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The Trusted Regina Team Brag About Meriel Gordon A Trusted Regina Real Estate Agent

The Trusted Regina team is thrilled to brag about our newest Trusted Regina REALTOR®. We are thrilled to welcome Meriel Gordon to the Trusted Regina Community of businesses operated with integrity.  Meriel Gordon is a Trusted Regina Real Estate expert


Meet Meriel Gordon of eXp Realty - A Trusted Regina REALTOR®

Meriel Gordon made an excellent first impression when we initially chatted about her business. Her passion for real estate was evident, and she is one of those people that makes you feel instantly at ease and comfortable. That trait is a bonus when choosing a Regina real estate agent to work with. We could easily see why Meriel built a solid business based on referrals and repeat clients. She shared that she loves building long-term relationships. Throughout her 30 year + career, Meriel has helped over 1500 clients with their real estate needs. Ongoing referrals from past clients, centres of influence and friends speak to Meriel’s integrity, professionalism and her commitment to service.. Meriel is committed to making every move as smooth as possible, and she takes even more exceptional care and attention to those making those final moves. This tells you a lot about her integrity and warm, caring personality. 

An Award-Winning Regina Real Estate Expert

Meriel has been recognized with many sales awards over the course of her career. In December 2021, she was recognized as an eXp Realty Canada ICON AGENT. To be an eXp ICON means agents have achieved specific production requirements and represent the company’s core values in a 12-month time period.

At eXp, their core values are more than just motivational posters on the virtual walls; they support their vision and shape their culture. The Trusted team fully supports these values listed below.

  • Community Be a good neighbour to create a sustainable legacy.

  • Service Make a positive change in our company and the local community.

  • Sustainability Be a good financial steward of the environment, organization and our families.

  • Integrity Do the right thing.

  • Collaboration We are all on the same field.

  • Innovation The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

  • Agile Force chaos and change to survive and grow.

  • Fun Don’t take yourself too seriously.


We asked Meriel how she ended up with a career in Real Estate. 
 
" I thought I was going to be a Vet, then a Pharmacist then a banker. In 1981 I went to a Home Buyers’ Laws and Procedures Workshop and I instantly knew I wanted to be a real estate agent. The mortgage rates were 18%, I was 23 years old, I knew nothing about real estate but I was determined to be a Realtor® so I could help people. And although it is decades later, I still love this business. I am helping people every day. I am humbled. People let me into their lives. They share their stories with me. I share in the journey with them. Real estate is not just a career to me; it is a huge part of my life."- Meriel Gordon 

Over the years Meriel has learned to be versatile, she values education and continually takes courses. She studies the ever-changing market trends and statistics. Meriel said that she believes she will never know it all or have seen it all, and she strives to be in front of the trend for her clients. We spoke to many of them as part of the Trusted Regina verification process, and we can share that they were all were huge fans of Meriel. 

"Meriel is great! She and her team exactly know what they are doing. They provide excellent customer service and have in-depth knowledge of the business. We refer clients with high assurance that they receive the very best in their craft. Their experience hone the skills and talents that they share with their referred clients. Thank you Meriel for your team and the wonderful experience. May you and your company continue to grow and help your community. " -Mario Daniel Sconza
" Meriel is the best realtor in Regina! She is the utmost professional who is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. She truly cared about selling my property and did so quickly, especially in this difficult market. She was very responsive to my calls and questions. I highly recommend Meriel and rate her as 5+++!"- Deb Zick 
In January 2022 Meriel Achieved the CLHMS® Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, she is an expert in the Regina high-end homes market.



Meriel Gordon's career has been built on honesty, integrity, and always trying to do what is best. There have been huge changes in the way the real estate industry operates, but the premise of the business has always remained the same; helping people, and that is her purpose.

Meriel Gordon is a Trusted Regina Real Estate Agent



Trusted Regina team brags about James Wruth a Trusted Regina REALTOR®

The Trusted Regina team is thrilled to brag about our newest Trusted Regina REALTOR®. We are thrilled to welcome James Wruth to the Trusted Regina Community of business operated with integrity.  James Wruth is a Trusted Regina Real Estate expert



James Wruth of RE/MAX An Expert At Your Side

James Wruth is one of Regina’s most trusted and top-selling Realtors. A member of Remax Crown Real Estate since 2006, James works with families, individuals, investors, and developers in the purchase and sale of residential properties. Since 2006, James has been a consistent Top Producing Realtor, and he has been awarded numerous prestigious distinctions including Re/Max 100% Club distinction, Platinum Sales Award, and Remax Hall of Fame induction.







A Regina real estate professional known for his extensive market knowledge and his unmatched devotion to his clients, James’s success is based almost exclusively on client referrals. He earns the respect and loyalty of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them honest and candid advice.

"James is an outstanding Realtor who takes the time to provide unbiased advice around any properties we were looking at in order for us to make an informed decision. His attention to detail professionalism patient manner allowed both my wife and I to confidently assess options and we could rely on him to provide pros and cons while keeping in mind our needs for our perfect home. James always went the extra mile. You have created raving fans out of us both " - Colin Romano- Regional Manager Investment and Retirement planning - RBC Royal Bank 


James Wruth believes that relationships are more important than transactions and he has built his Regina real estate business around that philosophy. 
 
