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Hopefully the Ground Hog got it Right...

Thursday, March 9, 2017   /   by Jan Szybalski

Hopefully the Ground Hog got it Right...

Hopefully the Ground Hog got it Right…


All I can say is WOW!  I am sitting here at my computer thinking of how grateful I am for the value so many people, people like you, bring to my real estate business. I am looking out my office window and there is not a cloud in the sky. Temperatures are foretasted at 10 degrees today for the high.  Spring is Springing!  

For many across this great country it’s still COLD, grey, and snowy! Others, residing way down south may never see a snowflake all winter long.  It very well could be SUPER COLD today, right here in the GTA (but it’s not).  One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end.  It does every year without fail.  

Just like the weather 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.  These “seasons of life” go by so fast, my hope is that you enjoy each one or at the very least grow from each one.  Yes. Some of life’s seasons will be HOT and others will be COLD, some will be high and some will be low.  The lows we want to move by quickly, the highs we want to remain 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 or your home or real estate?  
Well, spring is a time of action, people are busy trying to get things done they could not do during the winter months.  It is a  renewal of the mind, spirit, of all things GOOD!  Hopefully this special season will bring awesome happenings your way as your year unfolds.   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...  And make no mistake domestic violence is ugly .  For many families, the Ground Hog seeing or not seeing its shadow is the furthest thing from their mind.  Don’t get me wrong, these families long to see their kids out in the yard playing or riding their bikes – but for now, they are praying this Spring will be a season of healing where their family can become ‘Whole’ again.  
Your Referrals Help Families…

As you may have heard, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is front and center in the fight against domestic violence and the destruction it wrecks on families.  We are thankful to have such wonderful people who care, doing such great work to help heal those in desperate situations.  
Even though we are eager to enjoy Spring, others are simply hoping they can be ‘Whole’ enough to experience it.  This is why my team and I have resolved to do what we can to help.  
As you know the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation depends on donations to help in their work to heal and restore families.  So we have pledged to donate a portion of our income from home sales to the them.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2017 to help them in their quest to Heal, Restore, and Make ‘Whole’ those most desperate of families.  Hopefully next spring, their biggest worry will be… Is it warm enough to ride my bike this weekend?
This is where you can help.   

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling or Home Buying experience a smooth and rewarding one.  Over the last decade of helping hundreds of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, and caring people.  People like you!  
For anyone considering a move that we help, you can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for, but that a portion of the income we receive, from the transaction, will go toward a very worthy cause.
Your Referrals Really Do Help Families…   

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

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With all my appreciation.


Jan Szybalski, Broker