Growing Indian Real Estate Market


India’s real estate market is on a high growth curve and is today one
of the fastest growing market in the world. It is categorized into four
sub-categories such as housing, retail, hospitality, and commercial.
While housing projects contributes six-seven percent of India’s gross
domestic product, the remaining three sub-categories are also increasing
at a fast pace. The Indian real estate is an infrastructure services
that is driving the economic growth of the country. The role of
Government of India has been instrumental in the real estate
development. There are many developer and buyer friendly policies which
are introduced by government.


The market of India real estate stood at US $ 56.2 billion in the
survey of 2010-2012 and expected to touch US $ 179.9 billion by 2021.
The market is expected to grow at the compound annual growth rate of 20
percent in the period of 2011-2014. With first series the modern cities
expected to account for about 45 per cent of this growth.

The
top eight metropolitan cities such as Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore,
Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmadabad have maximum office
space absorption were up to 59 per cent during January-March 2014 as
compared to periods of last year. During the period of January-March
2013 Ahmadabad and Delhi-NCR recorded a threefold increase in net
absorption.

In the first quarter of 2014 number of new
residential projects launches with 56,000 units across eight
metropolitan cities and Bangalore recorded maximum number of units at an
increase of 21 per cent at 17,838 units, followed by Mumbai and
Chennai, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield.


Indian real estate has large number of investment opportunities, all
corporates look to expand businesses, India is expected to witness major
demand for office space in 2014. Office space absorption across the
country’s seven major cities is likely to increase ten per cent this
year to 30 million square feet, according to global real estate
consultant.


The retail space absorption by the top eight metropolitan cities is
expected to more than double to 12.7 million square feet in 2014 and
this will take up the retail space across India’s modern cities to 88.6
million square feet by the end of the year according to a report by
Jones Lang LaSalle.

Real estate construction development sector,
including township, housing projects, built-up infrastructure and these
projects garnered total foreign direct investment (FDI) worth US$
24,211.54 million in the period April 2001-January 2014. Infrastructure
activities during the period received FDI worth US$ 2,539.58 million
according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.


Indian real estate has some major investments and developments such as
Somany Ceramics plans to invest Rs 160 crores for capacity expansion and
brand building, Lodha Developers has invested Rs 1,254 crores for
acquired Clariant Chemicals’ 86-acre plot of land in Thane, Mumbai,
Xander Group has invested Rs 360 crores in Kapstone Constructions,
Ambience Group plans to invest about Rs 1,80 crores over the next four
years to develop two housing projects in Noida and Gurgaon, comprising
1,100 housing units and Vardhman Group invest $70 in Vardhman Camellias.

The market of real estate is expected to result in high
transaction activity, eminently in income yielding commercial office
equity during 2014.The country still needs to add number hospital and
educational institutes to meet the global average.

Thai Real Estate Investment Soared On Back Of Property Fund Activity

KTAM Aims to Become Thailand’s Leading Property Fund,Increasing Assets Under Management to 11.3 Billion

The Bangkok Post reported on Thursday, 22 February that real estate investment in Thailand soared by 81.8 percent to $2 billion (1.3 billion)in 2012, nearly double the $1.1 billion (720 million) in 2011, as property funds markedly increased their investment activity.

According to property consultant DTZ, Thailand’s real estate market was boosted by the listing of major property funds and a high number of acquisitions, particularly in the office and hotel sectors. Some $1.1 billion (720 million), or 55 percent of total real estate investment, came from transactions by real estate funds or public funds for public offerings (PFPOs).

Investment activity received a major boost from the listing of Tesco Lotus Retail Growth Freehold and Leasehold (TLGF) in the beginning of January 2012, which proved to bethe largest property fund listing for the year. The $594-million (389 million) fund purchased 17 Tesco Lotus shopping malls in prime locations across Thailand in a deal which by itself exceeded half of the real estate investments in the country in 2011.

Other notable property fund investments in 2012 included the purchase during the first quarter of three serviced apartment complexesand residences for $106 million (69 million) by the listed Land and Houses Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (LHPF). Additionally, the Quality Houses Hotel and Residence Freehold and Leasehold Property Fund (QHHR) bought three Centre Point serviced apartments in the third quarter, for some $107 million (70 million).

KTAM Eyes Real Estate Market

Krung Thai Asset Management (KTAM) has the ambition to lead the market in property funds and,more specifically, to increase its assets under management by 20 percent in 2013 to 516 billion baht (11.3 billion), said chief executive officer Somchai Boonnamsiri, citing the positive overall investment climate.

