CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd., Brokerage*
- 355 Bayfield Street
Barrie, ON L4M 3C3
Fantastic choice....let me help you
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, it would be an honor and my pleasure to work with you and help you.
As a CENTURY 21® Real Estate professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. My personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today.
Whether you are buying, selling or investing in real estate, I would love to make your experience fun, exciting and stress free.
I possess the most valued qualities of a real estate professional that you are looking for
- honesty and integrity
- knowledge of the purchase process
- knowledge of the real estate market
- communication skills
- negotiation skills
I am here to help you, to listen to what YOU are looking for, to satisfy your needs and wants.
Buyers - find you the perfect home for the best price
Sellers - professionally market you home to ensure that it sells in the quickest time while yielding the most money.
I care about people and building relationships, your satisfaction is my success.
Let me assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighborhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, I also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price.
I look forward to the opportunity of working for you!
TIPS FOR DOWNSIZING
Whether you're an empty nester, moving from a house into a condo or a renter moving to ownership, you will have to say good bye to some unnecessary stuff. Make downsizing a snap by cutting out the unnecessary before you move into a smaller home with these helpful tips.
1. Write a list of all the things you love and can't live without - by keeping what's on your wish list, you won't be upset about the things that you can't keep
2. Start planning out your belongings at least three months before you move - take some time each day or one morning a week
3. Get a feel for the size of the new rooms by comparing them to rooms of similar dimensions in your present home - for example your living room may be the same size as your current bedroom
4. Edit areas with items that don't have as much sentimental value - most people don't need 10 mixing bowls or if moving from a house to a condo you won't need snow shovels, lawn mowers and ladders
5. Don't throw anything in the garbage - Recycle, reuse, sell and donate instead. Consider giving unwanted cleaning supplies to a shelter, neighbor or a cleaning lady.
6. Label three bins, To Keep, To Sell and To Charity - for the average downsize, keep only one-third to one-half of your belongings.
7. Get an objective opinion - It's good to have someone who will say "you will never use that" it might just be the kick you need.
8. When selling you stuff, try using an auction for high-end items - look for reputable antique and second hand dealers, often they can buy all of your wares or put you in touch with other specialty dealers. Some dealers will come to your home, take what you don't want and even drop off the charity stuff.
9. Use floor plans to prearrange your furniture before you move - draw floor plans if you don't have any, and sketch in a furniture layout so you don't end up tripping over furniture that you don't have the space for.
10. Once you get to the packing stage, use a color-coded system to organize all your boxes - choose a color for each room and mark the boxes destined for that room with a coordinating color sticker.
MOVING / PACKIKNG TIPS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
- pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials
- pack the items you need first in a clear plastic bin, such as paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper and phone chargers
- wrap your breakables in clothing to save on bubble wrap
- pack your glasses in clean socks
- label and color code your boxes by room, unpack by room
- if possible pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen before you move, a hot shower will be nice after a long day of moving
- pack plates vertically like records, they'll be less likely to break
- keep dresser drawers intact by covering them with Press'nSeal, this will keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents
- use beer boxes for books because they are smaller and have handles on the sides
- take a photo of how your electronics are connected so you can remember where all the wires go
- use baskets, laundry bins, hampers and suitcases to pack and reduce boxes
- keep clothes on hangers from your closet, wrap in a bed sheet to move, keeps clothes on hangers for faster unpacking
- stop buying groceries two weeks prior to moving, the less you wil have to move or throw out