Spotlight: Sudbury Realtors®: Making It Look Easy is Hard Work
What happens when you make your job look too easy…? If you’re the Sudbury Real Estate Board, you launch the #MYTHvsREALTY awareness campaign to tear down those myths and show the reality of life as a Realtor®.
What happens when you make your job look too easy…?
If you’re the Sudbury Real Estate Board, you launch the #MYTHvsREALTY awareness campaign to tear down those myths and show the reality of life as a Realtor®. The campaign was launched in the fall of 2018 and encouraged the public to identify the misconceptions they may have, while recognizing the value of Realtors® and the dozens of different jobs they do to help you buy or sell a house.
Of the myths compiled for the campaign, two of the most popular were related to how easy it seems to be to do the job. Far from true! Let us breakdown those realities:
Myth #1 - Realtors® are lazy...it's a cushy job
We even made a commercial to bring this myth to life! Check it out:
The job of a Realtor® can often be challenging and all-consuming; it’s basically a 24/7 job!
For many, there is no "start and finish" to their days or weeks. Nights, weekends, holidays...no time is off-limits. Late at night watching the big game, during dinner, at the mall, at the beach – most Realtors® are on-call and can be accessed virtually anywhere.
Myth #2– Selling a home is as easy as putting up a sign & collecting money
Since our pros make it look simple, it can often be difficult to see the value in using the services of a Realtor®. Realtors put a significant amount of time, energy and expertise into listing your property. A Realtor® can spend anything from a few minutes to a few days on every task to successfully complete a real estate deal.
We’ve even created a list of the Top 100 average tasks & procedures needed to complete each transaction, but here’s a sample of just a few of them:
Research comparable currently listed properties & sales activity for past 18 months from MLS® and public records databases
Research “Average Days on Market” for this property of this type, price range and location
Prepare “Comparable Market Analysis” (CMA) to establish fair market value
Prepare and present listing presentation package with above materials & give seller an overview of current market conditions and projections (including Comparables, Solds, Current Listings & Expired Listings) as well as offer a pricing strategy based on professional judgment and interpretation of current market conditions
Take quality property photos or video to upload on MLS and for use marketing materials (flyers, postcards, social media sites, virtual tours, etc.)
Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in price, terms, conditions and availability
Create and Maintain Social Media Advertisements
Conduct Open Houses if necessary & create Feature Sheets for Open Houses
Advise seller on offers. Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer & negotiate all offers on seller’s behalf
Make informed recommendations for legal professionals, financial professionals, home inspectors, movers, handymen, etc.
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Whatever your dream home may be or whatever you may want it to be, we can help make it a reality!
Bagnato Realty Ltd.
1639 Lasalle Blvd., Suite 305
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Toll Free: 1-877-515-2323 Canada / USA
Linda Clarke (Office Administrator)
Not sure Where to Move, Here's a brief description of some of Sudbury's Neighbourhoods!
The Bell Park neighbourhood, more commonly referred to as the Hospital area, One of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city with homes dating from the late 1800s to the 1940s. The Bell Park itself is part of his former estate land, donated to the city by the family in 1926 and hosts the finest beaches in downtown Greater Sudbury.. The boardwalk connecting the park to the nearby Science North site, along the Lake Ramsey shoreline. Other notable buildings in this area include the Water Pumping Station/Hydro Building, the former Residence of the President of Laurentian University, the former Residence of the Grey Nuns, Science North , the Sudbury Yacht Club on Blueberry Island, Idylwylde Golf & Country Club, Health Sciences North (Hospital) and Laurentian University. This area is of high demand when it comes to Real Estate because of it's proximity to Hospitals, Downtown Lake Ramsey water-front and Beach areas. Includes wide range of Single Homes and small Muilti-Family. Area also consists of Single Family Homes of the victorian era that have been refurbished and as well a wide range of water-front homes (Lake Ramsey).
The South End of Sudbury includes the urban neighbourhoods of Robinson, Lockerby, Moonglo and Lo-Ellen. The centre of the area is the Four Corners, a major commercial shopping district centred on the intersection of Regent Street, Paris Street and Long Lake Road. The Southridge Mall, located on the southeast quadrant of the Four Corners.
The South End is currently one of the fastest-growing areas of the city, with significant commercial and residential development taking place especially in the Algonquin Road area and Long Lake Road with the most recent commercial Power Centre that includes WalMart and other large retailers.
Highway 17, the main route of the Trans-Canada Highway, passes through the South End along the Southwest Bypass.
The more rural McFarlane Lake and Long Lake areas may also be grouped with the South End, or may be treated as distinct neighbourhoods.
Area consists of many newly developed subdivisions of single family dwellings and as well homes from as early as the 50’s, also large multi-family buildings and water-front homes on Lake Nepahwin. The continueous developemtn of the Moonglo, Mallard's Landing and Copper Park subdivisions provide mid to high price range residential housing from the 80's to current 2013.
The New Sudbury area, centred on Lasalle Boulevard running east-west and Barry Downe Road running north-south. The area includes a mix of commercial development along Lasalle and Barrydowne Road, such as the New Sudbury Centre, the largest shopping mall in Northern Ontario and residential properties on most of its streets. This community is home to the Adanac Ski Hill, Rotary Park and as well as Timberwolf Golf Course and Cambrian College. Area consists of mostly single family Residences starting from the 50’s, 60’s with continued development of homes throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s to the current time! Also includes wide range of small to medium and some high rise multi-family buildings!
