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How did our beautiful little community of Barrie, Ont., our cosy city by the bay, become such a hot commodity that any house on the market is being snapped up by insatiable buyers without so much as a financing clause?
The subject line in the email is always the same: “Sale of House.” The next lines are usually all the same as well. “After much consideration, we have decided to go with another agent.”
There’s a new kid in interior design town, and it’s called hygge. No longer do we have to worry about the alignment of the furniture with the windows, to create a positive energy flow around the house.
Some say a house is just bricks and mortar. An abode. A place to hang your hat. I believe there are energies that inhabit every home. Both good and bad.
“They thought you were very nice,” said my friend, “but they didn’t think you would be aggressive enough.” I take that as a compliment.
As is the case more often than not in our real estate profession, I was happy to be there as a therapy of sorts.
The main goal of salespeople, I have learned, is to help people solve a problem. If someone doesn’t have a problem, you don’t have a job.
I have a special place in my heart for Victorian-style homes. The quaint porches that invite visitors; the charming gabled roof tops; the fact that many of them that exist today still feature the carriage house.
When I started to feel myself cringing every time I received a new email from them wanting to see another property, I knew a change was needed.