The Bangkok Post reports that Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi plans to raise funds through the funds managed by KTAM, with the subsequent capital increase being dedicated to turning KTAM into the global leader of this type of fund.

KTAM is considering entering new markets including Mexico, Brazil and some European countries. Annualised return for short-term investments in these regions is forecast at 3.5 percent or about one percent higher than returns in the Thai domestic market.

The Thai fund intends to boost the capital of property funds under the direction Sirivadhanabhakdi’s TCC group to as high as 50 billion baht (1.1 billion) this year. The fund also plans to launch ETFs on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in sectors such as food, energy, ICT and the commercial sector.

2013 will be the last year in which Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission will allow investments in what has been known as property type 1, with introduction a new type of property fund, the internationally recognised real estate investment trust, set to replace the old structure.

Saket And Vasant Kunj Is South Delhis Major Real Estate Destinations

South Delhi has two major real estate destinations that were primarily residential in nature but took on a distinctly commercial flavor recently, thanks to a large land auction in early 2000 by DDA.

Vasant Kunj and Saket were both considered premium residential areas with a large number of residential options. However, with clusters of premium retail malls developing here, both Vasant Kunj and Saket have evolved as major retail destinations. The affluent residential populace in the region has led to a high-profile positioning for the malls and a healthy rate of footfalls. Both areas are also on the Delhi-Gurgaon Metro link and are expected to see an enhancement in the number of footfalls to its retail malls.

Vasant Kunj

Vasant Kunj has always been an indemand locality of South Delhi with values remaining high. It has always benefited from good infrastructure and ambience. Its proximity to the commercial hub of Gurgaon and the airport, as well as being at sniffing distance with one of South Delhi’s most affluent plotted areas -Vasant Vihar – has resulted in a sustained positive real estate outlook.

Vasant Kunj has rapidly grown as a commercial hub. With the DDA auctioning land in the area for mall development, it has also become a retail hub now. Malls like DLF’s Emporio and the Ambi Mall, under construction by Ambience Developers Pvt Ltd; Vasant Square Mall by Suncity and DLF’s Promenade or Palace, offers ample shopping options to customers. There is something for each type of buyer. Demand for office space here has also increased in the past few months. Values are either stable or have seen minor changes.

Being the upscale locality of South Delhi, property values have always been high. There has been an increase in the rate of transactions since August 2009 and values have increased by 15% since November 2009.

It is centrally located with good infrastructure and transport facilities. The commissioning of the Delhi Metro rail’s Gurgaon link will enhance its connectivity from end-January 2010. This is expected to further enhance footfalls in retail malls here. Since many malls are expected to be ready by this time, it may well compete with Gurgaon as a retail hub. Local brokers are also expecting a hike in real estate values in the future.

Saket real estate segment

Saket is the other destination in South Delhi that has rapidly evolved as a commercial hub. With a cluster of retail and office spaces coming up in the community centre area it has emerged as one of the most expensive shopping and entertainment centers of South Delhi.

Saket has a large bank of residential populace of its own, besides being in close proximity to densely populated areas like Malviya Nagar, Sheikh Sarai, etc. Therefore, malls like Select City Walk, MGF Metropolis, The Square One Mall, The Courtyard Mall, all within the same complex, have opened multiple shopping options for visitors. Investors also prefer malls compared to local shopping complexes. Rajeev Goel of Comtel Association, a local realtor, says: “Retail values have increased by 20-25% since 2008. In late 2008 and 2009, due to the economic slowdown, investors were moving out of malls. But, now, the situation has improved and retailers prefer malls to local markets. It has not only drawn visitors from South Delhi, but also NCR, like Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida.”

An interesting result of the cluster of new retail developments is the drop in footfalls in Anupam PVR complex, both in the multiplex as well as the shopping complex.

Residential market has also improved in terms of transactions and values. Due to its proximity to Gurgaon and Faridabad, and also owing to the soon-to-open Delhi Metro station in the locality, residential real estate values have received a boost. The value of residential apartments and builder floors has risen by 15% and plot values by 15-20%. Apartment rental values have remained stable since November 2009.

Dunedin Real Estate Your Dream Property Is Within Your Reach

Sometimes referred to as the southern gem, Dunedin is the South Islands second biggest city, characterised by a unique Scottish feel and architecture imposed on it during the time of New Zealands colonisation. Surround by beaches, forests and dramatic scenery, Dunedin is noted for its youthful and charismatic population being attracted by the educational and tertiary facilities contained within. With a population of just over 125,000, the city is one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Becoming a desired location for students, families and businesses alike, the demand for Dunedin real estate is increasing at above average rates.

