TEAM WEIR NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2018

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As 2018 draws to a close I would like to say a heartfelt ‘merci’ to our clients and to give everyone, regardless of where you live now, a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice.  To enter, all you have to do is SHARE our Facebook Page at TEAM WEIR YOUR TRUSTED REAL ESTATE CONNECTION or go to our website at www.davidweir.com and send us an email. You can also see a picture of our last $500 winner at both of these locations. 

Once again, we are pleased to tell you that your trust in us has allowed Team Weir to finish as the top Realtors® in the entire Quinte Region and #7 of more than 18,000 Royal LePage Realtors® nationwide in 2018.  

More importantly, your patronage allows us to support organizations and people who need a ‘hand up’. We are proud to ‘give back’ to local women and children’s shelters, food banks, the SPCA, the ALS Foundation, and many others.

To you and yours, to our first responders, and to our men and women in uniform, have a wonderful and safe holiday season. 

2018 2017 %Change
Total # of Residential Listings in November 210 249 -15.7%
Total # of Residential Listings YTD 4439 4451 -0.3%
Total # of Residential Sales in November 168 198 -15.2%
Total # of Residential Sales YTD 2691 3320 -18.9%
Total Residential Sales Dollar Volume November $60,337,168 $58,373,340 3.4%
Total Residential Sales Dollar Volume YTD $902,780,593 $992,165,215 -9.0%

Have You Gone Noseblind?

Noseblindness is actually a thing. According to Dr. Richard Doty, the director of the Smell and Taste Center at the University of Pennsylvania, “You adapt to the smells around you.” It’s why you return from holidays and suddenly realize you need to open the windows – because when you’ve been away from your home, your nasal senses “reset” and you are smelling your home anew, just like a potential buyer might when entering your home for the first time.

Whether it’s pet odours, shoes, sports equipment, “Eau de Teenager,” or fridge and pantry items that have expired, we can all become noseblind. A good, old-fashioned deep clean is a must, including laundering bedding and pillows, cleaning the inside of refrigerators, pantries and ovens, steam-cleaning carpeting, and deep-cleaning pet bedding and litter areas is a must.

No product or perfume in the world can compare to the freshly-scrubbed smell of clean. For more information on how to prepare for the sale of your home please visit our Sellers Series and contact Team Weir.


Energy Saving Tips From Hydro One 

With the cold weather in the air it seems like an appropriate time to share some energy saving tips from Hydro One.

  • Using a hot water tank insulating blanket can reduce heat loss by as much as 40%.
  • Maintaining a clean dryer vent not only saves energy but also reduces the risk of a fire.
  • Cover your air conditioner to prolong the life of your unit while minimizing loss of efficiency.
  • Vacuum the coils on the back of your refrigerator.
  • Replace the older style light bulbs in your home with LED bulbs.
  • Use a smart thermostat. Every one degree of adjustment can save you 2% on your hydro bill.

If you’re ready to upgrade your furnace this year, check out the Heating and Cooling Incentives offered by Hydro One. Do you want to track your energy use and set up alerts for power outages? Log in to your Hydro One Account or register today!


For more great tips and information visit our Blog and find us on Facebook. Click here to Contact Team Weir.


Holiday & Winter Fire Safety 

At Team Weir, the safety of your family and your home is important to us.

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you a list of safety tips as published by Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, to ensure you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season.

  • Check holiday lights for fraying or broken wires and plugs. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines as to how many multiple strands can be joined together, as a fire hazard could result from overload. Enjoy indoor holiday lighting only while someone is home, and turn them off before going to bed at night.
  • Candles add a welcoming, festive feeling, and need to be placed in stable holders and located away from flammable items, drafts, pets and children. Never leave burning candles unattended, even for a short time.
  • Keep live Christmas trees in a water-filled stand and check daily for dehydration. Needles should not easily break off a freshly cut tree. Brown needles or lots of fallen needles indicate a dangerously dried-out tree which should be discarded immediately. Always use nonflammable decorations in the  home, and never use lights, even LED types, on a dried-out tree.

To view this list in its entirety please visit Holiday & Winter Fire Safety.

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • December is the month when most proposals of marriage are accepted.
  • Spiders and spider webs are considered good luck on Christmas.
  • December 12th is Poinsettia Day.
  • December 28th is considered by some to be the unluckiest day of the year.
  • “Jingle bells” was composed in 1857, and was meant to be a Thanksgiving song.
  • The first artificial Christmas tree was made in Germany, out of goose feathers dyed green.

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