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Do You Trust the Ground Hog to Get It Right?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018   /   by Jan Szybalski

Do You Trust the Ground Hog to Get It Right?

Do You Trust the Ground Hog to Get It Right?


All I can say is WOW!  I am sitting here at my computer typing away, thinking of how grateful I am for the value so many, like you, bring to my real estate business. I’m looking out my office window and there is a sprinkling of clouds and temps forecasted at 10.  Spring is Springing! 

For many across this great country it’s still COLD, grey, and snowy! Others, never see a snowflake all winter long.  It very well could be SUPER COLD today right here in the GTA.  One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end.  It does every year  without fail. 

Just like the seasons come and seasons go, so do the seasons of life.  I’m sure you have noticed, as I have, the older I get the faster the seasons move by.  I will turning 60 in fact this spring. These “seasons of life” go by so fast, my hope is that you enjoy each one or at least grow from each one.  Yes. Some of life’s seasons will be HOT and others will be COLD, some high and some low.  The lows we want to move by quickly, the highs we want to stay in forever.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 sums up “seasons of life” better than I can…

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

¨ a time to be born and a time to die, 

¨ a time to plant and a time to uproot,

¨ a time to kill and a time to heal,

¨ a time to tear down and a time to build,

¨ a time to weep and a time to laugh,

¨ a time to mourn and a time to dance,

¨ a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

 ¨ a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

¨ a time to search and a time to give up,

¨ a time to keep and a time to throw away,

¨ a time to tear and a time to mend,

¨ a time to be silent and a time to speak,

¨ a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace

So, what does this have to do with you, your home and real estate? 

Well, spring is a time of action, people busy trying to get things done they could not do during the winter months.  Sort of a renewing of the mind, spirit, of many things GOOD!  Hopefully this special season will bring awesome happenings your way.   Wouldn’t it be great to simply just grab your favorite book along with your favorite lounge chair, set it right down in your favorite spot somewhere, outside or next to your window, while looking out on a beautiful Spring day and simply ‘RELAX”.  Yea, that would be nice.  My hope is that you will get to something like that on more than one occasion this Spring.  Really enjoy the place you call home! The NEXT season will be here before you know it.


Unfortunately, there are some that will have a Spring Time they would much rather forget.

Like it says in Ecclesiastes, with all the beauty this time of year brings, there is also the ugly for some.  Many families are struggling with devastating domestic abuse and violence, rather than looking forward to a bright, sunny and inspiring spring they are praying for some peace and affection at home.  … They are hoping this spring will be a spring of healing. 

Your Referrals Help Families in Need…

As you may have heard, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation does great work in helping families escape tragic domestic situations, and allows them to heal and regain their lives.   

Even though we are eager to enjoy Spring, others are simply hoping for a functional place to call home.  This is why we here at Jan’s Realty Team have resolved to do what we can to help. 

As you know the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation depends on sponsorships and donations to help in their work to heal families in need.  So we have pledged to donate a portion of our income from home sales to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.   Our goal is to raise $10,000 to help them in their quest to Heal, Save, Cure and Comfort Families in Need and allow them to regain their lives.

To refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members simply fill out the form, or you can call me direct at 416-272-6363, as well.

Click Here to Refer a Friend

With all my appreciation.


Jan Szybalski, Broker