Real Life Real Estate February 8, 2021

“Call Me Any Time; I Work 24 Hours A Day!”

All work and no play?

No thanks! Life is all about finding your purpose & passion while having fun along the way. Okay, I admit, there are days when I just want to stay in bed and shut out the world, but I am human & mental health days are allowed! In fact, they are encouraged!

At the end of the day, it is so important to do work that you enjoy and that it is fulfilling to you. I can honestly say I love being an entrepreneur. My real estate and coaching businesses allow me to inspire, empower, and truly make a difference in people’s lives. It took me a while to find my purpose and passion, but that is what makes life so interesting. It’s truly a journey of self-discovery and being true to yourself!

I do not have a boss. I do not work 9-5. I do not have a benefit package, and I do not get paid holidays. There are times where I work 12-14 hour days and there are times I work 3-hour days. But I can honestly say that it is 100% my choice. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear other REALTORS® say “Call me any time. I work 24 hours a day.”

Say what? 

That is absolutely insanity! You are setting yourself up for failure and burnout. I am one of the top REALTORS® in Saskatoon, and I did not get there by answering calls at 12 am and working all hours of the day. I got there by setting boundaries and communicating with my clients about each of our expectations. By prioritizing tasks, delegating to team members, and having excellent time-management nd  negotiations skills. By earning my clients’ respect and being known as their authentic trusted advisor. By prequalifying my clients and making sure all their ducks are in a row can eliminate a lot of wasted time that neither of us will get back!

Now, don’t get me wrong, if one of my clients has a real estate emergency or if we are in the middle of negotiations and deadlines are a factor, then I most definitely stay up past my bedtime to get that deal done for them. My clients hire me to do a job and I make sure it gets done, and gets done exceptionally well!

So as you see, all work and no play just isn’t the way I live. Finding that work/life harmony is the key to longevity (and less botox!). I am truly blessed to be able to spend my days having fun with so many fabulous people who started out as strangers, became clients, and then became my friends. Thank you for including me on your journey!

Real Life Real Estate May 26, 2020

The Honest-to-God Reality About Multitasking

Did you know that multitasking is really a bunch of bullshit? I mean, it sounds like a cool word but let’s be honest, our brains just aren’t wired like that. What they are wired to do, though, is time-share.

The reality is, our brains can only actively think about one task at a time. So you focus on one task, then another takes its place—just like vacationers occupying a time-share property. The shift is so fast that you may not even notice that you’re only doing one thing at once. You feel like you’re multitasking, but what you are actually doing is time-sharing.

Pretty cool right?

Well…yes and no.

With the false hope that we are capable of multitasking, we fill our days with an endless list of tasks, tricking ourselves into believing we are achieving it all. Truth is, though, we are really just half-assing all of them—never really putting 100% effort into any. I mean how can we? In order to do something 100%, we need to be 100% focused. And in this crazy world, who the hell has time for that?

I believe that this is especially true for women. We’ve been taught to think that we need to do it all and be awesome doing it.

Beside the obvious—being a mom, bonus mom, dog mom, and wife—most days, I am also a chef, taxi driver, ATM, teacher, referee, organizer, scheduler, therapist, house cleaner, friend, confidant, and sounding board. And did I mention that I have to do that all while running my business as a life coach and kick-ass real estate agent? Oh, and let’s not forget that I have to make sure I have to look completely put together while doing it all—hair, makeup, and maintaining the body I had in my 20s.

Are you f**king kidding me?

Sometimes I barely muster up enough energy to make it through the day! And you know what? That’s okay!

So, here’s my advice to you: stop giving a f**k what society thinks you should be doing and just do you. Take time for yourself—read a book, take a bath, go for a walk, meditate, or whatever fills your cup—or you will be of no help to anyone around you. The old saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is something that I have had to learn to follow or I will be on the edge of another nervous breakthrough! And you can, too. But it can only start when you stop time-sharing, and start giving 100%.

Cheers to another ass-kicking week and taking a break from time-sharing!

