CBC News covers Royal LePage Vidorra's 3D Scanner

Just sharing the video from the CBC television news story that ran recently about Royal LePage Vidorra’s 3D scanner that its agents are using to capture and display interior spaces. Pretty cool stuff.

Take a virtual walk through of this Daytona Homes show home to experience it for yourself. Think Google street view as you work your way through the home by clicking the circles. It works exceptionally well on mobile devices.

If you’re interested in having your home marketed using this technology reach out to anyone on our team.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

Welcome to the new TeamFisher.com

Welcome to the new TeamFisher.com. Thank you for visiting.

A lot has changed since we launched our last new site about three years ago. One of the biggest shifts is the use of mobile devices for browsing the web. Since that time, our web traffic through mobile devices has nearly doubled and some estimates suggest that in 2014 more people will use a phone or a tablet to browse the web, than will browse the web with a computer.

The new site is a “responsive design” which is supposed to be smart enough to know what kind of device you’re using when you visit and then deliver an experience that is optimized for your device. We have some kinks to work out in the days ahead, but in the end, you should be able to access all areas of our site and view it comfortably on the device of your choice.

Please be patient as we sort through the change.

You can count on us to continue to deliver the Saskatoon real estate market’s most comprehensive and up to date home search, solid Saskatoon neighbourhood information and objective reports on what’s happening in our area. It will be your choice as to how you view that information.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions. All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email me.

Get the most current market intelligence with our FREE Market Snapshot including prices of homes recently sold in your area. Get it here, now.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Real estate apps for Google Glass will change the way you see housing

Check this new application for Google Glass, created by a U.S. home search site, Trulia. The app notifies users when they’re near a home that matches their pre-selected home search criteria. It can read written descriptions aloud and allows house hunters to flip through images of the home with a simple swipe on the side of the internet enabled device. If you like the look of what you see, call up some directions and stroll on over. Naturally, the application can quickly connect you to the seller’s agent by phone or email for answers to your questions or to schedule a viewing.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Our Saskatoon home search tool offers MLS® listings represented by all real estate brands, presented with more detail than you’ll find anywhere else. Check it out here.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Access Saskatoon crime statistics by neighbourhood

The Saskatoon Police Service has started to map all reports of criminal activity within the city of Saskatoon and is making the information available to the public, online.

This handy mapping tool allows you to map offences by date (right up to yesterday) and by the type of criminal activity. It provides a city wide snapshot of those crimes or you can narrow it down to specific neighbourhoods.

Saskatoon crime mapping provided by the Saskatoon Police Service

Find the Saskatoon crime mapping service here.

I expect this little tool will see some action from people considering the purchase of a Saskatoon home or an investment property.

Interested in more detailed information of Saskatoon’s neighbourhoods? Check out our Neighbourhood Profiles here.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Home buyer beware: Your private home viewing may not be so private

It’s only been a few years since I first saw a serious home surveillance system installed in a Saskatoon home I’d been hired to market and sell. It was an impressive and sophisticated system that enabled the home owner to look in and listen to what was happening in their home while they were away. They used it regularly to monitor the home.  I later learned that they used it to look in on buyers who were viewing the home.

At the time, systems like this were rare because they did cost a lot of money. The value of this particular system was in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Just a few years later, surveillance systems are a dime a dozen. In fact, a $5.00 iPhone app can monitor up to a dozen audio and video feeds using simple equipment like webcams. Small cameras and microphones can easily and inexpensively be used to monitor activity in the home.

The same equipment can be used to look and listen in on your “private home viewing.”

When viewing homes as a prospective buyer it’s best to behave as if you’re being watched. Avoid judgmental comments about the home owner’s lack of taste. Try not to get too excited. Put on your poker face. Save your negotiating strategy discussions for the car ride home.  Behave as you would if the home owner were right there with you. They just might be.

I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.

Our Saskatoon home search tool offers MLS® listings represented by all real estate brands, presented with more detail than you’ll find anywhere else. Check it out here.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate