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The key release for today is Canadian Q3 GDP from an Maple Ridge / Mission point of view.  It surprised to the upside, expanding at an annualized rate of 2.7%, its best performance in two years.  That beat forecasts by 0.2%.  The increase was led by mining and oil and gas extraction.   

 

Job stats top the list of releases in Canada and the U.S. today. Statistics Canada's report for November shows 21,600 jobs were created in the month, well of above the 12,000 forecast.  Fourteen hundred of the jobs were full-time, 20,000 were part-time and virtually all of them were in the self-employed category.  The unemployment rate remains unchanged at 6.9%.

  

In the U.S. the November non-farm payrolls report clocked-in with 203,000 new jobs.  That beat expectations for an increase of 180,000.  The unemployment rate fell to 7%, a drop of 0.3%.

 

Consumer sentiment in the U.S. appears to be catching up to the stronger economic numbers.  The University of Michigan's preliminary read for December came in at 82.5.  That's up from 75.1 last month and beat expectations by six points.

 

North American markets were all higher in early trading.

 

 

Commercial Bond Yields

Canada Mortgage Bond

Canada Housing 06/15/19*: 2.25%

Canada Housing 06/15/24*: 3.28%

*denotes interpolated rate

 

Select Government of Canada Bonds

CAN 3.75 06/01/19: 1.95%

CAN 2.50 06/01/24: 2.83%

GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only

 

First National Floating Insured Cost of Funds

1.21%

 

Bank Prime Rate

3.00%

 

Posted Rate

1 Year: 3.09%
2 Year: 3.14%
3 Year: 3.95%
4 Year: 4.74%
5 Year: 5.34%

 

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Alright, answer honestly… how many online videos have you watched today? I’ve watched 6 in our Mission and Maple Ridge bullpen today alone….

Online videos are a key part of your real estate business marketing toolbox. A recent survey by the consulting firm Accenture found 90% of consumer respondents watch video content over the Internet. And that’s not surprising, considering video hosting giant YouTube boasts billions of viewers. So how can you make video marketing a part of your promotional efforts? How can you garner a share of that viewership to promote your content and boost your sales? Let’s find out.

  • Keep it short: Viewership online may be high, but attention spans are low. With all the quick links and promotions floating around any given page of the Internet, users very quickly tune out when watching long, drawn out lectures or sales pitches. Your video should focus on a single call-to-action or piece of information. What do you want your viewer to know or do? Then find a way to present that idea in a short and entertaining way. One of the best new tools out there for short videos is Vine. Vine creates a six-second looping video and can be used to show off the best parts of your product quickly. HTC found a very creative way to show off their Android phones using Vine.
  • Pull back the curtain: One of the best opportunities you have when using video is to put a human face to your business. By filming your videos around the office, you give people a better sense of the company they’re interacting with and purchasing from. Consumers love seeing the inner workings of a business, even if it’s just a glance (check out how Tesla did it in this video showing how a Model S is made). Additionally, if you have a fun work environment or an interesting product creation process, show it off. Check out how 24 hour printing company Solopress, walks you through their printing process from start to finish, here.
  • Teach a man to fish: Video tutorials are a great way to bring consumers to your content while teaching them ways to succeed with your product. For example, if you’re a florist and want to show people easy ways to create a bouquet, make a video tutorial about it, this not only shows potential customers h0w you go through your process, but also showcases your talents. Then end the video with your brand and business info. Tutorials are one of the best uses for video and will bring consumers who are searching for how to do something right to your page, where your product or solution is waiting.

Creating videos for your Real Estate business marketing  with Homelife Realty has never been easier with our Green Screen technology in-house. Use our full time dedicated editor for high quality results. You can create short, fun and helpful videos to post on your Facebook page or embed on your website. To learn more about using video to promote your business, give me a call – Dave Browne 604 897 2741 – I’ll help you set up your very own YouTube channel for free and help you shoot your video’s!

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If you limit your kids to just 1 hour online per day, then maybe you should limit yourself too. Otherwise you may be  #BROKE.

 

Great Share here – An agent from our Office shared this with me today. - I love driving around listening to Pod Casts on my iphone and this was a great listen...

Find 1 hour, have a coffee and listen to this recorded Live Podcast from Buffini. Very motivational. This company also has a great CRM (call me if you want further explanation as to how a CRM can help you 604 897 2741).

Time to start planning 2014 Spring Market!!!!!!...

 

http://www.buffiniandcompany.com/bouncereplay.aspx

 

 

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