Real Life Real Estate April 27, 2020

So You Think You Know Me? Mental Health & Her Many Masks

I’m back!!! How is everyone doing? I hope everyone is hanging in there—I know it has been a wild couple of months! Who knew 2020 would start off as a three-ring shit storm? Aside from the obvious pandemic pandemonium, there has been a lot of emotion and energy flowing, both positive and negative. Social media has been out of control, mainstream media is now only about 50% believable, and people have shown their true colors.

If you are anything like me, you may have realized that any crisis either brings out the best or the worst in people and, let me tell you, there are some of you that I would definitely want as my wingman going into battle. On the other hand, though, there are also some that if I never speak to them again…well, it will be too soon.

There is so much negativity, fear, and anger right now and it has gotten to the point where some people just shut down and internalize everything. This my friends, is a ticking time bomb for those with mental health issues.

Wired But Tired

Anyone who knows me, understands that I am a huge advocate for mental health. I have been on my own “awakening journey” for many years, but I can honestly say that 2010 is when shit really hit the fan. Back then, I really thought I had it all together—I had a beautiful family, a gorgeous house, a great career, a decent marriage, lots of friends, and money in the bank. On the outside, everything looked perfect. But on the inside—and I mean inside my heart, soul and mind—it was anything BUT perfect.

Have you ever heard the term “wired but tired?” It’s basically when you are running full speed ahead but burning the hell out of your adrenal glands. Your cortisol levels are at an all-time high which literally burns out your nervous system. I started waking up in the middle of the night short of breath with my heart racing out of my chest, but just chalked it up to nightmares. I later learned that these were panic attacks.

I had ringing in my ears, was severely irritable, and could not fall asleep. But, like many, I pushed on and chose to ignore all of these signs and symptoms that something was wrong. But, let me tell you something—the universe God, or whatever you want to call it, is only going to give you so many warning signals. And if you choose to ignore them, then they will take you down and they take you down hard.

The Take Down

I remember it like it was yesterday. I went to the gym in the morning like I did every day before and, as I was leaving, a guy backed into me. This was the moment everything changed.

The small accident triggered something in my body to send me into a downward spiral. I completely lost all control and started bawling like a baby. I cried all the way home, and when I got into the shower, I cried even more. That day, I cried harder than I had before in my life. It was as if years of tears, trauma, and emotion had all bubbled to the surface and were overflowing at rapid speed. And the only thing I could do was pull myself together just enough to make a call to my husband to ask him to take me to the doctor because I knew that something was very wrong.

Soul-Searching & Accepting Help

“Depression. Anxiety. Nervous Breakdown.” Those words rang in my ear. Say what? What the hell are you talking about? There is no way someone like me could have gone off the deep end. It must be a brain tumour, an autoimmune disease, an allergy to gluten—anything but a mental illness!

My doctor knew I was not ready to take his advice or the medication and he knew me well enough to know that I needed to do my own research and soul-searching to get the answers I needed. He wished me well and told me he was available at any time if I changed my mind. So off I went—paranoid, depressed, anxious, and determined to prove him wrong.

Here is the coles-notes version of that year:

I met every holistic practitioner known to mankind.

I met with shamans, priests, herbalists, and neurologists (because I swore it was a brain tumour causing this). 

I had live blood analysis and colonics (which I definitely do not recommend, lol).

I met mediums, had reiki, bodytalk, and numerous other body treatments.

I spent months locked in my house because I was afraid people were after me.

I couldn’t eat and had no appetite.

I had horrific hallucinations.

My nervous system was so screwed up that it hurt to hear.

I couldn’t cope with even the simplest of tasks.

I had family come stay with me because they were afraid for both my safety and that of my girls.

I had appointments with psychologists and psychiatrists.

I had the darkest, most horrific thoughts running through my head 24/7.

I almost swerved in front of a semi…over and over again.

It was like I was living in a bubble and everything was going on around me but voices were muffled—like I was watching my life from another person’s view.

I was messed right the hell up and it was scary.

