Ottawa’s Best Kept Real Estate Secrets- Part One-Kemptville

One of Ottawa’s best kept secrets is the lifestyle that you can enjoy in many of the rural and semi-rural communities that surround Ottawa. Many of these towns are within easy commuting distance of Ottawa and if you are now working from home- many of the homes in the country offer extra rooms for your home office.

In addition to the great lifestyle, homes are much more affordable than in Ottawa’s urban subdivisions, and these are active towns with modern schools and sports facilities.

Today we will look at the first community on our list- the Kemptville-North Grenville area.

When you think about buyers struggling to afford a townhome or condo in the city, for the same price or less- much less in many cases, they can buy their own home in the Kemptville area. Over the last couple of years, we have seen more and more young couples from the Barrhaven and Orleans areas looking at Kemptville for their dream home. Shouldn’t you check this town out too?

View a short video on Kemptville-North Grenville HERE

We are your country agents- WE SELL COUNTRY!

If you are thinking about buying or selling in rural Ottawa- call or text us at 613-897-6839. WE CAN HELP.

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Real Estate Agents and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage) in Kemptville and Metcalfe. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents, trusted real estate agents with over 26 years of combined experience. Your Kemptville real estate agents, your Winchester real estate agents and your Russell-Embrun real estate agents, your Osgoode-Metcalfe real estate agents. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on https://www.beardsley.ca  We Sell Country. Please LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW

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FREE HOME MARKET EVALUATIONS

I had a bit of fun yesterday filling out the online questionnaire that one of the big banks is using to supposedly give you the price of your home.

Honestly, I would be embarrassed to give a seller a market evaluation with that type of price spread. It was pretty useless, but they did suggest I speak to one of their mortgage people. More on this in a bit.

Bev and I, IE the Beardsley Real Estate Team have always offered a free evaluation with no strings attached. It is kept low key and there is no pressure to sign papers or list etc. We enjoy doing them because we get to see a lot of houses, it keeps us up to date on the market in various communities and we meet a lot of very nice people.

The heaviest users of our service tend to be seniors (we are Seniors Real Estate Specialists), many of whom are thinking of selling at some time in the future and they need to know if they can make enough money to move on to the next stage of their life in comfort.

Up until Covid hit, your real estate agent had to be pretty much dead on for the listing price of your home, or it would sit and sit and sit. Quite often the difference could be only $5000-10,000 overpriced.

Today there is more flexibility because of the type of market that we have, but it will only last for so long then it’s back to getting the price right the first time. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of our pricing and we give you the facts with no BS- just the facts- isn’t that what you want?

In the case of the bank’s questionnaire, all they wanted to know was the year I bought the house, how much I paid and was it a detached home. Nothing on the number of bedrooms or did you add one or combine two bedrooms or maybe you added a bathroom, or did you add a garage, remodel the interior, did you buy it power of sale or from a relative for a price below market value etc.

The bank gave me a price range of $424,000-$536,000 with a suggested price of $483,000. In other words, a price spread of $112,000!!! Absolutely useless information for a seller. In all good conscience, I could never give that type of pricing to a seller.

All I can say is use a professional, there are plenty of us out there. You deserve some accuracy. I guess these online forms work for the bank, but that type of pricing does not interest or work for me.

For more information on our team watch this video HERE

If you would like more information on what we do as certified “Seniors Real Estate Specialists” click the video link HERE

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Real Estate Agents and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage) in Kemptville and Metcalfe. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents, trusted real estate agents with over 26 years of combined experience. Your Kemptville real estate agents, your Winchester real estate agents and your Russell-Embrun real estate agents. Guaranteed real estate service. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on https://www.beardsley.ca  We Sell Country. Please LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW

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[VIDEOS] HOW IS THE NORTH DUNDAS REAL ESTATE MARKET DOING?

The latest real estate sales numbers for the North Dundas real estate market are out.

We are seeing a trend with young families from the city moving out to this region. That trend is driving much of the market. With a scarcity of affordable homes in the city, buyers are now willing to look a little further out. Many no longer have to make the daily commute into the city and instead work from home and commuting times aren’t that bad. For example, Winchester is roughly a 40-45 minute commute and Hallville slightly less. 

How is the North Dundas area doing this year compared to last year?

Watch the video HERE

WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on www.BeardsleyTeam.ca

If you are thinking about selling, how much is your home worth?

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Sales Representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage). How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents with over 28 years of combined experience. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on www.BeardsleyTeam.ca

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[VIDEOS] RUSSELL-EMBRUN VS KEMPTVILLE-NORTH GRENVILLE REAL ESTATE MARKETS TO MAY 31 2021

The communities of Russell-Embrun and the Kemptville-North Grenville area have a lot in common.

Both real estate markets are in rural communities on the edge of Ottawa. Kemptville, Russell and Embrun are all about a 30-minute drive into downtown Ottawa making them attractive real estate markets for commuters. Folks looking to buy more home for less money than in the city are also moving out to these areas.

Both markets feature a mix of older homes and bungalows plus modern subdivisions- something for every buyer. Both real estate markets are hot, with no sign of slowing down.

The latest sales numbers for these communities are out. Watch these two videos to see how they compare in sales numbers as well as price range.

If you would like to know more about these communities or if you have a real estate question, get in touch today by text or call 613-897-6839.

Watch the Russell-Embrun video HERE 

The Kemptville-North Grenville video is HERE

If you have questions, we have answers.

Brought to you by the Beardsley Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Sales Representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage). How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Trusted real estate advisors with over 26 years of combined experience. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. We Sell Country! WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Check out our client reviews on www.BeardsleyTeam.ca

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Your Weekly Sales Results May 17-24 – The Beardsley Team

Good Day:

The weekly sales results for the following communities are now available:

Click on the town names to view the sales number for each town.

Embrun-Russell  

Kemptville-North Grenville

North Dundas

Osgoode-Greely

Metcalfe-Vernon-Carlsbad Springs

They can also be found on:

Facebook: Beardsley Real Estate Team and Facebook-Ottawa Country homes

How Much Is Your Home Worth?

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Real Estate Agents and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage) in Kemptville and Metcalfe. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents, trusted real estate agents with over 26 years of combined experience. Your Kemptville real estate agents, your Winchester real estate agents and your Russell-Embrun real estate agents. Guaranteed real estate service. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on https://www.beardsley.ca  We Sell Country.

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Weekly Real Estate Sales Results for May 10-17, 2021

The weekly sales results for the following communities are now available:

Embrun-Russell

Kemptville-North Grenville

North Dundas

Osgoode-Greely

Metcalfe-Vernon-Carlsbad Springs

They can be found on:

Facebook: Beardsley Real Estate Team and Facebook-Ottawa Country homes

YouTube: Beardsley Team

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Real Estate Agents and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage) in Kemptville and Metcalfe. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents, trusted real estate agents with over 26 years of combined experience. Your Kemptville real estate agents, your Winchester real estate agents and your Russell-Embrun real estate agents. Guaranteed real estate service. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on https://www.beardsley.ca  We Sell Country. Please LIKE, SHARE and FOLLOW

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CERTIFIED SENIORS REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTS

Both Bev and Keith are certified “Seniors Real Estate Specialists” (SRES®).

In Ontario, you cannot call yourself a senior’s specialist unless you have earned that designation. This includes getting high marks in specialized courses. This prestigious certification is recognized by both the Ontario Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

The Beardsley Real Estate Team has the added advantage in that we are both seniors as well. We understand what other seniors are going through when making the decision to sell their home. We understand the difficult decision this is and the many memories you are dealing with.    

The Beardsley Real Estate Team is here to help you with the decision-making process. Your interests and concerns must always come first.

With so many seniors in the rural areas Bev and Keith help seniors throughout the region.

If you are a senior and you are thinking that it may be time to move and sell your home, doesn’t it make sense to call Bev and Keith at 613-897-6839. Find out how these two seniors and Seniors Real Estate Specialists can help you. 

This short video will provide you with more information. To view the video: 

                                  CLICK HERE

SENIORS REVIEWS AND COMMENTS

Client Comment: “My husband and I are seniors, both in our seventies, and when we decided to sell our home we contacted Bev and Keith. I had been very impressed with their web page and testimonials of previous clients. They were exactly what we needed. Primarily, because they were qualified in dealing with seniors whose needs are totally different from young families. We would recommend them to anyone thinking of selling and purchasing a new home. You will not be disappointed. Their professional approach and genuine concern for all of your needs makes them Number One”. (D and P) ​
 

Client Comment:“The Beardsley Team’s motto is: “Setting the Gold Standard for Customer Service” and that motto could not be more fitting for this team! They not only provided excellent, professional realtor services but also went above and beyond what would be expected. Thank you, Bev and Keith for all your hard work. It is much appreciated.” (D and S)
 

Client Comment:“Very friendly, compassionate and professional. Anything you need they’re always there for you and answer your questions at anytime of the day. I give them 10 out of 10.”(J and M)

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Real Estate Agents and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage) in Kemptville and Metcalfe. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents and trusted real estate agents with over 26 years of combined experience. Your Kemptville real estate agents, your Winchester real estate agents and your Russell-Embrun real estate agents. Guaranteed real estate service. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on https://www.beardsley.ca  We Sell Country. Please LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW

CLIENT REVIEW

We recently sold Jennifer’s home for her and we really appreciate this review from her.

