Royal LePage Quebec Awards Gala
Published on Tuesday, Feb. 08, 2012
annual Royal LePage Quebec Awards Gala was held at The Chateau Royale,
Laval on Friday, February 3rd. It was a success evening as Royal LePage
went all out to celebrate the performance of the top Brokers in Quebec.
and I would like to personally thank Royal LePage Village for treating
us to a first class event. We are thrilled to be working under the
umbrella of Royal LePage Village and would like to acknowledge the fact
that we very much enjoy working with our collegues in Hudson,
L'Ile-Perrot and West Island. It was an honour to attend this fabulous
2011 was a good year. Our hard work paid off. Paul and
I achieved the Director's Platinum Award. The threshold level required
to attain the Director's Platinum Award is the top five percent of each
residential market's sales representatives' earnings. Earnings are
defined as gross closed and collected commissions in the preceding year.
majority of our business originates from repeat clients and referrals.
We would like to sincerely thank our friends and clients - and clients
who have become friends, for choosing us to buy or sell their homes. It
is our pleasure to help you.
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Spring Has Sprung a Leaky Roof
Globe and Mail Update
Published on Wednesday, Sep. 08, 2010
As Canada’s housing market softens, the
question for many homeowners is how much prices might decline.
Conference Board of Canada waded into the debate Wednesday, saying
there will not be a “free fall” in the market but rather a pause in what has been, in recent
years, rapid price increases.
The comments come on the same day the Bank of Canada
raised its key lending rate for the third time in a row, though it cautioned that further increases
aren’t set in stone. The central bank’s record low interest
rates over the past year have been
a main reason for the recent boom in the country’s housing market.
real-estate market has now lost its lustre, but it won’t see the
steep price declines occurring in the U.S., today’s report said.
is a sample of the types of articles that appear in the eNewsletter.
a first impression
you've decided to take advantage of the booming spring market and put
house up for sale. As you know, buying a house is the most important
a consumer can make.
it's understandable that when prospective buyers come through your
your home will be scrutinized like it's never been before (well not
you bought it anyway!). Everyone knows you never get a second chance to
make a first impression, so consider implementing the following
suggestions, before you welcome any potential buyers.
the view that people see when they first drive up. To ensure that you
send any potential buyers running down the driveway before they even see
house, make sure the exterior of the home is spotless. Paint or wash as
necessary and don't forget to mow the lawn and spruce up any outdoor
entering your home, what will they see? If you have a room that makes a
statement when you walk in, perhaps the walls are painted a very bright
colour or the style of furniture is eclectic, potential buyers may have
a difficult time picturing their own stuff in the room.
coat of paint in a neutral colour is an inexpensive but proven
for increasing the appeal of any home. A clean, fresh smell makes a
impression. Try placing air fresheners in closets to eliminate musty
The smell of freshly baked bread also goes a long way. Don't go
though – not everyone likes the strong scents of potpourri or
course, it goes without saying that clean and bright equals a sale.
clean, wash windows, walls, floors and tiles and shampoo dirty carpets
– leaving no stone unturned. Clean under sinks, repair any leaks
up any damage. Use special cleaning agents to rid toilets, tubs and
of stains. If you have lots of stuff, it's hard for potential buyers to
see around it to see the room.
any miscellaneous items, making sure to keep the garage, basement,
and any closets tidy. This will make your house look more spacious and
repairs as necessary. If the baseboard around the cupboard is loose,
example, get out the hammer or glue and fasten it securely. Are the
on the closet door wobbly? If so, get out the screwdriver and tighten
Potential buyers don't want to have to look after a bunch of little
when they move in and they may subconsciously be noting all the little
the end, they might reject the house because they think all the minor
will amount to a lot of work for them. By implementing these simple
you can ensure that your house will be off the market in no time!