Stats are available for the first quarter / 2007 YTD. These numbers are UP as compared to the Q1 numbers for 2006. I can’t seem to upload them to this BLOG but feel free to contact me if you would like them emailed to you.
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Well the initial meeting happened this past week and we now have the Directors in place for the new Pemberton Airport Authority.
This group will be chaired by Mr. David MacKenzie. David is the General Manager of the Pemberton Valley Lodge, is a Councillor for the Village of Pemberton, and is the Chair of Tourism Pemberton. Other Directors include Mayor Jordan Sturdy, Councillor Mark Blundell, Area C rep Julie Kelly, 2 reps from the Mt Currie Band, plus 2 reps from Whistler.
One of the first actions taken was to approve a proposal and to hire a consulting firm to come in and assist with the development of a Strategic Plan.
Interestingly enough, this is part of what is described as Phase I work. It is in Phase II, that the work plan includes an archaelogical dig and study. Did you know that the Mt Currie Band believes this to be an ancient native burial ground. If that proves to be true, then as far as the Band goes, that will be a “show stopper”. Too bad the money is being spent on Phase 1, before this critical step [that is part of Phase 2] gets done.
Another interesting point, generally it seemed, that the feelings of the individuals at the table was that they “did not want large planes landing in Pemberton”.
And a final interesting point, raised by a General Aviation Pilot and a member of the Pemberton Flying Club — was that there are not true “users” of the facility represented on this new Board. No General Aviation pilots, nor any representation from any of the companies that do business at or through the airport.
An interesting start — and it will be interesting to see how this evolves.
I’ll try to continue to attend the meetings as I am able, and to update this BLOG with news.
The new Pemberton Airport Authority is having an initial meeting Wednesday March 28 at 1pm over the fire hall.
The development of the Airport strategy and the execution of that strategy could have a PROFOUND effect on the Pemberton Valley.
Make sure you make your thoughts and opinions known.
Firstly, it is a good idea to all start on the same page in terms of understanding the definition of the term. So, lets start with just that, the definition of the word.
Removing the middleman. The term is a popular buzzword used to describe many Internet -based businesses that use the World Wide Web to sell products directly to customers rather than going through traditional retail channels. By eliminating the middlemen, companies can sell their products cheaper and faster. Many people believe that the Internet will revolutionize the way products are bought and sold, and disintermediation is the driving force behind this revolution.
And now for the discussion¦..
A long time ago, in a world far far away¦¦..well okay maybe not that far, but back when I was a Management Consultant doing project work for a living, I got a call to come and do some work for a Real Estate Board.
My assignment was to work with a core team of Board representatives to assess the role that the Internet would have on their industry “ Real Estate.
This was before everyone knew what WWW stood for. Interesting isn™t it “ now a days the WWW is actually being dropped off as a prefix for a website address. Everyone just knows it needs to be there. My how things have changed.
Anyway, my role was to facilitate focus groups and working sessions (made up primarily of Realtors) to look at and assess the role of the Internet. Was the Real Estate industry about to face first hand, that horrible fate of being œdisintermediated. I™ll tell you those sessions were very interesting. There was absolute fear, there was anger, there was sadness & regret and even disgust.
Many thought the answer was simply to keep the information off the Internet. That™s a good solution. Just don™t make it accessible and then people will still need Realtors.
Interesting, now about 6 years later, here I am a Realtor myself. And of course, there is a lot of information available on the Internet, and for many of us, we would be lost without it. But wouldn™t you know that I end up doing business in an area where just this month the listing data is finally being made accessible to the public via the world wide web. Yes its true !
I™m not sure why the delay. Is it still a fear of being disintermediated ? Or is it a fear of simply having more competition?
It is a very interesting business. Like any business, there are those who absolutely thrive on change, and that helps contribute to their success. And there are those who hate change and will do all they can to prevent it.
In my consulting days, we used to use an analogy about the 12 people out in a big (make it huge) row boat. There was one guy at the front of the boat saying œlets go over here “ I™m not 100% sure what is there but it looks to be a good change from where we are here. There is a bunch of people in the middle of the boat who trust his judgment and so paddle away to get to where he is pointing. And then there are the few luddites (another definition required “ luddite — one who is opposed to especially technological change) in the back of the boat who are drilling the hole in the bottom. They would rather sink then go somewhere they have not been before.
Where do you fit in the boat of change ?
Here is a look at CHALET SALES — for the period of Jan 1 2007 to March 25 2007 — compared to the same date range for last year:
MANY MORE STATS ARE AVAILABLE ON MY WEBSITE => www.lonneclark.com/statistics.asp
And customized extracts and reports can be provided upon request !
Here is the same analysis for WHISTLER CONDOS:
(note – Phase 1 & Phase 2 designate the Rental Covenant allows for Nightly/Weekly Rental)
This is a great event – and for a great cause.
This fun filled format and fun filled day is the premiere fund raising event for the CHANCE FOR KIDS Non Profit Society.
The format once again this year is a SHAMBLE.
Date of this years tournament is May 12, 2007 – a SHOTGUN start at 1pm at BIG SKY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB.
WANTED ! Hole Sponsors, Auction Item & Prize Item Donations, Golfers (of course!) and volunteers.
Contact me for more information (cell 604 902 4208)
What happened since the beginning of the year ?
Can you say “multiple offers” — I know — that was unheard of here wasn’t it. Well the times they are a changin ! This month I have had 3 properties that have been listed LESS then 5 days before an accepted offer was in place.
Amazing – and fun !
Now – I need more listings ! Ask me about my Client Referral Program. This could be a WIN / WIN situation !