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2016 

Sitting and reflecting today of the year gone past brings back many memories.. lots laughter, some tears, some really good things happened, and some not so good, but that's life.  We all have things that come along that challenge us in life, but it's how we handle those challenges that make us wh...
12/31/2016
What do you think is the most important quality consumers look for in a real estate agent? Ideally this list will cover most of what consumers really look for in an agent, (and the value agents bring to the consumer) to represent them, but what do you think is THE most important quality in their ...
12/30/2016
A few  days ago I received a cold call on one of my listings, which is a rental property.  The young woman asked if I could show her the unit, and I said of course, I would be happy to show it to her.   Then I told her I would need to ask her a few questions before we proceed. I asked her if she ...
12/29/2016
Woke up this morning to yet another blanket of freshly fallen snow...  Ugghhh It was so mild last week it all but melted away.. and now here it is back again!!     It looks so pretty on the evergreen trees, the boughs heavy with a blank of fresh light snow, and the squirrels in my back yard are b...
12/29/2016
Having a fresh clean scent in your home is very inviting, or the pleasant odour of cookies or bread baking in the oven!!   Strong plug-ins, or harsh cooking odours are one way to discourage buyers from taking a careful look at your home and usually will not take the time to look at the home serio...
12/28/2016
Hiring a contractor can be a scary and stressful experience and I’m sure we have all heard of the horror stories of contractors disappearing after receiving their deposit, finding out they are not a licenced contractor and not qualiafied for the job, they do shoddy workmanship, and not obtianing ...
12/28/2016
For the past few years, my daughter who owns and manages a Restaurant/Bar in downtown Toronto has been giving back to the community at Christmas, but not with the usual food donation or toy drive, as there are lots of those all around the city.She contacted an agency who focuses on Senior Citizen...
12/28/2016
Selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make, and working with the right realtor to market your home, is another important decision you will make to achieve the best possible benefit.Ask a family member, friend or neighbour if they have used the services of a real...
12/28/2016
PRE-LISTING HOUSE INSPECTIONWELL & SEPTIC TESTINGBuyers and Sellers have evolved into savvy people thanks to the information available on the internet, which provides a lot of information with a click of a button.When I first got into real estate back in 1987, house inspections were rarely perfor...
12/28/2016
I know some of you you in the States are probably not familiar with the term "Boxing Day."  It's something here in Canada the day after Christmas which is also considered a holday when typically huge sales are going on with prices slashed everywhere.  It is absolute Mayhem. when people actually g...
12/26/2016
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