Vancouver luxury market

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Last weekend Tami and I attended the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate annual conference which was held in Vancouver.

Vancouver and Seattle both feature the crane as their local "bird" as luxury condos and luxury condos over hotels are going up in both areas.

We were able to spend some time with Jon and Sara Washburn in Seattle and with Alan Mah in Vancouver - it's really great when you can get the local viewpoint on what's going on.

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing has just posted a report on Canada's luxury market -  Vancouver's luxury price point is $2,000,000 and this year is up 48% over last year.

We always enjoy visiting parts of the country that have a great real estate market - enthusiasm is contagious

Sharon Simms, Real Estate Agent selling homes in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gulf Beaches and the Tampa Bay area.  

 

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Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Gary Bolen
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Sharon, we got our lux certification from the luxury institute in vancouver a few years back. both of us really like vancouver. it is one fine place, visually, and the food is superb too. there were a lot of excellent area agents in the class too, some down from whistler as well. had a great time.

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Oct 06, 2007 06:36 PM #1
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Jeff Dowler CRS
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Sharon - sounds like a great conference AND a booming city. I have a new buyer client from Vancouver - will have to query him on the market there.

Jeff

Oct 06, 2007 06:47 PM #2
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS

Gary - Congratulations on getting your CLHMS. Vancouver would be a great place to do that. Tami and I are teaching a CLHMS class the end of this month in Naples, Florida. The food was great there, and Alan Mah was a wonderful guide. We even went to a Chinese mall with a Chinese supermarket.

Jeff - I've never seen as many people on the streets other than in New York City - when you're driving and come to an intersection, it's difficult to ever turn as the crowds in Vancouver take over the intersections. Vancouver is one of the most expensive cities. Good luck with your new buyer client.

Oct 06, 2007 06:50 PM #3
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Maribeth Messineo Peters
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Hi Sharon: I heard the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate Conference was great. I am also a member and usually attend at least one of their conferences a year. I regretfully was unable to go to Vancouver. I have never made it to the European Winter Conference...I would love to since who could resist a real estate conference combined with skiing!

I look forward to seeing you and Tami in Santa Fe later this week!

Oct 07, 2007 09:03 AM #4
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Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Saint Petersburg, FL
St. Pete FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
Maribeth - the best thing about the Who's Who is seeing old friends - I think many of them will be in Santa Fe or at the Luxury Conclave in Scottsdale. Yes, I could take a week in a ski lodge in the Alps ...
Oct 07, 2007 05:40 PM #5
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Sharon Simms
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Maribeth - the best thing about the Who's Who is seeing old friends - I think many of them will be in Santa Fe or at the Luxury Conclave in Scottsdale. Yes, I could take a week in a ski lodge in the Alps ...
Oct 07, 2007 05:40 PM #6
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Karen Villa Schweinfurth
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Sharon, shame on you, I'm a stone's throw away (or as we East Coasters call it - spittin distance) from Vancouver. We should have met up. But I know you were probably busier than a one-armed paper hanger.
Oct 07, 2007 06:41 PM #7
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Sharon Simms
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Karen - I truly thought of calling you to get together, but we were super busy. I didn't think asking you to come to an airport motel at 7 am would be too delightful for you! We did see Everett on the highway signs so I thought it might not be too far away.
Oct 08, 2007 02:32 PM #8
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