By: Gavin Chen

JULY 2021

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In the days before the internet, when people were looking for a professional – a contractor, for example – they would often ask a friend or neighbour, “Do you know a good plumber?” Well, guess what?  The same thing still happens today!  It’s just done a little differently.  These days, people often ask for recommendations online, such as on t...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

JUNE 2021

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Often, in old western movies, when the good guys were overwhelmed or in danger, the cavalry would come riding to the rescue. It made for an exciting scene! These days, you may never get into a situation where you need soldiers on horseback to help you.  However, it can be all-too-easy to become overwhelmed with questions and concerns, particularly when it comes to real estate. When that ha...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

MAY 2021

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I hope you’re enjoying the spring season so far! I have a quick question for you: What kind of professional do you like to work with? For me — whether it’s an accountant, lawyer or investment advisor — I prefer to work with someone who continually adds value.  By that, I mean someone who provides excellent advice, is responsive when I have questions, puts my best int...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

APRIL 2021

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It’s not uncommon for people to think of a real estate agent as someone who only helps buy or sell properties.  And, of course, that’s a big part of what I do for my clients.  But you may not realize that I do a lot more. For example, if you have questions about the local market, you can contact me.  I’m happy to answer your questions and, if needed, provide you w...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

MARCH 2021

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A big benefit of having a professional you can trust is knowing that you never have to go it alone.  For example, if you work with a good tax accountant, you never have to search the internet trying to find an answer to a pressing tax question.  You just need to make a call.  That saves you time, frustration and worry — especially if you would otherwise be relying on answers f...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

FEBRUARY 2021

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Did you know that there are many homeowners who are considering selling their homes over the next few months?  In fact, you might even be considering making a move yourself.  Why do I bring this up?  Well, it’s conceivable that, while chatting with a neighbour or friend, you might be asked, “Do you know a good real estate agent?”  If that happens, I hope you&r...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

JANUARY 2021

Tags: 2021 NEWSLETTER, ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY BESPOKE REALTY, GAVIN CHEN, THE GAVIN CHEN TEAM, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, MISSISSAUGA REAL ESTATE

I hope 2021 has been off to a great start for you! If you have any big plans for the year, you might be interested in this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” I would add, “Plan early.”  We know that the sooner you get started, the more likely you are to ultimately succeed. Say, for example, you’re thinking of selling yo...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

DECEMBER 2020

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Welcome to December!  If you’re like many people, you’ll be taking some time this month to reflect on those you’ve come to appreciate in 2020: friends, family, neighbours even professional acquaintances. The list of people I’ll be thinking about this year includes my clients and real estate contacts - and that, of course, means you too. Let me take this opportunity t...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

NOVEMBER 2020

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Happy autumn.  Let’s hope the coming season treats us all well! Speaking of seasons, you may have noticed that the real estate market seems to have seasons.  Traditionally, it’s slower in some months and busier in others.  In fact, that might lead you to try to “time” the market and sell when it’s hot. But, be careful. Like the weather, the real esta...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

OCTOBER 2020

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Have you ever noticed that, when it comes to real estate, there’s news, and then there's news you can actually use? For example, most major newspapers, both print and online, publish updates on the real estate market — but only nationally and regionally.  They don’t tell you what's going on in your specific neighbourhood because, by necessity, they can only cover a ...Read More