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Home is BC – Winner Annoucement

Home is BC – Winner Annoucement

What does home is BC mean to you?
During March 2020, people from around the province have shared their love of BC by capturing their favourite #homeisBC moment on Instagram. Thanks to the more than 200 pictures posted only on Instagram, we could explore BC and keep dreaming about going outside.

From those amazing pictures, we’ve chosen the photo below released by @mywhiskeygirl!
A beautiful moment from a photo taken in Squamish, BC.

Whiskey The Vizsla

Photo by @mywhiskeygirl

“We might not have time to change out of our painting clothes, but hey, we still have time for local walkies and new lakes. Ever since we moved into our new home we’ve been overwhelmed with a never-ending list but hey, we are so lucky to be here. Waking up to the mountains, so many new trails and lakes and mountains to add to my list this summer – to call this province home is just a dream. We’ll be back here with a canoe next time, I promise.
#homeisbc @macdonaldrealtybc” – @mywhiskeygirl

Thanks to all participants, thanks for all the tags and amazing photos and texts.

Follow us on Instagram and keep posting photos with the hashtag #homeisBC. For more information about the contest, please visit the website: www.homeisbc.ca

Macdonald Realty to Remain Fully Operational during Office Closure

Macdonald Realty to Remain Fully Operational during Office Closure

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Update June 26, 2020

Our offices remain closed to the public in order to ensure our operations continue without interruption and the safety of our agents and staff. The doors are locked and if you are arriving to the office please call ahead to the office number.

A note to our valued clients, agents, and staff,

In our efforts to combat COVID-19, Macdonald Realty has closed its offices to the public in order to practice good ‘social distancing’.

We want to assure everyone that while our offices may be ‘Closed’ to the public, we remain ‘Open for Business’, and our agents and staff are ready to assist in all of your property needs. In addition, for our clients with firm deals still to complete, I want to assure you that your transactions are secure and that we have multiple contingencies to continue to properly convey transactions during this uncertain time.

We thank you for your support, patience, and understanding.

Sincerely,

Dan Scarrow

President

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your offices still open?

All Macdonald offices are closed to the public for the safety of our staff. While our offices are physically closed to the public, we remain open for business and our agents and staff have been provided a safe environment to continue working to support our agents and clients.

What sellers need to consider

If you have a current listing with Macdonald Realty, please speak with your agent to discuss the specific steps that are right for you to market your home. If a deal is in place, our conveyance teams are still working behind the scenes to process transactions securely and on time.

What does COVID-19 mean for buyers?

Our agents are still working in a variety of ways to keep connected with you. They are available for one-on-one’s if both parties are healthy, phone calls, emails, texts, video calls. Reach out to your agent to see what will work best for you. Private showings are still available for active listings if the seller approves.

What is your open house policy?

Macdonald advises during this pandemic, to not have or host public open houses for the health and safety of our agents, the seller(s) and public.

What if I currently have a deal with Macdonald?

If a deal is in place (firm deal) our conveyance teams are still working to process transactions securely and on time.

How will I get my deposit to the office?

Our agents have been informed of how to drop off deposit funds to each individual office.

home is bc

What makes BC feel like home to you?
Enter our March Contest!

Show us what home is BC means to you. Capture your favourite #homeisBC moment on Instagram, use the hashtag and tag us to win a $1,000. See below for full contest details.

A home is what you make it, it’s where you rest your head, connect with your family, and what comforts you. Home is where you grow, play, create and work. It’s where you sail the ocean, hike the mountains, and cruise the cities. And our home is BC.

Home is BC – Winner Announcement.

What does home is BC mean to you?

During March 2020, people from around the province have shared their love of BC by capturing their favourite #homeisBC moment on Instagram.

Thanks to the more than 200 pictures posted only on Instagram, we could explore BC and keep dreaming about going outside.

From those amazing pictures, we’ve chosen the photo below released by @mywhiskeygirl!

A beautiful moment from a photo taken in Squamish, BC.

We Work Here
We Live here
Home is BC

Home is where we work with our friends, neighbours and clients. Where we help clients for their lifetime whether they move into their first place, over to a bigger space or downsize when the timing feels right. We know that one size does not fit all, and every region has something different to offer.

Now it’s your turn! Capture a home is BC moment and share it with us.

How do you describe BC to a tourist or your out-of-town family? Illustrate that feeling of BC pride or capture a favourite moment of what makes you feel at home in this province?

How to enter:

  • Head to Macdonald Realty on Instagram (@macdonaldrealtybc) to view the official contest post.
  • Like the official post and tag a friend who would love to participate in this contest.
  • Post on your social media a photo that represents “Home is BC” for you.
  • Tag and follow @macdonaldrealtybc and use the hashtag #HomeisBC

Full contest details below.

