Keith Liedtke – Blowhard Realtor

 

 

Winter Storm – Icy slippery roads and localized flooding the headline blared. The evening before I had contacted our customer to explain that road conditions were poor and we would have to see what the morning brought. Fast forward … Continue Reading


Packing Services = Waste of Money

 

 

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Imagine ordering a pizza and it arrives two slices short. This is what you get when you use a packing service instead of a professional mover to prepare for a move.

A typical packing service comes to your … Continue Reading


Business Owners Hate Yelp (and no, its not the bad reviews)

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In December of 2015 I wrote a blog post that suggested an attempt by a few Vancouver moving companies to hornswoggle the system on Yelp. Fast forward a year and wow have there been some dramatic developments, but first some … Continue Reading


How To Read Online Reviews For Moving Companies – The 3 P’s

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Online reviews can be a powerful selling tool for movers in Vancouver, they can also be misleading, exaggerated and downright disengenuous. Every consumer has different expectations of their mover, by understanding your needs you can better interpret and compare reviews … Continue Reading


Stan: Honorary Canadian, Mountain Biking Amateur.

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A Disgrace Called The Vancouver Better Business Bureau

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Is it time to take the Vancouver Better Business Bureau around back of the shed? I certainly think so. In 2010 the CBC wrote an expose on the pay for play (P4P) nature of the Vancouver BBB which highlighted the … Continue Reading


Parking Enforcement In Vancouver : The Good The Bad And The Ugly.

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*Language alert: If bad language offends tune out now!

Over the course of the past decade we’ve had many occasions to interact with parking enforcement officers in Vancouver, with a variety of results.

 

The Good

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Yelp: The Numbers Don’t Lie

I like Yelp. When they started to gain traction and popularity in Vancouver I thought there was an opportunity for consumers to have a genuine alternative to the disingenuous competition as it relates to my industry. However as time passes … Continue Reading


Does Google Play Favorites on Adwords?

We use Google Adwords as part of a comprehensive strategy to promote our business on the web because it’s effective though inexorably expensive and subject to spam clicks, says my subjective opinion. What happens though when Google confers a tangible … Continue Reading


Fixed Rate Quotes Pay Double

A fixed rate quote paired with an in home visit is an obfuscation designed to oversell a service while simultaneously playing upon a customers fear that movers are slow and unskilled.

Local Vancouver movers typically charge one of two ways; … Continue Reading