Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year - New Website

 Happy New Year to my clients, followers and readers of this blog, may 2013 bring you good health, happiness and success in whatever endeavour or goal you may have for the coming year.   
  As we start the year, I am pleased to announce the launch of my newly redesigned real estate website at  Those of you that access this blog through my site will by now have noticed a new look.  This is the fourth iteration of my real estate website in the past 10 years and it will by no means be the last.  Websites are not a "static" entity whereby once you have one you're done.  Since my first site back in 2001/2002, I have tried to offer consumers an assortment of meaningful real estate related information that will help them with their real estate buying and or selling decisions.  This concept has continued to expand as "content" has become increasingly important to today's online consumers and it is the primary way to engage with your client and potential ones. 
  Many of today's marketing initiatives are anything but "today" and in my opinion the real estate profession is one of the worst culprits in using outdated, self serving marketing practices.  I confess that I am not a photo guy. You will not see my face on my business cards, bus benches, bill boards or elsewhere.  While that may be regarded as branding, to me it offers little to no value to consumers, consumers that in today's world demand more.
  Via my website, this blog and through an increased presence in social media such as my Facebook business page, my goal in 2013 is to engage and enlighten my followers with information that will hopefully both enlighten and entertain you whether it be real estate relate related, community affairs and or other information of interest to you. 
  As always your comments are encouraged and appreciated.  Once again have a Happy New Year and I look forward to hearing from you. 

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Royal LePAGE Locations North (Brokerage)

330 First Street, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B4


Direct: 705-443-1037

Office: 705-445-5520 ext 230


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Rick relocated to Collingwood from Toronto in 1985 through a transfer with Goodyear Canada. In 1987 Rick was recruited by a major client of Goodyear’s, managing their Canadian business based in Barrie before moving to Chicago in 1992 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Upon returning to Canada in 1996, Rick ran an industrial products manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. In 1998 Rick returned to Collingwood with his two children. Rick is a licensed real estate Broker with Royal LePAGE Locations North in Collingwood and holds his MVA designation (Market Value Appraiser-Residential). He is an active volunteer in the community serving several years on the Board of Directors with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® of which he is the Past President (2008) and currently serves on a committee with the Ontario Real Estate Association. Rick is a diverse executive manager with extensive experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, finance, human resources and quality assurance management.