According to the latest Quotable Value New Zealand figures, southern Dunedin real estate figures have surged, recording the highest percentage increase in the country. The southern region extends from Waverley to Green Island, including the suburbs of St Kilda and St Clair. The figures illustrate that the area has experienced an increase in home values by 8.7% with an average sale price of $264,000. Likewise, Dunedin overall, showed a 4.9% increase in property values with the average sale price rising to over $276,000.

The increasing prices are a direct result of increasing demand. As many of the main centres in New Zealand are experiencing continued growth in house prices and valuations, Dunedin is presenting itself to many as an attractive option. With the average house price in New Zealand just a little under $410,000, properties in Dunedin represent real value in the marketplace where many families are struggling to find suitable and affordable housing options. According to Glenda Whitehead from QV Valuations, some of the increase in market activity in Dunedin is due to a rise in purchases by existing homeowners, who realise the benefits of purchasing prime real estate at well below national averages.

There are many advantages to purchasing Dunedin real estate, apart from the scenic and natural beauty that the city is surrounded by. With the security of tenure, you will be able to enjoy the cycle of the real estate market, accessing capital gain as the property naturally appreciates. If, like most kiwis, you enjoy a little do it yourself (DIY), then additional capital gains can be achieved through renovations. There is nothing like the sense of pride that comes with homeownership. The freedom and ability to personalise your property to suit your tastes and requirements has long been an aspiration of nearly all New Zealanders. However, with the current price hikes in property prices, renting is fast becoming a reality for many who cannot afford the deposit or repayments on their first home. However, Dunedin is offering the consumer real value and choice. Why not consider a move to a new place, where the people are friendly, the amenities are first class and most of all, your dream property is within your reach.

Walter Allen Contracting Custom Home Builders, Vancouver Island

Walter Allen Contracting Vancouver Island’s population keeps growing yearly with a lot of diversity resulting in increase in buildings, jobs and schools. Builders and Custom builders have become high in demand due to this reason. Some home owners go the extra step to hire the best construction companies to design a custom home for them. Walter Allen Contracting based in Vancouver Island gives an experienced and sleek touch to building and construction. Walter Allen is a custom builder from Vancouver Island Canada who specializes in residential homes, home renovations, building constructions and custom homes. His attention to details gives him an edge and helps him bring customers dreams alive. His construction company comprises of professional employees and specialists who share the same vision and would design according to the customer’s satisfaction. Walter Allen is not just the average construction company but a building contracting company who respects the customers wallet and also utilizes nothing but the best building materials with no compromise. Considering the fact that customers on Vancouver Island and off have desires regarding what they want their custom homes or residential homes to look like with an unequal finance to support what they want to build, Walter Allen building contractor treats all customers the same regardless and designs homes with respect to the customers taste. This master builder also renders renovations services that are flawless. With perfect home designs and quality home building materials, Walter Allen property developers have the necessary experience to give your home a master turn around after being in the residential construction for more than twenty five years on Vancouver Island.

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Guyana Real Estate Listings Are Highly Lucrative In Long-term

Guyana is the third smallest nation in South America, after Uruguay and Suriname. The population is around 770,000, with ethnic groups from India, Europe, Africa, China, and Aboriginals. The official language is English, though Creole is also widely used. Georgetown is the capital of Guyana. Agriculture, mining of gold and bauxite, minerals, shrimps, and timber support the Guyana economy. Unfortunately, the country faces serious shortage of skilled labor and the infrastructure is quite deficient. Still, the growth rate had been about 3% or more in the last 3 years. Since many daily life products are imported, cost of living is comparatively higher in Guyana.

Guyana real estate market mainly consists of residential Guyana real estate for sale, commercial properties, and vacation properties. International investors should become familiar with the procedures of buying, selling, exchanging, or renting of real estate in Guyana, to utilize the opportunities offered by this enchanting nation. Residential Guyana real estate listings normally include single family homes that are generally around 3,600 sq. ft. as built up area, excluding terraces and balconies. Guest houses having two large double rooms with shower and another 5 double rooms are the norm. Most guest houses come fully furnished. The prices of such large guest houses range from $200,000 to $250,000.

