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Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk Passes a Mystery Shop

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 that it does. 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 Saskatoon Partners. We then get our mystery shoppers to fill out a report to tell us about the experience!


Our latest business to be mystery shopper is Clark Dziadyk a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor.


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.


Clark Dziadyk - Trusted Saskatoon Realtor- Mystery Shop





TRUSTED COMPANY: Clark Dziadyk - Realtor

Date: April 12, 2019

Name of Shopper: Stephanie


 Mystery Shop Checklist

1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered?: Fantastic! I emailed him, he called me back while on holidays.

2. If retail: Appearance of the store/staff and showroom?: N/A

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff?: Excellent.

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear?: N/A

5. Did they ask where you found them?: Yes.

6. Overall experience 1-10: 100.

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends?: Absolutely!

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why?: Clark Dziadyk - see attached.

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? Yes.

 

If so 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. N/A

3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises. N/A

4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs. 10

5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind. 10

 

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

Throughout my time with Clark, he has continuously wowed me. Not only as a realtor but also as a person. He is one of the most genuine, decent, selfless human beings I have ever met! From the very first call... which he made to me while he was on holidays within a few hours after my initial email to him... I knew I was in excellent hands. This man definitely picked the right career path. I felt as though he just "got me." Pretty sure he knew which home I was going to pick before I even did. I would be so lost without Clark... things I wouldn't have thought of, he did. His commitment to ensuring due diligence was... wow! He continually kept me updated, he knew what I needed before I did. He's professional, calm (which kept me calm haha,) and he always kept my best interests at the forefront of everything! The end result is I got the house I wanted, at the price I wanted, with a sweet bonus that would have fallen through if it wasn't for Clark! I am so incredibly thankful for him!


Read what clients have to say about Clark Dziadyk on his Saskatoon real estate listing here

Clark Dziadyk is a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor contact him today for all your Saskatoon Real Estate needs.



"The Realtor® in Your Neighbourhood"

Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker Tammy Wandzura Warning About Buying A New Car Before a Home

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated! 

Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time. In her latest mortgage article, Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker, Tammy Wandzura discusses why you should hold off on buying that new car if you are looking to buy a home.


1st Time HomeBuyer- Hold Off Buying The New Car!




















Thinking of starting the house hunting process?? Did you know that a vehicle payment can significantly affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage? Buy The House and THEN The Car " Tammy Wandzura
Federal mortgage guidelines require that your income can handle all of your debts (that you currently have) PLUS the new mortgage payment, property taxes and heat payment.  The NEW mortgage rules are more strict and rigid than ever - and require you to be very conscious of what your debt load looks like. 

 

An Example! 

If you have a car payment of $500/month - that is $500 a month less that can go towards your mortgage payment and expenses. If you have a BIWEEKLY car payment (a biweekly payment comes out of your account every 2 weeks) you make a payment 26 times in a year. If your car payment is $200 biweekly - that does not mean you are paying $400/month... it means you are paying $433.33/month. This is the number the mortgage company will use when calculating your debt. 

The Math: 

1. If you have a car payment of $433/month AND assuming you have good to great credit

  • Income is $50,000/year
  • Max Purchase Price $180,000
  • 5% down = $9,000.00

2. IF you do NOT have a car payment (same good credit, same income)

  • Max Purchase Price $225,000
  • 5% down = $11,250.00

That is a $45,000 difference in borrowing power and may allow you to purchase the type of home in the neighbourhood you are hoping to live in! After you have taken possession of your home - you can easily qualify for a Car Loan with a number of banks or dealerships. Qualifying for a home (mortgage) is a very different process with much stricter rules.

Keep In Mind:

Even with strong income, depending on the area you wish to buy a home - a vehicle payment can seriously and negatively affect your ability to qualify for the house you want to buy.


Buy the house and THEN the car!! Spread the word and tell your friends. Many FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS do NOT know this! 

You're paid off "middle of the road" vehicle is not looking so bad now, is it??


Call Tammy Wandzura today at 933.3386 for all of your Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com she is a Trusted SASKATOON MORTGAGE BROKER! 





Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store Palliser Rooms EQ3 Celebrating 75 Years

Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for over ten years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms as a "great shopping experience," "with exceptional sales staff," "best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail. 

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store 


In 1944, Palliser originated as a producer of simple wood products in the basement of the home of founder A. A. DeFehr, transitioning to a chicken barn and then the first factory in 1948. Products changed from unfinished wood items to finished furniture and to custom coloured bedroom and occasional tables. The design and value paralleled post war developments. Founder A. A. DeFehr was an early adopter of European technology and modern fashion. The Canadian economy prospered and the DeFehr family participated in this growth. The business survived a catastrophic fire in 1961 that resulted in the building of their first modern factory.

Since their humble beginnings, Palliser has evolved and grown, and in 2016, Palliser was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for Business Performance Excellence. Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country's leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies:

  • with revenues over $10,000 000; and
  • who have implemented world-class business practices in the areas of strategy, capability, commitment, and financial strength.
Palliser was built on values representing the faith of the founders and the importance of community. Palliser is committed to retain and represent these values. The design of Palliser products will continue to evolve to reflect our changing world but will demonstrate a special emphasis on the contemporary and modern designs that require more attention to detail and precision. Whatever the future holds, the people of Palliser will continue to work together to produce high quality products that provide consumers across North America the opportunity to GET TOGETHER.

At Palliser Rooms / EQ3 we are celebrating 75 years of Palliser, and we want to make it even easier for you to add a touch of Palliser to your home with our 20% anniversary store-wide event. We have many great deals available with 20% off on most of our brands.


Find Palliser online at www.pallisereq3.com - they are one of your best choices when it comes to choosing a  SASKATOON FURNITURE Store. Visit their massive showroom on Faithfull Ave, Saskatoon.

Palliser EQ3 is a Trusted Saskatoon Furniture Store


Saskatoon Pilates Centre your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates studio compares Yoga and Pilates

Saskatchewan’s premiere Pilates Centre– the largest and most fully-equipped Pilates studio in the province. Saskatoon Pilates Centre continues to provide top quality classes with the most experienced and dedicated teachers helping you to experience the integrity of the Pilates exercises integrating body and mind for everyday living. Sounds great, doesn’t it?  In our latest tip, they share an article that compares Pilates to Yoga.  


Saskatoon Pilates are your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Studio 

Trust The Experience! 


"Pilates? That's Like Yoga, Right?" 

Author: Jo Ann Graser, PMA®-CPT, PMA Board of Directors.  


As a business owner who offers both Pilates and yoga at my studio, I run into this question on a regular basis.  My answer can be detailed or basic, depending on my audience.  Here are some comparison points about the two disciplines based on my personal experience with both. For the purposes of this discussion, I am comparing yoga to Pilates on the apparatus.  

Origins 

Yoga was developed over 5,000 years ago in India with the purpose of connecting individual consciousness to a universal consciousness creating spiritual enlightenment.  Poses or “asanas” combined with breath control and meditation improve the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health of the practitioner.  

Joseph Pilates began development of his regimen (historically called “Corrective Exercise” and then “Contrology”) approximately 100 years ago.  The underlying theme of Pilates is a systematic and disciplined approach to physical movement through focus and clarity of the mind.  Joseph Pilates created apparatuses which could support the body in order to correct dysfunction and improve movement.  


Equipment      

Yoga utilizes mats and small props to aid or support the practitioner.  

Pilates has an extensive array of machines, or “apparatuses,” designed to assist the individual in improving alignment, strength and coordination.  

Movement

In my experience, yoga poses are typically held for extended time periods to release muscle tension. In some styles of yoga, a long series of poses are repeated sequentially, with the purpose of warming the body to allow for increased range of motion.  

Pilates movements are often guided by the apparatus, which can be configured by the teacher to provide assistance or resistance for the client. The focus in a Pilates session is often on a relatively short piece of choreography emphasizing control and precision. A movement is focused on and repeated for a few repetitions before moving onto the next exercise.  

Mind-Body Connection 

In many types of yoga, the session starts with the setting of an intention for the practice and ends with a guided meditation and relaxation or “savasana.”  Goals are to clear the mind and surrender to the movement.  

