Relocating Made Easier!
Relocating across town, out of province or even to a new country can be a positive experience when you work with our team!
The Mortimer Team is here to help you navigate through the changes and challenges that come from entering a new job, neighbourhood, home and/or school. We work alongside you and your family to help determine your needs and provide you with outstanding customer service.
When purchasing a home in a new location it’s important to work with a Realtor® who has a thorough knowledge of the area. Most of our team members were born and raised locally, making us confident we can advise you which neighbourhoods are best suited for your family, which areas are most likely to appreciate in value and we can provide you with the latest information on schools, recreation and amenities in your new community.
Our team can help you & your family relocate to the communities of Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham (New Tecumseth) Angus, Base Borden, Barrie, Innisfil and all other surrounding areas.
Whether you are with the Canadian Forces, the Government of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or relocating for career reasons, you can trust the experience and resources The Mortimer Team provides. Let us help you find your dream home, and make the transition into your new home smooth and a positive experience.
Contact Laurie Mortimer & her team of professionals today for more information & assistance in your relocating experience. 705-440-7789 or email her!
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[FALL] With Fall Just Around The Cornerthere is plenty that needs to be done. Please take a few minutes to read our tips for preparing your home for fall.
Take a walk through your house inspecting all doors, windows, hinges and locks. You should replace anything damaged.
Change your furnace filter. Its a simple, yet important thing to do. In fact, you should remember to replace your air filter once a month or at the very least once every season. You will find your home has cleaner air and air better circulation.
You should look at your garage door(s) to determine whether or not you need to make any repairs before the cold weather arrives. Make sure to inspect the panels for maintanance purposes and automatic door openers, safety measures and openings.
When it comes to dusting be sure to let gravity help, such as dusting the picture frames & plants first, followed by the tables and chairs then baseboards and trim. Always vacuum last as dust settles to the floor.
If you found it cold in your home last year, perhaps a check into getting more installation in the attic or caulking the exteriors of the window frames to prevent drafts.
Make sure to check your Furnace; turn your furnace on and make sure its working before the cold weather arrives. Chances are you will smell an odd burning smell at first but thats because your firing up the furnace for the first time likely since the early spring and dust and cobwebs could be burning, no cause for alarm(but monitor it). Remember to open a window or two to help the smell pass, if the smell does not pass, shut down your furnace immediately and call in a professional to take a look. Its better to be safe then sorry! Its a better idea to have a professional in to clean and tune your furnace in the fall prior to firing it up for the first time.
A home with central heating can lose up to 60% of its heated air before that air reaches the vents if your ductwork isn't well connected and insulated. Make sure to check your ducts for large gaps and cracks so your not wasting money and don't end up with cold spots and a chilly house! Another ducts fact is having your ducts vacuumed out once every year to ensure dust and hair is removed, as it gathers and can cause breathing problems and can make you more prone to getting sick.
If you have a chimney, don't forget about it! chimneys don't need to be swept every year, however they should be inspected before use at the beginning of the season. To keep out cold weather, remember to close the damper when the fireplace isn't in use.
Remember to check your smoke alarms every season, a lot run on batteries and most have a battery back-up and need to be maintained for proper safety. The batteries NEED to be "tested" regularly! Your smoke detectors on the other hand have a shelf life need to be replaced every ten years.
While your at it; checking your Carbon-Monoxide detectors should be important. Each home should have at least one!
Once the leaves fall, you should remove them and any other debris from your home's [Leaves in Gutter] gutters.Leaves and other debris can lead to backed up gutters and freezing. Both can be very dangerous. Gutters are designed to carry water away from the actual foundation of your home. If your gutters are compromised due to objects &/or leaves/debris, flooding can happen.
It's good to grab some fall fertilizer for your grass and gardens to cut down on weeds as well as make your grass green for Spring.
Fall means cooler weather, cooler weather means, less of a need for your swimming pool. So make sure to have your pool properly closed. If you cant personally close your pool, make sure to hire professionals who can.
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Visit The Mortimer Team Kids Zone At New Tecumseth Home & Leisure Show
This April 8th & 9th For FUN, FREE Events Hosted By The Mortimer Team.
Register Today On Our Facebook Fan Page If Your Children Want To Take Part In Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt On Saturday, April 8th. Time(s) To Be Determined.
