Why the Fall market is cooling, but we’re just heating up!

Ahh November, that lovely month that’s not quite Fall and not quite Winter. The colourful leaves have fallen, and where the air typically feels like snow in our wet November, this year Mother Nature has granted us a (very) premature January freeze. In Canada, it’s not our prettiest month of the year but with it […]

Buying My First Home: What I Wish I’d Known!

A couple of years ago, I “finally” found a home I was ready to buy! The experience was exciting, thrilling, and insanely stressful. Having had the pleasure of working with Karen over the 2 past years, there are many things I’ve learned about the home buying process that I wish I’d known when I was […]

Post-Thanksgiving 2016 – What I’m Thankful For!

October 2016 Turkey, stuffing, family, BLUE JAYS, food comas (and a baby on the way!?)…This year’s Thanksgiving has been an extra special one for our family, and to say we’re grateful for our health, and our friends, family, clients and team today and everyday, is the understatement of the year.   A year ago this […]

Breaking News! The Syroid Group

  BREAKING NEWS! KarenSyroid.com is now SyroidGroup.com!   At the start of my 5th year in the Real Estate industry, I could pinch myself at the prospect of the business growing as quickly as it has.  I just held my 4th annual Client Appreciation Event this past weekend, where 140 clients and referrers joined together […]

A job less ordinary!

August 29, 2016   We are:  A Real Estate team with a brilliant marketer and stand-out brand.  “Re-defining Real Estate” is more than our motto, it’s our currency.  Daring to be different, investing in our clients, celebrating our successes and embracing our “no two days alike” 14 hour-a-day lifestyle like it’s our job.     […]

City dweller & Country seeker?

As we get prepare to celebrate our country’s 149th birthday, I can’t help but reflect on how lucky we are to live in such an extraordinary & diverse country.     This past weekend I experienced my first cricket match at the city’s Loyalist Rugby & Cricket Club.  Cricket in the city? Who knew!  On […]

How a good neighbour taught me to never, ever sell.

March 2016 My husband, dog and I recently moved into a new neighbourhood in Fredericton.  We haven’t met many neighbours and have yet to have most of our friends over, so it’s still pretty fresh.  The (literal) paint is still wet. Lotta paint.   Last night at about 6:30pm, while I was cooking supper and […]

The ‘Scent$’ of Smell

Heyyy, good lookin’!  Whaaaat cha been cookin’? February 2016 With February listing season in full force in Fredericton, buyers are starting to jump on opportunities.  Your friendly neighbourhood realtor has been putt putting around, showing and selling all kinds of properties – and proud to say we are in the process of putting the cherry […]

Do & Ditch – 2016 Edition

January 2016 I read a stat the other day that was both shocking and believable at the same time;  people spend more time researching what Smartphone to buy or planning their upcoming vacation, than they do researching their next vehicle, and even less on their retirement savings plan or Real Estate investment. The article stated […]

Ahhh Christmas…

December 2015 Nothing says The Holidays like a warm Starbucks, I mean Timmy’s snowflake cup, the bustle of shopping (and the cursing of Fredericton drivers), the crisp winter air and the excitement of the first snowfall.   Every Family, and every Home, have their own Holiday traditions, and in honour of our 1st annual “Home […]

Selling tips (you won’t learn from HGTV!)

Selling Tips (You Won’t Learn From HGTV!)   Every time I work with sellers, their first question is always “Do I need to take down my personal photos?” I think HGTV has embedded that notion into every home seller’s minds, and to be honest it’s not the #1 thing I have sellers focus on. I […]

What does your peaceful place look like?

Think about your peaceful place.   How does it look, what does it smell like and how does it feel?  It is completely unique and special to you.  It boasts no judgment, and no envy.  It is that little place you go, mentally, physically or spiritually, where you are consumed with the nostalgia of a […]

Immerse yourself in the world of ‘Downton Abbey’! Mr Carson not included

Lords and Ladies, with great anticipation comes 8 Southall Court, at a price even the Dowager Countess would approve of!   Amidst sweeping social change, budding friendships and surprising adventures, comes this beautiful stately home in prestigious Garden Place.  Expect the unexpected, with twists and turns around every corner.  Enter the majestic foyer to watch […]

Better than All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fridays!

      Hold the tartar sauce, this new listing is a better deal than All-U-Can-Eat Fish Fridays!   Now, I don’t even like fish but I know a good deal when I see one. But before I unleash the best kept secret this side of Oromocto, a good story-teller must always first digress;   […]

SOLD! You’ve gotta live in the E3B 7H9!

Hot off the Press!   Best known for her breakthrough role on HBO’s “Girls”, Lena Dunham’s parent’s NYC Tribeca condo is for sale for a cool 6.25 Million.  Toronto Hipsters, Film Festival Go-ers and Fashionistas take notice, the 10013 is New York City’s Most Expensive zip code, and if you’ve got the money for it, […]

SOLD! Madonna’s lost files – “Like a Property Virgin”

    You know, you just can’t list a house on the corner of Wickett and Madonna and not write a blog about it.  That’s like watching Miley Cyrus on the VMAs and saying please pass the jelly.  2 things are for certain; Hannah Montana is dead, and this beautiful home has officially earned the […]

SOLD! The most interesting house in the world.

Its charm is so magnetic, it’s advised to leave your credit cards at home.  When you mail a letter to this house without postage, it still gets there. This dandy number was itself in a past life, and lucky for you, it has recently hit the Fredericton market for sale.   It is…..the most interesting […]

This is the house Don Draper wished he could have had.

Ladies and Gentlemen , it is my pleasure to introduce to you, the snappiest dressed home in Fredericton, the most dapper dwelling of all the land; the lovely Miss 26 Spinner Court.  This house is a tastier treat than Don Draper in a slim lapel power suit with a pocket square. Other houses want to […]