Who is working for you?

Are you better off to work with the realtor who listed the home you want to buy or with a realtor who is working for you? John Deak explains why bringing your own realtor is in your best interest.

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The unexpected scenario

When I made the decision to become a Realtor, I knew that I would encounter all sorts of people, situations and scenarios in my new career. In the year that I have been in this profession, I can’t say I’ve seen it all because new things keep popping up, but I can say I’ve already…

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Helping: It’s what I do. How can I help you?

The daily life of a Real Estate agent isn’t all about signing contracts or shuffling paper. Oh no, not at all. It’s about doing what you can to make sure that everyone is happy. You do what you can to help. How can I help?  Here is a bit of a glimpse….. Well, so far…

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Shameless plug: the great head shot

I hate having my picture taken. There…I said it!  Apparently when I was a kid, I would make faces  when the camera came out, and would get yelled at for it. To this day, I can hear that yelling in the back of my memory banks and dread the thought of the next closeup. Not…

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A Dog’s Life: Okanagan Style

Who likes dogs? Come on now, put up your hand! I’m seeing lots of hands out there! I was 13 when I got my first dog…a West Highland Terrier named Fritz. He was given to us by a German family friend named Fred, who was moving and needed to find him a new home.Fritz was…

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Tipping the Scales, What Gets You There?

What tips the scale for you? When decisions have to be made, what is that very thing that makes you pull the trigger and say “alright, dammit!” When I was 6 years old, a big tabby cat decided to wander into our yard and make us his new family. My Dad wasn’t going to have…

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It’s Time to Ride!

How can you tell it’s bike season already? Take a look around you and see the warm sunny weather and the road sweeping crews all over town. I’ve never seen it start so early or as nice, and I’m not complaining. Knowing that the evenings of spinning on the stationary trainer and watching the tube…

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