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Plus, We Have South Simcoe Soccer Club Running Soccer Drills For Kids To Take Part In & We Have A Bouncy Castle Plus Other Fun Games... You DON'T Want To Miss This!
Please Join Us This March Break For Some Free Family Fun! 🏡
The Mortimer Team Is Happy To Sponsor This Event
As We Believe In Giving Back To The Community We Live In!
This Event Is Sure To Be A Fun & Memorable One, Therefore Don't Forget To SHARE This Event With Friends, Family & Neighbours! The More, The Merrier!
As An Added Bonus We Have Some Community Partners Of The Mortimer Team That Will Be Joining Us! Boston Pizza Will Be There Giving Away Pizza Slices, McDonald's Alliston Has Generously Donated Coffee Coupons & RBC Mortgage Specialist, Jacob Harvie & The Co-operators, Gary Laakso Will Be There Handing Out Some Awesome Giveaways!
Details: Sunday, March 19th At The New Tecumseth Rec Centre From 12:30pm Until 1:50pm!
*Helmets Are Recommended For The Kids*
🔴 Thank You For Your Continued Support Of The Mortimer Team. 🔴
(If You Haven't Done So Already So You Will Be The First To Know About Our Next Events!)
Event Sponsored By:
Laurie Mortimer, Broker
The Mortimer Team
Royal LePage RCR Brokerage
705.440.7789 | homeseller@lauriemortimer.
A Little History
Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant opened its doors in 1980, named in tribute to the school’s last and longest serving teacher, for her many years of dedication to her students.
The schoolhouse, was full of rich history from Mrs. Mitchell herself. Built in 1889, Mulmur Township School Section 2 operated for 79 years before closing in 1968. The school and surrounding community together survived the social and cultural upheaval of two World Wars and the Great Depression.
The Orange Lodge across the road played an important role in the lives of early settlers in our region. As a gathering place it was vital to the fraternity and identity of its members. Th e building became home to Granny Taught Us How in 1978.
Both historic landmark buildings were renovated with great care and respect for their heritage. We still enjoy that enduring sense of community here in the hamlet of Violet Hill.
Mrs. Mitchell's Restaurant
Fine Dining -
Granny Taught Us How
Perfect gifts, decor treasures and one of a kind finds. The store is filled with possibilities from the artsy and amusing to the sophisticated and sublime , from rustic and cozy to glitzy and glamorous. There is something there for everyone!
Complimentary Services Exclusive to Our Clients
Complimentary Home Staging
The Mortimer Team offers a complimentary 2-STEP home staging process. Your home will be presented to its fullest potential to significantly appeal to buyers and achieve maximum results for you! Staging is a valuable tool to gain more buyer interest as your home is viewed on the internet and in person. Our clients are always thrilled with the results, and buyers are impressed with how well our homes show.
You will receive a complimentary consultation & recommendations.
- We will meet to discuss all the options that will help prepare and present your home to its fullest potential. This includes a thorough walk through of your house, inside and out, and a detailed discussion afterwards.
- Together we will then come up with the solutions and a plan of action. We will always do our best to work with what you have and keep your budget in mind, or you can simply do it yourself.
Professional Photography & Virtual Tours
In the real estate industry, it is extremely important to present professional photos that showcase homes to their full potential. Your home will stand out from the competition with high quality, magazine-like photos offered by the professional photographers. This is a complimentary service by The Mortimer Team.
Customized Feature Brochure of Your Property
All listing clients receive an unlimited supply of professionally designed, full-colour, detailed, personalized, feature brochures of their home. The brochure makes a striking and memorable impression to potential buyers of your home and are an important marketing tool. The feature brochure features many full colour photos and information about your home, as well as useful information such as your MLS listing, your neighbourhood schools, map, and more! Your custom feature brochure is created by our team not another company as we know the Ins and outs of your home and will word it to entice the buyer. They will be delivered to you in a timely manner and we will make sure you always have an adequate supply.
Newspaper Advertising with Great Positioning
The Mortimer Team advertises in:
- The Alliston Herald
- The Real Estate Advertiser
- Briar Crier
- We will utilize other newspapers, once we determine/analysis the neighbourhood and where the home-buyers are coming from for your neighbourhood.
