Whistler-BC-Canada Luxury Properties Get Boost From International Exposure

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Whistler real estate agent Ursula Morel is among the first to participate in international advertising program for luxury property specialists.

Whistler, BC-Canada (PRWEB) July 11, 2006 –- Ursula Morel, a Whistler real estate agent with [RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Whistler - http://www.myseatosky.com/agents/Ursula_Morel.asp, is among the first group of real estate agents invited to participate in an international advertising program between The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s magazine and The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.

“This is a great opportunity for me and my clients,” says Morel. “Participating in this program allows me to reach clients internationally who may be looking to Whistler for their next upper-tier property.”    

A recent report by The Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies shows that the number of “million-dollar” homes has grown dramatically faster than the total number of homes in the U.S. This increase in upper-tier properties has led to Whistler seeing an increase in the number of new and inexperienced real estate agents targeting the upscale market segment.

“Whistler has a lot to offer affluent consumers,” Morel continued. “Recognition by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing assures those potential buyers of my unique training and specialized knowledge, and opens new communication networks that will enhance my ability to serve my clients well.” Morel likes to add one of her new marketing tools. "You're the First to Know -You're invited to attend my Virtual Open Houses at http://www.sprucegroveretreat.com, http://www.retreattoluxury.com and http://www.ultimatewellnessresortincanada.com No RSVP required."

Morel’s international exposure comes at the right time. According to Carl Steidtmann, chief economist for Deloitte Research, a leading professional financial services firm, “many consumers postponed buying new homes until interest rates reached the bottom. With interest rates on the rise, they have decided to get off the dime to avoid higher rates.” Steidtmann’s comments were reinforced by a Wall Street Journal article in mid-May, which reported that multi-million dollar homes “are starting to sell briskly.”

About Ursula Morel

Ursula Morel has been selling real estate in Whistler since 1996. Ursula Morel moved from Germany to Canada in 1978 and has lived in Whistler, British Columbia since 1984. She is fluent in English, French and German and, as a result, has numerous international clients. She looks forward to assisting you in any of your real estate needs - Buying or Selling.

About The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing exists to help real estate professionals around the world provide high quality service to buyers and sellers of luxury properties. Institute members have completed special training to build expertise in the marketing of upscale homes and estates and those who meet performance standards may earn the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation.

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