Welcome to the first edition of our real estate newsletter

Our Intent

To publish this newsletter four times a year. This will coincide with the changing seasons, keep you informed and up-to-date with what is happening on the local real estate market. Real estate is an ever-changing scene with fluctuating prices, styles and trends in design and décor, along with investment opportunities.

We Are Here To Help

We understand that buying or selling can be a stressful situation with so many details to think about and we would like to make that experience a more relaxed and enjoyable one. We will accomplish this by providing four or five short stories on topical aspects of the real estate business that we believe will be useful to anyone interested in buying or selling.

General Topics

– upcoming events or real estate projects;
– style and décor tips from Jenn;
– home maintenance for the coming season;
– how to prepare your home for sale;
– how to put together an offer to purchase;
– market trends in real estate by Robert;
– highlighting a local business;

Our newsletters will be sent out when published and anyone will be able to access a past issue by going to our website. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our past clients, friends and staying connected with local people. We have also designed our website to help you along with the selling or buying process.  Under the resources tab, you will find mortgage calculators and connections to our community for home inspectors, contractors, lawyers, mortgage brokers, and more.

If there is a topic of interest to you and you want additional information, please contact us at any time to discuss it.

Is your Home Ready To List?

With houses selling fast, and many for over the asking price, this may have you thinking of listing your home and cashing in on the equity.  Here are some helpful suggestions to get your home in tiptop shape to command top dollar.

The first impression means everything

On the outside, if your home looks rough or messy with overgrown gardens or chipped paint, potential buyers will have that in their minds before they even go inside. Cleaning up the gardens, adding a fresh coat of paint and giving a good scrubbing to the outside of the house will pay dividends.

Inside, repairs will be necessary for anything that is broken, and replacing any missing items is also a must. Neat and tidy is always a positive selling point. Neutral colors will allow your home to feature itself as more presentable to a potential buyer. A fresh coat of paint will pay off for the investment. Make those countertops shine and sparkle and clean the  appliances. Clean all the lighting fixtures, trim, and windows. Clutter must be cleaned up and removed. It’s also important to depersonalize your home, which means removing family photos and knickknacks. Buyers need to be able to visualize themselves in the house and not see it as another person’s home.

Setting a Pleasant Atmosphere

Prior to any showings, ensure the home smells aromatic by having a candlelit or the comfortable scent of freshly-baked goods in the kitchen. To take away the feeling of a cool or dark atmosphere in the home, the curtains should be open, the lights should be on and the thermostat should be set to make for a comfortable experience.

The above suggestions are not expensive remedies and all it takes is a little time and effort to make it pay off. If you need assistance or ideas on what you should do to get your home ready for sale, it would be my pleasure to help you prepare to put your home’s best foot forward.

Jenn Ferguson


They find enjoyment in bringing a smile to the face of a buyer or a seller after a real estate sale. That’s their priority. That’s what keeps them going. That’s what pleases Janet Eaton and Ray Wheeler. It makes them smile too.

Born and raised in this area with a strong work ethic, Janet and Ray have been involved in real estate since 1988. In 1997, they purchased the Re/Max franchise in Brockville. They have used that work ethic and strong community beliefs to make it a highly-successful business in handling residential sales in the city and surrounding area.

Janet and Ryan believe in the motto that if they are going to do something, they are going to commit to it and do it well. That means doing the best they possibly can for their clients, whether it is buying or selling, no matter what it takes.


With two successful daughters and three grandchildren, Janet and Ryan understand the balance of family and business. They understand that nothing is more important than going home at the end of the day and that is part of what drives them to help their clients find the home of their dreams.

With more than 30 years of experience in the real estate field, their expertise, contacts and extensive knowledge of the local market makes them a strong and unbeatable partnership. They work together to make their clients comfortable, relaxed and happy with what is one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

Along with living and working in Brockville, Janet and Ray believe that being involved in the community is an important aspect of their lives. They have been involved with CHEO since 1989, with Palliative Care, the Rotary Club and the real estate boards of Eastern Ontario.

They believe strongly in giving back to the community and they impress upon all their agents to make that kind of contribution in being part of Brockville and area.

Robert and Jenn Ferguson

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