CENTURY 21 A & T Countryside Realty Inc.
- 1000 St. George Blvd Suite 100
Moncton, NB E1E 4K7
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Whether you’re buying your first home, your dream home or vacation cottage, “Your Home Is Your Castle” and you can count on me for professional service & outstanding commitment to excellence.
My goal is that ALL of my clients receive prompt quality service, and results. I’m professional and very respective of your privacy...your time is precious!
With over 25 years of customer service experience, people feel confident with me right from the start and with my easy smile, down to earth approach and calming personality. On the other side, I also have 20 years as a salesperson and administrator. Listening my customers’ needs and guiding them through the process of their buying/selling/leasing decision is just one aspect of my service.
I have a passion for People and Real Estate!
Let me put my passion to work for you!
I look forward to working with you!
Century 21 A &T Countryside Realty Inc
1000 St. George Blvd., Moncton, NB
Full Time Professional REALTOR(R)
In 2015, 80% of my listings SOLD!
Former Trainer/Adult Educator
Diploma in Administration
15 Years of Management and Marketing Experience
I provide AirMiles(R) when you buy or sell with me!
Dedicated to my clientele
Prompt, professional service
Ask me about my 10 Point Marketing Plan!
EFFORT = RESULTS!
A REAL ESTATE AGENT... BUT WHY?
A REAL ESTATE AGENT ... BUT WHY?
Have you ever considered completing a major vehicle repair without a specialist in order to save costs?
BEWARE! My car cost me too much money to assume a risk of that capacity, and I want to keep it for its maximum lifespan. I watch every penny, although will trust the experts to ensure the maximum return on my investment! "
This applies even when some property owners choose to sell their own home. Why embark on such an adventure keeping in mind there are some MAJOR legal ramifications when selling and disclosing. Why not use a "specialist"? The realtor that is licensed, trained and legally educated to assume the risk. Your House is your most precious fruit of many years of effort and painstaking work? PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT, after all most people utilize their home as their retirement fund.
It is worthwhile to consider these questions and weigh the two options. Let us try together to see clearer with precision.
One of the main reasons why an owner chooses to sell his/her own home is in their mind – cost savings therefore not having to pay commission to the realtor. But the facts prove otherwise. Buyers, too, are well advised and believe, wrongly or rightly, that the selling owner included in the asking price the amount of commission if he would be unable to sell his own home and having subsequently, to entrust to an agent. Therefore, when negotiating directly with the owner seller, the buyer reduces the price charged the equivalent amount to the commission. Know that buyers who shop houses for sale direct from owners are "bargain hunters" etc.
Sell under the market price
Want to sell your property at the best possible price. A selling owner cannot often be familiar with market conditions fluctuating rapidly. Possibly offering his house for a price below the actual market value. Proof: Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has shown in a study conducted in the Eastern Townships and released in March 2005, the owners who sold their homes without an agent had sold 4.3% less than market price (7 000 $ less for an average of scores of homes sold 147 000 $). Meanwhile, the officers obtained a price 1.4% higher than this value (or an average sales of $ 149 600). It must be said that officers, when assessing the value of a property are based on comparable transactions, allowing them to sell a property to its fair and full market value. Moral of the story: Hire the specialist and yield the best possible price.
An inescapable advertising
Want to sell your property quickly. You need to notify as many people as possible that your home is for sale. Then you have a whole program of promotion! Did you know that the interest of a buyer for a house is always greatest in the first 90 days of marketing? You also risk losing the sale of your property? In sum, don’t miss out on selling your home by not selecting a market specialist.
Will you be available 12 hours a day?
To sell a property, it must be available at all times to avoid missing an opportunity! We must respond to any inquiry and visit, during ALL hours of the week and weekends. In fact, one should remain almost constantly at his/her home. After several weeks of this plan, you will better understand the utility of an agent, especially when you realize that 80% of calls will be from agents themselves who are actively working with ongoing buyers and investors.
Open the door to any stranger ...
Another important consideration: your security and your family. Have you ever considered the fact that a dishonest person with all kinds of intentions could visit your house? The price may be much higher than just the financial aspect, who would have thought but this happens more often that you may realize. Realtors have specialized training to deal with this. They also have identity paperwork that it filled out as a part of their file for money laundering as there are liabilities for this within Real Estate and the financial institutions.
This is the crucial moment! Do you have the know-how and skill of a skilled negotiator? Can you detach yourself and brace yourself for objections and negative remarks about your home? Can you remain objective and in control?
How to get out of trouble?
Once you have an interested buyer there are occurrences of delicate aspects of the transaction, often the source of problems stem from: funding, qualification of the buyer, the terms of the sale, inspection technique and many legal aspects. What will you do if the buyer does not want to buy? Do you know how to bind a contract? What if he wanted to make his home purchase contingent on selling his how do you structure this to ensure that you are legally protected and he is bound by contract law? Who will advise you if you fail to notify the buyer of the technical features of your home? If you Omit some details of every order can lead to the cancellation of the transaction, but more importantly, to prosecution and claims in court. Then, play cautiously ... In conclusion; it cannot be improvised, maybe it is time to involve a knowledgeable REALTOR®. Did you know that 4 to 5 houses, marketed directly by the owner, are ultimately sold by REALTORS? The reason is simple: the vast majority of good buyers working with an agent since his services cost them nothing and they gain in quality, safety and efficiency.
