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Lifestyle Real Estate Buying a Home

What is Lifestyle Real Estate?

Buyers of today are very sophisticated. It’s much more than having a roof over your head, its about the education your children will receive, the access to parks & recreation, proximity to culture & community, as well as who your neighbours are and the curb appeal & quality of your neighbourhood. The priority list goes far beyond a 3 bed, 3 bath house. 

Enter The Village Guru:. I employ a proven buying system to really understand both what you want and how you want to live. I will help you filter your choices & give you options you might not have known about. All of my work is based on your needs and goals, because tailoring an experience around you is what the Village Guru is all about. Because it’s not just about a house, it’s about your lifestyle. 


Your Lifestyle Real Estate Blog

 

Another Nod to The Village Guru for Top Canadian Real Estate Blog

Another Nod to The Village Guru for Top Canadian Real Estate Blog

January 18th, 2017

Jamie Sarner is a Toronto Real Estate agent who runs a solid business and has a top notch website himself. He's proven himself to be knowledgable, skilled and is definitely a Toronto expert. It may sound odd that a real estate agent would take the time to rank other real estate agent's websites, but he knows this does nothing but boost his credibility, and showcase his ability to research. This year I hit #16 for Canada, I'll have my sights set for Top 10 in 2017.[...]

What to Do if Your Home Buying Budget is Under $500k?

What to Do if Your Home Buying Budget is Under $500k?

January 12th, 2017

If your home buying budget is less than $500k, i am sure you are feeling frustrated. Many recent articles are advocating for you to start anew out in Hamilton or beyond. But what if you have a job you love right here? Or family support is just 10 minutes away? What if you WANT to stay in the GTA but you don't think you can buy anything here? This article is for you.[...]

How Company Culture Dictates Success

How Company Culture Dictates Success

January 9th, 2017

This is a story about how my birthday breakfast became a lesson for my business and all businesses in general. Culture is a vague, all-encompassing term that's easy to ignore on a daily basis. But is it the most important activity for any leader or manager. Culture is always quietly & actively impacting the company, for better or for worse. It’s whether management is steering this activity in a good way, or if it’s damaging by default.[...]

Staging a New Home is Almost Too Easy

Staging a New Home is Almost Too Easy

December 20th, 2016

In this case study, we examine the steps we took in staging a new home, which is quite different than an older home. Since we didn't have damaged walls, dated cabinets, broken trimwork or leaky toilets, we were able to focus 100% of our efforts on the cosmetics, and it is really too much fun.[...]

Let the Kitchen Sell Your Home

Let the Kitchen Sell Your Home

December 19th, 2016

Let the kitchen sell your home! Read more to learn a few simple, economical and universally appealing principles that will get you top dollar.[...]

We Rank #3 out of the Top 10 Real Estate Blogs in Canada

We Rank #3 out of the Top 10 Real Estate Blogs in Canada

December 14th, 2016

I am very honoured to attain the #3 spot on PropertySpark's list of Top 10 Real Estate Blogs to Follow in Canada. I am dedicated to sharing my experiences with the public, in the hopes of educating, empowering and hopefully, at least sometimes, entertain as well.[...]

Expert Series: Advice for Home Buyers

Expert Series: Advice for Home Buyers

December 12th, 2016

I was recently interviewed by Point2Homes about the current real estate Market and what advice for Home Buyers I had to offer.[...]

A Case Study of A Kitchen Remodel

A Case Study of A Kitchen Remodel

December 10th, 2016

In this case study, we examine the steps we took to transform a well-worn kitchen on a very tight budget. Learn the classic techniques we use to make a space feel fresh and contemporary, while keep costs in check.[...]

Creating the Perfect Atmosphere is the Key to Home Selling

Creating the Perfect Atmosphere is the Key to Home Selling

December 8th, 2016

[VIDEO] Have you ever been to a fancy restaurant, had a fancy meal and thought to yourself, 'This is the best meal I ever had!'? If you did you aren’t alone. In fact, you went to a restaurant that knows what they are doing by creating the perfect atmosphere. Shouldn't this same approach be followed when selling a home?[...]

What I Learned From Parent Teacher Interviews

What I Learned From Parent Teacher Interviews

December 7th, 2016

While sitting through 3 parent teacher interviews in the span of 1 hour, I couldn't help but notice the process that every teacher uses to evaluate strengths, weaknesses and set a plan of action. This is very similar to how I operate in my business to ensure each client gets consistent services and opportunity.[...]

Another Nod to The Village Guru for Top Canadian Real Estate Blog...

Another Nod to The Village Guru for Top Canadian Real Estate Blog

January 18th, 2017

Jamie Sarner is a Toronto Real Estate agent who runs a solid business and has a top notch website hi[...]

What to Do if Your Home Buying Budget is Under $500k?...

What to Do if Your Home Buying Budget is Under $500k?

January 12th, 2017

If your home buying budget is less than $500k, i am sure you are feeling frustrated. Many recent art[...]

How Company Culture Dictates Success...

How Company Culture Dictates Success

January 9th, 2017

This is a story about how my birthday breakfast became a lesson for my business and all businesses i[...]

Staging a New Home is Almost Too Easy...

Staging a New Home is Almost Too Easy

December 20th, 2016

In this case study, we examine the steps we took in staging a new home, which is quite different tha[...]

Let the Kitchen Sell Your Home...

Let the Kitchen Sell Your Home

December 19th, 2016

Let the kitchen sell your home! Read more to learn a few simple, economical and universally appealin[...]

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