Summer is effectively half over. It always seems to take too long to get hear and too fast to leave. I don't camp or fish or do many of the outdoor activities that are available to us but I do ride motorcycles. I'm fortunate that in my job I can often ride while I work. The other day was just such a day. The weather was beautiful and the biggest thing I had to haul was a sold sticker. I rode out to Lac Ste Anne County to stick said stickers and the For Sale signs. The lot was scheduled for auction on August 16th but as with all my real estate auctions the property is subject to prior sale and is always being marketed. The night before I had done that very thing. The seller and the buyers were happy and that makes me happy.




If you have questions about the different marketing systems I can offer please don't hesitate to call.


Extremely Private 8.32 Acres Property With a Beautiful Brick Faced,
1400 sq/ft Home and Out Buildings. 

Less Than 30 Minutes North of Edmonton on HWY #28 on RR 241

Sale Day: Saturday July 19th, 2014 at 2:00PM

                    **  Buyer Agents Welcome  **


Open Houses:  Saturday July 5th   Noon-3:00PM

                          Saturday July 12th Noon-3:00PM


With 1400sq.ft of living space on the main floor there is enough room for everyone.  This fantastic home offers a sunken living room with wood burning fireplace, kitchen that opens up to the dining room and family room featuring built in bookshelves and a gas fireplace.  The main floor also boasts 2 good sized bedrooms, a 3 piece bath and an abundance of windows throughout. The fully finished basement features a huge family room, 2 additional bedrooms, a 2 piece bathroom, office space, laundry room with cabinets, utility room roughed in for shower and a large storage room.  The private wrap around driveway is lined with mature blue spruced trees and the grounds are covered with lovely flower gardens. Outbuildings consist of a single attached garage, 36’x48’ 4 bay workshop with office space above, a heated triple detached garage, huge metal Quonset with power, metal granary, storage shed and green house. Newer septic system.  There is privacy in every direction you look on this

property.  Perfect for retirement, hobbyist, a B&B or small business. GST may be applicable.  




Click Here For Printable Flyer INCLUDING Bidder Terms   
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The 15th Annual Charity Golf Classic put on by my good friends over at K97 Classic Rock Radio Station is fast approaching. I do custom framing as a bit of a hobby and although I don't have much time for it these days I do like to use my power for good when I can.



This year I only had time to frame one item for them. The guitar was signed at last years Edmonton Rock Music Festival. The display includes a mini poster of the event and a my VIP pass was also included.


They will auction off the guitar at the tournament to help raise money for their many causes.


Last Wednesday I gained a new daughter when Becky and my son Mike were married under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was everything you would imagine it to be.


I left so many things unchecked on my "Paris To Do" list that I will be planning another trip back just as soon as I can.


Mass Appeal!


5 acre, rolling lot with treed natural barrier. Large enough lot for horses and still a manageable size to maintain. Newer home offers an open concept common area with more than its share of natural lighting. The living room features a bay window overlooking the huge front yard. The kitchen has ample counter and cupboard space & stainless appliances.The dining room connects the living room, kitchen & has doors taking you out to the large rear deck. The other half of the main floor houses a 4 pce bathroom & bedrooms including a master bedroom with walk in closet & 4 pce en suite with jacuzzi tub. The partially finished basement has large windows & a walk-out to the back yard. The walls are ready & a roughed in bathroom means doubling your living space would be a breeze. The "Garage" guys will appreciate the selection of outlets at work bench height, 220V connection, large windows, sub panel and more. Handy to West Edmonton, Genesse, Keephills & Wabamun.


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April is going to be a busy month for the auction team. The 6th is a great looking antiques / collectibles / estate auction, on the 12th is the total liquidation of Wellington Gardens and on the 26th we host an estate auction including antiques, collectibles, tractors, building, tools etc. See the video below for the April 6th auction and for details of everything else.






Last week I did auction for the Stick Curlers in St.Albert. They were having a tournament and had few auction items at the banquet. Milt (far left) is an old auction client of mine, he was curling in the tournament and was one of the organisers. The table I sat at for dinner had three more past clients and I for one had a great evening visiting with them and making new friends of the others at the table.


The guest speaker for the evening was Gold Medal Winner Marc Kennedy.
The St.Albert Curling Club is his home turf, so to speak. He talked about being a child and spending family time in that very building, plus of course he talked about being a gold medal winner.

Let's just say that the crowd was far more interested in what he had to say than what I had to say, as was I.



I have been working on a small project in Sturgeon over the past few months that involved subdividing,  getting easements and development permits etc. The staff at the Sturgeon County office have been great to deal with. Prompt return of phone calls and emails, in fact usually calling me before I even had to call them. Thank you :)


I wish I could say the same for everyone I have to deal with. I have several Federal Government agencies I deal with on a regular basis and over the course of a full week I am on hold, listening to their 60 second recorded loop over and over, for a total that likely adds up to a full work day. I, of course, put the phone on speaker so as to keep myself busy with paper or computer work while I wait my turn, only to have them disappoint me when they finally do pick up, usually.


Ever wonder what happened to customer service? I bet you have, I know I have. Actually, there is a lot of good people out in the world. The trouble is we tend to remember the negative over the positive. There is no denying that service has changed. The business model behind some of the Big Box stores is volume based over quality.


Even if not always, we are all guilty of being influenced by price on occasion. My experience, when I price shop, the service is sub par and the purchased item is disappointing.


The end result is we have a lingering memory of bad service and buyer remorse.


If it's the purchase of a new TV or Car it's bad enough, your home is unacceptable. In short, choose an agent you like and buy the best house you can afford.

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