When we sat down with James our team was immediately impressed with his authenticity and professionalism. He has over 15 years in the Regina real estate industry and is clearly an expert who loves what he does. He shared that he has worked diligently to build the business over the years, apart from when he took a year off in 2016-2017. This was because James made the decision to put his career on hold and spend as much time as he could with his father before he passed away in September of 2017. James is a family man through and through and he is a proud father to 3 daughters.  

Community Support.


James Wruth is committed to supporting the community and actively supports many Regina non-profits and charities,  including Children’s Miracle NetworkHospitals of Regina FoundationSouls Harbour Rescue MissionThe Royal Canadian Legion and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation.


He believes in personalized one-on-one service to fully understand you, your real estate goals and to be 100% accountable to you. If you are looking for a real estate agent who works tirelessly on your behalf and always offers honest and candid advice then James is a perfect choice. 



"The responsibility of selling your home in Regina and area does not come lightly to me. I understand the effort and challenges that surround the decision to sell your current property, and I will provide the real estate expertise, resources and strategies to guide you through it seamlessly. I'm here to provide you with the guidance you need to feel confident and absolute certainty that you are in the right hands." James Wruth


Sell Your Home For The Best Possible Price, With The Least Amount Of Time and Stress!

James Wruth Is A Trusted Regina Estate Agent



WINMAR® Trusted Regina Disaster Service & General Contractor share how they are making a difference.

WINMAR® Regina performs restoration services for residential and commercial properties across Saskatchewan. Our crews offer prompt and professional services to help our customers get back to pre-loss life with the least amount of interruption and associated costs as possible. . They are the Regina property restoration specialistsWINMAR IS A TRUSTED REGINA DISASTER SERVICES & REGINA GENERAL CONTRACTOR. In their latest tip,  they share how they are making a difference. 



WINMAR® Regina Making a Difference.



WINMAR® is dedicated to operating and growing our business as a responsible corporate citizen, committed to our communities and to sound environmental management.

 

We’re committed to working towards smaller, fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles and completing environmental assessments of our facilities and operations. Reducing the amount of debris sent to landfills is one of our focuses.

 

Working together with our industry partners and members of the restoration specialist community, we’re taking responsible steps to ensure the planet and its resources are healthy for the next generations.

 

Esporta® Cleaning System


The ES-3300 Esporta Wash System is more than just a washing machine. It’s an innovative washing system using a patented system of hydraulic pressure cleaning combined with environmentally friendly detergents to effectively disinfect soft contents. Esporta is used for numerous situations including fire/smoke contamination, sewage contamination and flood contamination. Shoes, outerwear and even sporting equipment can be rescued. Treasured family items that would have previously been destined for a landfill can be returned to their rightful place in your home.

 

Fireline Cleaning Equipment


WINMAR® is proud to implement the FIRELINE SYSTEM® for the processing of contents. This amazing new technology has changed the way hard contents and electronic items are restored. With the use of ultrasonic waves, items can be efficiently and economically cleaned. Valuable items like figurines, dishes, and silverware can now be safely returned. Electronics and appliances built with hard plastics that don’t break down are less likely to be sent to a landfill.


Our commitment for the future includes our Winmar Sustainability Policy. We use revolutionary technology that helps ensure your precious and personal items can be returned to their home where they belong. Not the landfills



WINMAR Regina's experienced and certified staff provide full-service restoration for all types of loss;

With their 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year service they always come through for you.


WINMAR IS A TRUSTED REGINA DISASTER SERVICES & REGINA GENERAL CONTRACTOR



The Trusted Regina Team Brag About CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company


CH Living Joins Trusted Regina In The Regina Real Estate Category


The Trusted Regina Directory team is thrilled to brag about our newest Regina partner in our Regina Real Estate Category. We would like to welcome and introduce you to CH Living Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company With The Best Regina Apartments For Rent! 

CH Living take big steps to make their properties a great place to live and call home. They want your Regina apartment rental experience to be positive and long lasting. Many of their buildings are conveniently located in downtown Regina. The focus of the CH Living Team is on renovations, preventative maintenance, quality materials, and communication. That became very apparent when we were speaking to past and current residents as part of the unique Trusted Regina verification process. The folks we spoke to were very impressed with the buildings, the amenities and the helpful and friendly staff at CH Living. 

" I've lived here for a little over six months and have nothing but good to say. From property manager CH Living's staff to caretakers Gale & Dean, they are all so responsive to tenant inquiries. The building itself is quiet and well kept. Lobby was updated a few years ago, as are all the suites as folks move out. Security is good, outside parking nearby. Location can't be beat, between downtown and Wascana Park, and also near the little Broadway strip with grocery store. Shoppers Drug Mart and 7-11 one block away. All manner of salons and spas in the Transition neighbourhood. All appliances are new, air conditioning works, balcony and sunset is a bonus."- L. Zwart - Regina


CH Living has numerous properties with rental units in Regina and they literally have something for everyone. They have number of properties that have apartment rentals for adults only, many of the CH Living Properties are focused on the needs of independent senior living, and they also have several family friendly buildings. You can check out all CH Living properties as well as a list of current Regina apartments available for rent on their website here. If you would like more information on any of the properties or want join a waiting list for a building, simply contact Quinn, Cindy and the CH leasing team, they will be happy to assist.  

