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CREA has ratified 10 year Agreement

On Sunday October 24th I heard the news – Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) ratified an agreement that is meant to offer sellers some cost saving options.  This of course is dependant on individual Realtors progressiveness and willingness to make changes to the way they do business.

In my search to find a Realtor to list our house through the MLS I have been turned down by local Realtors.  The reasons varied but the bottom line was based on either the fear of their brokers or their own fear of change.  I totally understand as the idea of a flat fee paid to post a listing on Realtor.ca is totally new.  Who wants to be the first…right.

Pick me, I want to be the first and I am.  We listed with a company out of Langley BC called http://www.PricesmartRealty.com/ since yesterday we have been listed at http://www.realtor.ca/propertyDetails.aspx?propertyId=10083813&PidKey=1507495599 check it out.  One of the strategies in listing for a flat fee is the ability to offer a higher commission to the selling Realtor therefore (hopefully) landmarking our listing as a must see.  I will keep you posted ….

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An Apple a Day….

Take the stairs instead of the elevator if it looks like a safe building, park at the furthest corner of a lot then walk to destination or park a block or two away.  Many functional ideas for exercise exist by mindfully engaging in an active living lifestyle.  Fire the house keeper (if you are lucky enough to have one) and do your own vaccuuming, mow your own lawn, bend and stoop to pull your own weeds.  In fact if you don’t have a garden but do have the space put one in as gardening is one of the best exercises you can get.  And hey Seniors, Health Canada says to keeping your mind alert,  exercise is key and I guess that is what makes the gardening seniors stand out as fit fit fit and of course healthy as long as there are no pesticides added!  And if you are really lucky to keep fit plant an apple tree of your own and there is your apple a day…