CENTURY 21 Northern Choice Realty Ltd., Brokerage*
- 213 First Street South
Kenora, ON P9N 1C2
Welcome to my Website
I was born and raised in the City of Kenora and am proud to call Kenora my home. I have been selling real estate for over 30 years in the Kenora area, the last fifteen as a Real Estate Broker. I specialize in Residential, Commercial, Vacant Land, and Condo's.
I feel that community involvement is crucial in a smaller City. I am currently involved in the following:
- Member of the City of Kenora's Planning advisory Committee since 2003. Acting as Chair of the committee since 2013.
- Chair of the City of Kenora's Property Standards Committee.
- Currently a member of the Thunder Bay Real Estate Board professional standards committee
- Past recipient of the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration "Volunteer Service Award" for 5 years of dedicated volunteer service.
- Harbourfest Director since 2008. Retiring my position in April of 2018
- Past Director of "Boobie Nights" which raised towards the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation Digital Imaging Campaign
Most recently recognized by Century 21 Canada for obtaining the level of "Centurion" in 2015 and again in 2017. This level of achievement places myself in the top 6.54% of Century 21 Agents throughout Canada.
I am currently a member of the City Of Kenora's Planning Advisory Committee.
I am proud to say that I was born and raised in Kenora. I am married to my wife Susie and have 2 children, Danielle and Jordan currently residing on the west coast.
I enjoy spending time at my cottage in the summer.
I reside at my cottage during the summer months at Storm Bay on the Lake of The Woods taking full advantage of Lake Living.
Home Staging Tips
Before you put your home on the market, make sure it looks its best to maximize your return. Take some time and consider the following tips to help you sell your home faster and for the right price!
Make the space smell nice! Open windows, or bake cookies before showings.
Curb appeal. First impressions are very important so make sure the exterior of your home reflects the right look that you are looking for. Replacing the entry door is one of the highest returns on investments that you can do to your home.
Paint your home. Paint is an inexpensive way to freshen up both the interior and exterior of a home. Try to keep colors neutral.
What to Look for When Viewing a Home
When buying a home it is easy to fall in love with a home's appearance, but it’s important to look deeper into the home before you decide to purchase. A careful inspection of the home during your viewing can help you eliminate the homes with too many defects.
First Impressions Count
The Outside of the House can tell you a lot. Look at the condition of the roof and external walls. External problems like cracks in the walls or foundation may not be covered by house insurance.
On the inside, if the owners don’t bother keeping the house clean and attractive, how well are they doing in fixing problems, like water leaks? Look for water stains or bulges on the walls or ceilings. This could mean there’s a water problem.
Do Things Work?
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate so pay close attention to the details. Check the water pressure and drainage by turning on taps or flushing the toilet. Also check for dirty water. It could be a sign.
Most of us don’t plan on replacing all our furniture when we move, so make sure the ones you keep will fit in to the new home. It’s a good idea to bring a measuring tape to make sure your favourite items don’t have to be left behind.
Make sure the home you’re looking at is big enough to accommodate your things. Look at storage spaces like closets, basements and the garage.
Floors should be smooth, even, and solid. Soft springy sections, excessive squeaking, and unevenness are all indications that expensive repairs may be needed. If you intend on renovating, check to see if there are floorboards under old carpets and their condition.
When you’re close to finding the right home for you, it’s time to hire a certified Home Inspector to perform a Professional Home Inspection. Inspectors can spot problems that the average person would never find and they can usually advise you on how much it will cost to make the repairs. A home inspection can help you determine whether or not you are going to make an offer on a house, and if you decide to go ahead, just how much that offer is going to be.