One night, after about a year since my first trip to the doctor, I remember lying on the bathroom floor, crying and yelling hysterically at God to take away the pain. To please end this personal hell I was living in. I cried, I screamed and then something inside me told me that I had done all I could and it was time to start my life again. So, the next morning, I finally went back to my doctor. He smiled and asked, “Are you ready for me to help you now?” My answer? “YES!”

Lifting the Fog & Becoming Heather

About 3 months later, with the help of my friend Effexor, the fog slowly started to lift and everything started to clear. My emotions started to balance, sleep came back, and so did my appetite. But I knew that in order to truly “come out on the other side,” I still needed to do some major soul-searching, as I still felt like I was keeping something buried.

For my 12th grade graduation, my Dad gave me a bracelet, and inscribed on the back of it was, “Always be true to yourself.” I knew that in order to be my truest, most authentic self, I needed to make some changes. So, I used all the tools I had learned throughout the past year to meditate and really challenge myself to be Heather.

I ended my marriage of 13 years, I got rid of many so-called “friends”, I changed careers, and I confronted family and friends who had hurt me, either making peace or severing ties.

I started to tap into my intuition and not just follow the masses. I started to study energy and subconscious work, and I learned to protect my energy and delete the energy vampires from my life.

Fast forward to 9 years later, I am married to an amazing man who loves me for who I am, not what he wants me to be. I am part of a wonderfully chaotic blended family that I absolutely love. I have a successful career as a Saskatoon real estate agent and many new adventures coming my way.

I live a life with zero tolerance for bullshit, fake people, liars, and energy vampires. I speak my truth, which might piss some people off, but we were not put on this earth to please everyone. I speak open and honestly about my “mental breakthrough” to my kids, friends, family, and strangers. Not everyone likes me and I am okay with that because I don’t like everyone. I know how to manage stress, how to cope with adversity, and how to protect my energy. Every day I take time to meditate, be grateful, exercise, read, and learn. And sure, there are some days I feel nuttier than squirrel shit, but that is okay.

I am thankful for 2010 because it was both the worst and best year of my life. I am thankful for everyone I met on my journey, as you each helped me in your own way and I am forever grateful. My life has been changed for the better.

So you see, mental illness can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. I am thankful everyday that even in my darkest hours—and there were many—that I had my 2 beautiful daughters who gave me a glimmer of hope that I could get my quality of life back.

Everyone has a story and it’s okay to have shitty days. But always remember that with darkness, there comes light, and there is always hope. Be who YOU are, not who the world wants you to be! You can only pretend for so long!

Speak your truth, honour your soul, and keep kicking ass!

xo

Heather

Real Life Real Estate March 27, 2020

Real Life in the Season of Sweatpants & Social Distancing

These past 2 weeks, I lived in sweatpants, zero makeup, with my hair pulled back! I ate more calories in a week than I normally do all year.

I stayed up super late and slept in daily. I attempted home workouts but was easily distracted by my dog. The kids and I binge-watched Netflix and cuddled on the couch! We played in the backyard until the sun went down. I deactivated Facebook because I couldn’t handle the steady stream of doom and gloom. My “normal life schedule” of selling houses from sun up to sun down was gone.

Is this my way of dealing with stress? If it is, then I’m going to come out of this self-isolation 25 pounds heavier!

In all seriousness, though, it’s scary to see how easily we get caught up in everyday life and downright terrifying that it took an entire pandemic to slow us the fuck down.

Slowing Down & Taking Stock

How many of us run so hard and so fast for so long that we are exhausted? How many of us carry the weight of the world on our shoulders? When the “go, go, go” of your normal life abruptly stops and the reality of today’s world steps in, it is bound to have an effect on you. You are most likely going to feel totally overwhelmed.  It’s totally normal and it’s totally okay!

The funny thing is that so many people spent so much time wishing for this every day! They wished that the world would slow down and that they would have more time to spend at home with their kids. They wished that they didn’t have to work as much and could meditate way more. But isn’t it strange that now that this day has finally arrived, no one seems to want it anymore?

