bough 2 investment properties & and kept going from there. I had 3 jobs one time to be able to support my ‘real estate habit’ but, I was able to grow and my goal was always to be mortgage free. I am not there yet but, I am working at it every with that in mind.

 

Anyone these days find it difficult to reciprocate what I did because there is no formula that works for everyone. Everyone has different situation and particular constrains but, look at positives and find what you are good at: legal, accounting, renovations? Then hire a team of professionals to help you with your investment. An experienced realtor could be the glue or catalyst for becoming an investor or home owners. There are so many avenues out there not known to 80% of general population ( 80/20 rule) because they do not know where to look or do not ask for help because they want to do things on their own.

 

I wrote a book on investing and home ownership so you do not need to reinvent the wheel contact me for a free copy NO strings attached. Some people think that realtors have alternative motives or self -interest but, that’s the farther from the truth for I that for one I like to help and coach someone and love to see them grow as an investor and homeowner.

 

It is possible to own real estate in BC if you stop listen to nay Sayers and have a sliver of grit and self –confidence and that is the GAP between fiction and reality.


  Likewise, Mark Twain said “fiction need to be credible”.

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I have sold a property at 460 KING EDWARD AVE E in Vancouver.
Location! Timing ! Location! East of Main St. Home is very well kept, one owner with 3 bedrooms up, 2 bedrooms down, 3 baths, 2 kitchens and 2 separate entrances ideal for rental suite. Perfect place for investment , starting a family or move up from condo/townhome. Home has a large South facing yard. Lane access with 2 covered car garage + 1 open parking space. Convenient location close to shops, restaurants, community centre, public transportation and hop to school.
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Please visit our Open House at 207 2137 10TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Trying to find just the right home is a challenge but, does not have to be; Welcome to the 'I' Bldg. Features 3 BR's, 2 BA's & ample space. Natural light spills into its South facing open living area, shared with a modern kitchen w/ granite countertops a New S/S appliances. Adjacent to the sumptuous Master bedroom is an Ensuite & walk-in closet. Two BR's for children, or easily convert office. Situated in Kitsilano's heart walk to W Broadway corridor & Arbutus St. cafe's and boutiques. Family-friendly area! Near community centre, park & schools. Near 99 B-Line express bus, & downtown transit. On bikeway stretching to East Vancouver & near the Arbutus Greenway. 2 SS parking spaces. 1 locker. Checks all the boxes? Find out for yourself at last public open house July 6th 2-4
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