APRIL 2019

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You’ve probably heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers”. That expression says a lot about how some things in life work. Sometimes we have to endure some rain before we can enjoy the sunshine and flowers.

Take my world for example. Every week I see people out on their own trying to find a new home. Some of them experience a lot of frustration and disappointment as they try to make sense of the market, search for the right properties to see, and then try to negotiate the best deal.

As a professional real estate sales associate, I understand how homes are bought and sold, so I can minimize the “rain” my clients experience. I can help make the entire process as trouble-free and rewarding as possible. That’s why I love my job!

I help my clients get to the “May flowers” a lot sooner. So, if there’s anything I can do to help you experience a little less rain, contact me. I’m here to help.

Finally, even if you are not in the real estate market at this time, please check out our Team Facebook page for giveaways, ongoing real estate information, and much more! 

2019 2018 %Change
Total # of Residential Listings in March 463 515 -10.1%
Total # of Residential Listings YTD 1095 1069 2.4%
Total # of Residential Sales in March 222 261 -14.9%
Total # of Residential Sales YTD 507 520 -2.5%
Total Residential Sales Dollar Volume March $76,165,193 $88,167,801 -13.6%
Total Residential Sales Dollar Volume YTD $171,512,366 $170,011,051 0.9%

Asbestos: What You Need To Know

As published by Pillar To Post, below is some helpful information if you’ve been told your home has asbestos.

“For years, asbestos was widely used in wall and ceiling insulation, vinyl flooring, insulation for heating ducts, pipe wrap for water heating systems, roof tiles, acoustic ceiling tiles and much more. Many of these materials are still present in thousands of homes. Breathing asbestos fibres over a long period of time can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Is it always a problem? Asbestos poses a health risk when the fibres become airborne, which can happen if materials are crumbling or damaged. If there is minor localized damage, it can be professionally repaired by encapsulating the asbestos fibres with a specialized sealant. If the asbestos-containing material is in good condition, the best course of action may be to simply leave it alone.

The biggest risk is when homeowners and other non-professionals attempt asbestos removal themselves. Disturbing asbestos usually makes it dangerous. If it must be removed, it’s a job for an expert who will also properly dispose of it. In some cases, such as a home renovation, asbestos removal is the only option.”

For more information regarding asbestos please visit Asbestos in the home published by Health Canada.

Worried You Won’t Find The Home You Want? 

If you’re thinking of selling your home, you may be concerned that you won’t be able to find the kind of property you’re looking to buy. After all, getting into a more desirable home is the main reason many people move in the first place.

Should you be concerned?

There are a couple of things to consider:

First, think about the last time you purchased a car. You probably had a price range in mind and a general idea of the kind of vehicle you wanted. After visiting a few dealerships – or shopping online – you probably discovered seven or eight models that fit your criteria.

Even with that limited selection, you were likely able to pick one that was right for you.

Well, that’s good news. In the real estate market, there are probably dozens of properties available that meet many or all of your criteria. So, the odds are in your favour that you’ll find a property you love.

Secondly, new properties come on the market all the time. As your Realtor®, I will keep an eye out on your behalf and quickly alert you to new listings that match your needs and wishes.

Is it possible that you still won’t find a home that’s absolutely perfect for you in every way? Of course it is. However, there is an excellent chance you’ll get into a property that has everything you need and most, if not all, of what you want.

That’s not just encouraging. It’s exciting! If you’re considering selling your home contact Team Weir today!

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A Bird’s Eye View Of Selling Your Home

If you haven’t sold a home before, the process can seem complex and even intimidating. It really isn’t. In fact, the steps to selling your property – quickly and for the best price – are straightforward, although not necessarily easy.

Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the steps to expect:

  • Determine what your property will likely sell for on today’s market. This is referred to as the Current Market Value.
  • Decide on a list price. Doing this properly is crucial. If you set the price too high, you’ll discourage buyers from seeing your home. On the other hand, if the price is too low, you may be leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
  • Prepare your home for sale. This involves cleaning, de-cluttering, fixing and staging so that your property wows potential buyers.
  • Market and promote the property to the marketplace. This needs to be done effectively to maximize the number of qualified buyers who find out about and become interested in your listing.
  • Show your property to buyers interested in seeing it.
  • Negotiate offers effectively so that you sell your property for the best price and conditions.
  • Make a deal and begin the transaction paperwork!

Of course, you don’t have to do it all alone! As your Realtor®, I will do most of the heavy-lifting for you. I’ll be by your side throughout the process, helping ensure your home sale is trouble-free and successful.

For more great information on selling your home visit our Sellers Series or contact Team Weir today!



  • April is named for Aphrodite.
  • The diamond is April’s birthstone.
  • The two flowers of April are the daisy and sweet pea.
  • It was on 6 April 1896 that the first Olympics of the modern era were held.
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, April is the same as October in the Northern Hemisphere.

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