You need more advice, you want to buy a first home or sell yours with a "specialist" in real estate please contact me. I would be happy to assist you in your project!
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Century 21 Award 2015
2015 - CENTURION® Producer
2015 - Pacesetter Gold Award
2015 - Outstanding Achievement Award of Excellence
2014 - Masters Ruby
2014 - Pacesetter Gold Award
I'm very happy with my partner Georges, we've been together for 6 years and we are a reconstituted family and happy to have 3 kids, now adult. The oldest is Andréane, she's a hairdresser in Shippagan, Next, Jean-Michel a network technician in Tracadie and Jean-Sébastien is a Carpenter in Tracadie too. Jean-Sébastien is the father of Xavier. I'm a really happy person, mother, step mother, grand mother, professional... Georges is a Technician for Bell and will have 30 years service next year. I'm really proud about my family and family is really important for me.
Me and Georges
Jean-Sébastien and is family
Georges and his 2 childrens Andréane and Jean-Michel
Me and my son
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Energy upgrades that can help your home sell faster
Energy upgrades that can help your home sell faster
Moving is stressful. Between hoping you’ll get the price you want for your current home and then packing up all your possessions into boxes, it’s no wonder that by the end you swear “I’m never doing this again!”
According to a recent CENTURY 21 Canada survey which asked more than 1000 real estate agents what homeowners want, homes with energy efficient features are increasingly important to buyers, and they’re willing to pay a premium for appliances and upgrades that increase efficiency. But where should you start with so many options on the market? It really depends on your budget.
Low cost upgrades (under $100):
Light fixtures: If some of your lighting is looking a bit dated, you may need to upgrade it for staging purposes. Consider energy-saving light fixtures. They use up to 90% less energy than conventional fixtures and they also distribute light efficiently and evenly. They come in styles to fit each area of your home, so any update can be done energy efficiently. (Cost: 35+)
Light bulbs: Regardless of whether you need new fixtures, it also makes sense to ensure the bulbs that light the home are efficient too. Incandescent and harsh CFL bulbs can be replaced with task specific ENERGY STAR certified LED lightbulbs. (Cost: $8-$30)
Bathroom fans: These are rarely replaced until they are broken, but they make a huge difference. Plus, fans that are ENERGY STAR certified use a remarkable 50% less energy. Potential homeowners will appreciate the small upgrade that will make a big difference in the dampness (and potential mildew) of a bathroom. (Cost: $60+)
Fix drafts: The first impression is the most important. If a potential buyer feels an emotional connection to the property, they’ll do almost anything to make sure they call it home. Part of that first impression is how he/she feels when they walk around. If cold air is creeping in through window sills and under doors, they’re likely to wonder what else is wrong with the place. Increase comfort and cut down on drafts with new weather stripping or caulking (Cost: $10+)
Energy saving shower heads/ water nozzles: These are one of the easiest replacements to make to your house. An added bonus? Many utility companies often give them away for free. Even if you don’t sell your home immediately, you’ll see the benefits on your utility bill right away. If you are selective about design, you may have to pay a bit more. (Cost: free- $100)
Medium cost upgrades ($100-$300):
HVAC/Furnace maintenance and filters: This is something that should be done with seasonal maintenance anyway. But telling buyers that the maintenance visit is complete and the system is up to date provides a peace of mind that is worth more than the cost of the visit. Filters should be replaced fairly often, which will improve efficiency, the lifespan of the unit, and the quality of your air. (Cost: filters, $40+/maintenance visit, $150).
Smart Thermostat: These are the newest technology and some of the most satisfying smart technology to own. The most up-to-date thermostats can be controlled with your phone and help you manage your energy usage from anywhere. Some of the best ones include the Nest and Ecobee. (Cost: $220+)
Attic Insulation: Air leaks in the attic can result in substantial heat loss in your home. Even worse, that heat loss can lead to moisture-related problems. This isn’t an upgrade that you want to skip, because it could end up costing you more in the long run! The extent of the work that needs to be done depends on what type of attic you have already. Consult a professional for the best advice. (Cost: $200+)
Higher cost upgrades ($400+):
Home Energy Audit: If you really want to impress a potential buyer, give them all the information they might need. An expert can bring in special equipment and expertise to show you where you are using the most energy and what changes will result in the biggest savings. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home for a year or two, you can benefit from the analysis and pass it along to future buyers so they know what to expect. The upfront cost is steep, but could easily pay off. (Cost: $400+)
Energy efficient windows and doors: This is a huge undertaking, and very expensive, but well worth the investment. New windows will likely be double pane and hold the warmth in your home better than old windows. Doors and skylights can also benefit from the ENERGY STAR seal of approval. Better yet, their website has a climate guide for Canada to indicate which windows are best suited to your home. (Cost: $1000+)
Once all the upgrades are complete, don’t forget to advertise it. Be sure to inform your real estate agent so they can market your home as energy efficient and help you sell your home as a smart one.
For more energy saving tips and products, visit https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/products/energystar/18953, administered by Natural Resources Canada