Joanne  Leigh

Joanne Leigh

Sales Representative

Royal Heritage Realty Ltd., Brokerage*

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My January 2024 Newsletter

Enjoy reading my January 2024 Newsletter!

7 Things Your Home Inspector Wishes You Knew

By Jamie Wiebe

Oct 12, 2023

home inspector can make or break a sale for both sellers and buyers. It’s why, no matter whether you’re buying or selling, the home inspection process can be somewhat terrifying!

For sellers, it’s a stark reminder of the nagging issues you might have turned a blind eye to over the years. And for buyers, it’s a recipe for pure heartbreak—falling in love with a home that might just end up making no sense to buy.

But don’t let the inspection stress you out. And remember, that’s not what your home inspector wants either—all he or she wants is a...

Top 5 Renovations When Selling


When it comes time to sell your home, you will likely be put in a situation where home updates, repairs, and upgrades are recommended in order to boost the value of your home for maximum returns! Now before tearing down a wall or throwing your money at everything it's important to understand not all home renovations are equal. Below you will find a list of the top 5 home renovations that have significant impact on your selling potential:

1. Improve energy efficiency

This one is often a surprise to people - when you think of home improvements, they are generally the...

Moving Resource Checklist

Moving resource checklist

If you think you need just boxes and tape for your move, think again. Having the right packing and moving supplies on hand can make the difference between a move that is easy and stress-free and something that you never want to do again.

That’s why we’ve created a list of essential moving equipment that you can refer to as you prepare to move. Our list tells you what supplies you need to make your move manageable and how to use them.

Home Staging Tips

Home staging tips

Start With Curb Appeal

Market Content - September 2022

On in So How's the Market in Durham Region by anne

Top 5 Beaches Near Toronto

With temperatures on the rise, the heat is getting hard to ignore.  Luckily, people in southern Ontario are fortunate to live near so many wonderful beaches!  All of these beaches are withing 1-2 hours from Toronto and make a great day trip for friends and family, or even just by yourself.  Pack up our beach bag and take a mini well deserved day-cation right here in your very own province.

Staging Advice and Tips



Staging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your home and leave a lasting impression that is sure to help you sell it more quickly. Here’s what you should keep in mind as you prepare for your next open house or viewing!

How to Move With Pets

How to move with pets

Moving can be stressful for people, so just imagine how anxious it can make your pets. They can easily get stressed out when there's unexpected activity in their home or when they're introduced to a new environment.  These challenges don't come with a formula solution, but here are some tips that should make the experience a bit calmer for your beloved companion(s).

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