Some friends and clients have been suggesting for years that I start a blog. So, for better or worse, here we go. I am a Realtor in Kitchener/Waterloo, working with Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty.
Currently I am living in an apartment style condominium, the second one I’ve owned, so I’ll write what I know: the why’s and how’s of condo life. About half of my business has been in New Homes, another category I’m eager to write about.
About 5 years ago I lived in a 1930’s art deco style house, which my father and I renovated top to bottom. I gained plenty of experience on what to do, and what to avoid, when renovating for the purposes of selling.
Helping clients find the home they need, navigating the sometimes overwhelming amount of real estate information available and negotiating are all passions of mine. That’s why I went the extra mile and achieved the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation. I have taken a specialized Negotiation course as well.
I have won 2 awards for sales from the Waterloo Region Homebuilder’s Association in 2010 and 2011. I have achieved the International Stirling Society Award from Coldwell Banker International in 2011, and the Ultimate Service Award, based entirely on client feedback, in 2011.
I look forward to helping you on your journey to a new home.
Arlene Heidbuurt, B.A., ABR
Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty, Brokerage