CENTURY 21 Shield Realty Ltd., Brokerage*
- 465 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON K6J 3R3
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Allow me to unroll a red carpet and introduce you to your PREMIUM Real Estate Specialist: Sophie Goudreau.
Sophie was born and raised in Montreal, fluent in French & English. She lived in Ontario for more than 20 years. Formerly, a top sales achiever for several renowned companies, including Fortune 500 companies, an ''Award Winning'' Sales & Marketing Consultant, Sophie was voted ''Rookie Of The Year'' 10 years ago in her first year after joining Century 21. In addition, she received several Real Estate Achievement Awards in the last few years. To help you reach your goals, she offers you creative marketing strategies, FREE staging consultations and profitable negotiation skills. She stands out in this competitive field with her treasure chest of solutions. Sophie believes in being proactive in various types of markets, at any time of year, and providing close communications to her valued clients. Anytime is a...GOOD TIME TO SELL. Sophie Goudreau’s mission is to make your moving experience…MAGICAL! : “My effective marketing & advertising plan has proven to be unique & successful over and over again. Whether you are BUYING or SELLING, I am committed to making my client’s experience, a pleasant, stress-free and especially – a profitable one!”
Just like on the Home Staging shows & other Real Estate TV shows, Sophie is one of the few agents who stages homes (setting the stage for selling): “For very little or no money at all, I will help you make sure your home looks, feels and smells its best in your competitive market of other similar homes, which in turn will bring you more money in your pocket. Not to mention that it will sell faster than others because your home will stand out and be more tempting to buyers.“Please take the time to review my statistics supporting this information listed above.”
Sophie’s passion for the artistic world combined with her compassionate involvement in the community as a volunteer for countless hours in various organizations is one of the reasons that make her a well rounded individual. After volunteering as a Foster Parent between (Past President of the Foster Parent Association of the Region of Peel) 1995-2005, it helped her develop a deep understanding of the various needs of family living in multiple communities. Furthermore, Sophie was a spokesperson for the “Run for the Cure” with the Region of Peel’s Breast Cancer Foundation where she hosted the run for thousands of supporters for several years in a row: “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to mix business with pleasure, since I can apply the things I love to do the most in my business on a daily basis. The greatest personal satisfaction I get is from knowing I was able to help families/individuals with the most important purchase/sale of their life and guiding them in making the MOST intelligent and well-informed decisions!”
As you probably know, Century 21 is THE largest real estate organization in the world, selling trillions of real estate every year. At Century 21, there is a house sold somewhere in the world every minute versus less than half by other agencies. Sophie strongly believes that her clients deserve and shall receive the finest services ever offered by any real estate organization. For your convenience, she designed an exceptional stress-free buying/selling system in place that will help you put your mind at ease: Exclusive-One-Stop-Shop from lawyers to mortgage brokers, designers, home inspectors, movers, handyman services and more, Sophie can guide you with all the services you may need.
If you are thinking of BUYING/SELLING a home, cottage/business, Sophie will be delighted to assist you with your real estate needs. She brings her 20+ years of knowledge in trading real estate, her genuine personality and her magic touch to the rendez-vous. Moreover, she provides a solution focussed approach to your needs. From Cornwall to Ottawa or Toronto to Mississauga, she serves her clients in any of the surrounding areas, including in the province of Quebec where she is working in close partnership with another Century 21 agent. In fact, she is in the process of applying for her Quebec real estate licence to eventually be able to finalize all of her client’s real estate transactions herself in both provinces.
Sophie makes it her primary mission to make your moving experience…MAGICAL!
-AVERAGE 7-10 DAYS* ON THE MARKET (*some restrictions apply)
-99% OF SOPHIE'S LISTED PROPERTIES SELL!!! (compared to the market average of properties listed & sold: Approx. ONLY 30-50% of listed properties actually sell in the current market!)
-AN AVERAGE OF $1500 and more of surplus profit due to proper preparation in selling your home*
(*some restrictions apply)
Buying a Home: What You Can Afford
If you're thinking of purchasing your first home, you probably have a lot of great ideas about what you'd like - such as several thousand square feet of living space, a two-car garage, large fenced-in lot, one or two fireplaces and a panoramic view. But it may be time for a reality check.
Most first-time buyers want their dream home right away. However, that dream home likely sells for several hundred thousand dollars and the down payment is more than you earn in two years. Not to mention the mortgage payments - which are three times your monthly take-home salary, in some cases!
The best way to deal with this reality is to match your financial capabilities with the home that meets as many of your needs as possible.
Many first-time buyers purchase what is commonly known as a "Starter Home". There's nothing wrong with this approach. In fact, it's good common sense to avoid buying a home that will stretch your budget to its breaking point. Remember, the starter home is just that - a way to get started in a long-term real estate investment.
Call me today and I can help you get on your way to home owndership!
MARKETING: - Professional Marketing Certificate, Lassalle College (Mtl). Plus several other marketing certificates from renowned Institutions. - A proven Sales track record. - AWARD WINNING Sales & Marketing Specialist, Sophie worked for two Fortune 500 companies where she distinguished her work for the past twenty years. Some of the positions held in her Sales & Marketing career were:
- Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Director, Senior Sales Manager, Real Estate Coach, Real Estate Sales Specialist (10 years +). Back in 2008, she also had the privilege to work on a pilot Real Estate TV show. In 2012, Sophie helped launch a brand new 30 million dollar luxurious waterfront Real Estate project’s Sales & Marketing plan. This glamorous condo project is to be amongst THE BEST CONDO RESORT in Canada.
Sophie received numerous Real Estate Awards: Rookie of the Year, Master Diamond & Master Silver as part of a consistent top producer in her Real Estate career, also part of a ''Top 10'' Sales Team in a top producing office (Century 21 Millennium in Brampton, Ontario #10 in sales for all of Canada from 2005-2011).
STRONG NEGOTIATION SKILLS: A real estate agent must be honest, a powerful negotiator and doing so in a manner that is mutually acceptable to all parties involved. ''One of the most successful transaction I had the pleasure to experience has been selling a Dr.'s home in Mississauga, Ontario, for a little over $50,000 over asking price due to several offers presented simultaneously, all this was unfolded in less than a single week after listing the property. My client cashed in after seriously considering & applying my suggestions such as going with my suggested list price, followed staging presentation strategies and allowed me to apply my unique negotiation strategies so they could reap all the rewards on their hard work, shortly after.'' Sophie will be delighted to share several success stories with you once you seize the oportunity to meet with her. She can provide you with more examples of what you can do to feature your home at its best. Sophie's clients come from various walks of life: she worked with first-time buyers, retired couples, business people, doctors and more.
STAGING: Just like on the various Home Staging shows & other similar real estate TV shows, Sophie is one of the few agents who stage homes (setting the stage for selling): "For very little or no money at all, I will help you make your home look like the best in your competitive market of other similar homes which in turn will bring you more money in your pocket, not to mention that it will sell faster than others because your home will look a lot more tempting to the buyer." Please take the time to review my statistics supporting this information below, at the bottom of this page.
BILINGUAL: Fluent in French and English
Licenced with OREA - Ontario Real Estate Association