Homeward Bound Newsletter October 2023 | The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team

By Brian Kondo

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Homeward Bound Newsletter October 2023 | The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team


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October always surprises me with how eventful of a month it is. The kids may have just settled back to school, and somehow before you know it Thanksgiving is around the corner! Maybe your older kids are coming back home for the holiday weekend, or you're attending a Thanksgiving play at your little one's school. And just like that, it's time to go costume shopping! If you are doing the rounds this spooky season or giving out candy, here are some top tips I have picked up along the way for trick or treating:

• Keep it bright: dark colours are harder to see at night. Dress your kids up in bright costumes or add reflective accessories so you can see them better. Glow sticks work great for this, and the kids will love them too!

• Go in groups: While it may be cool to dress up as a lone wolf, it's definitely not safe to go trick-or treating out as one. If your tiny humans are under 12, make sure an adult is around to supervise. If they're older, consider turning on a mobile tracker app so you can follow their progress from home.

Consider food allergies: Your favourite treat may be a peanut butter cup, but it may prove deadly for some little ones! You can choose to have two bowls - one with allergen treats and one without, or simply just carry only candy that is peanut-free and possibly dairy free! That way everyone can still have fun.

Crisp weather and pumpkin spice make fall a cozy time of the year, exactly the kind of atmosphere to encourage people shopping for a new home to imagine themselves curling up by the fireplace in a new abode. While real estate sales traditionally peak in the spring, did you know that fall is the second busiest season in the real estate market year? The spooky season offers you the perfect excuse to go house hunting while trick or treating, helping you get to know your neighbourhood better and possibly fall in love with your new dream home. 


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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 sickness, cancers and other nasty diseases. We aim to do what we can to help kids who are unable to get out and have fun right now, due to these evil health problems.

We are on a mission to raise for the Children's Miracle Network (CMN), which in turn donates 100% of funds raised to a local hospital, The local hospital in our area is The Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids).

Did you know that SickKids is embarking on the largest fundraiser in Canadian health care history? As of right now, they are at 75% of their $1.3 billion dollar goal. Every dollar donated to their campaign aims to build a new hospital and bring Ontarians closer to their young patients.

If you've ever been in the unfortunate position where you've had to bring your child to SickKids, you will know they perform miracles in that space. Especially because the current hospital was built for fewer patients and simpler challenges.

In 2023, it is hard to perform state of the art work in a building built in 1949. The SickKids VS campaign celebrates the resilient spirit of its patients, families, and staff. They overcome the physical and medical obstacles that are faced in front of them every day. Imagine what they could do with the proper equipment and facilities. 

Gives Back

AND remember, your REFERRALS help the Kids!.  


Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to my real estate sales team. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. Simply call me direct at 905-683-7800 or forward my number on.

As you will see throughout this month’s homeward bound, pictures are worth more than words. Whether it's the smiling faces of beautiful young people gaining a chance at long life, or the determined faces of our great company people working to help, we are committed to the mission of Go Serve Big!!!


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Homeward bound Newsletter OCTOBER 2023
A real estate team with experience, proven results and a give-back philosophy!
Over the last three decades of helping over two thousand families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.
People like you! So your referrals can rest assured that not only will they get the award-winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive will go toward a very worthy cause.
Refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move:


You can pass along my name and contact information to them. Brian Kondo, 905-683-7800, brian@briankondo.com


You can go to www.ReferForSickKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link  to someone you know considering a move.


Of course you can always call me  yourself
at 905-683-7800 or email me at brian@briankondo.com

Why I Support Children’s Miracle Network & SickKids Hospital:

Growing up in Scarborough, whenever my brother Steven or
I needed to go to the hospital, our mom and dad always tried to take us to the Hospital for Sick Children, better known today as SickKids Hospital. Even though there were other hospitals significantly closer to home, our mom always believed there was no better place to provide children’s healthcare than SickKids.

Years later, Steven and his wife had twins, Michael and Stephanie. Unfortunately, both were born with a kidney condition called Hydronephrosis. Our mother’s ardent respect and support for SickKids got passed down to us, so it’s no wonder Steven found a specialist based out of
SickKids to treat the twins. They had to visit the specialist every few months until they were about 10 years old. Stephanie even needed to have surgery to treat the condition. Today, because of the wonderful work of Sick Kids, I am proud to say that Michael and Stephanie are healthy young adults.
When I first joined Re/Max, there was an option to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), which raises funds for hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Your CMN donation stays local and it just so happens that SickKids is our local hospital. SickKids is a collection of hard-working professionals, most making their home right here in the GTA, all coming together for a common cause - to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. So for me, it was a no-brainer to start donating a portion of my income to CMN and Sick Kids to help them in their quest to heal young people when they need healing.

My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I know that SickKids share similar commitments to their patients. Since their services rely on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.

I encourage you to visit their website at www.SickKids.ca and check out how they are making a difference in the lives of children and their families!

To find out how you can help me help a great worthy cause like
CMN and SickKids, please visit: www.ReferForSickKids.com

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