Guyana real estate commercial properties consist of hotels, inns, lodges, motels, restaurants, office spaces, warehouses, store fronts, and other types of commercial buildings. Guyana vacation properties vary widely in range and size. They are comprised of single family homes, apartments, duplexes, condos, triplexes, townhouses, bungalows, cottages, cabins, mansions, chateaus, villas, manufactured homes, timeshares, vacant lands, and even small islands. International real estate investors could use the services of real estate attorneys, agents and brokers, counselors, salespersons, appraisers, and mortgage brokers. The ideal solution would be the employment of a qualified and reliable real estate attorney, well versed in Guyana real estate laws, throughout the purchase or rental process and use an appraiser in the final stages to value the property in proper fashion. Real estate agents and brokers would assist in purchase, sale, exchange, or rental of properties for a fixed commission.

Guyana real estate laws do not discriminate individual international real estate investors from investing in the properties in Guyana. However, registered companies and other commercial organizations are allowed to buy properties only when licensed by the President of Guyana. The closing costs, fees, etc. had been standardized by the law. The Deeds Registry Fees are 2% of property value towards stamp duties and 0.5% towards conveyance. Fees to the attorney are 1% of the value of the property. If the property is sold and profits are made, then 20% of the profits are payable as Capital Gains Tax. If the property had been owned for more than 25 ears, then the capital gains taxes are not applicable. Hence, the total cost of acquiring Guyana real estate for sale or Guyana rentals is comparatively lesser. The international real estate investors with long-term approaches could easily get very good returns from real estate in Guyana.

The Florida Panhandle A Terrific Place To Invest In Real Estate

We have vacationed in Northwest Florida, Walton County in particular, for twenty years – and love it! The best, uncrowded beaches in the country – reasonable cost – great restaurants – terrific beach properties to lease! So we are very enthusiastic about the area – but what about the economic realities of investing in Florida — at this time?

Northwest Florida has a vibrant and steady tourist business, with low unemployment. The brand new Panama City International Airport, projected to open in January 2010, will make the area quickly accessible from virtually anywhere in the United States and Europe. It is expected to provide a major boost to the areas economy, and should increase demand for real estate.

We believe the Florida panhandle is a solid place to buy real estate, and that real estate values, though flat right now (January 2008) are likely to move sharply upward, especially for oceanfront and Gulf view properties. But thats our view! Here are some other folks opinions on the area.

CNN Money.com (Feb. 12, 2007) highlighted Panama City, Florida as the #1 place to buy real estate in the United States.

American Express says that the Florida panhandle is one of its Top Ten tourist destinations in the United States. The Florida panhandle is second only to the Orlando area in Florida tourism. Northwest Florida beaches are among the best in the world, attracting over seven million visitors annually – more than any other East Coast beach area.

Real estate professionals in Walton County say that prices are less than during the peak year of 2005. But they are expecting closings to increase, as more deals become available. Many residences are priced below the cost to build. “If you are looking for a property to hold on to for the next five years, the time to purchase is now. We are still very undervalued compared to other regions of Florida.”

The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE), whose corporate headquarters are in Jacksonville, FL, is the largest landowner in the Florida panhandle, owning some 718,000 acres of development land – half of it less than ten miles of the coast. St. Joe has been a big player in the area for a long time, beginning as a timber company but realizing in recent decades that the value of its holdings was far greater as investment property. So now theyre in the vacation home development business, with a great deal of activity centered on Walton County.

According to St. Joe’s Investor Relations Department the long term outlook for Florida panhandle real estate is particularly upbeat.

Long-term economic and population trends continue to favor Florida, whose economy is fundamentally solid and diversified. The state’s population is forecasted to increase by three-fourths (to 28.6 million) by 2030. Its demographic growth rate regularly outperforms that of the rest of the United States: since 1970, the State’s yearly rate of growth has outpaced the national average by 100%. By 2010 Florida will pass New York to take its place as the nation’s third most populous state.

Florida’s solid, diversified economy regularly outperforms the U.S. mean, with a burgeoning tourism industry, plenty of high-tech jobs and a strong high-tech manufacturing sector. A large military presence with a number of active and expanding bases provides stability to the region’s economy. Within the Florida panhandle, Walton County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Florida and the U.S.

Florida is the commercial center of the Americas. Geographic location, as well as economic and political stability, places Florida at the heart of trade and business throughout the region. Vacation property sales to retirees remain robust, and Florida is a favorite spot for retirement relocation.

Northwest Floridas beaches are the states second favorite tourist destination, behind only Orlando. They draw over seven million visitors each year, more than any other stretch of beach in the eastern United States.

