A Replay Of Last Years Easter Episode And Some New Listings !
April 19, 2022 | Posted by: Michele CumminsWarning! This is a digitally automated transcript of the show so there will be mistakes throughout.
This week's episode is a replay of last year's Easter show with Curtis!
Curtis Pope: 0:00
It's been an incredibly busy year already and Michelle deserves a weekend off. So here's a replay of last year's Easter episode at the beginning of the pandemic some things haven't changed it's Saturday morning it's eight o'clock it is time for the Cummins Real Estate Group show she Well, here we are it is the Easter long weekend but no rest for the wicked and I am no by no means calling you wicked Michelle but it is time for the coverage Real Estate Group show with Michelle one LP and me Curtis Pope. How are you? Michelle?
Michele Cummins - PREC: 0:49
Hi, Curtis Pope. How are you?
Curtis Pope: 0:51
I am doing well. I mean, I when I said no rest for the wicked. I actually thought I'm making a little Broadway joke about a certain production about a pair of witches, but I thought that's gonna lead me down a road where I'm gonna get my butt kicked by Michelle so let's not.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 1:04
Yeah, the next time we see each other I'm gonna have my pointed cowboy cowgirl boots on
Curtis Pope: 1:10
you'd be the Good Witch anyway.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 1:12
Yeah. How are you this morning?
Curtis Pope: 1:16
I am doing well. You know all things considered. I mean, it's, it's been the new normal is far from normal, but we're all getting by the best we can.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 1:25
What type of activities are you and your family doing?
Curtis Pope: 1:30
Well, a lot of those little things on the honey do list that I just haven't had time to do. I now have time to do and my wife is pointing that out. So I'm getting things done around the house.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 1:39
Oh, that's great. Are you are you she adding more to the honey do list as you're doing it as you're crossing them out?
Curtis Pope: 1:44
Oh, she she adds to the honey do list before I've even gotten to it must be a really long list. And it's well it's the kind of list you could actually write on a roll of toilet paper if you had any extra kicking around.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 1:56
Oh, you've got to hurry up and get through that list then? Not much around.
Curtis Pope: 2:00
No. No, she's she's always adding to it. Yeah, we've had some things done like we've, you know, like, for example, over the years, Cody practicing his hockey shot, he's destroyed the fence in my carport. So I went and rebuilt the sections. He's destroyed with two by fours so we can't destroy that. It is solid. And then you know a few other things like painted Cassidy's room and things like that. So yeah, we're getting a few things on off that list.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 2:23
I can't tell you how many places I sold especially in East Abbotsford where the inside of the garage is just just scattered with hockey puck dents and marks from practicing in the garage.
Curtis Pope: 2:35
Yeah, see, we don't have a garage. We have a carport. And the damage was all done to the fence as he's gotten older and he's completely split knocked out boards and the old fence so this time around it's two by fours now. He misses the net it sounds like you're in a hockey rinks. Oh,
Michele Cummins - PREC: 2:51
my gosh. I just say does he have the the acting bug now because that video that you in in Cody did for Todd Richards video. Stick on the ice. Yeah, that was so awesome. Is it? Does he have that acting bug now? No,
Curtis Pope: 3:08
not really. I mean, he really enjoyed the experience. He was all nervous to do it. And after we were done filming he went you know what that was? That was kind of fun. I actually got alien that was you know, it's kind of cool. It was easy because for him, especially he didn't have to act much because the directors just kept saying, you know, do what you would normally do. Okay, now do it from this angle. Hey, throwing, you know, some tape in the locker room. So it was really he was he was reacting and doing what he would normally do more than he was acting so
Michele Cummins - PREC: 3:33
yeah, it was so natural. It was really good. He was really good. And so were you a drum player? Yeah, yeah, like three different parts in that show.
