Category Archives: TrilliumWest

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Winterizing your home in Guelph

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It’s time of year again Guelph home owners! It’s officially time to get ready for winter. So, I decided to put together a few tips for winterizing your home that will help save you money on heating costs, protect your home from the harshness of the winter months and keep unecessary repair costs from adding up. Here we go. CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS The reason why: It’s very important to keep your gutters flowing freely to allow proper drainage. You need to get up there and make sure everything is clear or better yet get a local handyman or someone comfortable…

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What it means to be a Green Realtor®

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When Ruth decided to became a REALTOR® in 2005 the first thing on her agenda was to complete the necessary courses to become an Accredited Greenagent™ and a member of The National Association Of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB), thus becoming one of the first to hold this accreditation in the Guelph and Rockwood area.  A “Green REALTOR®?”  Really?  Isn’t this more “greenwashing”? Your skepticism is warranted, so let’s clarify what a green realtor looks like.  To begin with, it’s a realtor with knowledge about energy efficiency options you have to minimize energy cost and reduce emissions – regardless of…

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Balance | Michelle Ivy

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Certainly one of the most recognizable names in our real estate community, Michelle Ivy sits down with me this week to talk life with two kids, investment properties and even a little sports.   • With a new little one, how have you managed the balance of life and work over the past year? Time management is a crucial element needed to survive in this field regardless of whether a Realtor has children or not, as our schedules are far from a standard 9-5pm workday.  Balancing work, home life, and extra-curricular activities wouldn’t be possible without the on-call help and support…

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