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Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom Store Kitchen & Bath Classics Breezes Through a Mystery Shop!

Being a Trusted Business on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory of Excellence comes with a lot of responsibility - no other directory, advertising medium, or 'watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them. 

The Trusted Saskatoon businesses become partners with a contract, and they become part of a Trusted community. In a community, we all have our parts to play to ensure that the directory maintains it's high standards and level of integrity.  To ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where normal everyday people mystery shop our Trusted SaskatoonPartners. 

We then ask our mystery shoppers to fill out a report to tell us about the experience and share them here in our Saskatoon Trusted tip library. 



Our latest business to be mystery shopped are the Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom Experts at Kitchen & Bath Classics in Ssakatoon!

Name of Shopper: Kim K

MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST

1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered? Friendly staff member

2. If retail: Appearance of the store/staff and showroom? Great showroom, clean and I had no idea they did lighting!

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff? Very helpful – they directed me to the product that I asked for.

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear? No quote required – they got me pricing and I bought the item there and then from them.

5. Did they ask where you found them? No

6. Overall experience 1-10. I never give 10s- but they get a 9

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends? Yes- definitely – I was happy.

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why – Everyone was helpful.

If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? 
If you did become a customer please refer to the Trusted Guarantees and give an overall mark on each if applicable

TRUSTED GUARANTEES
1. Provide the service and quality promised. - 10
2. Complete the job on time. – 10 – it was in stock!
3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises- 10 - as priced
4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs- 10
5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind – 10 – no issues with service or product


Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.

"I had never been to Kitchen & Classics before finding them on TrustedSaskatoon.com– I was impressed with the selection, the store and the price of my item (a toilet). The staff were helpful and the quality of the product for the price is great! I will go back in the future and would recommend others to go there – thumbs up from me!" - Kim 

GREAT job goes out to the bathroom team at Kitchen & Bath Classics! They have reaffirmed that they are deserving of the THUMBS UP from www.trustedsaskatoon.com!

If you need to upgrade your kitchen or bathroom and are looking for a company with excellent customer service and knowledge, check out Kitchen & Bath Classics Trusted Saskatoon listing for more information - they are Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom Experts!


Trusted Saskatoon team brags about Trusted Saskatoon Financial and Insurance Advisors Wiegers Financial & Benefits

The Trusted Saskatoon directory team are thrilled to welcome Wiegers Financial & Benefits to the Trusted Saskatoon community. You will find their listing in the Saskatoon Financial Services and Saskatoon Insurance categories on the Saskatoon directory you can Trust.  

Wiegers Financial & Benefits are  Trusted Saskatoon Financial and Insurance Advisors 


It's easy to brag about Wiegers Financial & Benefits! 

Established 25 years ago by Cliff and Deb Wiegers, the company grew from humble beginnings to a level of success that puts it on par with some of the largest financial planning companies in Canada! 

Their approach to working with clients is personal and they are dedicated and committed to getting to know their clients and what they want and need, both at the beginning of the working relationship and as their personal and professional lives change or as their businesses evolve. This commitment is reflected in a process that involves regular contact and a client/advisor relationship that is both comfortable, familiar and special in an industry not often associated with warmth! 

Award Winning Community supporters! 

Wiegers Care for Kids actively fundraises year-round and has already hosted five major fundraising events, raising over $800,000 for the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital


Wiegers Financial & Benefits came highly recommended. 

Many of the Trusted Saskatoon partners are already long-standing clients of Wiegers Financial & Benefits, in fact, they were nominated by Trusted Saskatoon Salon owners, Laddie & Shelley James of Hairstyle Inn Salons - that in itself is a great testament to the high standards and level of care that the Wiegers team bring to the table! 

 Don't take our word for it - hear from more of their happy clients here! 