Beaches in the Florida panhandle rate as some of the most beautiful in the country and the world. Beaches in Walton, Bay and Gulf Counties have been selected for the number one ranking by Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, an authority on beach quality and author of America’s Best Beaches.

Northwest Florida enjoys a very favorable climate, with mild winters, lots of sunshine and clear days. Northwest Florida is located in U.S. Climate Zone 8, the same climate zone as renowned vacation areas such as Hilton Head (SC), Amelia Island (FL), Kiawah Island (SC) and St. Simons and Sea Island (GA). Floridas beauty and variety of landscape is well-known. The Emerald Coast has a distinct geography, culture and cuisine that is very different from Miami or Orlando.

Northwest Florida entertains approximately seven million visitors annually. According to Visit Florida, the states tourism and visitor agency, 33 percent of these visitors are from households with incomes over $75,000 and 16 percent are from households with incomes over $100,000.

The number of private resort developments in the Florida panhandle is increasing. At communities like Seaside, Rosemary Beach, WaterColor and WaterSound Beach, oceanfront lots have sold for $40,000 per linear beachfront foot to prosperous families who have chosen Northwest Florida.

The new Panama City airport now under construction is expected to be in operation by February 2010. It will be a major international airport, thus opening the Emerald Coast to easy access from both coasts, the Midwest, Canada and Europe. Previously, access to the area by air was limited to regional airports.

Economists expect that the new airport will become a strong economic development engine for the area. Throughout history airports have a powerful track record for increasing economic development activity.

The new Panama City airport will be the first major airport built in the United States in almost fifteen years. As a large-scale greenfield airport location, it offers unique opportunities and unmatched flexibility for companies dependent on air transport and logistics infrastructure.
Examples of how airport construction stimulates local economies may be seen in Huntsville, AL, Savannah, GA, Jacksonville, FL, Fort Myers, FL and Northwest Arkansas. All of these airports have stimulated significant adjacent development.

The State of Florida projects that over its first decade, the new airport is likely to create 8,000 new jobs and at completion a total of 13,000 jobs. An important comparison is the construction of the new Southwest Regional Airport in the Ft. Myers/Naples area in 1983, which had a tremendous impact on real estate values. Since the airport opened in 1983, total residential real estate values in the region have increased an average of 11 percent annually.

Fortune Magazine (October 14, 2007) highlighted the St. Joe Company as one of the Ten Best stocks for 2008, citing the long-term potential of the company and its development business situated in the Florida panhandle. The article says: “When Florida real estate does rebound, investors will be kicking themselves for not recognizing today’s $28 stock price for St. Joe Co (JOE) — Florida’s largest private landowner — as a rare opportunity.”

In the quickly shifting economic climate, it is important to research and ask questions before making any investment choice. Yet the truth is that the Florida panhandle is a rarity, with a delightful climate and stunningly beautiful, mostly empty beaches. As you sit on the pristine, white sand with your feet in the emerald clear Gulf water, with pelicans and gulls flying overhead and dolphins cruising by you can see that there are some very important intangibles here. Northwest Florida is a very special place – and they’re not creating any more beach property!

Anastasia Gubarieva – A Professional Real Estate Supervisor

Anastasia Gubarieva has worked as a real estate agent in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. A skilled negotiator and a dedicated professional, she has been working hard to provide her clients with prosperities that offer the best value for their money. She believes that anyone looking for a good property should be able to find it at a genuine price. By maintaining a varied portfolio of properties in Las Vegas and surrounding areas, Anastasia Gubarieva offers her clients with choice and probability to find the property of their dreams. She is a hardworking real estate manager. Her skills in selling and managing properties have been appreciated by her peers and she has also guided many newcomers in the field on how to get leads and how to manage their properties in a professional manner. She believes that with her dedication and focus, she will make her mark in the real estate industry.

Anastasia Gubarieva

Industrial Real Estate Jargon Traders Must Know

John Sobrato of Sobrato Development Providers calls Atherton, house, but he designed his fortune in Silicon Valley specializing in services for substantial tech and R&ampD organizations. Yet another self-manufactured man, he commenced in 1953 with one particular of the 1st “tilt-up” buildings in Santa Clara County. Sobrato, who owns and manages the buildings it constructs and maintains single tenant occupancy, boasts a portfolio of $1.5 billion. His assets incorporate land all the way through Silicon Valley, San Jose, Fremont, Newark and Santa Clara and he has produced in excess of 7,000 rental units.

