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It has often been said that, it's who you know, not what you know that can make you successful.  In order to be great at sales, regardless of the industry, you needed to get out there and network.  Salespeople were taught to go to networking breakfasts, lunches, seminars, charity functions, busin...
12/04/2009
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  Green is the new black.  It seems that everywhere you go these days you can’t escape this new environmental trend.  Green cars, green cleaning products, green clothes, green food, it’s become one of the hottest ways to advertise and create a buzz in new products.  Of course, the real estate ind...
11/30/2009
  So you’ve taken the steps to setup an investment property to unlock your financial freedom.  Now how do you find a reliable and responsible tenant that you can trust?  Tenants are protected and it can be very difficult to get rid of a bad tenant. Here are a few tips on finding the right tenant ...
11/25/2009
There has been a boom in new condo developments in Ottawa in the past couple of years, as many people look to live closer to the urban centres.  Many of these new buildings have been planned by well known local developers, such as Minto, Claridge, Ashcroft, Richcraft, and Domicile, to name a few....
11/13/2009
One of my clients is currently debating changing their heating system from an oil furnace to a natural gas system.  Oil has been very reliable for them so far, but the tank is now 31 years old, and it's time to get a new one, or risk future issues.  A leaking fuel oil tank is a serious fire and ...
11/11/2009
The world wide web has changed our day to day living, and real estate is not immune to these changes.  Searching for homes can be done from your living room and at a much faster rate than in previous years. Before the introduction of MLS.ca, home buyers relied heavily on paper advertisements to s...
11/09/2009
I have noticed a trend lately, with lower interest rates combined with media attention focused on the so-called "recession", that potential investors are calling, looking for a property that they can do a "flip" on- that is, buy a property in poor condition, perhaps a bank repossession, fix it u...
11/06/2009
For many people listing their homes, one of the first questions they ask me is, "will you be doing an open house"?  Very often, we will hold off on hosting an open house right away.  The truth of the matter is, that very rarely will hosting an open house result in their home being sold to one of...
11/04/2009
For many people listing their homes, one of the first questions they ask me is, "will you be doing an open house"?  Very often, we will hold off on hosting an open house right away.  The truth of the matter is, that very rarely will hosting an open house result in their home being sold to one of...
11/04/2009
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More and more, new home builders are listening to their buyers when designing their new home models.  More and more, those decision making buyers are, in fact, women.  In statistics taken from the Joint Centre for Housing Studies, they discovered the following: More than one in five home buyers ...
11/03/2009
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