"The people at Wiegers take care of me personally as well as the group benefits at Reed Security. They're helpful, friendly and always offer a variety of options. I'm also impressed with their community values and the huge dollar amounts they continue to raise for the Children's Hospital. They care!" Virgil Reed, Reed Security, Trusted Saskatoon Alarm & Security Professionals. 
"My wife and I have been accessing investment advice, long-term planning and portfolio management from Wiegers and company for several years. I have found the services to be personalized and tailored to the needs that we have, which wouldn't be the same for people of a different age. Attention is paid to our financial circumstances and our advisor, which in our case is Cliff Wiegers, keeps in touch personally or through others at the company. You have more confidence that people are taking care of the financial affairs under their watch in a careful way when you know that they do not resent making personal contact and obviously see it as an important part of making sure that they understand your needs. They take the time to discuss things which is not always case with service providers. Whether times for investment are good or bad, the need exists for competent guidance and we have received that. It is good to deal with a local company that is also linked in with large financial organizations which offer a range of products that may fit the particular client. I have appreciated the personalized service and attention we receive from the company." Eric Cline, Saskatoon


We are proud to promote and give the thumbs up to Wiegers Financial & Benefits as Trusted Saskatoon Financial and Insurance advisors! 

Check out their listing on the Saskatoon Directory of Excellence by clicking on the links below:

Weigers Financial & Benefits Trusted Saskatoon Financial Services Listing 

Wiegers Financial & Benefits Trusted Saskatoon Insurance Listing





Trusted Brags About Choice Payment Solutions your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome  Choice Payment Solutions as your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers

Choice Payment Solutions 

Choice Payment Solutions, led by Nelson Crowder, is a Saskatoon payment solution provider serving Saskatchewan.  Choice Payment Solutions provides a variety of easy-to-use and cost-effective payment solutions for a variety of business types. Some of the services they offer include point of sale systemse-commerce solutions, and mobile payment solutions

We became aware of Choice Payment Solutions some time ago as they provided a new payment system for the Trusted office! Our administrative manager, Victoria, had nothing but great things to say about the product and service we received from Nelson. 

"We always try to choose local providers for all we do, however, our payment processing was always with large multinational companies like Moneris or Chase Paymentech, as we didn't know there was a local option!  Choice has a great system and it has sped up the time it takes to process my bulk accounts receivables. In addition to that, we were pleasantly surprised to have saved money on our payment vs our previous suppliers' processing fees. Overall, working with Choice Payments and Nelson has been an amazing experience. In addition to that we have saved money on our payment processing"  - Victoria, Trusted Saskatoon & Trusted Marketing Services

When speaking with clients as part of Choice's verification process to join Trusted Saskatoon, the consistent theme was how much people appreciated working with a Saskatoon payment solution provider who can provide prompt, local face to face customer support. 

Don't just take it from us, hear what more of Choice Payment Solutions clients had to say: 

"Choice has been wonderful - really good customer service and we found the rates were very competitive with other providers we researched."- Chantel, RM of Benson #35
"Any issue we had with our systems was simple to fix, and Choice was very responsive when we needed support" - Rosalind, Dundurn Rural Water Utility.

“Every business is unique. Getting to know our clients and truly understand their goals is what sets us apart. We provide exceptional local service with the added bonus of the full product line of our internationally renowned partner.”

~Nelson Crowder, President


If you are a Saskatchewan business that processes payments we highly recommend contacting Nelson at Choice Payment Solutions. He saved us money and made out lives easier, he could do the same for you! Choice Payment Solutions is a no-brainer! 

We are very proud and excited to welcome Nelson to our Saskatoon directory of excellence, and we give Choice Payment Solutions the thumbs up as Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers! 

Check out their listings on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence to read more reviews and to find out more about all they offer! 

If you already accept credit cards, take advantage of a complimentary statement analysis to find out how Choice Payment Solutions compares to your current provider.



Trusted Saskatoon Brags about Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner!

