The Trusted Saskatoon businesses become Partners with a contract, and they become part of a community. In a community we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity we demand. To ensure our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis, we have a mystery shop program. We reach out to normal everyday people who we know are in the market for local products and services, and we ask them to add our Trusted Partners to their list. We then send them a report so they can share their experience.
Made In The Shade Mystery Shop
Heather Boyko, the owner of Made In the Shade Blinds Saskatoon, is committed to helping her clients get their windows on the best-dressed list! They offer FREE in-home consultations, where they bring the showroom to you. Not only is this more convenient, but it also allows you to see a variety of choices for your home, surrounded by your colours and furnishings, in your home’s own natural light. The Trusted Saskatoon team enjoys promoting Heather as a Trusted Saskatoon window coverings pro for over 5years- so how did she perform in a Trusted Mystery Shop?
MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST
1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered? Friendly
2. If retail: Appearance of the store/staff and showroom? N/A
3. Product/industry knowledge of staff? Rating 9/10
4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear? Yes
5. Did they ask where you found them? I believe I gave that information
6. Overall experience 1-10? 9/10
7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends? Yes
8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why? Heather was the representative I was dealing with, Very Professional.
1. Provide the service and quality promised. Yes
2. Complete the job on time. Yes
3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises. N/A
4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs. Yes
5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind. N/A
GREAT job Made In The Shade! Proving yet again that you deserve the Thumbs up from the team at www.trustedsaskatoon.com
Heather Boyko is ' The Shady lady' and she is a caring, helpful professional who is fully invested in providing the best possible customer service. We are proud to continue to promote Heather and her growing business Made In The Shade Saskatoon are Trusted Saskatoon Window Coverings experts
Buying a home is one of the most important and exciting steps in your life.... now that pesky financing! Deal with people who can offer you and your family the best options for you with Your Mortgage Now! Devin Cristo and Wes Will are your Saskatoon Mortgage Experts and they have years of experience helping individuals and families finance their dreams by offering mortgages from a variety of lenders for people from all walks of life. Your Mortgage Now are Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Experts
With spring just around the corner you might be thinking about renovating the house, sprucing up the backyard or even purchasing your first cottage. Refinancing your mortgage may allow you to find the money that you need for these aspirations.
The first thing that you have to consider is how much equity has built up in your home since you started paying down your mortgage. Your home equity – your home’s value minus the balance of your mortgage – is available for you to withdraw and invest in a number of ways, including home renovations, additional real estate, post secondary education and much more. Has the property value increased? Decreased? You can obtain a realistic figure by getting a market evaluation on your home. By multiplying your current market value by 80% this should give you an idea of how much you would be able to borrow for your new project.
The second thing is to look at different options when it comes to realizing your goals and every individual situation is different. Some choices that a person can look at are:
A new mortgage (the amount of your existing balance plus the amount that you would like to borrow);
A home equity line of credit;
A combination of a mortgage and line of credit.
The third step would be to sit down with Devin or Wes, your mortgage specialist and assess your different needs and that is why we are here to help you answer these important questions. So contact us today and we will help you come up with the best strategy for your lifestyle.
Do you have questions about refinancing your mortgage? Visit our website at www.www.yourmortgagenow.ca
Check out all they do, reviews and tips on their listing here: www.trustedsaskatoon.com/listing.aspx?lid=208
'It costs you nothing... saves you thousands'
Marla Janzen is an award-winning SASKATOON REAL Estate expert she takes action to sell her client's homes and find them the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible. She loves what she does and takes great pride in providing excellence in customer service to all of her clients.
Marla Janzen is a TRUSTED SASKATOON REAL ESTATE EXPERT listed on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY and she loves to provide Trusted Saskatoon real estate Tips that help the public- in her latest tip she talks about why your should repair your home before putting it up for sale!
Why Is It Important to Keep Your Home In Good Physical Condition?
When you are about to sell your home, you will need to make sure your home is in good condition before you do. Cosmetic aspects of your home are important selling tools and if you take the time to touch things up, it will pay off in the end.
What to fix first?
Deciding on what to fix can vary. A discussion with your REALTOR® and doing some research is always the best first step. Take into consideration the time of the year, similar competing homes on the market, and what kind of neighbourhood you are residing in.
Flooring is a good place to start. Whether you have hardwood, laminate, tile, or carpet you want to ensure they are in good condition. Homebuyers will notice and could be driven away if your flooring is in very poor condition.
Walls and ceilings should be free of cracks and chipped paint. While most people are likely to paint once they move in, you want your home to look as nice as possible. A fresh coat of paint will often do the trick. Use neutral colours like white or very light grey.
The kitchen should be a prime target in this area. Many people know the frustration of having a poor kitchen especially when the cabinets and appliances are in bad condition. A complete kitchen remodel can be expensive, talk to your REALTOR® about what improvements will assist in the sale of your home.
Overall you want to make sure your home is in the best condition possible. Use your best judgement and the help of your REALTOR® to determine what needs to be repaired or updated before you put your home on the market.
