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“If you want to learn what you need to know before jumping into today's real estate market, these courses from one of Victoria's premier professionals are a great way to start... and they're free! Time well spent.”

Throughout the year, Rick lectures at popular free real estate seminars. His Victoria seminars are typically held at the University of Victoria for those without a REALTOR®.

2020 Tax Assessment Tips (Duncan/Mill Bay)

Thursday January 9, 2020 (1:30pm-3:30pm)

Being held in Ducan/Mill Bay. Contact us for details on how to register.

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2020 Tax Assessment Tips & Traps

Saturday January 11, 2020 (9:30am-11:30am)

2020 Assessment Notices are arriving in the mail. Many residential values have gone down.

  • Will your taxes go up or down?
  • Why are some properties worth less than Assessed Value?
  • Should you appeal? What are the steps?
  • Why do some owners ask for an assessment increase?
  • Why do some ask for a decrease?
  • How do buyers view assessed value when they make an offer?
  • What is the difference between Assessed Value, Appraised Value and Market Value?
  • Why do some properties that are superior to yours have lower taxes?
  • When you sell, will you be able to sell for more or less than assessed value?
  • How can you find out what the current market value of your property really is?
  • Should you defer property taxes?
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Best Time To Sell in 2020

Saturday January 25, 2020 (9:30am-11:30am)

Topics Include:

  • What are the ‘hottest’ months for selling?
  • When do you stand the best chance of selling?
  • What price ranges are most popular with buyers?
  • When are prices the highest?
  • How did some sellers get $80,000 more?
  • What marketing plan is getting sellers more than their asking price, on average?
  • What are the 8 things sellers need to know to help them sell at the peak?
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Real Estate Secrets for Adults 55+

Saturday, February 8, 2020 (9:30am - 2:30pm)

So much about real estate buying and selling has changed: this course will reduce your stress and answer your questions.

Topics include:

  • What are the 18 financial assistance programs for 55+ adults for 2020
  • Do you qualify for the $20,000 free grant for seniors?
  • When is the best time to sell?
  • How do real estate fees work?
  • What are the 24 most common expenses when you buy?
  • Which is better: sell first or buy first?
  • 6 Easy downsizing tips
  • What are the best house, townhouse, and condo listings for 55+?
  • 9 Disasters 55+ adulst must avoid
  • What is this real estate market really doing?
  • and much more...

Geared towards 55+ adults and their families, this free course about owning, buying and selling property is a ‘must-attend’ before you make that step back in to the real estate market. Updated and new information!

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Condo Buying Secrets

Saturday, February 22, 2020 (9:30am-3:30pm)

If you’ve been thinking about making a condominium or townhouse purchase in the next 12 months, this is your chance to ask an expert.

  • Which condos are the best (& which are the worst)
  • 13 common mistakes condo & townhouse buyers make (& how to avoid them)
  • What the warranties do not cover
  • What to look for in a Depreciation Report?
  • 11 Strata Property Act sections buyers must know before buying
  • Which repaired buildings will probably leak again
  • 5 new construction traps to avoid and more.
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What Are The Costs?

Thursday March 5, 2020 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Topics include:

Do you Know:

  • The 24 costs when you buy?
  • The 18 costs when you sell:

Don't leave it until the last minute to find out. If you don't want a surprise expense at the last minute, call to reserve a seat for this free seminar.

How much will you have left over? In this course, you'll learn how to calculate how much you will have left over when you finish buying and selling. A few hours here could save you tens of thousands later.

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What Do Condo Experts Look For?

Thursday April 2, 2020 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Topics Include:

What do condo experts look for?

Experts know what they are doing, know what to look for and know how to protect themselves from making mistakes LAY people make all the time. They know precisely what to focus on and what is critical.

Find out what a strata instructor, builder, building inspector and real estate salesperson focuses on when looking for their ideal property.

If you'd like the 'Coles Notes' from a 45 year real estate veteran, call to save a seat for these invaluable insights.

It's so much easier when you know what a pro looks for.

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What Are The Costs? (Duncan/Mill Bay)

Thursday March 12, 2020 (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

Topics include:

Do you Know:

  • The 24 costs when you buy?
  • The 18 costs when you sell:

Don't leave it until the last minute to find out. If you don't want a surprise expense at the last minute, call to reserve a seat for this free seminar.

How much will you have left over? In this course, you'll learn how to calculate how much you will have left over when you finish buying and selling. A few hours here could save you tens of thousands later.

Register