Sally Dollar, Realtor, Niagara Real Estate "A Dollar Really Does Make A Difference"!



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Sally Dollar - Client Testimonials

My husband and I were very recently and somewhat unexpectedly thrown into the house buying world. Sally has been patient and very knowledgable through the entire process. She was able to calm my nerves, my husbands nerves and even a house owner that came home unexpectedly during one of our walk throughs! (You remember HER right Sally?) She looked out for my family by guiding us into the right f...amily friendly neighbourhoods and explaining why others were not so great. She also listens to her clients. When I fell in love with a house and my husband didnt or vice versa, she listened to both sides and encouraged us to think on it and talk. In the end that is what kept us from making a rash, quick purchase that would have ended up being wrong for our family. And we found THE ONE the next day! Now we have purchased a beautiful old home that is perfect for us and we love it! She kept saying "We will find it. Be patient. It's out there." And she was 100% RIGHT! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!  Katrina Crawford

Working  with Sally was wonderful.  Her attention to detail and her professionalism helped us feel confident as we moved through selling and buying our new home.  We would  recommend Sally to anyone buying or selling in the future.  Thanks again Sally!!!!!!!  Karel & Susan Zavadil

Sally Dollar is an exceptional real estate agent. Her patience and knowledge guided me into the purchase of my first home. An amazing person and amazing at what she does. Renee Duncan

Sally Dollar is an excellent Real Estate Agent. She is professional and was always prompt in getting back to me with any of my questions or concerns. I would most definitely recommend Sally to friends and family. Sally Rocks!!  Cindy Clarke

It took all of ten days for my home to be sold! I wasn't prepared for the total professionalism of my Agent. She found my new home in another week, and it didn't stop there. She helped in several areas - there were no limits to what she did for me - technical info etc. all the while checking with other professionals and referring me to companies who moved my piano, answered questions about short and long term storage and too much more to include here. Three members of my family have started dealing with her because of my total satisfaction with Sally Dollar and Royal Lepage.  Terry Demers

My husband and I are BIG fans of this hard working woman, more diligent, more thorough, so quick to respond to any question or concern, very willing and able to walk you through any and every aspect of buying or selling a home..... and she's the best teller of funny stories we've ever met. Ask her to tell you the one about the sellers' dog at the top of the staircase!  Don & Christiana McLaughlin

Sally represented us as our agent in our home purchase this past winter. She was a tireless professional who guided us through the challenge of purchasing within a community we didn't know. Throughout our multiple trips to view homes she was knowledgeable, timely, personable, supportive of our schedule and understood our needs. Importantly though, Sally's excellent skills and experience became most evident upon the closing when we ran into a last minute complication that threatened to void the sale. Sally took control of the situation and lead the lawyers and the seller's agent through a resoultion we that allowed the sale to progress. Throughout that long week of delays my wife and I quickly realized Sally was the go to person bringing results, ideas and energy to ensure there was an acceptable resolution. Thank you Sally for all that you did for us. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home and we will certainly choose to work with you again the next time we are in the market. Sincerely, Mark Lundie, PhD Director R&D, Ontario Pfizer Canada Inc

I see the potential in my new home and look forward to making some changes and keeping up to the great neighbourhood standard! I was surprised when I first started to look at homes and saw a lot of foundation problems. I thought I might go it on my own, but I’m glad I called an agent. Sally Dollar was easy to work with and she had a big part in helping me choose the right home! I knew I had to raise my budget to get what I wanted and Sally was of great assistance. I liked the whole team concept – working with Sally, talking to Timothy and the help from other team members. I know now with my work and busy schedule, I could never have done this on my own. Thanks!   Dan Marwick

As soon as we were in the market to buy a house, we had a referral to The Salisbury Team. They replied to our call immediately, and before you know it, we were in a buyer appointment and looking at houses. Sally Dollar, our full time buyer associate, was flexible with her time, informative, knowledgeable and answered questions straightforwardly. I would recommend her to anyone. The best thing about my buying experience is having it over!  Charlie & Leila Gumbley

The Salisbury Team and Sally Dollar were awesome from the start! We found Sally to be knowledgeable and honest. Being first time buyers, we appreciated the fact that she knew her stuff. Very accessible, whenever we called, she got right back to us. Also, they set us up on the Buyer Prospecting Program, what a great feature! It saved us plenty of time. Whenever a house was listed in our price range with the features and benefits we wanted, it was emailed to us immediately so we could preview the home and all the interior pictures. We felt we always knew what was listed because of this service. Thanks again! Ed Walters and Diana deMan