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome Passions Beauty Studio & Barber Corner to our Saskatoon directory of excellence in the Saskatoon salons category!


Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner

Passions are a Local and National Award Winning Salon located in Warman, SK. Chelsey opened the salon & spa in 2009 and she continues to grow and evolve the business. She recently opened The Barber Corner and launched her own hair product line PRIME Hair Brand! 
The Warman salon is beautiful and it offers clients a unique salon & spa experience. Chelsey recognized that each team member has a different skill set and they should be equally valued, as such they work as a team to maximize on each other's skill sets to better serve their clients. This means you could have more than one team member working on your hair to ensure the best results! 
This is the first time that our Trusted Saskatoon Team has seen this as a regular occurrence at a salon and we think it's fantastic!





Owner Chelsey Harder takes great pride in her business and she works alongside her staff to ensure that they stay up to date on all the latest trends in colour, hair and styles. As soon as you step into the salon you feel at home and are treated like family. They truly offer a wonderful experience from start to finish! 














Don't take it from us - hear what some of their regular clients had to say:




"I have been a client at Passion’s Beauty Studio almost since the beginning. I started going there in 2010 and I have been impressed since day 1. I’ve seen this small-town start-up company evolve into an award-winning, top-of-the-line dual company who produces its own hair product line. Passion’s Beauty Studio is nothing but the best. It is a luxurious and unique space. I have never had a bad experience at Passions. I have had my hair dyed, styled and cut many times, my nails done and facials, I even got my grad hair and makeup at Passions. 
I had the luxury of being one of Corey Harder and the Barber Corner’s first colour hair clients. Recently, I have hopped on the Prime Hair Brand train and I have enjoyed the volume shampoo and conditioner, texture spray and thickening mist. These products have been a huge game changer for me in styling my hair as I have very fine hair. Overall, my experience at Passion’s has been amazing. There is always a friendly face to talk to! They have a large beverage selection which is especially nice when waiting for colour to sit. I am and always will be a client at Passion’s Beauty Studio."      - Brooklyn Boehm





"They are unique and innovative and keep up with the times. They are always continuing to improve on their products and services. They give back a lot to the community which I like and I am always impressed with the service. I recommend them to my friends and family and give them a 10/10!" -Matt Gore (Martensville)


When we were talking to Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner's clients they all commented on how great the service was and that they really like the fact that their staff take ongoing training to improve on their skills and keep up with the trends. Chelsey and her team are friendly, caring and we highly recommend them!

Trusted Saskatoon warmly welcomes Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner to our directory of excellence in the Saskatoon Salons category, and we are proud to give them the thumbs up!


Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk Gives Tips on How to Get Into Today's Housing Market

Whether you’re buying a house for the first time, the second or the seventh time, it’s still one of the biggest decisions you ever have to make. In order to ensure sheer success, you need a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor like Clark Dziadyk! Clark will ease your mind by taking the pressure off of you to find your dream home! Clark puts 100% effort into everything he does.

 

Read what clients have to say about Clark Dziadyk hereClark Dziadyk is 'The Realtor in Your Neighbourhood'


Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk explains some tips from a recent online blog. Here are some tips on how to get into today’s housing market:


Tips to Get into Today’s Housing Market from Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk




# 1 Become a Landlord


Most people don’t know that if you buy a home that contains a rental unit, the income from that unit can help you to qualify to get a mortgage. For example, if you were to buy a home with a basement suite, you can rent out the basement. For maximum income, you could even live in the basement suite yourself and rent out the upper portion of the house.

In order to cut costs, even more, you could look into doing renovations to the rental yourself, which is, of course, more work but it could save you lots of money in the end. Rental spaces are definitely worth exploring! You can always run the numbers on purchasing certain properties with rental spaces in them to determine the best possible outcome for you. Worried about irritating and irrational tenants? Or dealing with the regulations that come with renting out a portion of your home? Concerns such as these can be dealt with by screening tenants during application processes. Make sure to check out the Government Canada website for regulations that need to be followed.


