For Crying Out Loud, Just Say Something

We are all staring at our smart phones days and nights. From the age of 1 to the age of 99. The phones are ringing, beeping, and making all sorts of sounds to be noticed. So, why on earth don’t we respond?

Why on the phone, via text or e-mail cant we be polite just like we are in a face-to-face communication?

You received documents, or information, or e-card – just say “thank you”!

Someone asked you a question – just respond something, acknowledge, tell them you are working on getting the answer and will get back to them later.

Your phone rings and you cant answer? – text message takes 30 seconds and half a finger move to send – just let them know you are still alive

You don’t know who you are ignoring so don’t ignore. In any case those are people and people don’t deserve to be ignored.

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Call Marina 416-843-1515 today.

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What is Your Priority – Time or Money?

There are people who will spend any time to save a bit of money and there are people who will spend any money to save a bit of time. Who are you?

Our life is just too short to become a professional in everything. You could be OK in many fields, you could be truly brilliant in just a few.
The question is, when you need something done, something that you don’t do everyday and that you don’t really love doing, would you spend time and effort to master the skill or would you pay to get it done?Would you cut your own hair?
Would you fix your kitchen faucet?
Would you sew your new shirt when you need one?
Would you bake a birthday cake for your kid?
Would you do your car oil change?
Would you replace your roof yourself?

and
Would you sell your own house?

Many of this things if done yourself would save you money but not time. There are also other risks involved and one of the risks is messing it up so badly that you would waste both your time and your money.

There are things, that I would never do no matter how much it costs. I will never touch accounting. I will not try to fix anything related to electricity, computers or cars. I cant sing.

There are also things, that I can do, but I have to admit – I suck at pet grooming, I am a horrible gardener, I make disgusting coffee and I cant golf (once I got a standing ovation from the club house people after I managed to hit a ball, finally, after 40 minutes of ridiculous attempts)

But, I am brilliant at selling houses, great at negotiations and fabulous at finding dream homes, even when the buyer does not even suspect this was their dream home 🙂

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Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

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Your Property Is The Product

They say, “Home is where the heart is.” How true! That’s why, when selling your property, it’s important to realize that your home – your heart — is moving to another place. Your current property is now a product that you want to sell quickly, and for the best price possible.

Making that mental transition, however, isn’t easy. After all, you probably have at least one fond memory associated with every room in your house! Here’s a tip: Pack up the personal items, such as pictures and trophies. Rearrange the furniture. Make it look like someone else’s home.

When you let go of your emotional attachment to your property, you’ll be able to be more objective when preparing it for sale.

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
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Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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Is It A Mountain? Or A Molehill?

There’s an old expression: Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. It refers, of course, to putting a problem or issue in the right perspective. Some things just aren’t worth worrying that much about – the molehills. However, there are other things that you do need to be concerned about – the mountains.

What does all this have to do with buying a home?

It’s difficult to find a property on the market that is absolutely perfect and has no issues what-so-ever. Even if you find a home that you fall in love with and that meets all your requirements, there are bound to be one or two areas of concern. That’s normal.

The trick is to determine whether a particular concern is a mountain or a molehill. For example, say you want a home with four bedrooms, but find one with three. That may seem like a big problem. But if you look closer, you may find that one of the rooms in the finished basement can easily be converted into a comfortable spare bedroom.

That particular issue is really a molehill, and shouldn’t prevent you from putting that home on your shortlist.

On the other hand, say you want a home in a nice neighbourhood with local parks for your kids and a sidewalk out front. If a property you’re considering doesn’t have those features, you might not think it’s a serious issue. But consider how difficult it will be to take young kids for a walk and decide where you think they’ll play. You may actually have a mountain in front of you.

So, when shopping for a home, you need to understand which are minor issues that can be easily dealt with, and which are major issues that will seriously impact your enjoyment of the home.

That’s where a good Realtor® can help. Call Marina 416-843-1515 today!

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Marina Gavrylyuk
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Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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Getting Schooled On Local Schools

If you have kids, the local school will be a big part of your new home buying decision.

That’s why it’s important to get a school’s “vital statistics”, such as:

  • Safety record
  • Curriculum
  • Accommodation for special needs
  • Awards
  • Average class sizes
  • Extracurricular activities. (sports, arts, crafts, technology, etc.)
  • Scores on standardized achievement tests
  • Daily schedules and vacations

Even such seemingly inconsequential details as hours of operation can be important. If school starts a half hour later than you expected, you may not be able to drop off your kids on your way to work and therefore, you will need to make other arrangements.

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty
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Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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Protecting Your Home from Germs

According to studies, colds and flu bugs are passed from one person to another more often in the home than in any other location, including school and the workplace. Of food-based bacterial infections, 65% are picked up at home.


What can you do to reduce the risk?

Obviously, keeping rooms clean is important. But, according to The Lung Association, you are 200 times more likely to pick up a germ in the kitchen than in any other room, including the bathroom! So give the kitchen priority when cleaning.

Most people know to keep countertops, sinks and toilets clean and sanitized. But when was the last time you cleaned your computer keyboard, children’s toys, bedside tables, and door knobs? Experts say these areas have among the highest concentration of bacteria in a home!

When it comes to airborne viruses, such as those that cause the flu, be sure to use a tissue when coughing or sneezing. When a tissue is not readily available, use the shoulder of your sleeve or inner elbow, rather than your hand.

By taking some simple precautions, experts say you can reduce your, and your family’s, risk of getting a cold, flu or bacterial infection by as much as 50%.

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Marina Gavrylyuk
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Marina Gavrylyuk
Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
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Putting a Price on Lifestyle

Shopping for a house is as much a lifestyle decision as it is a financial one. After all, unless you’re a professional real estate investor, you’re not just buying a house – you’re buying a home.

Sure, there are important financial matters to consider, such as mortgage rates, payments and resale values. But when deciding whether or not to make an offer, you also need to think about how that home will impact the quality of your life. So, it’s important not to let an attractive list price distract you from considering a home that has features that may be worth paying a little more for. You should determine the lifestyle features that are important to you and your family and factor them into the purchase price of any home. For example, have you considered the value of:

  • A large kitchen and a comfortable recreational room with a wet bar? Perfect if you entertain a lot.
  • A quiet room or cozy alcove? Ideal if you like to read, sew, build model airplanes, or surf the net.
  • A backyard with the right combination of sun and shade? Priceless if you love to garden.
  • A relatively flat, rather than inclined, driveway? Great for a game of one-on-one basketball with the kids.
  • A spacious deck or patio area? Hours of enjoyment for the BBQ fanatic in the family.
  • Parks, recreation centres, and schools within walking distance? A real time-saver if you have children.
  • Local green space and trails? Ideal if you have a dog to walk or are a jogger.

Taking these “lifestyle factors” into account will put the asking price into perspective, and help you determine how much the home is really worth to you.

Your Real Estate Connection:
Marina Gavrylyuk
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www.MarinaG.ca
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Marina Gavrylyuk

Sales Representative
Sutton Group-Summit Realty Inc. Brokerage

1100 Burnhamthorpe Road West #27
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 4G4

Cell: 416-843-1515 Tel.: 905-897-9555
Email: Marina@MarinaG.ca
Web: www.MarinaG.ca
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