Curtis Pope: 3:41
Yeah, I'm the coach. I'm the dad and I'm the drummer. Yeah, it will talk for me up but he said for the bandwidth part of the video I don't have a drummer you want to come play the drums and I went well that means I'm gonna have to learn the song but okay, sure.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 3:56
That's a great way for you to get to know the song
Curtis Pope: 3:58
Yeah, well I must have you know, added at least 1000 spins to his Spotify you know spins. That's awesome. That's so great. So how are you handling all this extra time on your hands? They're on your palatial estate out in the the the area of Agassi
Michele Cummins - PREC: 4:15
I've been enjoying it I've been taking lots of walks and using the bikes and just trying to enjoy the time the Beavers are out now though I just noticed that a few days ago as I'm walking they are just wreaking havoc on the trees along this slew and the creeks it's amazing they're really out with a vengeance this year so that the I don't know if they like drop off beavers you know in our slew in our area and that's where like when they find them because they're like protected species right so you know, they're the what the motto or whatever for Canada. You know the beaver right? So they are they're out and I just noticed the other night because it's been such amazing full moons and like the pink me And then everything this week is that are starting to fly around at dusk because of the bugs are out now. warmer and warmer. So it's interesting how every day things change slightly. Yeah, go ahead.
Curtis Pope: 5:14
No, I was gonna say and bats are funny enough. My son Cody, who's fearless the hockey player. He has one fear he does not like bats.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 5:23
Oh, okay. Yeah, you gotta duck. They're not they're bad. You know? You never Oh, yeah. Richard freaks out because when I have my hair down, like right now it's in a bun because it's morning and I've got my PJs on with my moose PJs on it, but when my hairs down, and we're outside on the deck, especially in the screen, summers if there's little bats at that desk, if you have a light on outside, sometimes they come and they swoop. They're trying to get the bugs by the light. And which is like bad if you freaked out that they can land my hair.
Curtis Pope: 5:56
Well, that would just be entertainment. So Oh, yeah.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 6:00
It's doing still practicing are clean. I should say. Guitar.
Curtis Pope: 6:04
Oh, yeah. That's Dylan has been, you know, the one that's really been training his entire life for the self isolation because he can lock himself in his bedroom and just play his guitar and play video games and do all the stuff that he loves to do anyway. I mean, he could go, you know, years without leaving the house and be fine with that.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 6:23
Yeah. And he would probably learn and grow so much anyways, because he would put his time to use something. Yeah,
Curtis Pope: 6:29
so he is he's been putting his time to good use. You know, sitting there on his guitar. Yeah, he's keeping busy.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 6:36
Well, this whole like, Oh, if they want we've got a coloring contest. By the way. REMAX little Moloch we have a coil contest. You guys want to go on? Go to my blog, or my website or social media? And if you have time this weekend, long weekend, so not that you got your home anyways. But yeah, so do do a coloring contest. It would be funny if you if one of you guys want
Curtis Pope: 7:03
they'd have to keep in the lines. My kids are not known for their coloring ability.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 7:07
Even if you can use like something new something like not crayons or markers, but like chalk or I don't know what could be creative. Your daughter she maybe like a pint pan, pineapple stamp. Yeah, there you go. The whole company thing was pineapple.
Curtis Pope: 7:22
Well, and she is the acts of the artists of the group. That's for sure. Like when it comes to coloring and doing stuff like that. So yeah, maybe there's something there up to up to tell her about that when I get home.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 7:30
Yeah, do it. So now four weeks. Can you believe it? It's been four weeks. We haven't seen each other. So I know that your hair is probably like totally long.
Curtis Pope: 7:40
It's getting long. I'm starting to look a little hippie like, yeah, or Rockstar. Like, yeah, yeah. You know, it's well right now I'm kind of at a hockey player level. Oh, that's good. Yeah, we're in hockey here right now. But we'll we'll move past that soon enough.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 7:57
It's hockey here like helmets hair. Is that what that means?
Curtis Pope: 8:00
Well, you know, we're hockey here is, you know, the is the hockey game where you have the curls and the hair come out of the back of the helmet. Oh, you know, I've got that, you know, it's like, because it's down probably to about my collar at the back right now.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 8:13
Oh, no cutting yourself then?