A History Of Trust In An Industry Full Of Horror Stories


The “CH” in CH Living is synonymous with Campbell & Haliburton - the CH Group - this is the parent company that was established in 1957, the company has been a landmark to the Regina Cathedral community, and includes sister companies, Campbell & Haliburton InsuranceCH Living and CH Built ( a disaster remediation & renovation company that also does the ongoing maintenance on the CH Living properties). The CH group has a stellar reputation and the integrity starts at the top, with the CH Group President,  John Grant. 

John is a visionary and deeply committed to providing opportunities that benefit all members of society. He is passionate about creating opportunities and a path for success for people living in social exclusion. His dedication and ongoing commitment to our children and families make him a unique and outstanding individual. John was the recipient of the 2021 Association Of Fundraising Professionals ( AFP ) Outstanding Community Partner Award. Learn more about him in the video below. 




Trusted Regina  warmly welcomes John and the CH Living team to the Regina directory of excellence and we are proud to give them the ‘Thumbs Up’! See all they do and read more reviews by clicking on the link below! 

Location, Community, Exceptional Quality ...It's Your Home.

CH Living is Your Trusted Regina Property Management Company



Trusted Regina Financial Management Consultant John Barabe Discusses Protecting Your Principal

John Barabe is a Trusted Regina Financial Management Consultant and he has an unwavering commitment to quality and service which has enabled him to build and retain a successful practice in Regina. He and his team of Regina financial professionals and support staff believe that planning with honesty and integrity are cornerstones to improving their clients' quality of life. He applies his knowledge to help clients make the right choices when considering all the product and service options that exist in today's marketplace. In his latest Trusted Regina financial expert article, he shares information on protecting your principal when investing. 

Protecting Your Principal 

There are many managed money (mutual fund-like) investment options. In Canada alone, there are over 20,000, and there are a further 70 plus financial institutions offering GIC’s and term deposits. A program I subscribe to lists over 100,000 investment alternatives and this is by no means comprehensive. That’s a lot to sort through! 

 

Do You Invest? 


If you invest your money into stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or a managed investment that is made up of any of these, the risk to your capital can be greater than you are willing to accept. With so many choices out there it can feel like a gamble with your life savings to pick one. If you invest in GIC’s you have a guaranteed yield, but how are you going to generate a fair return? GIC rates are among the lowest they have ever been in Canada, so this is not a good thing when you are about to earn your living from the interest. 


$500,000 invested in a 2% GIC earns $833 a month. This is very modest living from your life’s savings leaving you no alternative but to spend less or use up your invested capital if you need more.


So What Is The Solution?  


Just because interest rates are very low in Canada, does not mean they are just as low everywhere in the world. I can provide you the right direction and expertise so you can be safely rewarded by gaining access to these higher interest rates.


What About Using The Stock Market?  


In order to get a better rate of return than the near-zero returns that a guaranteed investment provides, many people turn to the stock market. Although in many years you may do well the obvious downfall here is that without warning the stock market can drop significantly taking your life savings with it.  


Suppose I told you there is a way to avoid these major declines but still have the upside the stock market provides?  



Think of how house insurance protects you from your house burning to the ground. Insurance provides a cheque that offsets your losses. It makes you whole once again (minus your deductible). We have no idea when our house could burn to the ground, just as we do not know when the stock market will experience its next major decline. I can protect your life savings in a manner very similar to how house insurance protects your house, eliminating the need to know when the next crash will happen.



Let’s call your investment protection “price drop insurance”.  With this protection in place, you can participate in the good years without having to expose yourself to the bad. You can sleep at night knowing you have protection and no longer need a crystal ball.


If you had any portion of your investments in stocks, you know how badly you did with the stock market crash in 2008. We all know that the stock market will experience another major decline again. My clients did better because of this 2008 stock market crash than they would have without it because there is above average opportunity, but only in the right direction. The good news for them is that the stock market will go down again, allowing the opportunity for above-average returns again.  


How will you fare with the next stock market correction?  


I would be glad to share with you more details of how my clients profit from market declines.  

On that note, we are past due for the next major market decline. I also have evidence that the next stock market decline will be significant. I would like to offer you a value-added service for taking the time to read this article.I will make myself available to act as a sounding board. Please understand, you do not need to become a client to take advantage of this service. The reason I do this is that I became a financial advisor to help people make informed decisions about their financial future. It’s very fulfilling.  

One of two things typically occurs when going through this process; either I validate for you that your current approach is fundamentally solid, or I reveal a few minor flaws that you might want to consider adjusting.  


As you know, minor adjustments can often lead to major improvements down the road. Either way, I will make myself available and ensure that this is a great investment of your time.


Sincerely,

John Barabe, Madison Schenher and team.


John Barabe  is a Trusted Regina Financial Management Consultant




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