 We sold and bought with the Salisbury Team. They have great team communication! We have no suggestions for improvement - why reinvent the wheel? As mentioned in our overall experience, Sally is the best! She was always ready and willing to go shopping! The worst thing now – our shopping is over! Thanks to the Team! Larry and Brenda 

Sally was absolutely incredible. As a first time home buyer, Sally took the time to explain everything to me in great detail, and in a way that I was able to better understand how the whole process worked. Sally was always available for anything I needed. If I left her a message, she always promptly called me back. Her open availability was instrumental in being able to move quickly on the house I ended up purchasing. Sally recommended different people that I could use with regards to home inspectors, lawyers, etc. I compared prices and found that not only were the people she suggested competitive with others that were out there, the people she suggested were often better than the rest. Throughout the process of buying my first home, Sally never made me feel any pressure. I never felt like I was wasting her time with all the houses we looked at together. She was very knowledgeable about what to look for in a house and what to avoid. She regularly advised me on what her concerns were with different houses we looked at, which was a great asset, as I knew very little about the common red flags to avoid with respect to houses. I could go on and on with positive comments about my experience with Sally. Long story short, I can’t say enough good about her and I am very excited to move into my new home.   Tom Garrity

It has been a pleasure to do business with Tim’s team. It has been nothing but a positive experience. If we would do it all over again (not that we would want to for 30 years), we would do it with Tim’s team 101 times out of 100. We found all the people referred to help us buy a home have been excellent.  Sally is professional, personable and downright nice to work with. I appreciate all that the Salisbury Team has done for us and look forward to being in our new home!    Todd Anderson and Teri Smith

We are very, very satisfied with Sally's work. She was amazingly fast and efficient and provided all the assistance we needed to purchase from out of town. I cannot imagine what more we could ask for.  We wanted a very quick but thorough search and a fast closing, we got both.  There have not been any negatives.       S. Datta, University Professor, Toronto  

 

We really enjoyed working with our buyer agent Sally Dollar. She was always prompt in returning our calls and e-mails. I really liked the fact that I was frequently updated by e-mail about new and available listings. Right on time for showings even though I tried to beat her in getting there earlier I never managed. She also remained pleasant during the time it took us to make up our mind to finally purchase our property and we really appreciated her help in guiding us through the buying process.      Corey & Marianne Rothfusz-Retired and enjoying life

I appreciated your list of professionals I could turn to for advice.  I'm hoping to build a relationship with everyone that I'm working with, not just for this house but for future investments...the "Help Me Help You" comment is true.  I believe that covers everything...     S. Keo, Computer Technician

I appreciated the way in which Sally exhibited a calming influence and was patient in helping to resolve my issues concerning the purchase.  The ability to focus the search area on your email listing service by more than an entire city was helpful.  Actually finding a place that fit my needs, was updated to my tastes and wants, and my children wanted me to buy. The worst thing was not having a buyer’s disclosure (I do realize that is the responsibility of the seller, but still would have liked to see and have one) 
D. Dancy, Broadcaster/Entrepreneur

I would like to express my appreciation for all the time and effort you have given to our family and my father in finding a house.  The hard work has paid off and we are very happy with the outcome.  The co-ordination with multiple people made things difficult at times but you dealt with it professionally and without a sign of frustration.  It was a pleasure to have you work with us, and again I thank you.     J Dancy, Electrical and Controls Engineering

The service provided was exceptionally fantastic.  The staff were courteous and provided lots of interesting input on buying a home.  We have learned so much because of you. Everything was well presented and explained to us, and I would say you are doing a wonderful job helping people reach their dreams.  We had a property swept from beneath our feet that we thought would make a great home for us. That’s when we realized how fast this market moved. However, we found the right home for us and we were able to achieve this only with your help.   L. Aliman, Meridian Credit Union

Just wanted to let you know, we find all the people you have referred us to help us buy a home have been excellent. Sally is awesome, professional, personable, friendly, and downright nice to work with. I appreciate all that your team has done for us so far and look forward to closing this baby! Todd and Teri Anderson

Friendly, reliable and honest are the words!  I felt really comfortable with my full time buyer associate Sally Dollar - she works with “integrity” and her guidance and patience was appreciated. To coin a phrase from an Insurance Company jingle - - - “like a good neighbour, Sally Dollar is there”. P Rafferty - Canadian Tire Financial Services

Moving from New Zealand, we were nervous about the long distance move. But once we were introduced to Sally, we knew it would be smooth sailing. Her service, professionalism and knowledge of present market conditions was outstanding. Simply put, we had an excellent experience throughout the buying process, and having access to the full suite of services offered is a real plus. Sally, you are the best!    Dr. Michael Brownbridge - Vineland Research Station

