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2012 

  I am pleased to announce that I have earned my "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. What does this mean to you, my client? I am now YOUR ...
01/28/2012
MY INTERVIEW WITH “THAT INTERVIEW GUY,” MICHAEL KRISA A short time ago I was interviewed by Michael Krisa, “That Interview Guy” about the world of real estate and how it has changed over the years. When I began my career back in 1987 there was no such thing as the internet.. agents were provided ...
01/28/2012
There is nothing quite like experience having an experienced real estate agent representing you in the world of real estate to have that slight advantage. They say that knowledge is King.. but knowledge AND experience are a good marriage. I was working with a young couple looking for that perfect...
01/15/2012
Home Energy Audit Checklist We 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 an...
01/15/2012
The real estate industry sometimes uses language that appears at first glance to be clear, but do you as a consumer know what some terms really mean? At first glance, the words "Client" and "Customer" seem pretty clear-cut, but they mean completely different things to a REALTOR®. It also means a ...
01/11/2012
Curb Appeal…. How Important Is It? A vast majority of home buyers decide whether or not to look inside a home, based on their first impressions of the outside… does it have “curb appeal?” ..the view they see when they drive by or arrive for a showing. You can ensure people want to come inside you...
01/11/2012
There are many opinions from agents on the worth of conducting open houses. Some believe it is a waste of time, others feel it is a worthwhile exercise. I suspect those that feel it is a waste of time aren’t taking the necessary steps in preparation to have a successful one, or going in with a po...
01/11/2012
PRE-LISTING HOUSE INSPECTION WELL & SEPTIC TESTING Buyers and Sellers have evolved into savvy people thanks to our ever changing industry, and thanks to the internet which give us information at our fingertips at a click of a button. When I first got into real estate back in 1987, house inspectio...
01/11/2012
For those of you who have lived through the renovation process of a kitchen, in particular, you know how frustarting it can be… not to mention the inconvenience of not havig a sink or stove. Resorting to having to wash dishes in the laundry tub (thank goodness it is on the main level) and relying...
01/11/2012
  Second-Best Year on Record for Sales January 5, 2012 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,718 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in December 2011. The December result capped off the second-best year on record under the current Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) boundaries. Total sale...
01/09/2012
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