The Downtown of Sudbury includes one of the city's largest concentration of retail businesses and offices.
The downtown core was the city's original neighbourhood, features the Rainbow Centre, government offices at the Tom Davies Square, the Sudbury Theatre Centre. Market Square, a farmers' and craft market, streetscape beautification projects, and the creation of the Downtown Village Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization that identifies and pursues development opportunities. The city is in existence today because of the construction of the rail in this area of the province.
The immediate are surrounding the Downtown includes some residential single family and small mulit-family and that some have been converted to a mix office and residential use. Immediately to the east of Downtown and fringing the Flour Mill are is newly developed Sunrise Ridge singe residential housing developement.
This area is south west of downtown, nestled between the West End of Sudbury and the town of Copper. Built mostly in the 1920s through 1940s. There are a large number of small rental apartments in the area, but mostly is composed of single family residences, commerical and industrial development along the main arterial road Lorne Street. (Regional road 55, former Hwy 17W) Trans-Canada Hwy.
The community has four public elementary schools and three Catholic elementary schools.
The age of the community has provided a number of smaller shops and services conveniently scattered throughout its own commercial district mainly along Lorne Street. There are several large commercial and light industrial business as well.
The community is home to the Gatchell indoor swimming pool. The Junction Creek in this area is undergoing a transformation as the Trans-Canada Trail is being constructed through the vacant lands along its banks. The neighbourhood's primary features are the "Big Nickel" numismatic monument park with its Dynamic Earth Center and 'Delki' Dozzi Park, a park and sports complex that defines almost the entire northern boundary of the neighbourhood. The park was named after a prominent Italian-Canadian, local politician, Delchi Dozzi.
The West End is the area located immediately west of downtown. Primarily residential in character, with some commercial areas within, the neighbourhood is centred on the intersection of Regent and Victoria Streets, it is home to Queens Athletic Park, with its track & field oval that becomes a skating oval over the winter. Area consists of single family dwellings and small multi-family with some commerical small businesses along Regent Street and Lorne Street (Regional Road 55, former Hwy 17W) which includes a mix of small and large commercial and industrial complexes.
Minnow Lake one of the older residential areas in the former city is centered on Howie/Bellevue/Bancroft Drives between the Kingsway (Municipal Road 55/Hwy 17 Trans-Canada) and the north shore of Ramsey Lake, west to Moonlight Avenue. The small lake known as Minnow Lake can be seen from Bancroft Drive, Bellevue Street and Howie Drive,. Minnow Lake has is home to the Sudbury Curling Club, Carmichael Arena and its skateboard park, the Civic Memorial Cemetery. There are also scenic trails around the lake and up the nearby rocky hills both at Blueberry Hill and Oak Forest. There are three elementary schools in Minnow Lake: Adamsdale Public School, Pius XII Catholic School and École St-Pierre. Area consists mostly of single family residences and small mulit-family and a mix of commercial businesses along Howie, Bellevue and Bancroft Drive
Copper Cliff, an area centred on Godfrey Drive and Creighton Road running south to Regional Road 55. (formerly hwy 17West)
Vale’s (Inco) operations in the city are headquartered in the Copper Cliff area. Most notably, Copper Cliff is the location of the Vale Superstack,, the tallest chimney in the Western Hemisphere, which towers over Vale's main smelter facility.
A local community museum, the Copper Cliff Museum, is located on the site of the very first homestead in what is now Copper Cliff.
This area also includes the micro neighbourhood of Little Italy nestled at the base of the Vale Superstack, centred on Diorite Street and Craig Street. The Societá italiana di Copper Cliff (Italian Club) is one of the oldest social clubs in the area. Area also consists of typically well kept single family dwellings, some of victorian style and also 50’s & 60’s.
Bagnato Realty Ltd.
Bagnato Realty is a name you can really count on and trust, we provide our clients the personalized call and walk-in anytime service that sets us apart from most in the Real Estate industry. We can help you find your new house, through the MLS or our exclusive list of homes, in Sudbury, Garson, Minnow Lake, Valley East, Rayside, the South End and surrounding areas.
Our clients are not just another Listing or Sale number, but rather many have become friends and repeat clients and are our most valuable asset that have directly contributed significally to our success and business longevity. We always look forward in meeting new clients and to allow us to provide the same high caliber of professional and personalized service that we have become known for.
Our professional and competent Sales staff provides Sales and Leasing of Residential, Commercial and Investment properties, Appraisals,Evaluations and exclusive Property Management, as well, assist in arranging Financing and Inspections.
New Home Sales is our specialty and the exceptional Craftmanship and Building Construction is provided by Tripodi Home Builders and other reputable local Builders.
You can feel very confident to contact our knowledgeable and competent professionals who are able to assist you in local transactions or through a network of established Real Estate contacts in various centers, and cities across the country.
BAGNATO REALTY AND THEIR CLIENTS STEP-UP TO THE PLATE WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR A GOOD CAUSE THROUGH A ''SALES'' CAMPAIGN!
“A 75-year-old Garson woman who lost nearly everything she owns in a house fire a week ago is determined to rebuild her home and her life -- even though her residence was not insured.” the Sudbury Star article of Feb 6/16
*Photos supplied by Sudbury Star, CBC News & Northern Life