Curtis Pope: 8:15
No, no, I only trust professionals with my hair. Because I don't need you know, I have a full head of hair still, even at my age. And I like to keep it that way. And I don't want to do anything screwed up. It
Michele Cummins - PREC: 8:27
will be great to see Kelly like cut your hair on on Instagram that doing that whole hair cutting challenge. I know
Curtis Pope: 8:32
that that's that's not happening.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 8:36
Well, later in the show, we're going to talk about the big shift in the real estate market that's been happening and how what sales are happening in our whole area here. And last week, we talked about the march statistics and they came out and they were fresh. And we chatted about how fantastic March was showing strength in the market and the economy. But seeing the shift towards the last week of March. And so now it's been flipped. And all in the past week. So we're gonna really have insight specifically on the last seven days and hard stats are coming up later in the show wanted to let everyone know because there's black swan, they call it the COVID-19. It is the Black Swan. Nobody expected it. It just came out of the blue. But I first wanted to talk about Easter weekend because I want to talk about you know, right now we're in the long weekend. But what what does it mean in the reflecting and we all are reflecting even more nowadays than than usual. But Curtis, what are some of your traditions that you do for Easter? I'd be interested in finding out you know,
Curtis Pope: 9:37
we I wouldn't say we had a lot of huge traditions. I mean, it was always of course the Easter egg hunt and stuff like that. And usually the big thing actually is especially my wife's side of the family is always a big family Easter dinner, which obviously we aren't going to be having this year. Are
Michele Cummins - PREC: 9:53
you going to do like a Skype video with your family during dinner?
Curtis Pope: 9:57
I've been thinking about doing something like that. I know we're supposed to I get together later today for a for a zoom or Skype meeting or something. Because you know, Kelly sisters in Australia too, and, and in a very small apartment, so she gets a little cooped up and needs to talk to other people.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 10:13
That would be really good to do. Because yeah, there's a whole, you get together with your friends and family, especially for Easter dinner or breakfast, or, you know, sometimes like tonight, Saturday nights, some people have it or Sunday night. But yeah, that that really is a change. And usually humans, we don't like change that much. But actually change is usually really good for us. And this weekend, and brings a lot of like, focus on hope and new life and new chances. And, you know, love and service and just being able to share it in a different way is going to be quite interesting. And I'm, you know, trying to look at all of that. And I just, I know, you and Chris, we've been talking about nurses and doctors and people on the front line, and we know, ones personally, and I've got so many clients that are nurses and doctors and, uh, you know, they've reached out to me, I've reached out to them, I've got one in the midst of of purchasing something right now. And there's just a lot that they're doing, and they are so showing that service and that, that love to all of us and it's their jobs, a lot of them are, it's my job, that's what I do. That's what I want to because I love servicing and helping you know, that's in their hearts and to do what they do, it does take that that special person, sacrifice and, and true love for other human beings. And, and so just wanted to do a shout out and thank all the nurses and doctors and frontliners completely wholeheartedly and may you be protected. And God bless you all for your hearts and what you do for all of us. So please reach out. I also want to say to reach out to me and let me know if I could be of help in any way. If I can't, I definitely will be. So definitely reach out to me 778-885-4659 or my email or website, shell Cummings. And I would love to help in any way I can. So I wanted to just say that to all our listeners if and LR listeners, too. If you need help at all of our listeners, please reach out to us. So we can help if we can if we can. So please wanted to say that.
Curtis Pope: 12:21
All right. Well, I think with that we should take a quick break and we'll come back in just a bit and you've given your contact information so I can't do the usual pay. Michelle, how did they get ahold of you? You throw me a curveball here.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 12:32
I love it. Okay, not a hockey ball. But a curveball.
Curtis Pope: 12:36
Yeah, you threw a curveball. I mean, I was never good at hitting curveballs. Okay, well,
Michele Cummins - PREC: 12:40
we'll talk to you after the break. All right,
Curtis Pope: 12:42
we'll take a quick break. And we'll be back right after this. And we are back with segment number two of the Cummins Real Estate Group show. And Michelle, before we went to break, you asked me about my Easter traditions, and I didn't get a chance to ask you what you and your 27 siblings do during Easter.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 12:58
Oh my gosh, well, ever since I was a child we had or my parents, the Easter Bunny would lay out jelly beans, from our bedroom, like our bed and all the way out down the stairs around the corner to each one of our baskets. So our trail led to our basket and oh my gosh, was so fun. And you think okay, well, I grew up in California. So number one, you don't you didn't take your shoes off in California in the house. So now thinking of it as an adult and you're going around and you're eating these jelly beans that are on the ground, which everyone walks on with their shoes from outside and just like do. But you know what, maybe that's why I hardly ever get sick. I have a great immune system. So but that's pretty much the biggest thing I remember is just the trail of jelly beans first thing in the morning. It was also always so exciting. And then that Easter basket with fun goodies in it. And then of course, always fun finding aids. And once I remember one year, we didn't find all the eggs. And this was one year where they hid them inside instead of in the backyard and there was one stock for six months. Smell like it was a horrible smell. It was six months later, half a year later, we finally found the rotten egg.
