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b-LOG: Control & Frustration

b-LOG: Control & Frustration

These are the 2 over-arching emotions in real estate. When selling or buying a home, you will typically be feeling one of these. Mr. Skipworthy is selling his home when supply is low and buyer demand is relentless. There is very little competition out there (not many other homes) and the buyers seem to want […]

b-LOG: Darryl the Sherpa Guide

b-LOG: Darryl the Sherpa Guide

If you’re looking to trek up Mount Everest, you’re probably well advised to get yourself a Sherpa guide rather than a guy named Darryl who has a friend who once climbed a pretty big mountain so you know, should be good to show you up Everest.  Your Sherpa guide knows the terrain. They will work […]

b-LOG: The Uncle™

b-LOG: The Uncle™

Many of us have them. Or an Aunt. Or a cousin, neighbour’s friend, co-worker. Someone.  This is the person who wants to help. They want to be your advocate or advisor. They’ll provide you free advice, some of it unsolicited, some asked for.  His name is Roy. Roy truly wants to help. Whether it’s the […]

b-LOG: 10 Truths About Real Estate (in no particular order)

b-LOG: 10 Truths About Real Estate (in no particular order)

10. Everyone has a different approach to negotiating. Just because an offer or counter-offer doesn’t match with your expectations, doesn’t mean an agreement isn’t possible. Patience is the key. 9. Staging and Pre-Listing Preparation (note capitalized first letters to add importance) is hugely important in today’s visual world. A properly prepared and beautifully marketed home […]

b-LOG: The $27,000 Ford Tempo

b-LOG: The $27,000 Ford Tempo

It’s a beautiful Saturday in April and you’ve finally made the decision to part with your beloved car. Pardon me. To call it simply a car is an affront to the relationship you’ve built while you and ‘her’ cruised around the last 35 years. After much thought, several family meetings and a few trips through […]

b-LOG: The Evolution of the REALTOR®

b-LOG: The Evolution of the REALTOR®

It’s difficult to think of a profession that is not in the midst of change as technology, for better or worse, weaves its way through all aspects of life.  Whether you’re a teacher, financial planner, landscaper or restauranteur, you’ve likely felt it too. A changing marketplace requires a changing strategy in order to keep the […]

b-LOG: Gary’s Variety Store

b-LOG: Gary’s Variety Store

The date is March 22nd, 2017 and you own Gary’s Variety Store on Main Street, Anytown, Ontario. Things are going great. Customers file in non-stop. Milk, newspapers and coffee crisp bars are flying off the shelves. Scratch lotto? Don’t even get me started. Everyone’s scratchin! Business is what you’d call brisk. After all, the closest […]

b-LOG: Game of Homes

b-LOG: Game of Homes

An 18 Month Journey From House Renter to Home Owner This is a story about a couple named James & Nicole. They are the quintessential couple, renting while they save up and look for their first home. They’ve done everything right. They went to their bank to get pre-approved. Proof of income, paperwork signed and […]

b-LOG: Doing the Work

b-LOG: Doing the Work

We get up and go to work. While at work, we lift, we think, we hustle and we go home. Whether we work up a sweat, run our mind ragged, inspire ourselves and others or sleep walk through the day, there is one commonality across the board. TIME When we are at work, we are […]

b-LOG: The Your-House Hotel

b-LOG: The Your-House Hotel

Think of your house as a hotel. Overall, it’s quite the nice place. A lovely entrance and charming lobby with friendly front desk staff. The carpets are fresh, the pool is clean and set at the perfect temperature. The rooms have been mostly renovated with flat screen TVs, spa-like bathrooms and 800 thread count sheets […]