The STAGING AGENT
Gladys possesses a refreshing combination of down-home charm, humor, knowledge and professionalism. These qualities, gained from working at a first rate commercial law firm, managing a UK interior design company and launching a successful staging business, was what brought her into the real estate industry.
(David Vinsentin & Gladys Stephens, Brooklin 2010)
This winning combination caught the attention of David Vinsentin of the W-Network's Love it Or List It where one of her earlier listings was featured as the "deciding" property. This quickly gained her the title of a trusted expert and RE/MAX PLATINUM Agent.
ON YOUR SIDE and AT YOUR SIDE
Appreciating the reluctance of the consumer regarding realtor fees, she created a strategy that gives quantitative & tangible value to her clients. Where much of an agents efforts is spent self promoting; Gladys prefers to spend that valuable time in your home preparing and transforming your property to elevate your sale price. And while the industry norm is to spend thousands on self marketing; Gladys spends thousands, up front, on your property to ensure you get maximum value from your property. Determined to be a dynamic agent, she alternates with ease from professional realtor and top negotiator to project manager, savvy shopper and stager without breaking a stride. She is the expert adviser you need on your side and at your side.
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Gladys continues to establish extensive resources allowing her to introduce a wider range of valuable services that exceed any standard in this industry and far beyond what you would expect. She specializes in homes requiring a little, or a lot of TLC. At cut-rate costs she magically transforms your home to a "Must SEE, Must HAVE" listing for which buyers are willing to pay extra. Proven results of her efforts are best represented with her sales averaging over 100% of list during the last 5 years! Much of this is attributed to her ability to find "unheard of" deals and steals which she will search tirelessly for in order to bring about the vision she has set out for your home and your sale price.
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Gladys spends her time in your house, managing and completely hands on, in the upgrading, renovations and staging preparations of your property. This unique, but common sense approach, has earned her clients' loyalty and created a continuous stream of business referrals from them. Through hard work and those referrals she has become one of Remax Rouge River's TOP RANKING individual agents.
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With her love of community, combined with her contracting knowledge, she puts her buyer clients at ease relying on her expert direction when searching out their dream property. And whether buying or selling, her clients have experienced first hand the confidence, problem-solving and negotiating skills she holds to successfully complete transactions in your favor.
With an easy smile and upbeat energy, no matter what the task, it is evident she loves her job and her clients. Having come from down east and raised in a humble farming family she keeps it real, stepping in to do whatever needs to be done. From driving the 26ft transport truck to help a client move or drop the paint brush and whisk the children out for lunch so Mom can focus on decluttering her wardrobe or working side by side with the cleaning staff to prepare for the Open House. No job is below or above her with her "Lets get'er done" attitude. However that doesn't stop her from spending hours with a 96 year veteran, slowly and lovingly going through cherished items of his life; and with every piece decided to stay or go, she hears his story and she knows that time cannot be rushed. And it was an honor to be his date as he was chosen to play the SIx String Nation Guitar, Voyageur.
CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
Having been raised in foster care, Gladys believes everybody deserves a place to call home. Which is why she is a strong advocate for Habitat for Humanity (The RESTORE). It allows her to purchase great deals on behalf of her clients and a place she can donate items from her renovations. The proceeds go to build homes for the homeless in the local and global community.
Gladys is a mother of two great children and she knows she is blessed and very grateful for their health and well being. Each time you work with Gladys a percentage of her commission is automatically donated to Sick Kids. As a result Re/Max Rouge River agents combined, have contributed more than $25,000 in 2017 to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital through the Miracle Home Program.