Contact me I am one of just 3 Trusted Saskatoon REALTORS ®. I am looking forward to helping you sell or buy your home! I love what I do and I take great pride in providing excellence in customer service to all of my clients. I strive to find them the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible.
Superior Auto Body has been in business since 1961, and SGI accredited since 1982... There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for their clients.. and to help out they will actually pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment for you and deliver the courtesy car to you at home.
Superior Auto Body is a TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO BODY shop…you will not regret choosing them! In this latest tip they talk about polymer degradation.
A polymer is basically a part that is made up of a string of molecular components that are similar; in other words, plastic, rubber, vinyl, and the like. When we talk about a vehicle, polymer parts are just about anything that isn’t made out of metal. If you take a look at your vehicle, you probably see polymer parts immediately. Many polymer parts aren’t painted, they’re made out of polymer plastic designed to be that particular colour. The trim around the doors is often a polymer. There’s likely polymer in the grill, around the windows, and often much of the trim all the way around the vehicle.
In essence, a large part of your vehicle is made of polymers, and those polymers are subject to degradation over time. Unfortunately, Saskatchewan weather can speed that process up!
WHAT IS POLYMER DEGRADATION?
There are two basic ways that items break down. Most of us are familiar with biodegrading material. That is how organic matter decomposes. Anything from paper to food scraps, to wood that isn’t maintained will biodegrade. But man-made items like plastic and Styrofoam break down through a process called photodegrading. That is, when they’re exposed to light, the components start to break apart and deteriorate. Polymers used on vehicles can degrade in a few other ways as well. Exposure to air pollution, such as car exhaust, can cause them to degrade faster. The same goes with dirt, road grime, and other pollutants that can get onto the polymers. When they degrade, they don’t rot in the sense that we think about food and other organic matter rotting. Instead, they become brittle. They may crack, fade, or chip. They’re not as flexible as they once were, and they certainly aren’t as strong as before.
That fading is especially seen in black polymers. They turn grey and often people mistake their degradation for having leftover wax that wasn’t buffed out. That can be the case, but most often, it’s not wax.
HOW CAN YOU PREVENT POLYMER DEGRADATION?
Here is the good news! If you take care of your vehicle, you can slow the polymer degradation as it comes along. It’s all about taking great care of your vehicle.
- Keeping your vehicle clean of dust, dirt, tar, and grime is the first step to making sure the polymer parts don’t fall apart faster than you hope. We recommend regular washes, and make sure you have your vehicle detailed twice every year (at very least once per year!).
- In addition to the detailing, you will want to use a product designed to protect polymers. Don’t grab the cheapest cleaner you can find, those will often speed up the degradation rather than prevent it.
first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland
Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted
Saskatoon. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their
customers love and TRUST them. Have you considered a wood-burning
stove? Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and
Bath has many options to warm you on those chilly evenings and cool rainy days and one of them is Jotul Stoves.
A wood stove has been the traditional way
to heat a home over the years and it often is the centrepiece of turning a
house into a home. Even though we’re nestled deeply into the 21st century, this
type of home heating still makes a lot of sense. Using wood to heat a home has
many benefits, from an added beauty and ambiance in the home to independence
from fluctuating utility bills.
Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen, & Bath is
proud to carry Jotul products. Jotul is one of the world’s oldest producers of
stoves, inserts, and fireplaces. Building on a proud Norwegian heritage, they
have combined fine craftsmanship with the art of coping with the cold for 160
As a Jotul dealer, they carry the following
Jotul GF 305 &
Jotul GF 160
Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland
Jotul F 602
Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley
Worldwide, the Jotul Group has earned a reputation
for designing and producing award-winning, fine quality, cast iron stoves.
Based on the award-winning Jotul F 305
woodstove, the Jotul GF 305 DV IPI offers the same modern, cast iron styling in
a freestanding direct vent gas stove. Smooth cast iron lines and sleek curves
frame an extra-large fire view that only Jotul can produce. Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner III,
the Jotul GF 305 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and modern cast
Inspired by the immensely popular Jotul GF
370, the compact Jotul GF 160 DV IPI offers the same spectacular three-sided
fire view, but with a truly unique tripod base. A modern design marvel, the
Jotul GF 160 DV IPI strikes the perfect balance between form and functionality.
A descendant of our signature best-selling Jotul F 500 Oslo wood stove, the Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland offers the same whole house heating capabilities at the push of a button. Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner™ III the Jotul GF 500 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and timeless cast iron design.
Over 1,000,000 of these fine stoves have been produced and sold throughout the world – making the Jotul F 602 CB the best-selling woodstove ever produced. From the beautiful glass door to the sculpted charging lion on the side plates, this stove is truly a timeless work of art. In fact, you can own the best for the lowest price of any EPA approved cast iron woodstove!
Leading the way in clean combustion technology, Jotul now offers the convenience of top-loading in a non-catalytic wood stove. Utilizing Jotul’s patent-pending rotating baffle, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley, can be easily loaded from the top with the turn of a handle. For those looking for long overnight burn times, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley also has a convenient front-load option that allows for our legendary front-to-back “cigar burn”.
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Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath have much to offer:
Check out their listing here: Wheatland Fireplace is your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace store and much much more!