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Trades coming in? Clean first!

Here’s a tip I’ve learned after doing four or five client renos a year: if you have painters coming in, or if you are getting cabinets sprayed, or tubs reglazed, or for that matter, almost anything involving the trades– clean … Continue reading

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Adding a Gas Line in Ottawa – it ain’t easy

I have clients who have an oil furnace that’s been red-tagged. That means it’s been declared dangerous and shouldn’t be used. The oil company will no longer supply them with oil when this tank is empty. And so they have … Continue reading

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Realtors told to determine whether clients are financing terrorists

As realtors, we have to look at clients’ picture ID and complete forms (called FINTRAC) which are used to detect money-laundering activities. I have no problems with that, and have filled out those forms for years.  It wasn’t that many … Continue reading

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Be careful out there, realtors ….

This story flags the need to be cautious with clients we’ve never met before. The Board advises us to meet unfamiliar buyers in our offices first, but there aren’t too many of us who do that. I know I worry about being … Continue reading

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Lockboxes and realtors ….

I think most realtors would agree that keys are the bane of our existence. They often don’t work, they stick, they break — you name it. And nothing is more embarrassing than fiddling with a key in front of a client, or … Continue reading

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Another nice testimonial!

“We contacted Peggy the evening we saw the property we wanted to purchase and asked her if it was possible to submit an offer the next day. Not only did Peggy have our offer ready to go in record time, … Continue reading

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How long do I have to hold onto a property to break even?

Some people buy properties as long term investments. Others plan to flip. And still others plan to buy and stay in their new home for a few years but know they will have to move because of work, or cost, or … Continue reading

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