In Pilates, there is constant attention on posture, alignment and movement mechanics.  The practitioner is encouraged to focus on each movement, staying present and intentional.  The theme of controlling the body with the mind is ever-present.  

Breath 

Yoga teaches breathing in and out through the nose or a “warming breath.” This type of breathing is designed to relax the body and calm the mind. The focus in yoga is on “belly breathing.” The classes I take often use the breath as a mechanism to time each pose for example: "Hold this pose for another 4 breaths.”  

Pilates teaches breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. This type of breath is considered “diaphragmatic” and is meant to energize and prepare the body for strong engagement. The practitioner is encouraged to “move with the tempo of the breath,” coordinating the two.  

Intention 

Yoga emphasizes the mind-body and spiritual connection, quieting the mind by focusing on mastery through introspection.  Flexibility and strength are improved through repetition of the asanas.  

Pilates follows a systematic approach, focusing on individual movements as they integrate with the whole.  The intended outcome from Pilates is improved posture and creating a strong, balanced and stable base from which to move.


“You only have one body and you deserve the best.” Kathy Bond 

Saskatoon Pilates Classes Include:

  • Mat Work
  • Equipment Work
  • Structural Integration Work
  • Group Classes
  • Open Gym
  • Personal Fitness Programs

Saskatoon Pilates are your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Studio


PickNic's Catering - Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Shares Wedding Cake Trends

At PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods, they understand you need more from your caterer than culinary expertise; you need peace of mind that someone you TRUST will take care of every detail. That’s why they have been serving more than just excellent food to Saskatoon and area for 15 years— they are here to serve you. From stress-free planning services to a sounding board for all of your catering ideas, everything they provide will make your event unforgettable and uniquely yours! In their latest tip, they talk wedding cake trends!  

PIckNic's Catering & Fine Food are Trusted Saskatoon Caterers


Oh wedding cake, we will never stop loving you! But whether we’re talking about the fillings and frostings or gorgeous decorations, this spring’s trends are going to make it mighty hard to say “I Do” to just one.

Foliage Fun


Take those show-stopping sugar blooms one step farther with extra foliage! Be on the lookout this spring for cakes with heavy foliage accents, fresh green palettes, or leafy designs. 

You might even spot some fresh herb-inspired decorations. Rosemary is one of our favourites because of its feathery, plume-like appearance.











Shine with Sequins.


More and more brides are using silver and gold accents to add some sparkle to their big day, and the cake is no exception.

Edible sequins are the way to go here and don't be scared to go bold, coating an entire tier in a layer of twinkly bits. Another option: create custom shaped sequins by painting slivered almonds or small fondant cutouts with lustre dust.













Sealed With A Kiss


A cake that matches your invites? 
Why not! 
Edible wax seals (made out of candy melts!) are the prettiest little accents hidden among sugar flowers. Just keep ‘em simple — the bride and groom’s initial works well — to make sure the effect is clear.











Bigger Isn’t Better


Whether you’re having a small reception or just want to save some money, a petite cake may be just the ticket. More brides are opting to show off their cake style without three tiers or lots of fuss. We love a small, semi-naked cake piled with fresh flowers and maybe even a personalized topper.



Watercolour Wonders


The soft and romantic strokes of watercolour paint are perfect for weddings. And brides are taking note: This artistic style is showing up on invites, signage and, yes, cakes. Watercolour washes on a cake can be as bold or as subtle as you want, and also make a beautiful backdrop to other decorations like vibrant flowers, fruits and foliage. 


Bold Florals

Dramatic floral arrangements are perfect for wedding cakes, and they feel even fresher when the cake underneath is left semi-naked. One thing you’re gonna see everywhere: Large, cascading roses sweeping down and around a tower of tiers. That’s a lot to love!

What's the difference between good food and absolutely incredible dining?  Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity!  

From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a PickNics Candlelight Dinner In A Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulous catered wedding or special event catering.

Let Nicola and the team at Picknic's Catering create something special for you!


Looking for a caterer in Saskatoon for your wedding or event?  We highly recommend PickNic's Catering, your Trusted Saskatoon Caterers!

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