In the last month, I have worked with three different clients moving into the area for the first time or back into the area after many years, one from Mississauga, one from Connecticut and a couple from Los Angeles, California. I've gotten quite a variety of questions from these folks!!
Who would you recommend for insurance?
Are there any walking trails nearby?
How do I go about finding a family doctor?
What kind of neighbourhood is this?
Is this place close to shopping?
Where is the nearest bus stop?
A lot of these questions are things that a local from Kitchener-Waterloo already knows, but this whole experience has gotten me thinking how much we take for granted because we do know this area, and how frustrating it would be to move to this area (or any area) without having a "connection". It's not just about answering real estate questions; it's about knowing the right connections to get the other questions answered too.
Do you know anyone looking to move to our region? Send them my way...I'll take good care of them.