Now, maybe this isn’t how we exactly imagined it would play out, but it looks like the universe dealt us these cards so we better play them to the best of our ability!

Social Distancing Together

As social human beings, this whole “social distancing” thing is a difficult concept for us to grasp and, for many, it can be a very lonely and frightening time. But while we may be physically apart, this is actually the perfect time to connect with old friends and catch up!

This time, there are no excuses. I can guarantee that you are not too busy running the kids around or running errands anymore, and we’re extremely lucky to be living in an age where technology provides us with everything we need to be “face-to-face” in real time. So let’s start the trend #NoExcuses and rekindle those human connections!

Treating Yourself & Supporting Local

Take some time to think about what you need to do to make you happy right now. Right now, it’s okay to #TreatYourself and enjoy the little moments we usually take for granted! The only thing I ask is that you consider #SupportingLocal when you do. Do some research on local businesses. You will be amazed by the amount of talent in our city. Whether you need made-to-go meals or health and beauty products, I promise you that there’s a business in Saskatoon right now that can fulfill your needs while also helping to support our local economy.

But treating yourself doesn’t have to be limited to just spending money either. Sleep all day if you want! Chat on the phone with a friend. Eat the cake. Turn off the news. Go for a walk. Work out (or don’t)! Hide in the pantry and eat chips (I find this one particularly therapeutic). Clean out those closets. Play games with the kids. Cuddle with your dog because they’re having the time of their life right now!

No guilt. No regrets. Do what you need to and when you’re ready, then you can pull yourself together and kick some ass! Take this time now to work on yourself and take inventory of how you are doing while you have the time. And when that time runs out, you will be a stronger version of yourself that is ready to take on the world!

Remember: This, too, shall pass. Do your best to K.I.P. (keep it positive) because the last thing you, your kids, spouse, family, or friends need right now is more negativity.

Today: workout.

Tomorrow: I’ll eat the cake!

Yours in Positivity,

Heather

Real Life Real Estate March 13, 2020

What in the Sam Hill is Going On? 10 “Imagines” to Help You Keep It Positive Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Welcome back! What a wild 2 weeks it’s been—travelling for my daughter’s volleyball, toilet paper shelves are empty, mortgage rates are falling, and the whole damn world is in a tail-spin! As if that wasn’t enough, we just had the last supermoon of this winter so people were acting bat-shit crazy, coronavirus is shutting down the world, and it’s Friday the 13th.

Now, I was going to write a stellar blog for you this week on my take on the age-old question, “So, are your fees negotiable?” But I am saving that bad boy for next time, because it seems like that is the last thing on everyone’s minds right now. So as I sit here reading emails from my kid’s coaches and schools about indefinite cancellation of all activities and wondering what the hell I am going to do with them at home, my mind starts to spin out of control and I basically just want to curl up and turn into my dog, Berkeley (seriously, he has it made)!

I don’t know how you’re coping after this week, but I honestly feel like I just got steamrolled by a Mac truck. It was a continuous stream of CNN (continuous negative news). Now, don’t get me wrong, I understand the seriousness the COVID-19 for certain individuals, but I am absolutely confused by the guy buying 3 crates of unsalted butter at the grocery store today.

After so much negative, I think we need to end off the week with a little thing my husband, Kris, and I like to call KIP. That, folks, is Keep It Positive. When everyone is wondering what the hell is going to happen next and everything coming at you is negative, let’s be honest, it can really beat the crap right out of you!

So, because we are adults and we are supposed to keep on adulting, I really feel like there needs to be a strategy in place for times like these. That’s where the KIP method really comes into play! Instead of attacking each other and being consumed by the flood of negativity, imagine we took a step back and asked ourselves these “imagines” and how a slight change could have the world KIP-ing in glorious harmony!