Curtis Pope: 14:12
Oh, wow. Yeah.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 14:15
Yeah. That was pretty gross.
Curtis Pope: 14:17
Yeah, that would be for sure. No doubt.
Michele Cummins - PREC: 14:21
But it just being a child and just having just the vision of children. And just like the other day when I was riding my bike, this little girl was on the side of the road with her parents. And they were riding on the radio right on the dike. Anyways, I drive by and she's just so excited. She hasn't seen bike, it's new and she's all excited and I'm like, Oh, just that that excitement that children have about every new thing in life that they see and learn and just so that brings me to talk about one way of bringing attributes to others and helping others is giving to children or children. From the Children's Miracle Network and you know that I'm a huge supporter of them and give out of every single one of my transactions, whether buying or selling doesn't matter. And there's just these children are hurting and need help, they're helpless and giving them hope, by our actions is so important now, even more than ever, so in actually this week is Children's Miracle Network week. And so I just wanted to encourage if anybody can, you know, or if you do have to sell or buy right now, if you do three meals, obviously, I give a portion of all my Commission's to them but to the hell, Fraser health done it to here in Abbotsford. So it goes to the children's you here in Abbotsford. So I give a portion to them and to our local BC Children's Miracle Network. So I know a lot of people need help nowadays, but just just children are our future and want to keep it that way. So but more hope talking about hope going about BC our area in it is amazing. That how we have instantly got on the self isolation, and we really nipped it in the bud regarding it because we're already like, the curve has flattened and it's starting to curve in the right way again, so why is it that it's time to change? There's so much fear out there changing the fear into facts? Because if you keep it facts, don't you know, then then then you don't have the fear. Right? And having that hope so BC is flattening. So that's really good. And you know, when you study Asia and you study the other areas who when it really started when really got bad. And when they started to flatten their and curves in the right way. They're curved. It's usually about a month or so. So I mean, looking we're going to get into the stat the weekly stats here we can see where we're at right now. But literally, I don't know, will it be May 1 that they start kind of slowly lifting the self isolation, a stay at home? Or will it be June? I don't know. But we try to do everything we can and just go day to day and enjoy our relationships with people and you know, just stop eating so much. She's candy Michelle, I keep on telling myself. I had these candies. I had them in the freezer, I took out a box and I've been emotionally eating last week, let's just say my C's chocolate. So and I have it's been interesting every week watching this new Netflix show. And I have to say my family tried to organize a Netflix watch party for a movie less this week. And I just configured it out. I took almost an hour trying to figure out how to join in. And I just couldn't do it. Richard goes. That's the longest time I've ever seen you try to like I usually get him to help me with this technology stuff. But I did try for almost an hour. And I finally gave up. I've got I'm watching. I'm watching this Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton has a series of her songs made into one our mini movies. So it's like a series of I think like mini movies, like an hour long. They're so good Curtis, I was crying and I was in tears. If anyone has Netflix, if they want to watch it. It's called I think my heartstrings. It's Dolly Parton. And they are so good. They everything's good about it like everything. And I was in every single one like tears. I couldn't help but bawl my eyes out, literally, but it's good. It's a good thing. But yeah, that's a good show. So last week, I got to speak to my office. It's so interesting, just the communication that we're having with each other. So like about, we had an office meeting. And it was zoom, of course, we they asked me to talk about best practices on how to help work with buyers during this health crisis that we're having in self isolation. So that was really, really neat to hear from everyone and and just being able to talk with everyone in that kind of atmosphere so and seeing where everyone else in the office is hundreds of realtors are at that local businesses, I wanted to really shout out to a really great couple who are both in the IG and financing. So Todd, Todd and Shannon Olson and I have their contact information if anybody needs it. But really important to make sure all of our financial, you know that we're in a good place with our finances, always being prepared for changes in our lives like this change we're going through, and I can't say it enough how important it is to have advisors helping you and advising you they really help they know their stuff that professionals and Todd and Shannon Olson are amazing. So a shout out to them for the show, but also quite deep into the breakdown. I know everyone's excited about that. So we'll have the