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By Wally Dufrat
(Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc.)
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Given that the rest of the world is seeing a struggling real estate market, it comes as a shock to many that in Canada, the market it booming. Canadian real estate has had a fantastic year. There are a number of factors behind this, and in this recent article in Canadian Real Estate Magazine, the...

By Wally Dufrat
(Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc.)
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When searching for that next place to call home in Brantford, there is more to think about than just the price and condition of the house (a lot more). One huge factor in home searching is one that goes unnoticed far too often: the neighborhood. When it comes to the house, you might be spot on. B...

By Wally Dufrat
(Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc.)
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When it comes to selling your Brantford home, having a real estate agent can either cost or save you thousands of dollars, depending on the quality of the person you hire. When you put your home up for sale on the Brantford real estate market, it’s important that you hire a professional that you ...

By Wally Dufrat
(Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc.)
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As your Brantford and Brant County real estate agent, I make it my responsibility to be the “go-to” resource for all foreclosed home information, buyer and seller tips, and local market statistics. I’d like to be seen as the premier resource for those looking to enter into a transaction in the Br...

By Heather Cook, Quality Home Staging
(Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design Inc.)
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My partner Alana and I were hired by the home owner of a truly stunning home to do a complete make-over and staging of his impressive home. The property had been on the market since early January 2010 and was listed in 'as is' condition. The house didn't sell. As we often tell our clients, the h...

By Manny Munir
(Century21 Professional Group)
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"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Abraham Lincoln "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it." Jonathan Winters "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." Albert Einstein

By Karen Hubert, Home Stager
(Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton)
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Hello activerain friends,      It has been a while since I have done any writing here on Activerain.  I have been very busy moving my business forward and things keep progressing.  I have done more than twice as much work as last year so far, so things are looking up.    I staged a home last week...

By Gina Burgio
(VERICO Designer Mortgages Inc.)
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Bank of Canada has hinted that they may cut interest rates again. Early today in Toronto, Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Paul Jenkins stated, "Some further monetary stimulus will likely be required to achieve our 2 percent inflation target over the medium term." The Cdn Central Bank cut it...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Did your Mother or Father or as parents yourself ever say "get in out of the rain", seems this place can take up a lot of your time and energy that is not spent in other places. So I was just wondering how much time the rest of you take out of your day to play in the rain. And do you feel it is t...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Halloween Safety Tips BEFORE HALLOWEEN: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.  Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for grea...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Hi all, do any of you use a form or CD or ?? for having and making a preferred professionals list to give to your clients. I am asked all the time for referrals of professionals from bookkeepers to web designers. Now if you make up this list do you charge the professionals to be on it, do you lim...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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OK, most of you have an answering machine, but now all of us make the best use of it. Some have the children talking on it or the dog barking or whatever. You're in business, so  please leave a message on your answering machine that lets people know you're in business.

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Garry worked for 25 yrs. with the RCMP                                                                                     Greetings from Garry and Ingrid.I just about did not read this report from Moriel Ministries and Jacob Prasch however I beg you to take the time to read it.  I strongly sugge...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Tips Fall Maintenance Tips for Your HomeWow, seems like summer just got here, but here it is September already and fall maintenance chores are popping up like weeds. You know: check windows, doors and locks, get the heating system inspected, check chimney or exhaust flues, and other such tasks mo...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Good day to all, when in buisness we must remember to Always dress and look your best, and to realize your environment is a mirror of your expectations. We or at least I have seen proffesional NOT looking the part, our clients are hiring us to do a service for them and I for one think we ALL shou...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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CLIENT PRE-CLOSING INSPECTION CHECKLIST    This checklist is intended to assist you as you perform your final pre-closing walk-thru examination of the property, to check those areas previously covered by furnishings and/or storage and to verify that no further damage has occurred since the time o...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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As William Hamilton said"You can't control how hard others work, you can only inspire them". On another post we talked about team players and building a team and there roles, you have to realize that you can only inspire them, so how are you dong this, here I try to involve them in as much as pos...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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How are you making out with growing your biz, here is some foodfor thought as they say, "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." Eleanor Roosevelt     Do You Have The Right Team In Place?   Having the right people on your team c...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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I think thst to really help someone that wishes to succeed in your business( NO Matter what it is) they should really hear what it takes to do the job. And to do this it sometimes lets all the air out of their saels or burst the ballon type thing. I would like to see what others think, and would ...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Seems like a lot of info is around on thermal imaging now. Have many of you had a client ask for it, and inspectors are you dong enough of them to pay for the gun? What about the liablity of not finding a problem after you use it and or do you scan every squ ft of the building. If the temp. range...

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