10 “Imagines” to Help You Keep It Positive Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

1) Imagine no one shared any social media posts regarding viruses, diseases, and health concerns except the 100% fact-driven posts that come from qualified health professionals. Now, I admit, I am guilty of sharing the media-driven hysteria sometimes, too, but I am actively doing my best to refrain from it. As serious as this virus is, it is a virus, not a disease, and social media posts have taken it to the next level! Let’s do this and see what happens

2) Imagine people knew how to zipper merge and jackasses didn’t drive 50km in the fast lane? The thought of this has me beaming ear to ear. Imagine everyone keeping it positive all the way to and from wherever they are going—traffic flowing, no road rage, birds singing…you catch my drift.

3) Imagine teenagers didn’t say “just one second” every time you asked them to do something. I am starting to wonder if my kids understand the concept of time and that “one sec” goes by really quick. I am going to be a realist here and encourage them to use the phrase “in a minute”. There may be hope yet!

4) Imagine winter started Christmas Eve and ended January 2nd. This would basically be my dream come true. No further explanation needed.

5) Imagine if chocolate cake had zero fat and calories, and wine never gave you headaches! Okay, peeps, I know I’m not the only one that fantasizes about this. I get that I am not going to have my 20-year-old body , metabolism, and stamina forever, but a little help in this department would be great! I am all about a healthy lifestyle, but I am also about living. So eat the damn cake, raise your glass (alternating with water, of course), and know you are a beautiful, handsome, sexy rockstar no matter what shape or size you are!

6) Imagine if there were no mosquitos? I already have my speech planned out when I get to the other side

Dear higher power, there are so many amazing creatures in the earth, but I need to know what the purpose of those blood-sucking SOB’s is. In the circle of life, where do they fit in? Dragonflies can eat a tonne of other things; spiders, too! So besides being disease-carrying, summer-evening-destroying, skin-wrecking insects, why in tarnation do they exist? 

I’m not sure what kind of answer I will get, but I have to ask. The very thought of these demons becoming extinct is a KIP masterpiece in and of itself—a bug-spray-free, short-sleeve-wearing summer dream!!

7) Imagine the lady at Shoppers Drug Mart never ever ever again pointed to the 55+ seniors discount sign and asked if it applied to you. My 17-year-old had a riot with this one, as I asked the lady “You’re kidding, right?!” and speed-dialled for botox and filler. Would have saved me $2 though! Next time, KIP!

8) Imagine we could teleport to anywhere we wanted? Okay, hands down, this would be the best. I am not going to lie, every single time I travel and it’s time to go home, I turn to someone and say, “If I had one wish right now, it would be to teleport.” Seriously, this would be the cat’s ass! Families could be reunited at the snap of a finger, there would be no missed or delayed flights. Oh snap, I just put airlines out of business…

9) Imagine there were no bullies and people really loved and supported each other? This would make my heart so happy! Just imagine the smiles on every child’s face as they went out the door to school in the morning! People could open up and trust others to encourage and support them through anything. Now, that would be awesome!

10) Imagine no one went hungry and everyone had shelter. Imagine there were no illicit drugs, no crimes, and no sexual, verbal, mental or emotional abuse. Imagine there was no war, no sex trafficking, no child exploitation. Imagine there wasn’t such a thing as cancer or mental illness! Whoa, just think about that for a few minutes. How does it make you feel? A whole lot of KIP bits floating around, right?

I know this may sound impossible, but the thought of all these “imagines” puts me in a KIP state-of-mind and helps me get through rough patches like we are going through right now. I know this blog didn’t have much to do with Real Estate, but it had a hell of a lot to do with Real Life and for right now, I think that’s exactly what we need to focus on. Until next time, wash your hands—for 20 seconds with soap!—and spread some KIP vibes to the world!

Real Life Real Estate February 28, 2020

The Top 10 Commandments of Real Life Real Estate (According to Me)

Okay, so now that you have gotten to know me a bit better, let’s jump right into the “meat and badadoes”, as my Grandma Davidson would say!

People often ask why I got into real estate and, sometimes, I stare at them blankly and wonder that myself. But, in all honesty, I do love real estate! I have great clients and I love finding them their first or forever home, I dig architecture & interior design, and, let’s be honest, there is nothing like the thrill of negotiating & closing a deal. It’s that rush of adrenaline similar to—but much safer than—all the crazy shit I did as a teenager (sorry, Mom and Dad)!

