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Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:42 pm

Things must be slowing down in the real estate world as this house has been sitting vacant and unsold for the last few months. At a whopping 2.3 million you would think that some stinky rich chinese mainlander would think it's a hell of a deal. "Best Bult, Good Quality" as the chinese realtor had put it.


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The lack of sales or interest for this home has the realtor crying in her congee!
Choking back the tears while munching on chicken feet.
Going to use noodles to think up another marketing plan...perhaps make it more affordable and practical for the gwilo's and reduce the price!
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:05 am

a very uninspiring designed home.
This one looks like typical Indian built design found in much lower priced area and property classes.
An example of how not to build a new contruction on an area/lot that has so much potential.
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:47 am

What do congee and chicken feet have to do with real estate
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Re: Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:32 am

a very uninspiring designed home.
This one looks like typical Indian built design ...
Implied racism in that remark aside, I look forward to your area stats showing 'Indian' buildings fetch lower prices than the other houses in their neighbors. Maybe you can follow up with tips on making that home more 'Asian'.
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Re: Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:24 am

Too many honky neighbors probably. Keeps property values depressed.
Redistribute consumption, not income.
 
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Re: Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:16 am

Recommendations to sell this house quickly.....

- If you want to sell it to the mainland Chinese, you'll need another 7 feet of frontage (mainlanders don't touch 33 foot lots), a 6 car garage, a wok kitchen (instead of an open plan), an 8-foot high stone wall around the perimeter, and replace absolutely all grass/green areas with rocks and a small pool filled with carp, koi and wontons.

- If you want to sell this to poor white people (the natural buyers of 33-foot lots), you need to add an eco-friendly parking garage cum organic hot house in the back.... a solar-array on the roof to capture all 4 days of sunshine per year in vancouver ..... a compost/bio-ethanol facility on the sides..... a trans-meditative yoga room in lieu of a basement suite..... and a conversion of the rear balcony into a grassed refuge for the endangered spotted crane. Creating a sustainable, carbon neutral, biocentric living environment is absolutely paramount.

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Re: Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:25 am

RiskArb, do you think "poor white people" are able to compete with Asian money? Seems to me, if a seller wants to make more money, he should follow your recommendations "If you want to sell it to the mainland Chinese".
Also, it might be a good idea to hire a popular Chinese realtor who has connections in China.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:18 am

RiskArb, do you think "poor white people" are able to compete with Asian money? Seems to me, if a seller wants to make more money, he should follow your recommendations "If you want to sell it to the mainland Chinese".
Also, it might be a good idea to hire a popular Chinese realtor who has connections in China.
having a Chinese realtor with connection to overseas buyers might be worth 100K+ if your home is in an area where they buy. If you're in Main, Commercial or Kits it doesn't so much matter
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:27 pm

If you're in Main, Commercial or Kits it doesn't so much matter
Why are you so sure that Asian buyers are not interested in Kits? I guess, if it is a quiet street and little bit bigger lot (39x122), they buy in Kits. Take a look at this old timer: 3185 W 14TH AV. This bungalow got sold in few days for over asking price, $1,8 mln. I think that buyers might be Asian.
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:46 pm

Hmm..not many traditional Mainland chinese buying in Kits? Probably from what I heard is that many of these foreigners don't want to live near us Gwilo's (white's). They do but they still prefer to be amongst their own chinese culture. They think of the gwilo's as white ghosts. Especially the older rich chinese women that always think of white's as trash. That's fine we will just have to step aside and make way for Honcouver to develop into another asian city.
 
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Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:23 pm

The pictures actually seem pretty nice. Not sure how this board has seemed to turn into a discussion about people's race.
 
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Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:06 am

The pictures actually seem pretty nice. Not sure how this board has seemed to turn into a discussion about people's race.
Race has everything to do with it (if you consider Chinese to be a race, which I don't). It's really a cutural thing but people keep calling it race. Most people have no problem with a person of Chinese (or any other) background who comes to Canada, takes part in the rich diversity, works, takes citizenship, and mingles like any other Canadian, has friends of all pursuasions, etc. But when they cause an economic upheaval, segregate into their own neighborhoods, don't mingle, complain about local customs, just want to take advantage of our clean air, water, nice schools and tolerant society, but actually don't blend in, then it becomes a cultural clash. Then you are going to foster a lot of resentment. All this has been discussed on this board in great length before. What it has to do with real estate is evident in the ridiculous prices on certain homes in Vancouver that would never fly anywhere else, strictly because of certain cultural groups disproportionate wealth. What also concerns me is there is no way of our authorities knowing which human rights were trampled by the thousands for these people to attain this wealth. China has a terrible human rights record, their workers are practically slave laborers, and then we welcome the slave bosses to our country and someone here is profitting off those poor workers in China, indirectly.
 
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Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:15 pm


Race has everything to do with it (if you consider Chinese to be a race, which I don't). It's really a cutural thing but people keep calling it race. Most people have no problem with a person of Chinese (or any other) background who comes to Canada, takes part in the rich diversity, works, takes citizenship, and mingles like any other Canadian, has friends of all pursuasions, etc. But when they cause an economic upheaval, segregate into their own neighborhoods, don't mingle, complain about local customs, just want to take advantage of our clean air, water, nice schools and tolerant society, but actually don't blend in, then it becomes a cultural clash. Then you are going to foster a lot of resentment. All this has been discussed on this board in great length before. What it has to do with real estate is evident in the ridiculous prices on certain homes in Vancouver that would never fly anywhere else, strictly because of certain cultural groups disproportionate wealth. What also concerns me is there is no way of our authorities knowing which human rights were trampled by the thousands for these people to attain this wealth. China has a terrible human rights record, their workers are practically slave laborers, and then we welcome the slave bosses to our country and someone here is profitting off those poor workers in China, indirectly.
Can't agree more!!! I think the gov't is all for the $$ now.
 
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Re: Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:04 pm

t'rd_lantern:
The lack of sales or interest for this home has the realtor crying in her congee!
Choking back the tears while munching on chicken feet.
Going to use noodles to think up another marketing plan...perhaps make it more affordable and practical for the gwilo's and reduce the price!
Who's tears are falling on her hairy chest now? hahahahaha..... :lol:

Go pet your favourite pussy, it might make you feel better. :mrgreen:
Hoo~Cudda~Not~Nod~ed????? :-)
 
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Re: Poor realtor can't find Chinese buyers!

Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:42 pm

hahah, I was at an open house the other day a house on the east side was listed at 1.3 million it was a 50's bungalow and a bunch of chinese, hundred of them like flies to shit....well the realtor at the open house had dim sum and congee and you know chinese women will flock to anything that's free...haw..haw...:)

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