About Brett Youngberg

Brett is an engineer turned professional athlete, turned business owner & marketer.

Thermal Exclusions (a.k.a Free Square Footage)

Thermal exclusions are the “free square footage” from designing and building thicker exterior walls to provide better insulation which the City of Vancouver allows as extra square feet for a home, on top of the allowable square footage. To home buyers looking for Real Estate, it is simply a part of the Total Finished Area […]

Easily avoid suspension, fines, and coursework for missing signatures on contracts

The recent ruling of the Real Estate the importance of securing the signature or initials of the client. There are 3 ways to get the Authentic signature or initial the first is in person, the secound might be by fax, and the 3rd is by using e-sign. Please keep this in mind for future reference. […]

Don’t let your “For Sale” sign ruin a great shot

As the real estate photography company of choice for many of the top REALTORS in Vancouver, we’ve seen an increase in the number of photo take-down requests by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) which has affected our customers. The REBGV has some specific guidelines about Real Estate picture content: “The number of […]

Floor Plan Measuring Error & Omissions

Keep in mind with any floor plan measurement errors is that the risk lies in the discrepancy, not that total square footage (i.e. you cannot be held liable for the entire purchase/sale price of the home). If there is a discrepancy, the liable amount would be based on the error as a percentage of the […]

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Make an Impact: Real Estate Photo Books

A Photo Book is Worth a Thousand Thank-You’s! SeeVirtual now offers beautifully printed 8.5″x11″ keepsakes contain images of your client’s home that will look outstanding in their new living rooms and on their new coffee tables. Not only do these make great gifts for your clients, but they’ll also come in handy for you to take to […]

Helping Put Abuse Out Of Commission

  Royal LePage Shelter Foundation funds women’s shelters as well as violence prevention and education programs. When one of our top real estate virtual tour clients, high-flying Langley REALTOR® Clayton Lindberg, asked us to donate a prize to his office’s event for the cause, we were more than happy to contribute. Royal LePage Wolstencroft will […]

New fines for not having real estate photos of listings on MLS

Effective October 1, 2010 any Active listings that have been on the MLS® for ten days or more without a photo will be assessed a fine for being incomplete. Last week, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board issued an all-member memo regarding this new incomplete fine policy. The Board of Directors recently approved the change […]

Great NYTimes – The Appraisals article on Real Estate Photography

This NYTimes.com article gives a good overview of why using professional photography and getting each room shot right is a huge advantage for selling the home especially when it is right next to similar places on an MLS or Realtor.ca. It has a great flash example at the beginning of the article with a before […]

Canadians most active social networkers in Western world

If you think that social media isn’t an important part of your online marketing strategy to sell yourself and sell your listings… YOU’RE WRONG! According to the latest survey from the Forrester Research Group, 57% of Canadians are active users social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. More importantly for you in the real estate […]