#homeisBC hashtag feed

Macdonald Realty Contest Rules & Entry

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Home is BC contest. By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to residents of British Columbia. Entrants must have a public Instagram profile so @macdonaldrealtybc will be able to access the post and photos must be of original content. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Multiple entries allowed.

ENTRY PERIOD:  March 2nd – March 31st, 2020

HOW TO ENTER: 

  • Head to Macdonald Realty on Instagram (@macdonaldrealtybc) to view the official contest post.
  • Like the official post and tag a friend who would love to participate in this contest.
  • Post on your social media a photo that represents “Home is BC” for you.
  • Tag and follow @macdonaldrealtybc and use the hashtag #HomeisBC

 PLEASE DON’T: Post including photographs that may have copyright violations, offensive, inappropriate content or defame any person, or otherwise, infringe on any person’s proprietary rights. 

 PRIVACY POLICY: All the photos shared on social media with the tags #HomeisBC and/or @macdonaldrealtybc can be shared by Macdonald Realty on its social media channels during or after the contest period (as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn). By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.

 PRIZE: $1,000 Visa Gift Card

WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected in a voting period by the marketing team of Macdonald Realty after the final day of entry up to one month after contest ends.

A Different Conversation: New book by Mark Winter coaches real estate agents  to reframe how they interact with clients

A Different Conversation: New book by Mark Winter coaches real estate agents to reframe how they interact with clients

 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – (November 4, 2019) – The term ‘coaching’ in real estate is often associated with scripts, conferences and weekly accountability calls. Mark Winter, Director of Agent Development for Macdonald Realty, approaches coaching from a fresh perspective in his new book, A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent.  Winter’s vision is to elevate the professional performance of real estate agents and reframe how they interact with clients through the fundamentals of professional coaching, enhancing the role that real estate agents play.

“There is a lot of positive focus in our industry on coaching agents in their businesses, but what happens if agents are able to coach their clients?” says Winter.  “Think about how many journeys that start between real estate agents and their clients that actually fail to reach the finish line together. In many cases, it is not expertise that is missing, it is connection and partnership.”

“Professional coaching is based around asking probing questions that deliver powerful insights which both parties understand together.  People today are very tuned in to know what an authentic conversation is – and what it is not.  I believe that some real estate agents do themselves and our industry a disservice by walking in as the expert with all the answers and sometimes failing to ask the right questions. The opportunity to become a critical thinking partner with their clients is massive.”

A Different Conversation shifts the spotlight away from agents and that feeling of having to always be the provider of solutions. Readers will learn how to detach from a presentation-led mentality and build lasting value by shining an empowering light on their clients.

Macdonald Realty is proud to announce that our Director of Agent Development, Mark Winter has released his first book, A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent.

Winter earned a Certificate in Organizational Coaching from the University of British Columbia in 2015 and his Professional Certified Coach designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2016.  A 27-year veteran of the real estate brokerage business in Vancouver, Winter teaches a 6-week real estate course called Performance Elevation based on coaching competencies and philosophies.  A Different Conversation shares the insights and actions he has honed by teaching that course to over 300 agents over the last three years.

A Different Conversation: Realizing Your Potential as a Real Estate Agent is available for purchase online in ebook and paperback from Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Noble.

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About Macdonald Real Estate Group:  Founded in Vancouver in 1944, Macdonald Realty (macrealty.com) has grown to become BC’s largest full-service corporately owned real estate company, with over 20 offices, 1,000 agents and staff in the province, and nearly $10 billion in annual sales.

In addition to residential sales, Macdonald Commercial has over 40 dedicated commercial agents with a head office in Vancouver and a new Fraser Valley office in South Surrey; Macdonald Property Management currently manages over $5 billion in BC properties; and Macdonald Platinum Marketing has sold over $2 billion in luxury new construction.

Macdonald Realty Reopens in North Vancouver

Macdonald Realty Reopens in North Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C., Oct. 2019 / Macdonald Realty, Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, today announced the re-opening of its office in North Vancouver, B.C.Canada. This office is one of Macdonald’s 20 offices throughout British Columbia.

The freshly renovated office in North Vancouver will bring to the team and clients more space and comfort. The space provides everything Macdonald’s real estate agents need to keep improving and growing their business.

Find us at 206 Lonsdale Ave or give us a call at 604.960.1100.

 

North Vancouver Office Reopens - Macdonald Realty

Other offices

To find more about Macdonald Realty’s offices in British Columbia – please visit macrealty.com/offices.

About Macdonald Realty

Macdonald Realty was founded in Vancouver back in 1944 and has continued to grow through the years and the changes in the real estate market. We’re solid, established and respected, with 20 offices throughout British Columbia. Today, we’re Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, with Residential, Commercial, Property Management, and Project Marketing divisions. And we’re still proudly BC owned and operated.

Visit the company’s website today www.macrealty.com

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