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Our client, who was out of town during the sale of their home, entrusted HELM with the logistics of coordinating trades to install new carpet, paint, and clean to ensure the home showed in its best light. By being proactive and addressing the updates, we ensured a top-dollar sale! Constant communication with the seller, even across different time zones, worked well. The home sold in 13 days!  Located in Brentwood, Burnaby, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom unit is within walking distance of shops, ...
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Do You Think it's Time Your Parents Downsize?
Do you think it might be time for your mom and dad to move from their detached home to either a condo, or retirement living residence? Is it your decision to make? Visit our latest video AT THE ISLAND with HELM
Before you even approach your parent or parents, about moving
you’ll need to do research and get organized.
These discussions will be much more productive if you have specific, actionable ideas instead of simply trying to convince them they need help.
Understanding and being able...
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Rightsizing Seminar Success
"Janet, great presentation. I shared what you had presented to a group of friends, and several commented that they wished they had had an opportunity to attend such an event before they moved in and admitted that their decisions hadn't all been satisfactory. “
“Hi Janet. Thank you so much for your wonderful and informative seminar today. We both came away feeling good about our decision to age in place. At least for now. Your resources to do this are very helpful. Thanks...
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My 98 year old Dad is moving to Italy!
My 98 year- old dad is moving to Italy!
An email this morning to the family let us know that the news may come as a shock, however after much thought he felt it was the best. We are invited to visit anytime. I have to say, my heart skipped a beat before I remembered what day it was! He got me! I remember it was his mom’s birthday today and also a prankster. I do believe his positive attitude and sense of humour is one of the reasons he continues to age so healthy. Studies and research have proven...
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What should you say when your mom asks if you want the Christmas decorations you made in kindergarten? What about when your dad asks for help with his cell phone? Here's what you shouldn't say!

Hello and welcome to AT THE ISLAND WITH HELM. I'm Janet HELM, your Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), and rightsizing guide! What not to say? "No, mom, I don't want my kindergarten Christmas decorations." What not to say to Dad: "That's easy." Or worse, "I've shown you before, Dad."

Kudos to your mom...

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