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My October 2019 newsletter

Wednesday Oct 16th, 2019

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Should You “High Ball” Your Listing Price?    One of the most important decisions you make when selling your home is setting the listing price. It can be tricky. After all, if you price your property too low, you leave money on the table - perhaps thousands of dollars. On the other hand, if you price your home too high, many buyers won’t even bother to view it because they believe it is too expensive. Even with that reality, there are some sellers who... [read more]

My September 2019 Newsletter

Monday Sep 30th, 2019

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Unusual (But Effective) Home Staging Ideas   “Staging” your home is all about making the space in your home as appealing as possible to buyers. You may already know the basics, such as eliminating clutter, and removing personal photographs. Here are some other tips that are less well known yet very effective: A chandelier. Surprisingly, installing a chandelier is one of the simplest ways to make a foyer, dining room or living room look dramatically more eye-catching.... [read more]

My August 2019 Newsletter

Monday Aug 12th, 2019

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August is a popular time to get work done around the house. Perhaps you’re planning to do some repairs or get started on a decorating or renovation project and need a contractor, interior designer, cleaner, or other professional to help. If so, give me a call. Through my connections in the local “home industry”, I may know reputable professionals I can recommend. In fact, making recommendations is just one of the ways I continue to help my clients in between... [read more]

My July 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday Jul 16th, 2019

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Summer is finally here and that’s great news for those of us who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors! Whether you prefer sports or leisure activities - or ambitious do-it-yourself projects - here’s hoping the days unfold just the way you wish. Some of the best summer days are spent getting together with family and friends for fun, food, refreshments and relaxing conversation. If your discussions turn to real estate, I sincerely hope you will refer me to your friends and... [read more]

My June 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday Jul 02nd, 2019

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There’s a famous television show from the 50’s and 60’s called Dragnet. It centres on the adventures of a no-nonsense cop who famously tells witnesses to give him, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” He did that because facts were hard to get, yet very important to his job. These days, we live in a sea of information. “Google” just about any topic and you’ll get thousands of search results. There’s no shortage of... [read more]

My May 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday Jul 02nd, 2019

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Hi Folks, I am a little behind in posted my Blogs.  (Sorry! – I have been quite busy serving my Clients)   May is finally here and things are starting to brighten up! If you’re like most people, this is the time of year when you start making plans for the summer. Perhaps you’re considering a vacation to somewhere exotic or adventurous. Maybe you’re just hoping to stay close to home to spend some extra quality time with family and friends. Whatever... [read more]

My April 2019 Newsletter

Monday Apr 22nd, 2019

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You’ve probably heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers”. That expression says a lot about how some things in life work. Sometimes we have to endure some rain before we can enjoy the sunshine and flowers. Take my world for example. Every week I see people out on their own trying to find a new home. Some of them experience a lot of frustration and disappointment as they try to make sense of the market, search for the right properties to see, and then try to... [read more]

My March 2019 Newsletter

Tuesday Mar 12th, 2019

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  The calendar pages are quickly flying by, and as each day passes, we are reminded that we need to start focusing on our plans for the rest of the year. Maybe you’ve been thinking about moving to a new home, doing a renovation or going on a major vacation. Whatever you may be planning for the coming months, now is the right time to get a head start. Not only will planning ahead relieve stress later, it will also give you the chance to consider options, do your research... [read more]

My Febuary 2019 Newsletter

Monday Feb 11th, 2019

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As you may know, I build my business on repeat business and referrals. So, I focus a lot of my attention on providing the best client service I can. That service doesn’t end when the transaction is complete. It continues throughout the months and years in between your moves. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons I keep in touch with you with these informative updates. Is there anything more I can be doing to be helpful? If so, please let me know. I welcome your call or email... [read more]

My January 2019 Newsletter

Monday Feb 11th, 2019

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Welcome to the new year. I hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you and your family. I’m not sure what your plans are for the coming months. Chances are, you will need to speak to an expert in a specific field at some point during the year. For example, you might ask a gardening expert some questions later this spring, get some recommendations from a trusted investment advisor, or ask your doctor an important health question. It makes sense to take advantage of expertise when you need... [read more]

My December 2018 Newsletter

Tuesday Dec 11th, 2018

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Hello, Traditionally, this is the month people write down their hopes, dreams, ambitions and goals for the new year - or, at the very least, they think about them. What are some of your hopes and dreams for the coming months? Do any of them have to do with your home? As you know, I do a lot more than help my clients buy and sell homes. In fact, an important part of my job is to ensure that you continue to be happy with your home and that it continues to meet your changing needs. So, if... [read more]

My November 2018 Newsletter

Tuesday Dec 04th, 2018

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Hello, It’s almost impossible to get through the day without being exposed to at least some real estate news. Open the paper and you’ll find an item on the housing market. Turn on the TV and you’ll be greeted with a news report about housing prices moving up or going down. It can all be very confusing, especially if you’ve been thinking about making a move - now or sometime in the future. What you may need is a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of what’s... [read more]

My October 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday Oct 03rd, 2018

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Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?    Most people feel confident that they know the basics of home security. For example, they know to: keep all doors locked; have a light on in the house while away; and, never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat.   Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So, how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few lesser-known home security... [read more]

My September 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday Sep 12th, 2018

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Hello I often remind you that I view continuous client service as an important part of my business. But, I’m not sure I’ve ever explained why. There are two reasons. First, I really enjoy working with quality people. As I build my business, I want to keep working with quality clients - “good people” - like you. Second, I hope that by providing you with outstanding service before, during and especially in the months and years after a transaction, I’ll... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Monday Mar 19th, 2018

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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