TRUSTED SASKATOON RECOGNIZES OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRUSTED FOR OVER 10 YEARS!
In this series of recognition articles, we continue to spotlight the businesses that have been Trusted Saskatoon Partners for over ten years. This year we recognize the partners that joined us in 2012. We want to thank them for TRUSTING our team, and we are identifying each of them individually for providing ten years of OUTSTANDING service to the citizens of Saskatoon and the surrounding area! This latest article celebrates and recognizes Kari Calder, a Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Agent for over a decade!
The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and will also be one of your most significant investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder is there to help you through the process and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a REALTOR ® working with your best interests in mind.
Kari has been involved in the real estate world with her parents, who started investing in Saskatchewan real estate when she was 12. She also began managing rental properties when she was 17 years old, giving her the appreciation and ability to understand the Saskatoon revenue home market. She had the fortunate upbringing of helping out with these revenue homes, from helping insulate attics to shingling roofs which makes her more knowledgeable than your average Saskatoon real estate agent.
Kari is open-minded and confident, which comes from travelling around the world on her own when she was in her mid 20's. On her travels, she met and befriended people from every walk of life, and as a result, she could connect with almost everyone she met, no matter their situation. Kari believes this is a vital asset in being a successful Saskatoon real estate agent.
Kari has lived across Canada, but her love for Saskatoon was deciding where to settle down and put down some roots. In her opinion, after many years and countries travelled, Saskatchewan-born and raised people are amongst the friendliest and most accommodating people in the world.
AN AWARD-WINNING, NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED REALTOR
There are many reasons why people will look to work with a licensed REALTOR®. Kari specializes in the Saskatoon and surrounding area residential real estate market. This includes all types of residential homes and acreages in Saskatoon and the surrounding four areas; North West, North East, South West, and South East.
Prioritizing People & Building Relationships
What Kari's Clients Say...
"Kari helped my wife and I buy our first home. She was absolutely amazing to work with. Kari moved fast for us in the fast paced market, she was professional, straight forward, and gave us very valuable opinions and had us think about things in houses that we never would've on our own. Even during the pandemic, working with Kari and her team was a breeze and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a home!" Eric S
"I had the pleasure to work with Kari. She’s not just a realtor I can tell you that, she’s got heart and soul and has been there with me through the whole process. I am so glad I hired her to sell my home. I would highly recommend her! Thank you again for all that you did!" - Malika L
A Message From Kari About What It Means To Be Trusted
"I am proud to be awarded the “Thumbs Up” by Trusted Saskatoon. I Trusted Saskatoon is not just a business directory where any business can list, they only list and promote three Saskatoona and area realtors . The Trusted team do their research and they called many of my cliets to check references (up to 25) and they will not allow loacal businesses to be part of the community if the feedback is not exceptional. I have been recognized by Trusted Saskatoon every year since 2012 as being a Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR®. I believe this is reflective of my commitment to my clients in helping make the buying or selling process of their home as easy and enjoyable as possible. "- Kari Calder
A word from Sara, the Trusted Saskatoon founder, about her personal experience with Kari Calder.
" Kari Calder is one of the hardest working realtors I have ever met, and she truly loves helping people make their real estate dreams a reality! Kari's integrity and commitment to always doing the right thing made her an obvious fit as a Trusted Saskatoon Partner and the feedback we received from her clients was nothing short of stellar. She is a leader in the Canadian real estate industry and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a real estate agent to my friends and family. - Sara Wheelwright
Thank you for TRUSTING us, Kari! You have provided ten years of AMAZING service to the people of Saskatoon & area as a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor. We are proud to support you and to share that she has diligently upheld the 5 TRUSTED GUARANTEES of service and that we have not received any complaints about her service from a client.
The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder, a Saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion, is there to help you through the process and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.
Simple Pre-Sale Fixes That Won't Break The Bank
Selling your home? It’s hard to get motivated to spend money on fixing up your house just so someone else can enjoy it. I understand. It feels like a waste of time/energy/money however easy fixes may be the difference between a higher offer or even an offer at all. Here are a few simple fixes you can do all for under $500.
1. Making the buyer feel at home: $0
This one is easy and costs nothing! Create a clean palate for your potential buyers by decluttering the house, packing up pictures, and making the house shine.
2. Fresh coat of paint: $200
Paint and supplies will be the majority of your costs here and save by doing the work yourself. Paint is the quickest way to transform your space and make it neutral. Don’t forget to touch up the trim while you’re at it.
3. Curb appeal boost: $50
First impressions are crucial to getting potential buyers through the door. Save money by borrowing a pressure washer and freshening up the landscaping with free/inexpensive mulch. Simple additions like potted flowers in the entryway, a new welcome mat and a bold colour on the door will make a big difference without breaking the bank.
