Vol. 30, Issue 3, April 2020
- Julie's Scoop
- Red Day
- Quote of the Day
- Chit Chat… & Krazy Kontests…
- Real Estate Market
- Feeling like Giving Back?
- The Julie Kinnear Team's GEMs (Genuine Evidence of Merit)
- For Sale/Lease - Represented by Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
- Coming Soon!
- A few of our Favourite things
How are you doing? We hope you and your extended friends and families are healthy and safe. Please feel comfortable to reach out if you need any help. Anything at all! (Not just real estate.)
As we are 6 weeks into the Covid-19 State of Emergency it seems that we have settled into this “new normal”, that keeps changing and evolving! Who knows what the future holds. I think the best advice I’ve been given recently is to get comfortable with change. As that is the only thing we know for sure will continue to happen.
How great is it that we have technology to keep us connected and close? Who knew that all the zoom/hangouts/facetime/houseparty options would become so “normal”?
It sounds like every single one of us have had many ups and downs thus far. Our prayers goes out to those families that have lost loved ones. Heartfelt thanks goes out to the heroic efforts of all frontline workers, particularly in health care and everyone who is working and interacting and putting their own health at risk to make sure we are taken care of. Thank goodness we still have groceries, garbage pick up, mail, deliveries, gas, public transit, hardware stores curbside pick up (and of course the LCBO!).
One of the silver linings is Mother Earth has had a pause for the benefit of the environment (and hopefully climate), it has allowed us to witness the possibilities for the future.
That’s sort of it, isn’t it? Just like when a new “impossible” record has been broken, like for example, the sub-4 minute mile by Roger Bannister in 1952, then afterwards so many more were able to conquer it because they knew it was possible. So many new realities and ways of doing things are being created and tested and now happening.
What I find such an interesting and fascinating situation, is that literally the whole world IS in this together. It really is overwhelming if you think about it.
Keep up the physically distancing! Wear your masks and gloves, wash your hands multiple times for many seconds, help those in quarantine, or ill, and please support local businesses. We will be ok. No matter what. No matter how it looks. #Stayhome #Savelives
As realtors our jobs were deemed essential thankfully, which means that we continue to be able to help those who may need to buy or sell right now.
A lot has changed as far as how we go about showing properties, yet much has stayed the same. We are here as your professional advisors to help you make sound decisions and guide you home.
guiding you home™,
P.S. We are here to support you. Feel free to contact us with any questions or needs. You are in our thoughts.
P.P.S. One of our wonderful clients wrote a short letter to me after we recently reminisced about how she had actually bought 2 homes without seeing them personally!
As one of your happy clients and after our discussion, I wanted to share why I am confident that it is possible to buy a house via phone and internet.
Most people won’t think of this method. They want to touch and prod and feel. But this isn't necessary.
I’ve bought two great homes via long distance. One in Victoria, while living in Manitoba in the spring of 2001. And of course, the one in High Park in 2007 while living in Victoria.
You’ll note from the dates, high information via internet didn’t factor into the decisions. It practically didn’t exist.
With all the technology available these days - especially photo and video - neighbourhood info re: schools, shops and so on, buying a home ’sight unseen’ will be an easy decision, especially with you, as the realtor.
Our clients are looking for the best quality information about deciding on best schools and neighbourhoods - that is why we've partnered with a SchoolQ providing invaluable resources! Visit schoolQ.ca/juliekinnearteam & let us know what you think!
May 14 is RED DAY - Keller Williams’ annual day of service in the community. Despite the physical distancing limitations, we are committed to help. Keep an eye out for our team in social media as we “Renew. Energize. Donate.”
Krazy Kontest Winner…
The April winner was Claire Milne - big Kongrats and enjoy your Netflix gift card!
Easter Kontest Winner
We had our own virtual Easter Kolouring Kontest and donated to Stand TOgether - Feed Our HEROES. Thanks to Bridget McCourt, Sawyer Byne & Lena, Ryan, Sofia and Grayson Webster for your wonderful submissions!!
Here are som interesting statistics. See number of listings and prices sold over the last 6 weeks.
In aid of some of Toronto’s most vulnerable populations - please join together in helping the Daily Bread Food Bank as their usage during the pandemic has surged! We know from personal experience what an extraordinary organization and difference they make.
Donate here: https://www.dailybread.ca/covid19/
A company's success is strongly impacted by the customer reviews and for those of us in real estate, Google reviews and Facebook reviews create the biggest impact. We are asking for your help to go online and add your input and we will happily donate to a charity of your choice for your efforts!
You can do it on Google Maps here (it's very very important that you write a comment as well in addition to the rating), or you can also leave the same review on JKT's Facebook page here by clicking on "Yes" next to the "Do you recommend the JKT?" It's true, 5* reviews are almost as precious as a referral nowadays!
“Working with Lisa was such a joy. As a first-time homebuyer, I had no idea what I was in for when the search started, but Lisa made me feel comfortable and made sure I had all the knowledge I needed.
Searching for a condo in Toronto is stressful, but she was so encouraging and enthusiastic that it ended up being a lot of fun! Lisa listened closely to what I was looking for and was an incredible advocate through the whole process. She helped me be well-informed and realistic, while also making sure I didn’t settle for anything less than something I loved.
Now I have a new home that I’m really excited about, and it’s thanks to her tireless work on my behalf and all her knowledge and experience that helped me make an offer than couldn’t be turned down. I am so, SO grateful to Lisa and The Julie Kinnear team for making this such a wonderful experience!”
Interested in new build condos and townhouses? We have access to pre-public sales of new developments. Be sure to get in touch to take advantage of this leg up!
Represented by Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
1291 Royal York Rd. Suite 6
List Price: $6,000
155 Dalhousie St. Suite 762
List Price: $849,900
300 Front St. W. Suite 2612
List Price: $998,000
38 Larkin Ave
List Price: $1,649,000
Bloor West Village/Swansea
11 Bradbrook Road
List Price: $599,000
22 Lesmar Drive
List Price: $498,765
Represented by Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
240 Scarlett Rd. Suite 1201
670 Richmond St. W., Suite 206
Did You Know? We have a large number of awesome trusted realtors in different towns and communities across Ontario, Canada and Internationally. Just get in touch so we can introduce you.
Our purpose is for you to be so outrageously happy with the service we provide that you gladly refer us to your friends and family before you've even bought or sold with us.