But it’s not all sunshine and roses… In fact, there are times when I have come home and considered selling everything, moving to the tropics, and selling shrimp on the beach with 15 dogs by my side, just chillin’ (okay, so this is still my lifelong dream…).

Why I Created the Top 10 Commandments of Real Estate

In order to keep my sanity and my marriage (because there would be no “third time’s the charm”), I decided I needed to set out some guidelines or, in the words of my great forefathers, “The 10 Commandments of Real Estate”.

Because I work with buyers, sellers, and other agents, there is, of course, a set commandments for each group. But to keep this blog short and sweet, I have taken the top from each and made the Ultimate 10 Commandments of Real Life Real Estate (according to me).

The Top 10 Commandments of Real Estate

Now, don’t let the whole “10 Commandments” throw you off. It has nothing to do with religion and is solely based on my opinion and, well, maybe some occasional water cooler chat.

Okay, so let’s dive right in!

10) Thou (buyer) shall not wear 5-inch, 12-buckle, 5-minutes-to-tie-up-each-shoe footwear when viewing properties. Time is of the essence & taking 12.2 minutes to take off and put on footwear is a hell no. And, for the love of pete, listen to me when I say stilettos, snowbanks, and slippery slopes do NOT go together. This applies to agents, as well.

9) Thou (agent) shall not hang the lockbox on a thorn-covered bush that is situated behind a 7-foot tall, locked gate that is down a snow-packed, black-ice-covered path with no outdoor lights left on in the black of night while its -50℃ with a windchill. I have more than once felt as if I should qualify for the Canadian Olympic gymnast team while jumping, sliding, and crawling over objects in an attempt to find a lockbox. But, at least the neighbours had a good laugh!

8) Thou (seller) shall not leave thy 7 cats—that are IN HEAT—loose during a showing with a tiny post-it note on the kitchen island saying, “DON’T LET THE CATS OUT!” Gee, thanks for the heads up. Would have been nice to know ahead of time that there are a bunch of horny little felines just waiting to break out and get it on in the streets the moment I turn the key. I do a lot as a Saskatoon REALTOR®, but herding cats is not in my job description!

7) Thou (seller) shall not be naked in the shower or naked in bed or naked in general while thy property is being shown to potential buyers. No further comment.

6) Thou (buyer) shall not go get a new vehicle loan, rack up a credit card, or co-sign for another person’s debt while in the middle of thy real estate transaction. Yes, this does affect your pre-approval and the deal will crash. Then I will have to counsel you and tell you “I told you so.” It sucks.

5) Thou (listing agent) shall not be “the agent in the mirror” (cue the music to Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror). I am not even kidding, you would not believe how many real estate agents, in an attempt to save on marketing costs, will take their own photos and feature themselves front and centre in every mirror in the house. Like, hello! We can see you. We do make fun of you and everyone can see the mustard stain on your shirt. If you are going to take photos yourself, at least attempt to make them look somewhat professional. (insert eyeroll)

4) Thou (seller) shall not think thou should list thine home 20-50k above market value, just to “try it out” because “Joe What’s-His-Name down the block listed his house for that and there’s no damn way that Joe is selling for more than me”. Fact 1: Joe’s house has been on the market for 423 days. Fact 2: something isn’t working there. Fact 3: listen to me; I’m the market expert here.

3) Thou (sellers) shall not only allow showings Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-2:15pm, and 9-10am Saturday, then cancel any potential showings last minute and wonder why thou hast zero offers. Surprise! It’s because you have zero showings. I feel this commandment is very self-explanatory!

2) Thou (agents) shall not tell thine buying clients to call the listing agent to show them the property listed in Timbuktu because you don’t feel like driving out and showing it to them. Oh, wait—it gets better. You then also instruct them to tell the listing agent that they are not working with an agent and proceed to tell them if they like it to get you to write the offer. Okay, WHAT?! I am not even kidding. True story. You know who you are and real estate karma is coming for you!

