Vancouver Real Estate – What Sign is On Your Door

There Are Days

Flickr John/Jane

when a sign on a door transmits the wrong message.


It wasn’t hard to find this twisted message gem. Facing directly to the sidewalk, it stared at me in original hand writing, declaring that this JIFFY JOHN was for exclusive use of “FEMALES ONLY”.

Point of View

Now I don’t know about you, but my obtuse sensibility soared when I saw this hand written sign on the outdoor lavatory. It seemed twisted!

Oh sure the intent of their message was understood. The optics however, were an open door to tongue in cheek thoughts leaving me to wonder if this sign was suggesting an alternate reality where FEMALES ONLY provide JIFFY relief to JOHNS.

JIFFY JOHN Real Estate

The huge number of Vancouver homes and condos for sale seem indigestible. The market isn’t moving as quickly as wished for or at prices desired. Bluntly, the market is in full constipation mode as it is plugged with wait and see attitudes, high prices, political turmoil and upset stock markets. I suspect that at this time, these elements will keep the door shut to a reasonably stable market.

What Sign is On Your Door

A Vancouver Realtors® life work is to assist people buy or sell their homes. In our present market more stories from Sellers are brought forward claiming there fewer buyers viewing, attending open houses or making offers and that the Realtor® is at fault.

As with the FEMALE ONLY sign it’s a matter of optics. There are Buyers scouring the market looking for the best buy. Homes are selling, albeit not as many. The fault many not be your Relator’s®. Rather, it may be that the sign on your door is relaying a price message few buyers are prepared to consider.

Software Relief

Software can do a lot of things. Some can manipulate statistics while others make signs that help untwist a message. As a program, PhotoShop can not help you determine the right thing to do with your Vancouver Real Estate sign.

A change as simple as JIFFY JANE, may help untwist your door’s message. It may also open your door allowing you to find needed relief.

Got a Vancouver Real Estate question? Always happy to answer it. Call or send me an email or twitter me @yattermatters.


*Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believe to be accurate they are not guaranteed. **Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.
**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

Reader Comments:

September 19th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Love it, Larry. I hope you get some “relief” soon….

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