weekly reviews were down the last week in March of roughly almost 50% Just these online for real estate but the weekly the weekly market report okay So last week again we had the whole market apart March stats. But do I'm going to go through many areas of our of our area. So let's see how sellers are feeling in the heart of this as well as the confidence of buyers over the past seven days for all types of residential real estate sales including lots acreage use, single family homes and strata so just anything to do with residential type of real estate for the last seven days, I'm going to break it down into a whole bunch of areas in our area. So search, they have 128 new listings in the last seven days, and three registered is sold in the last seven days. Only three out of all history. That's white rock every area of the theory. Last week, they had three to sold. So this week, only three, last week was 32. So Langley had 87 new listings, zero registered as we sold last week zero sold 12 sold the week before, so zero from 12, zero Abbotsford 45 new listings. And two sold last this last seven days, the week before 13 sold in that same seven day period. Michigan has 17 new listings last this last seven days zero have sold. But the week before four had sold. Maple Ridge has 38 new listings class seven days only two have sold, but the week before nine sold. And then Chilliwack, 14 new listings to sold this last seven days and five sold the week before. So cells are dropping like flies right now. But I did expect this to happen about this amount of time in because when you you know when it first started this whole self isolation about mid March, let's call it there were already offers in play. And a lot of people to get didn't do this self isolation to a week later, you know, it was just kind of starting in our area. And so it takes about a week or two for buyers to do all the due diligence as in the subject phase before they remove their subjects. And that's when it's marked as firm. So the first two weeks getting into it. So right up until last week, really, we can half ago, everyone was removing subjects on things that they already bought. But now Now this last week, and that's why I'm getting it down to this weekly report now because it's this last week that really shows how people are asking in the heart and in the middle of this whole pandemic that we're in. So, and I wanted to let everyone know, though, that everyone knows this is not this market is not like 2008 this is different, the economy's doing great. And employment is is at an all time low. Like it it has been a good market, the economy has been very strong, it was very strong in March. And this is this is just pause. So the market is the economy is just on pause right now due to the sickness but it's strong, and the economy will will demand and come back very strong. When we get out of this, it's going to actually be hotter than it was before because there's going to be a pent up demand. And there's because there's strength in the economy, this is just health that's happening. And the demand for housing is going to be totally trumped up to I mean we just it's supply and demand and we don't have enough construction happening in housing so that all is going to mean that we're going to have a great housing market and towards you know, our spring market is going to probably be late summer and fall market type of thing so it's just pushing us out of that but you know, back in 2008 they had what they call liar loans so I mean mortgages and they gave money away You didn't have to prove what you did or how much you made like you know that you they just gave gave gave and so that that was an economy thing back then that was due to that but this is due to hell. So you know there's some effects that happen obviously but really they're saying it's just that the economy is on hold. It's not that it's going to destroy it. So just keep that in mind.
Curtis Pope: 24:05
With Michelle off today that means I get to give you the new listings and here's what she has 1693 Highview Street and Abbotsford is a beautiful fully updated home with a beautiful kitchen and hardwood floor throughout. It's a two story with basement home and it's got to everything you could possibly want is even has a big lot at 11,000 square feet price to this place is $1,698,900. Now Michelle, also a new listing in Michigan. This is 31875 Kenny Avenue and mission. Big lot 38,000 square foot lot. This home has got a lot going for it and many updates throughout the home as well and you'll find this place is listed at $2,300,000. If you'd like to see either these listings, you can always go to Michelle's website of course, which is Michelle cummins.ca. And Michelle provided me with a quote today so I get to read it to you. Today's quote is everything you do be done in love Great quote. And as from Corinthians 1614 And again, if you want any information on the listings I just talked about or any information about what Michele does as a realtor, you can go to Michelle cummings.ca And join us again next week when we will talk real estate in order to unlock your real estate potential on the show real estate is maximized. Thanks for listening
If you missed last week's episode where Michele Talks Growth in The Fraser Valley and Hope for Homebuyers, please go back and take a listen - it's well worth it!