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Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk - Realtor of the Ravenswood Acreage Project!

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 Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk! Clark will ease your mind by taking the pressure off of you to find your dream home! Be assured Saskatoon Real Estate Agent Clark Dziadyk Clark puts 100% effort into everything he does. Clark is the Realtor of the Ravenswood Acreage Project!

Clark Dziadyk - Realtor of the Ravenswood Acreage Project

Build Your Castle

Ravenswood Estates is a rural acreage lifestyle combined with the convenience of city living, located south of Saskatoon along Clarence Avenue. Many amenities from grocery stores to physicians are just a 5-minute drive away.

Space to Grow


Imagine building your home on land equivalent to 20 city lots (50 ft. x 110 ft.) linked in a row—which is more than enough to provide quiet separation from your neighbours. Enjoy fresh and bountiful vegetables from an expansive garden, set up a trampoline for the kids, all while still leaving you enough space for a heated shop.

Water, Energy, Power


Every lot has access to Saskatoon’s treated water, which has been dubbed one of the safest water supplies in North America. SaskEnergy provides natural gas lines so you can barbecue or hook up a fire table without the hassle of propane tanks. SaskPower is also available to help create the SmartHome of your dreams.

Abundance of Trees


The rolling topography, along with mature trees, and plentiful flora grow throughout the area to provide you with natural home privacy. Being out of the city also means no light pollution — spend your nights star-gazing at the vast Milky Way from the comfort of your hot tub.

Closer to Nature


Nature is at your doorstep, literally. Through your front window, you will be able to enjoy a variety of birds and wildlife that wanders through the lots from time to time like rabbits deer fox or even the odd moose.

High-Speed Internet

Planning on a home office? Ravenswood Estates provides high-speed fiber optics internet to each site, where you will receive the same (or better) speeds as those available in the city.

Paved Roadways

Let your children play outside without the worry of a busy street! Our fully paved road design offers desirable lot configurations and reduces neighbourhood traffic volume. 

View Available Lots here! And get in touch with Clark for your dream home!

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.

Congratulations Kari Calder Celebrating 10 years as Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Agent


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!

Kari Calder

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.


Century 21 REALTORS® can achieve awards annually, quarterly or monthly. When working with Century 21, Saskatoon real estate agents can earn various awards based on customer feedback and individual or team performance. Kari has won them all. To see all of Kari Calders' accolades, check out her website awards section here. 

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

Kari Calder believes in giving back to the community and has invested time and resources to support various causes and local non-profits, including The Princess Shop and the YWCA Women's Crisis Shelter.

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. 

Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Marla Janzen Answers The Question: What If My Offer Is Rejected?

As an award-winning SASKATOON REAL Estate agent, Marla Janzen knows the city and surrounding area extremely well. She strives to find her clients the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible. She has a keen eye for house layout and home staging, which really benefits her clients, most of whom are past client referrals! In her latest Saskatoon real estate tip, Marla answers a frequently asked question: what if my offer is rejected? 

Real Estate FAQ - What If My Offer Is Rejected?

Sellers can flat-out accept or reject an initial offer, but there is a third path that is quite common - sellers can initiate a counteroffer.

Remember this: a deal isn’t dead until it’s dead. So, if a counteroffer is offered by the seller, you’re still in the game. You and your agent just need to review it and determine whether it’s acceptable. If so, then approving it closes the deal immediately.

Keep in mind, offers and counteroffers can go back-and-forth many times; this is not unusual and negotiations are a part of what realtors do as a matter of routine. Each revision should bring both parties closer together on the terms of the deal.

These are the types of tips that Marla can provide to a home buyer as a realtor! Get in contact with her if you’d like to learn more.

Is there something you need help with around the house or are you planning to sell or buy a new home? Contact award-winning SASKATOON REAL Estate agent Marla Janzen today for a free consultation! 

Marla guarantees to provide you with a stress-free, hassle-free, wonderful experience and we are sure once you have met her that you will not contact anyone else!


Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Kari Calder Shares Simple Pre-Sale Fixes That Won't Break The Bank

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.

If you need help figuring out where to spend your money on pre-sale renos, a professional like myself can help prioritize items and can keep you from spending money unnecessarily.

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.

Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Marla Janzen's Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall and Winter Weather

As an award-winning SASKATOON REAL Estate agent, Marla Janzen knows the city and surrounding area extremely well. She strives to find her clients the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible. She has a keen eye for house layout and home staging, which really benefits her clients, most of whom are past client referrals! In her latest Saskatoon real estate tip, Marla shares tips on how to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. 


Fall has a certain air to it, don’t you think? As the seasons change, it’s time to get your house ready for the coming rain, snow, and ice. The best way to avoid problems later in the season is to plan ahead and do some simple house maintenance as early as now. By doing this, you’ll be free to take advantage of everything the autumn season has to offer. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of practical things to do on your own. However, hiring a professional to do it for you will be more cost-effective in the long run, saving you both time and money.

Here are some helpful tips to help you prepare your house for the colder months ahead.

1. Check the roof for leaks

From the ground, you should be able to get a good look at it. Consider using a pair of binoculars or scaling a nearby structure for a better vantage point if you’re up for the challenge. Look for shingles that are loose, broken, or missing. The removal of leaves and other debris can be necessary if your roof is flat.