Be able to see the residence for what it could be. Just because you buy a buying complicated isn’t going to imply that’s the highest and most effective use of the house. Know the local zoning codes and be open to the choices…Los Angelino Ed Roski did just that. Roski is the founder of Majestic Realty, the greatest commercial builder in Los Angeles, boasting an office, retail and industrial portfolio totaling a lot more than 55 million square feet. The USC grad with a net value of $1.1 billion found the best and greatest use of the previously blighted spot close to the convention middle and developed the Staples Middle with Philip Anschutz. Roski is also a minority owner of the Lakers and the Kings. Headquartered in Town of Business, Majestic Realty also has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and Las Vegas – where they have a 400-acre business park and 3 million square feet of casinos.os.

Be tenacious and relentless. Billionaires do not allow road blocks or pitfalls hold them from accomplishing their objectives. Newport Beach billionaire George Argyros is the grandson of Greek immigrants. Argyros started by managing a Palm Springs grocery. He graduated to shopping for and promoting corner loads at hectic intersections for fuel stations. Turned to apartments in 1968. Nowadays, as aspect of Arnel &amp Affiliates, Argyros manages apartments and business properties in southern California. He has a internet value of $1.2 billion.

Have a thick skin. Folks can be resentful and jealous of effective people. Don’t permit criticism of your function deter you from your goals. Contemplate Red Emmerson – the second wealthiest genuine estate titan in California. Emmerson is the biggest non-public forestland holder in North The united states – assets include things like one.52 million acres in Northern California, timberland stretching far more than 350 miles from Mount Shasta to Yosemite National Park. For the previous twenty a long time, even though other logging corporations retrenched or relocated, Emmerson, and his organization – Sierra Pacific Industries – quietly grew into the second-largest non-public landowner in the United States. Needless to say, Sierra Pacific is a darling of environmental groups.

Have superior information. If you do a lot more research than your rivals, you’ll have an advantage in any transaction. Self-built billionaire Carl Berg was a loan processor just before investing in Silicon Valley commercial authentic estate with John Sobrato in the 1960s. He struck out on individual, forming Mission West Properties, a genuine estate expense trust (REIT) in Silicon Valley. Berg owns a managing stake in the REIT, which focuses on single-tenant study and improvement and company attributes in Silicon Valley.

Strategies For Multiple Offers In Real Estate

Purchasing a house can be extremely thrilling, however when you are tackling multiple offers, it is tremendously important to keep cool head and not let your feelings — or your competitive nature — overshadow your good judgment because there are a lot of unscrupulous maneuvers a homeowner can implement when confronted with potential purchasers attempting to outbid each other for their home. Real estate professionals are also susceptible to taking advantage of both the purchasers and sellers to boost their commissions higher and closure rates more impactful. Without a doubt there are accepted rules of engagement that deal with such scenarios, however they are not always respected — so all involved has to stay focused and alert for signs of foul play.

To curtail unfair tactics that arise in the bidding procedures, some provinces literally make it illegal for sellers to list any price that they do not plan to agree to simply to escalate a bidding war. There are specific regulations involving multiple offers that involve non-disclosure of details while demanding that any alterations to the bidding procedure must be discussed with all parties before implementing. However in the search to finagle a higher bid, often times critical facts are intentionally revealed or even misrepresented to influence the potential bidders.

Ideally, when buyers find themselves up against multiple offers, they will present an agreement that has as few terms and conditions as feasible and gives a fair amount for the home with the hopes it will entice the homeowner. It is generally hard for prospective purchasers to resist the urge to make excessive offers in the heat of the moment, a behavior that can be exploited by unscrupulous sellers and agents who could send back a perfectly good offer to see if it can be sweetened.

Bargaining strategies frequently incorporate an agreement between the seller and their agent not to disclose multiple offers, and purchasers in these circumstances are not even alerted that there is competition for their offer. Most sellers, however, are very keen on letting all purchasers know that they are anticipating other offers, but it then becomes their duty to make sure no sensitive facts leak out and that the process remains fair for all parties. This does not stop some realtors from communicating with their colleagues by making it public that bidding has started on one of their listings.

Another tactic sometimes used by unscrupulous sellers is deceiving potential purchasers, and also their realtors, by entertaining offers they have no desire of considering just to panic the other purchasers and starting a bidding war. A few homeowners even begin with a very low price in hopes of creating massive interest that will generate bids so high they actually go over the value of the property. However such schemes may backfire when word gets out among the real estate industry that a seller is influencing a bidding war because they will refrain from bringing their buyers to look at the property.