The Mortimer Team's “for sale” signs have been professionally designed, and the frames custom made, so they stand out from the competition. The signs are very attractive, prestigious and feature colonial vinyl with solar light atop so they really stand out at night as well. The public is well aware of our brand through our signage, and having our sign on your front lawn will add a prestigious element to your home.
Open House (if desired)
Real Estate agents and buyers take a closer look at your home and are one step closer to an offer. You will have an option of one of The Mortimer Team Sales Partners to host one or more open houses for you. The open houses are advertised on Realtor.ca/MLS, www.TheMortimerTeam.com, Facebook and in multiple newspapers.
Your Home Advertised on Multiple Websites and Social Media
Thousands of Realtors® and potential buyers will have access to your listing on:
- Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)
- Facebook, Instagram & More
Our website [TheMortimerTeam.com] generates thousands of visitors a week making it one of Alliston's best kept secrets in searching for listings in Alliston & surrounding areas. Our website offers potential buyers added photos and information of your home making them one step closer to an offer.
The Mortimer Team is registered with and approved suppliers by the IRP (Integrated Relocation Program) with Brookfield Global Relocation Services.
The Mortimer Team helps many Canadian Forces Military relocate to Base Borden, Alliston, Angus, Innisfil and surrounding area.
As Royal LePage Realtors, The Mortimer Team has access to a superior Canadian, International and Corporate Referral Network, which allows us to help you move anywhere in Canada as well as Internationally.
Royal LePage is one of the largest real estate networks in Canada, with over 600+ national locations, and nearly 20,000+ real estate agents and REALTORS®. Royal LePage has the best access to homes and homebuyers in the Canadian market, resulting in more potential buyers for our client's homes.
Alliston’s HouseSOLD Name In Real Estate
Exceptional Client Care
Laurie was born and raised in the Beeton area and has since had a family that includes her husband Scott and 3 daughters Kim, Hope & Brooke. Laurie is well known fo her outgoing personality and heavy involvement in this great local community of Alliston and area. Laurie has been an award-winning realtor for over 17 years now, combining her grass roots knowledge, impeccable work ethic and her ability to give her real estate customers a professional yet personal experience. Her client care goes above and beyond to help you & your family find the perfect buyer for your home and an even more perfect home for you to move your family into. Laurie will not just sell you a house to make a deal, she believes you must find the right fit and be fully comfortable before diving into an offer.
Repeat and Referral Customers
We are in this business for the long run and know that all great businesses are built on referrals and repeat clients. Our business is highly based on repeat clients and referrals and we are extremely pleased that many of our clients are referrals from our past clients who are very happy with their experience with our team. In addition, we help a lot of repeat clients with the sale and/or purchase of their home, and share a true joy with working together again!
Our team has strong family values and believes in providing outstanding service, with a goal of building lasting relationships with all of our clients. Honesty, integrity and going the extra mile are just some of the principles that The Mortimer Team is based on. We appreciate and value our relationships with our clients, and are always excited to meet new people and build lasting friendships with them.
The Mortimer team is committed to giving back to the community by supporting numerous charities and sponsorships. We also show our ongoing appreciation to our clients with fun annual events.
Something that the team really enjoys is actually being out in the community and volunteering time.
The Mortimer Team supports:
- Community Living Association of South Simcoe (CLASS)
- Matthew’s House Hospice
- Stevenson Memorial Hospital
- The Good Shepard Food Bank
- Alliston Humane Society
- Alliston Community Christian School
The Mortimer Team also hosts several annual client events. We value our relationship with all of our clients, and always look forward to treating you and spending time together.
VIP Access to a Hidden Inventory
Our VIP program is exclusive to our clients, allowing them the amazing opportunity to be one of the first to view and potentially purchase the home.
We have an online exclusive buyer registry where we attract more buyers for your home.
You can become a VIP Member for FREE! You will receive access to privileged property information of listings before they hit the market; ONLY available to The Mortimer Team's clients.
As a client of The Mortimer Team, you will have access to our full list of trusted business contacts. Over the years we have scouted for excellent vendors our clients may be in need of during their moving process.
Our contacts include builders, mortgage specialists, home insurance brokers, moving companies, lawyers, home inspectors, cleaners, painters, plumbers, roofers and many more. Once your house is listed you can ask for a copy of this list.
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