1) Thou (buyers and sellers) shall not no-show, ghost, Houdini, David Copperfield, or whatever you want to call it, without a simple text or phone call. I get it, things come up; that’s life. But, for the love of pearl, just let me know! Oh, and if you decide you want to work with another REALTOR®—I am not sure why you would… but in case of a slight lapse in your judgement ;)—just let me know. I definitely won’t hate you or hold it against you, and it will make it a lot less awkward for you if we run into each other at the dog park or Costco.

So, there you have it! The Top 10 Commandments of Real Life, Real Estate (according to me). Stay tuned for another mind-blowing riveting read coming your way in 2 weeks! Keep it real!

Real Life Real Estate February 14, 2020

Real Life Real Estate: Not Just Another Real Estate Blog

Okay, okay — I know what you’re thinking: another realtor writing another boring real estate blog about how to buy or sell a home. (insert eye roll) Well, guess what?! This is not just another real estate blog and I am not just another REALTOR®. That’s right! It’s 2020 and it’s time to kick things up a notch!

For those of you that know me (and hopefully love me), thank you. For those of you who have no idea who I am…well, where have you been all these years?

Let Me Introduce Myself

Let me introduce myself…I’m Heather Kehoe. I’m a mom to 2 awesome girls, a bonus mom to a fabulous daughter and 2 sons, and a fur-mama to a studly bernedoodle. I’m also a trophy wife to one handsome fella named Kris, a sister, a daughter, a BFF, and one kickass, award-winning REALTOR®.

My life consists of real estate, real estate porn, selling real estate, buying real estate, talking about real estate, dreaming about real estate, and paying for my kid’s extra-curricular activities with the money I earn from real estate! And I like to throw travelling, working out, pilates, and eating popcorn into the mix, as well.

The city of bridges has been my home for over 25 years and I have been making Saskatoon real estate dreams come true for 9 of those. First, with custom homes and then as a licensed REALTOR®. That is basically me in a nutshell!

Why I’m Writing This

Now, you are probably wondering why the hell I decided to start writing a blog and what the point of it actually is. TBH (which means “to be honest”—in my world of 4 teenagers, every phrase is shortened into acronyms), as I sit here on this cramped propeller plane eating salty pretzels while watching people attempt to stuff their oversized, over packed carry-on luggage into the mini overhead bins, well…I am wondering the same thing. But here’s the “coles notes” version:

I am tired of reading real estate “fluff” and repetitive, boring content and I am willing to bet my ex-husband’s magazine collection that you are too!

So, it’s time to get real about real estate!

Real Adventures + Real Situations = Really Frickin’ Awesome Stories!

Disclaimer: No animals will be harmed during these blog posts, but there may be cute puppy photos inserted in every blog. Characters will be fictitious and most likely will have superhero or Disney character names.

You may laugh, you may cry, you may relate, and some of you may even get offended (which seems to be pretty easy to do these days), but my goal is to show you real estate from my point of view and have some fun along the way.

I want to take you on a journey through this crazy, wonderful, ever-changing industry we call real estate! So, climb in the passenger side, buckle up, and stay tuned for more Real Life Real Estate!

Real Estate YXE with Global News November 13, 2019

4 Rules When Selling a House in Saskatoon

Heather Kehoe and Ashley Turner from the TurnKey Group go over the four rules for homeowners in Saskatoon who are putting their house on the market.

Real Estate YXE with Global News October 31, 2019

Staging Important in Selling Haunted Houses in Saskatoon

Heather Kehoe and Jeff Thiessen from the Turnkey Group look and the do’s and don’ts of selling a haunted house in this Real Estate YXE segment.

Real Estate YXE with Global News September 20, 2019

Fall New Sneaky Selling Season for Saskatoon Real Estate Market

Heather Kehoe and Ashley Turner from the TurnKey Group explain why Saskatoon home sellers are finding out why fall is the new sneaky selling season in this Real Estate YXE segment.