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  • October 2017 "Home” Ward Bound Impactful Real Estate News

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017   /   by Diana Shalforoshzadeh

    October 2017 "Home” Ward Bound Impactful Real Estate News

    “Home”Ward Bound

    Impactful Real Estate News


    October 2017

    Ahmad Shalforoshzadeh,

    Broker/Team Leader

    Toronto Platinum Realty Team

     

     

    Go Ahead… Give Your Self a Real Treat This Month!

     

    The month of October can be a spooky month, maybe even a scary month with monstrous problems. Yikes!! Well maybe not, but words like that seem to be popping up everywhere as kids and adults alike look forward to Halloween. 

     

    In fact, according to the resources, adults spend more on themselves to celebrate Halloween than any other day during the year. I get that. Especially if they want to hang out with the kids to go trick or treating, or to a Halloween party of some kind. 

     

    For many homeowners and home buyers though, they are truly scared.  Scared to death of how in the world they are going to get out of their house and into their next one (the trick). 

     

    My Treat: As a result of working with over 50 families over a 10-year time span, we have developed a special program to help home sellers and homebuyers. We will guarantee the sale of their present home at a price agreeable to them and in the unlikely event their home does not sell, we’ll buy it. Now that is a how you turn a trick into a real treat.

     

    AND remember… YOUR referrals help the Families.

     

    My heart breaks for many young people and families who will not be able to enjoy this fun time of the year out trick or treating or going to Halloween parties.

     

    As you know, tragedy falls on many in this life. Tragedies like domestic abuse and violence.  We aim to do what we can to help families who are unable to get out and have fun right now, due to these unfortunately circumstances.

     

    We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for Interval House Women’s Shelter. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell.  As you know Interval House Women’s Shelter Canada does great work in helping families fight through and survive these dangerous environments.

     

    Families under their care are 300% more likely to enter into mental, emotional, and financial recovery IF they can get into the    recovery center.  BUT, the Recovery Center   survives on Sponsorships and Donations.  So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE FAMILIES…

     

    Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? 

     

    Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a portion of our income on every home sale to Interval House Women’s Shelter Canada. 

     

     

    I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are some options:

     

    1. You can go to www.ReferralsHelpFamilies.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

    2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 647-405-6878. 

     

    You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I.  As we move forward, please know we are extremely thankful for you and your being a special part of our business. 

     

    With all my appreciation.

    Ahmad Shalforoshzadeh, Team Leader

    Toronto Platinum Realty Team

     

    P.S. The story of this lovely lady really inspired me to want to get involved.

     

     

    P.P.S. It’s easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home.  Here are the Options Again:

    1. You can go to www.ReferralHelpFamilies.com and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

    2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 647-405-6878. 

     

     

    PLEASE INCLUDE THIS STORY:

     

    In Isabelle’s* home country in central Africa, not every girl was able to go to school, much less complete her education and enter the legal profession. So when she began practicing corporate law after her graduation, she didn’t take anything for granted.

     

    And it got even better. While in law school she developed a relationship with another budding lawyer, Lionel*, and soon after they graduated they became engaged. In 1997, moved to Canada, got married and started their family.

     

    After the births of their son and daughter, Lionel returned to their home country on business. Little did Isabelle know she would never see him again…he seemed to disappear into thin air.

    Devastated, lonely and frightened, Isabelle knew she would have to find a way to support herself and her children. Because of language and educational differences she had been unable to practice law in Canada, so she ended up taking a job in a local restaurant in order to put food on the table.

     

    One of the few bright spots was a new friendship with Claude*, a handsome young man from a country in Africa not far from her home. Isabelle and Claude began dating, and within a few months they were sharing a life together with Claude promising that he would take care of her and the children and love them forever.

     

    It wasn’t long, though, before this dream relationship turned into a nightmare. The beatings seemed to come out of nowhere, and this man who had promised to protect Isabelle instead battered her with fists—and with words. “You aren’t worth anything. Something’s wrong with you. You can’t make anything of yourself.”

     

    And with no one else to talk to, she began to believe he was right.

     

    But someone took notice. Isabelle had been attending school to brush up on her English, and her instructor saw troubling signs and began to suspect something was wrong. “Isabelle,” she said, “You are not safe. You must leave before he kills you.”

    As Isabelle watched her children cower in fear of Claude’s next rampage, she listened to the encouragement of her instructor. At the very next opportunity, she found the courage to file a police report. The police took her and the children straight to Interval House.

     

    “I will never forget that day,” remembers Isabelle. “I was so frightened and I didn’t know what would happen. I was afraid to turn my back. But the staff kept saying, ‘Everything is going to be okay.’ They didn’t even know me! And they were treating me like I was family!”

     

    “In those first days, the staff assured me that I wasn’t crazy, that I was strong and capable, and that I could make it. But BESS (Building Economic Self-Sufficiency) showed me how I could make it.” During the BESS program, Isabelle learned how to write a resume and a cover letter, how to make the most of the skills she had, and how to work toward her personal goals. “I believe in myself now,” she says with a smile. “Without BESS, that wouldn’t have been possible.”

     

    Isabelle is now settled in her own apartment, working toward the life she dreamed of as she was growing up. And the children? They beg to go back to Interval House on Saturdays to take part in the activities they came to love!

     

    Isabelle wants you to know that you saved her life. In fact, she is now looking for ways to give back, to contribute to the lives of other women in her shoes. “I don’t know how yet, but I will help,” she says. “Please give so that other families still have hope!”

     

    * Real names and some details in this story have been altered to protect Isabelle’s identity.