We didn’t feel pressured from Sally when we were buying our first home in St. Catharines. We took our time and found the perfect home. The constant e-mails from Sally with new listings on the buyer prospecting program that the she  uses were great. Sally’s personality was awesome! She was prompt and very friendly to deal with. Thanks Sally! John Keddy and Sarah Dowse

Sally Dollar was always there for us no matter if the question was big or small. It was so nice having her represent us and was there to help us find the house that was just right for us. Even when we experienced a problem with the Home Inspection, she was positive and guided us through the entire situation. Thanks Sally! Courtney Molinaro – First Time Buyer

 


Buying Services for St. Catharines & Niagara Area Home Buyers


 

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Congratulations!  You have decided to purchase a home, or are thinking about buying one.  You'll be joining the ranks of hundreds of families who realize that home ownership offers a number of benefits including building equity, saving for the future, and creating an environment for your family.  When you own your own home, your hard-earned dollars contribute to your mortgage. The equity you earn is yours.  Over time, your home will increase in value. Click on the chart below to find out how I will work for You!

Sally Dollar Explains Buyer Agency  

In the following reports, you'll find the information you need to make a wise buying decision.  We'll take you through the planning process step-by-step , to help you determine which home is right for you.  You'll find a host of informative articles on mortgages, viewing homes, the offer, closing details and moving.

Please contact me if you have any questions about buying a home in St. Catharines, the Niagara Area or elsewhere in Ontario.

 

Buying Your First Home?
Many renters are starting to think about purchasing a home of their own. This article highlights several factors that should be considered when purchasing a home.
Buyer Agency: Questions & Answers
Understanding Buyer Agency Why do I need a buyer’s agent? A buyer’s agent promotes your interests and represents you throughout the home-buying process, beginning with the search for the perfect home until you have the keys in your hand.......
Avoid The Most Common Buyer Errors
Some buyers, however, caught up in the excitement of buying a new home tend to overlook some items. When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase.
How Not To Pay Too Much For Your Home
This article helps you become a savvy buyer, by pointing out some of the pitfalls inherent in the home-buying process.
A Smooth Home Purchase in Six Steps
Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible
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Moving Calendar


Count Down to Moving DayWhat's the best way to prepare for a move? 
   
Four weeks before moving
  • Decide what you want to take, what you want to throw out, and what you want to donate to charity or sell.
  • Start using up frozen food and staples. Don't buy any more than is necessary before moving.
  • Start planning your trip. Make airline reservations. Book hotels and rental cars.
  • Arrange for important school, medical, financial, and legal records to be transferred.
Three weeks before moving
  • Arrange to have your pets transported or boarded. Start preparing your plants for the move.
  • Get back any items you have lent (and give back any items you have borrowed). Pick up any items that are being repaired.
  • Dispose of flammable items such as paint, aerosol cans, and cleaning fluids.
  • Send change of address information to the post office and other businesses.
Two weeks before moving
  • Schedule a date for a service firm to disconnect and prepare the appliances you are moving.
  • Start packing non-essential items.
  • Arrange for a babysitter for moving day.
  • Start planning to disconnect utilities.
  • Draw up a floor plan for your new home and start planning your furniture arrangement. (It makes moving in twice as easy.)
One week before moving
  • Finish packing suitcases and basic essentials. Make sure valuable documents, currency, and jewellery are in a safe and easily accessible place.
  • Drain garden hoses, lawn mowers, and other machinery.
  • Defrost and dry the fridge and freezer. Don't forget to empty the defrost water pan.
  • Take down items such as curtain rods, shelves, light fixtures, and mirrors that you are taking with you.
  • Dismantle large power tools, such as lathes and grinders.
  • Make sure all of your important papers, keys, medications, and plane tickets are available for the trip.
  • If you are travelling a long distance by car, you may want to have the car serviced.
Packing day
  • Leave a clear workspace for the packers.
  • Identify fragile and valuable items, items you are taking with you, and items being left for the new owners.
Moving-out day
  • Plan to stay home until the moving van has left.
  • Tour the house with the van operator during inventory. Sign the bill of lading. Confirm your new address and delivery date. Check destination contact phone numbers.
  • Do a final check for overlooked items. Make certain windows and doors are locked, lights are turned off, utilities are discontinued or turned off, and the keys are transferred.
Moving-in day
  • Try to get to your new home the day before the moving van arrives. Make sure the utilities are connected. Take another look to see if where you want your furniture to go is correct.
  • When the mover arrives, check items unloaded against the inventory. Make arrangements for installation of appliances. Confirm unpacking requirements.
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