4. Comfort is key: $50
Making your buyers feel at home and ensuring the living room is cozy is key. Add brightly coloured and fun patterned pillows, a soft throw, and some baskets for storage to help achieve this.
5. Update the kitchen: $75
No, you don’t want to redo your kitchen to sell but updating the hardware will go a long way. Also think about adding a vase of fresh-cut flowers, a bowl of fruit, or bright kitchen towels to help dress up the space.
6. Bedroom retreat: $100
Everyone wants to have a place to relax at the end of the day, so why not show off your master bedroom? Go for comfy modern bedding, throw pillows, and new lamp shades to help show buyers just how relaxing the space can be.
7. Squeaky clean: $25
Scrub the bathrooms well and replace the towels and shower curtain liners. Buy pretty soaps and add a few candles to create an atmosphere.
Kari Calder is one of Saskatoon's top Century 21 Fusion real estate agents. Kari can assist with all of your Saskatoon buying and selling real estate needs and she is a TRUSTED SASKATOON REALTOR.
The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a Saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind. Kari Calder is a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor
As a real estate agent in Saskatoon, Kari Calder can proudly say that she donates a portion of each and every sale to send kids to Camp Easter Seals. Easter Seals has been supported by Century 21 since 1979...well before Kari became a REALTOR® in Saskatoon! She has always been a proud supporter since becoming a Saskatoon REALTOR® in 2007 but since having a child of her own in 2014 she has stepped up her contributions.
To date, Century 21 REALTORS across Canada have raised approximately $12 Million to send kids to camp. In 2018 they had an astounding year and raised over $704,000 for Easter Seals through the C21 Kids to Camp Program: enough to enable over 330 kids who are living with disabilities to enjoy and benefit from the transformative experience of a lifetime at an Easter Seals summer camp in 2019.
As Tomany likely are unaware, we have an amazing spot in Watrous for local kids. Kari had the pleasure of visiting here in previous years and was blown away by the facility but also by the kids she met and all of the loving souls who work here and dedicate their time and energy to such a rewarding place. Century 21 agents from across Saskatchewan dedicate time each year to do a “camp clean up” before the season begins.
As a national company, Century 21 is a long standing partner and donor. Each year they have a variety of fundraisers including golf tournaments and events to help raise money to send kids living with disabilities to Easter Seals’ accessible summer camps across the country so that they can have fun, learn new skills, cultivate lifelong friends, and develop their confidence and abilities.
In 2018 our local Century 21 brokerage in Saskatoon was #3 in Canada and #7 in North America for funds raised. Amazingly, Century 21 Saskatoon was right behind Regina who held the #2 spot for Century 21 Canada with money raised.
Each home sold by Kari and each buyer represented by Kari in purchasing a home in Saskatoon (and surrounding communities) allows her to donate to this great cause and she has personally been raising above and beyond the amount to be recognized as a “Golden Heart” with the company. She can’t do this without her loyal Saskatoon real estate clients and those who refer their friends and family to her. So she wants to say thank you...we know the kids thank you as well!
Please consider Kari as your Trusted Saskatoon REALTOR® with a golden heart when it comes time for your or your family’s next real estate needs.
The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team is proud to support many different community initiatives including this event that two of our Trusted Saskatoon Partners supported! Ricky Iula, Decora Homes Ltd. and Kari Calder, Century 21 Fusion both participated in the Celebrity Bartending Challenge on April 11th at Congress Beer House in Saskatoon in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Local Bartending Challenge in Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon
On April 11th at Congress Beer House in Saskatoon Ricky Iula and Kari Calder showcased their bartending skills and sold their signature cocktail to raise money for this great cause! It was a wonderful evening raising awareness of the importance of positive mentors and supporting youth in our community.
Ricky Iula from Decora Homes Ltd. stepped up in a HUGE for Big Brothers Big Sisters and raised $21,825 earning him the top fundraiser award and bragging rights! Ricky set a goal and exceeded it by reaching out to his amazing team, suppliers, family and friends for support! Ricky puts a 110% into everything he does including the stunning custom homes they build for their clients.
Kari Calder, Trusted Saskatoon Realtor showed off her bartending skills at the Local Bartending Challenge and earned herself the best cocktail award for her Dirty Flamingo! She also raised money for STARS ambulance with every flamingo cup sold and donated hundreds of dollars to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon! Kari is a multi-award winning realtor and she truly cares about the Saskatoon community!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area's mission is "Every Child in Canada Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor." This year alone Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon will change lives for more than 600 children and youth in Saskatoon helping to support them to be more confident, feel secure and become leaders. Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. This organization is there to support them by providing positive mentors and experiences. Thank you both for your contributions at the event to support this great organization!
Whether you are looking at custom building or buying/selling these two amazing Trusted Saskatoon Partners have you covered! See client testimonials and more by clicking links below!