# 2 Go in With a Partner (or a few)





A huge way to cut costs would be to split everything between you and another or a few people! Let’s be honest, these days it’s becoming common for couples to find themselves living with other couples! To make this happen, you must first choose a worthy partner. Whether it be a few siblings sharing a house, a couple friends splitting a condo well you get the idea! You may be able to split the bills, monthly payments and the havoc of a down payment with one or more people! A few things need to be in place in order for this process to work! Like well-chosen partners, a draft of a co-ownership agreement drawn up by a lawyer that spells out all of the rules, and a system for communication between partners to make sure that everything moves smoothly. Communication between housemates is key, especially in preventing miscommunications and conflicts.

Another alternative in order to lessen your stress is to consider co-ownership opportunities. These allow you to buy shares of a company that owns the property, or to buy a small ownership percentage of the property. By doing this, it grants you specific rights to a unit itself. 


# 3 Consider Using Your RRSP


As a first time homeowner, you have written proof that you plan to build or buy a new home and you have money in your RRSP. As a Trusted Saskatoon realtor, Clark Dziadyk can help you with all of your pre-ownership needs! You may be able to use the RRSP Home Buyer’s Plan to get your hands on a tax-free down payment. However, if you are helping a relative with a disability through this process, you also qualify! The Home Buyer’s Plan allows each spouse to withdraw $25,000 to purchase a house. The only downfall is that you need to pay the money back to your RSSP in annual payments within 15 years. Any amount unpaid within that timeframe will be subject to income tax.

Tax-free money homeownership looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Or at least being able to start off your homeownership using tax-free money is. Depending on your individual tax bracket, it could be like having almost twice as much money at your disposal. You just cannot forget about those annual repayments in your new budget. 


#4 Make MORE Money


This is always the end goal in life now-a-days isn't it? 

Home prices seem to be increasing but that doesn’t always mean that your income is. An obvious solution is to make more money; however, this is easier said than done. Here are some approaches that can be taken:

The quickest approach is to ask for a raise at work. This can be a lot to ask, but it doesn’t always have to be. Communicating to your boss that you’re looking to settle down and buy a home (first time, second, upgrade, etc.) and what income level you’re striving for in order to make it happen, you could persuade them into giving you the raise you are looking for! In the end, asking for a raise is like a sales pitch. You are selling yourself by describing the situation, your goals, how to leverage your strengths, and ultimately asking for the raise itself. Whether you believe it or not, employers are people! Generally, people like to be as helpful as they can towards others. Sharing personal stories always have a measure of relatability to them, and more often than not they work better than pure logic.

On the other hand, if you’re willing to open yourself up to new opportunities, there is no harm in looking into another job. Shop yourself around and see if you are truly earning what you should be in your career marketplace. You will surprise yourself and may open new doors to new job opportunities in your field. Increase your network and speak to recruiters, you may find the job that you’ve been looking for that increases your income!


# 5 Relax


Let’s be honest, you’re not getting any younger. You want to be a homeowner! The whole process can be very stressful for a person. In order to relieve stress, you should consider using a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor such as Clark Dziadyk!

You need to make sure you’re ready before you become a homeowner! The right house will come along, it always does! Clark can make sure that you find your dream home! We live in a real-estate obsessed culture, but the relationships you build with family and friends will be the real key to your happiness in the long run. 

Set goals for the next few years of where you want to get to and take it one goal at a time. Write out your plan for home ownership and hold yourself accountable to it! Meanwhile, take a deep breath, relax, sign up for a yoga class and don’t rush things. You will be a homeowner one day! Believe it!








This article was adapted from Zoocasa.


CLARK DZIADYK, The Associates of Ron Baliski Realty Inc. Coldwell Banker and he is 

a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor. You can find him at 1322 8th Street East Saskatoon! View his Facebook page here!



           

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