Comment: “An amazing team and they work for you! Professional and personable! They put all of their efforts into selling your home!”  J.S.

Jennifer’s home had been on the market a few times previously and failed to sell. This in itself presents a challenge as many agents and buyers will wonder what is wrong with the house.

In this case there was nothing wrong with the home, it required a proper marketing plan, one that highlighted the potential lifestyle that a family would enjoy living there versus a mistake that many make which is to focus just on a list of the number of bedrooms, bathrooms etc.

People buy homes based on emotion; they need to see their families living in the home.

Bev helped Jennifer to stage the home properly and we did a marketing blitz on several social media sites and other sites as well.

Did you know that 95% of buyers are searching online for a home? Your agent has to have a strong social media presence which we do on several sites including YouTube where we have over 945 marketing videos.

We are happy to say that Jennifer’s home had multiple showings and sold.

Since then, Jennifer has referred us to another seller and we will provide the same professional, experienced real estate service that we offered to Jennifer.

Thank you for your review Jennifer. We wish you the best of luck in the future.

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Real Estate Agents and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage) in Kemptville and Metcalfe. How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents, trusted real estate agents with over 26 years of combined experience. Your Kemptville real estate agents, your Winchester real estate agents and your Russell-Embrun real estate agents. Guaranteed real estate service. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on https://www.beardsley.ca  We Sell Country. Please LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE/FOLLOW

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Time To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready

As we move into warmer weather, we received these tips from Enercare and thought we would pass them on to you.

Startup procedures:

  1. Do not wait for a heat wave to try your AC. In a few weeks everyone will have turned on their ACs and a certain percentage will not start, it might be the AC or it may be the furnace or perhaps the thermostat as it occurred for someone last year.
  2. If you have a problem, service departments will be jammed up whereas right now there is plenty of space on the calendar for an appointment.
  3. Make sure that if you put a cover on the condenser take it off first.
  4. Confirm that the AC breakers are in the on position.
  5. Switch the thermostat from heat to cool and let the AC run for a good 15 minutes, checking to make sure there is nice cool air coming out of the vents.
  6. Switch back to heat as the nights are still cool enough that our furnaces are still coming on.
  7. Confirm that the furnace filter is clean, good air flow for air conditioning is very important.

Simple steps and excellent advice.

Enjoy our warmer weather, it will be so nice to put this cold weather behind us.

The Beardsley Real Estate Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Sales Representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage). How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Country agents with over 28 years of combined experience. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Client reviews on www.BeardsleyTeam.ca

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[VIDEOS] RUSSELL-EMBRUN REAL ESTATE MARKET VS KEMPTVILLE-NORTH GRENVILLE REAL ESTATE MARKET

The communities of Russell-Embrun and the Kemptville-North Grenville area have a lot in common.

Both real estate markets are in rural communities on the edge of Ottawa. Kemptville, Russell and Embrun are all about a 30-minute drive into downtown Ottawa making them attractive real estate markets for commuters. Folks looking to buy more home for less money than in the city are also moving out to these areas.

Both markets feature a mix of older homes and bungalows plus modern subdivisions- something for every buyer. Both real estate markets are hot, with no sign of slowing down.

The latest sales numbers for these communities are out. Watch these two videos to see how they compare in sales numbers as well as price range.

If you would like to know more about these communities or if you have a real estate question, get in touch today by text or call 613-897-6839.

Watch the Russell-Embrun video HERE 

The Kemptville-North Grenville video is HERE

If you have questions, we have answers.

Brought to you by the Beardsley Team, Bev and Keith Beardsley, Sales Representatives and also Seniors Real Estate Specialists with Royal LePage Team Realty (Brokerage). How can we help you today? Call or text 613-897-6839. Trusted real estate advisors with over 26 years of combined experience. We serve the many rural communities surrounding Ottawa. We Sell Country! WHO YOU USE REALLY MATTERS! Check out our client reviews on www.BeardsleyTeam.ca

#BeardsleyTeamRoyalLePage, #OttawaCountryHomesAndLifestyles, #RoyalLePageMetcalfe, #RussellHomesForSale, #EmbrunHomesForSale, #KemptvilleHomesForSale, #OsgoodeHomesForSale,  #SeniorsRealEstateSpecialists, #RoyalLePageEmbrun, #RoyalLePageRussell, #WeSellCountry, #OttawaCountryHomesForSale,