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By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 3
Here are the latest stats as posted from the Toronto Real Estate Board for the Mississauga area.  These stats compare November, 2017 to the stats from November, 2016.It clearly is a testament that we are back to stable market. Number of sale have decreased 4.19% from 787 last November to 754 this...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 3
ACCEPTED OFFER 508-2301 DERRY RD. WESTHelping first time home buyers give me such a sense of joy and accomplishment.  I am there with them, every step of the way, guiding them and ensuring the are protected with my  31+ years of knowledge and experience.  I always put their needs first and foremo...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
When I earned the "Accredited Senior Agent" designation after taking an in-depth course I gained a wealth of information about this niche market where the needs of seniors are more than just selling their home. These senioers are at a crossroad in their life, and I am there to assist them in maki...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
 RECENT STREETSVILLE SALESOCTOBER 1, 2017 – NOVEMBER 16, 2017 Street Community List Price Type Style Beds Close Date Falconer Dr. Streetsville $479,900 Condo Townhouse 2 storey 3 11/3/2016 Falconer Dr. Streetsville $489,900 Condo Townhouse 2 Storey 3 10/4/2016 Hyde Mills Cresc. Streetsville $499,...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
IS YOUR AGENT TECH SAVVY AND SKILLED ON THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA? In this fast paced world of the internet and social media we as agents have to keep up with the latest technologies to enable us to better assist our clients.Technology has become an integral tool in connecting and correspondi...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 3
THE SECRETS TO A GREAT TOMATO SAUCEIf you're like me you love great food.. homemade food, without all those nasty preservatives. Making food at home also makes me feel good knowing I have made something great for my family. I love pasta and a great pasta sauce.TOMATOESI am a true Italian, so jarr...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
Here are the latest Mississauga, Ontario statistics for the month of October, 2017 as reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board.The activity level has stabilized resulting in the number of sales decreasing by 29.41%, from 976 sales in October, 2016 to 689 sales in October, 2017.Average sales pric...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 8
For those of you who enjoy Pizza, but hate paying those high prices.. you can make fresh pizza yourself!  It's really very easy.  The other benefits?  You know exactly what you are eating.. and there are no preservatives.It's also a fun activity you can  do together with your children.  My grandc...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 3
There are many sellers who think once a realtor has listed their home for sale, they can sit back and expect their realtor to sell their home without their active participation.   There are things you can do to help in the sale of your home, to get it sold faster, and in some cases for a higher d...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 4
FRESH HOME MADE BREAD IS THERE ANYTHING MORE WARMING AND WELCOMING THAN THE AROMA OF FRESH BREAD WAFTING THROUGH THE HOUSE?There is something so warm and welcoming about the aroma of fresh break baking in the oven... it wafts through the whole house... My grandchildren love it when they walk in t...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 0
New mortgage rules in Canada will implement a "stress test" on everyone looking for a mortgage... It will not just be the high ratio mortages any longer.. its everone.. which could have a negative effect on the 2018 real estate market.  This change will be implemeneted in January, 2018. Here is t...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 4
Here are the Real Estate statistics for the month of September, 2017.  These stats are in comparison to the  September, 2016 market. Volume of sales has decreased by 40.06% from September, 2016 Average sale prices has increased by 4.77% Average days on market has increased by 35.29% from 17 days ...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 1
Home Energy Audit ChecklistWe all know and recognize that saving energy is cost effective, but you may not recognize how inefficient your home really is until you conduct an energy audit.  You can spot many problems in your home with a simple walk-through.  Keep a checklist of areas you inspect a...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 7
If you haven't already done so, it not too late to prepare your home for winter! Your home will require maintenance as temperatures begin to drop to keep it in shape throughout the winter months and prevent damage.Here are a few things to consider checking before winter sets in ..1.  Roof, Eaves ...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 5
Its Thanksgiving Day here in Canada... Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia.  But not all Americans celebrate Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving is some Native Americans' "Day of Mourning."  To them it is a reminder of t...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 2
 How do you react when a Seller asks you to reduce your commisson? Do you stand your ground when you are on a listing presentation and the Sellers ask you to reduce your commission?  I'm sure we have all been in that situation....Several years ago, I was called by a perspective client who wanted ...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 3
MARKET UPDATE FOR AUGUST, 2017Here is the latest update in real estate statistics as reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board for the Mississauga area.The market seems to have stabilized.. so if you are a Buyer sitting on the fence, NOW is a great time to get into that new home you've been waiti...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 2
THE VALUE WE BRING TO OUR CLIENTS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHY TO HIRE A PROFESSIONALHow do we demonstrate our value proposition to our clients and perspective clients? How do we show them the value we bring to the table and we earn the commission we are paid.Here is just one example: Last year a frien...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 5
Many years ago, before I became a real estate professional  I was a single mother raising two children. I was working as a "secretary, better known today as an Administrative Assistant. I was on a bi-weekly salary and depended on those cheques to maintain myself and my children. One of my friends...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
Comments 1
GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND  – THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCEGoing above and beyond for my clients … all in a day’s work.  In October, 2016 I sold a property with a closing date of January 13th, 2017.  This property is in St. Catharines, Ontario about 10 miles from Niagara Falls.  I live...

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