If you're thinking about renovating, make sure to consider every detail in advance. Careful planning will not only keep you sane during the upheaval but will also ensure you get the most for your money. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Be Flexible - Aside from a lack of privacy, you'll be dealing with dust, noise, mess and disorganization. If you expect delays, you won’t be quite so frustrated when they occur. Time Is Money - Make sure you agree (in writing) on a completion date. Consider offering a bonus if the work's done before the date and a penalty for every day beyond. Stay In the Loop - Communication is key so schedule regular progress reports that include details on behind the scenes work such as wiring. Contractors don't like to be micromanaged but they shouldn't mind keeping you up date throughout the process. Kidding Around - Be sure to set aside some toys for the kids. Also, line up some playdates so you're able to escape the construction zone chaos. Finally, make a list of local outings for fun family getaways. Plan Ahead - Prepare and freeze meals in bulk for quick and easy dinners. Also, take this opportunity to donate unwanted items to charity so that your newly renovated home isn't full of unnecessary clutter.
Watching your home transform into something new is an exciting experience but it's also very inconvenient. The secret to making sure everything goes smoothly is to remain calm throughout the process and to plan ahead. If you keep that in mind, your dream home will be a reality before you know it!
ABOUT JOHNSON ASSOCIATES HALTON LTD., BROKERAGE
Johnson Associates Halton Ltd., Realtor is the Halton Hills/Erin/Caledon marketplace's leading Real Estate Broker offering services in residential resales, industrial, commercial, investment properties, farms, lots, acreage, custom homes and Town and Country homes. "Since opening in Georgetown our goal was to provide a top quality service to the public through a successful reputable group of salespeople." With 50+ sales representatives in Georgetown, Acton, Erin, Caledon marketplace, Johnson Associates has become the largest area Realtor and their bright red "For Sale" and "Sold" signs are a well-recognized symbol in the community since 1967.
#1 in Marketshare in the Halton Hills, Erin and Caledon
"As an independently owned non-franchise operation, we have had to overcome not having a nationally recognized name. We feel that a company is only as successful as the salespeople that make it up and we are proud that we have working with us the top career professionals in our business." Johnson salespeople continuously focus on personal education to keep up with new marketing ideas, sales concepts, business practices and legal changes by taking courses, attending seminars and through in-house training programs.Johnson Associates has also been an innovator in the Real Estate business using leading edge computer technology for front desk operations, appointment generation, paging systems, agent access records, etc. "Top salespeople expect modern business systems to assist them in providing an effective service to their clientele." Johnson salespeople are aware of all property showings when the appointments are made, have access to information from Brampton, Halton Hills Gerogetown and surrounding areas, including Oakville/Milton, Orangeville/Erin and Toronto Real Estate Boards, have available direct dialing services incoming and outgoing from Oshawa to Oakville, and have 24 hour answering and paging services and high speed Internet access lines together with many unique marketing concepts.
Johnson Associates has been an innovator in Real Estate
Johnson Associates is a local company providing significant employment, including 50 salespeople, 10 support staff. The salespeople and the company are involved in the community where they make their living. Their families shop, bank, sponsor the summer Red Cross (Canadian Blood Services) clinic, assist in Kinsmen's Santa's Helper Christmas drive, have made significant donations to the Town of Halton Hills Civic Centre, assisted in fundraising for Georgetown and District Memorial Hospital and provide scholarships for Co-operative Education Achievement in Georgetown, Acton and Erin high schools, Georgetown's Localmotion campaign, Georgetown Little Theatre, Halton Hills spring/summer catalogue, Chamber of Commerce map centerfold, Arena Board advertising, as well as supporting numerous sports and other charitable projects. Real Estate is a local business and the people who work here are your neighbours and friends - they participate in the things that make Halton Hills a great place to work.
Johnson Associates, through its salespeople and employees, has grown to earn the #1 Real Estate market share in the Halton Hills / Erin / Caledon marketplace by providing an effective quality service to the public. The company slogan is:
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