This weekend is Thanksgiving, a time to spend with family and show your gratitude for all that you have. I am very thankful for my health, family, home and great group of friends I get to spend time with.
Don't be shy this weekend in telling people how much they mean to you...it is a little thing, sometimes tough to do, but goes a long way.
2017 was a crazy year in real estate in our area...records broken in the number of homes sold and prices. It was challenging as a sales representative as inventory was low and getting a listing was difficult.
My kids and family did keep my busy as always! My son played rep hockey and lacrosse and had his first part time job...unfortunately he started at 6 am every morning, so we we up early 7 days a week. We were both glad when that ended!
My daughter's ringette team had an amazing season. They won their provincial tournament in Ottawa in March and as a result, represented Ontario at the National Tournament in Edmonton in early April. They didn't play as well as we had hoped, but did finish 7th out of 15 teams. It was a great week of ringette, but maybe a few too many days of all 4 of us in a hotel room!
In between trips to the arena and acting as a taxi, I was able to get in some tennis, a few rounds of golf and camping with friends.
My husband Tim continues to buy the odd storage locker, always finding a few treasures in each purchase...if you need something, he probably has it to sell to you! He was on a leave of absence from his teaching job from February to September, so he took on a few building projects to keep busy.
We also took a quick trip to Vegas that Tim won on the radio. It was a fantastic time at the Elton John Concert...we were about 11 rows from the stage and he performed for 3 hours without any breaks. We also saw several other shows and spent a lot of time walking the strip. Tim was successful at the tables and I lost at the slots! I would go back in a second as there is so much to see and do-next time the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.
I hope this update finds you well. Thank you to my clients...I appreciate the business. I would be grateful if you could pass my contact information on to anyone you know who may be thinking of buying or selling this year, as I would love to do business with them.
I wish you health and happiness for the new year. Please keep in touch as I would love to hear from you.
All the best,
The push these days in real estate is to go paperless. I am trying really hard, downloading documents on my computer, making files in my drive, learning how to use the cloud, but I still can't seem to clear my desk of the clutter. There is something to be said about having a hard copy of a document that I can flip to quickly. I must admit, I do love the Docusign program I am using and it has definitely made life easier and way less trips to the office in the evenings! But what happens when my computer glitches or goes down....what do I do then?
Maybe it is because I am old school, or I really like to waste my time, but I still feel the need to have a paper back up to my online documents. I think one of my goals for the new year will be to become more proficient with the cloud and dropbox and eliminate the legal files on my desk. Wish me luck!
Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend and I hope you have a great time with friends and family. With all of the violence around the world these days, it is especially important to be thankful for all that we have...make sure you tell people you appreciate them.
Have a great weekend, enjoy the turkey dinners and pumpkin pie. With my schedule, it looks like I will get a plate of leftovers when I get home from the rink...one way to control my intake!
This crazy weather hasn't slowed down the market. We still have a lot of buyers and very few listings on the market. If you have been thinking of selling, now may be the perfect time. Contact me as I would love to help you out. Let your friends, family and neighbors know I am eager for their business.
Here's hoping to sunny skies in the near future...my toes are looking forward to sandals!
Personally, I enjoy the time leading up to Christmas, but I don't actually enjoy the day itself. There is always so much pressure to get the perfect gift and I hate to see the disappointment on my kids' faces when I just don't seem to get it right! Gift cards are the way to go, but they aren't very personal.
As usual, hockey and ringette take up the majority of our time, but we love it. We have been lucky over the years with great team families to hang out with at the arena...they are always good for a story and a laugh or two.
Enjoy the holidays, laugh, drink, eat and recharge. Best wishes for 2017.
As Thanksgiving weekend approaches, please be thankful for all that you have...often we take for granted the people in our lives. Make the effort to spend quality time with friends and family and don't be afraid to tell them how much it means to you to be able to do that.
Let's hope for nice weather, good company, safe travels and a few wins for the Blue Jays! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.