2. Make sure your gutters are clear

It’s critical to maintain the smooth flow of your roof’s drainage system, which annually diverts tens of thousands of gallons of water from the exterior and foundation walls of your residence. Clogged gutters can result in water damage to your home’s exterior and a flooded basement. They rust and corrode more quickly. Remove all debris from your gutters and cover them with mesh gutter guards before the leaves start falling this season.

3. Remove leaves and check the trees in your area

Examine the trees in your area. Look for broken or too close to electrical wires or the roof, damaged limbs. Meanwhile, clear the yard of leaves by raking them and then removing them. If you have access to a compost pile, use it. If this is not an option, place in yard waste bags and place at the curb for collection by the neighborhood.

4. Replace window and door screens

Strengthen the windows and doors of your home. Having storm windows and doors would be best as replacements for your screens. All doors and windows should have caulk and seals checked.

5. Pool closeout

Schedule a pool closing service if you have a pool and live in a cold climate. If you are capable, you can buy the supplies and close your pool yourself if you know how to do this task.

6. Garage clean up

Organizing your garage or shed for fall and winter is a terrific time to search through your supplies. Don’t wait for snow trouble before you find that snow shovel of yours. If you live in an area with erratic weather, be sure your snowblower is serviced and ready to go.

7. Manage the shed

Most often than not, we have summer items filing up our storage. It’s an excellent time to organize and clean up your shed now by rearranging and putting all summer items at the back and winter products in the front to make it easier to get the things you’d need in the colder seasons. Be sure to get rid of everything that could freeze, as well. Restore and store outdoor furniture that has been left unused over the winter. Clean the cushions by removing them and washing them—store furniture in a dry spot throughout the winter after cleaning and drying it.

8. Make a bundle of firewood a priority

With fireplaces in mind, it’s time to start accumulating firewood. You’ll be happy you did it when the cold weather arrives. Use dried and ready-to-use firewood if you’ve collected it yourself. Covering and storing firewood away from the home is the safest option. Outside, construct a firewood rack and a carrier for moving the wood inside. Make sure you have enough wood on hand for the entire season.

9. Take care of the fireplace and the chimney

The colder months would surely make you and your family spend more time together, lounging in front of the fireplace. Ensure that the fireplace and chimney are both working properly before using the fireplace. It’s highly recommended that you have a professional chimney sweep and inspection if you frequently use your wood fireplace. To avoid chimney fires, schedule a chimney cleaning appointment right away.

10. Make sure that the furnace and boiler are working properly

You should check your furnace or boiler in the fall to make sure it’s ready for the cold weather. A furnace’s filters should be changed on a regular basis throughout the fall and winter. Have it inspected if necessary,  by doing so, you’ll be saving money on your utility bills and have extra for shopping, maybe?

11. Turn off all faucets and put hoses away in a dry place

Disconnect outside spigots and drain garden hoses. Turn off external faucets and, if your house is older, the valve inside. Shut everything down. Keep hoses out of the freezer by storing them in a dry location. Follow the manufacturer’s protocol for draining and safeguarding an in-ground irrigation system from winter damage to freezeproof it.

All faucets that leave your home should have an internal shut-off valve. If the interior shut-off valve has a drain stopper, open it while the outside faucet is still turned on. The drain plug on the shut-off valve should be closed and then turn the outdoor faucet back to the off position once all of the water has been completely drained from the line. If you don’t have shut-off valves or can’t find them, hire a certified plumber to install them.

Blowout sprinkler lines and irrigation system. At this time, your irrigation system may need to be drained and checked. Repairs should be performed by a professional, and sprinkler heads near snow removal zones should be marked. By doing this, you’ll have peace of mind during the freezing season.

12. Check the condition of your furnace

It would be best if you had a professional inspect your heating system once a year. Think about doing this task before winter sets in so you don’t have to rush. And while you are at it, include your furnace on the checklist too. Hire an HVAC professional to check for leaks, evaluate the heating efficiency, and change the filter. They can also check for carbon monoxide for air safety. Also, keep spare air filters on hand and swap them out regularly.

13. Clean humidifiers

During the months when it’s operating, maintaining your central humidifier will make you and your house more pleasant. To begin, look over the plates or pads and, if necessary, give them a good cleaning with a strong solution of laundry detergent. Use a wire brush or steel wool to remove mineral deposits after rinsing the area well and drying. Replace any worn-out filters and give the compartment a thorough cleaning. Vinegar is a low-cost and effective solution. Just a trivia, did you know that dry winter air makes fine wood more susceptible to cracking? So much so that dry winter air can also cause harm or irritation on our skin.

14. Make time for carpet care

Cleaning your carpets is best done in the fall. This season is the most fantastic time to open windows and let fresh air in to help with drying. If you don’t know how to operate a carpet cleaning machine, hire a pro to do it for you.

15. Comfy clean bedding

Get your down and cotton comforters, linens, and knits out of the closet and give them a good cleaning. After a thorough wash, place your blankets in a handy closet so that they’re ready to go when the frigid nights arrive.

There you have it—my practical guide to prepping your home for fall. Make sure your house is ready for the next autumn season by being smart and practical. Preventative maintenance now will save you money on costly emergency repairs and other expenditures in the long run. Maintaining your house well not only increases its worth and appeal but also saves you time and energy. 

Is there something you need help with around the house or are you planning to sell or buy a new home for the winter? Contact award-winning SASKATOON REAL Estate agent Marla Janzen today for a free consultation! 

Marla guarantees to provide you with a stress-free, hassle-free, wonderful experience and we are sure once you have met her that you will not contact anyone else!



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