CENTURY 21 President Realty Inc., Brokerage*
- #246-80 Maritime Ontario Blvd.
Brampton, ON L6S 0E7
Welcome to my Website
I am Sandy Randhawa, Real Estate Sales Representative.
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.
It is increasingly important to be knowledgeable about the trends and data in the local housing market. I have the best market intelligence and strategic advice to support our clients and help them meet their goals.
I am committed to the highest level of personal service and to meeting your needs. I am strongly dedicated to being the best at what I do.
I want my clients to be comfortable with the buying and selling process and to be so satisfied with my services that they will gladly introduce me to their friends and family and want me to be their ... "Realtor for Life"
Let me assist you in selling a property, I have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price. Or I can also help you, if you are interested in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want
Thank you for visiting my website. Please browse through My Listings, Market Reports, Selling and Buying Tips, My Blog and feel free to contact me directly at 647-232-8000 for any questions that you may have.
I look forward to the opportunity of working for you!
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Shut down and clean furnace humidifier, and close the furnace humidifier damper on units with central air conditioning.
Check air conditioning system and have serviced every two or three years.
Clean or replace air conditioning filter (if applicable).
Check dehumidifier and clean if necessary.
Turn OFF gas furnace and fireplace pilot lights where possible.
Have well water tested for quality. It is recommended that you test for bacteria every six months.
Check smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms and replace batteries.
Clean windows, screens and hardware, and replace storm windows with screens. Check screens first and repair or replace if needed.
Open valve to outside hose connection after all danger of frost has passed.
Examine the foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture, and repair as required. Repair and paint fences as necessary.
Ensure sump pump is operating properly before the spring thaw sets in. Ensure discharge pipe is connected and allows water to drain away from the foundation.
Re-level any exterior steps or decks which moved due to frost or settling.
Check eavestroughs and downspouts for loose joints and secure attachment to your home, clear any obstructions, and ensure water flows away from your foundation.
Clear all drainage ditches and culverts of debris.
Undertake spring landscape maintenance and, if necessary, fertilize young trees.
Education - What It Takes To Be A Realtor
Strong negotiation skills -- I am able to negotiate well and in a manner that is mutually acceptable to all parties involved. In order to be a good negotiator, you must possess strong "people skills" and genuinely enjoy working and dealing with various types of people.
Self-motivation -- Listings don't just appear. I am prepared to work hard on obtaining lots of referrals in order to build a strong client base.
Patience -- Selling a house can be an emotional experience and buying can be very stressful. One of the attributes highly prized in me is my thoroughness and attention to detail.
Knowledge -- A basic grounding in the fundamentals of math is necessary for measuring and appraising property and arranging mortgage financing. Basic computer skills and research skills are also required for access to the Multiple Listing Service and searching for legal documents.
Trustworthiness, diligence and helpfulness -- Buyers and sellers can trust me as their REALTOR®, I have the passion for the business.
Buying or selling a house is a complicated transaction requiring a great deal of knowledge and skill. You can feel confident when you deal with me, who is well-educated, skilled and professional and I can ensure you that you will receive the best possible service and advice.
Choosing the right neighbourhood
When buying a home, the neighbourhood you select will not only play a pivotal role in your family's life, but in the resale value of the property.
One person's ideal neighbourhood however may vary greatly from another's. But, regardless, there are some needs and wants that generally do not change. The distance from your new home to schools, churches and shopping, for example, will not only affect how you and your family settle into your new home, it will also draw or turn off a perspective buyer.
A good first step is to enlist my services. I am very familiar with the communities in which you are looking for and I can answer many of the questions you will develop during your search.
Check the lifestyle A home is a part of a larger community. And some are more desirable than others. Some communities are geared more to young families, others to older adults and still others to singles or an eclectic mix of residents.
Never buy in an unfamiliar community or neighbourhood unless you have spent some time there both during the week and on weekends, day and night. Drive and walk around. Talk to store owners and people you meet on the street. Ask what they think of the neighbourhood.
If there are vacant tracts of land where you plan to buy, check with local authorities to see what the proposed land use might be. The last thing most homeowners want is the development of a mall or a high-rise office building across the road from their newly-purchased property.
Don't let particular things in a home that appeal to you override its location and potential subsequent resale value. When analyzing a potential property, ask yourself if you can imagine living -- not just in this home -- but in this neighbourhood for quite a long time.
Remember that someday you may have to sell your home to someone else and things that may not be important to you -- such as distance to schools, shopping, doctors and work -- may be important to other buyers.
Location, location In addition to finding the right neighbourhood, consider the immediate homes around the particular property you want to buy. Are they well maintained and worth the same or more than the home you are considering?
Is the location a quiet area or a major traffic thoroughfare? What kind of privacy does the backyard provide? Does it get the morning or afternoon sun? If there is no house behind you, who owns the property and how will it be developed?
Homes located further away from the centre of an urban area are generally cheaper. Are you prepared to invest the time and money it takes to commute and how long of a commute are you prepared to commit to? Is there public transit and good access to major highways nearby?
If you have kids in school, what kinds of schools and services are available? Will your kids have to be bused to their school? If a school is close by, will they have to cross any major intersections?
Being close to a school, on the other hand, may have some drawbacks -- few owners want the noise and disturbance of being located right next door.
Finding malls, grocery and specialty stores in urban, residential areas is rarely a problem. But in neighbourhoods further away from urban areas, you may need to drive to the nearest convenience store. And getting to the local grocery store, pharmacy and other support services may require an even longer trek.
It's great to be located near parks and recreational facilities, but few homeowners appreciate the high cast of tennis court lights beaming into their back yard. If the home you are considering backs onto such property, drive around the area and see how often the baseball diamonds, soccer fields, swimming pools and skating rinks are being used and when.
More serious concerns are having such things as gas stations, airports, railway tracks, commercial developments, major highways and cemeteries very close by.
Finally, if your heart is set on finding that one-of-a-kind 150-year old Georgian home, you're not going to find it in a newer development. If you want large bedrooms and bathrooms, narrowing your search to an older part of town where homes are generally smaller, may prove disappointing.
Before making any decisions, think of your lifestyle and how a particular location would enhance or detract from it.