Year In Review: 2015 Year By Numbers

24: Hours after the start of the New Year when I received an offer on a listing.

6: Hard working staff on Team Gludish! Myself, David, Lee-Anne, Gita and our two co-op students!

3rd: Birthday when my Granddaughter received her first electric red Mercedes convertible!

1: Baby orphaned elephant “Rapa” sponsored at Christmas for my Granddaughter through The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

120: Hours spent emptying out my garage just enough to park a car inside on snowy days.

3,775: KMS travelled to Costa Rica for the annual Chairman’s Club Retreat.

1: Burned out Blackberry in Costa Rica.

23: Minutes spent on the phone to arrange for a replacement to be shipped.

3,775: KMS travelled to Costa Rica by my new Blackberry in 48 hours.

12: Trips to Brampton; 9: To Hamilton; 10: To Burlington; 11: To Vaughan; 6: Very long drives to Tiny Township.

Many: Neighbourhoods we cover for my diverse clients.

2: New fabulous and helpful co-op students.

6:  Years of missing my dear Mum, each and every day.

57: Sighs of relief by Lee-Anne when I added Gita as a part-time admin assistant to the Team.

24: Scratches on my new hardwood floors due to Wilson the famous (and still quite active) Beagle.

2: More dogs! Winny the Wonder Dog has been joined by Ginger who loves naps, apples and belly rubs.

60: Dollars spent on a parking ticket I received when “just running in” to buy a $6 salad.

66: Net cost of a great salad; 1: Tough lesson (re)learned about Bloor West Village.

17: Smiles across faces at the St. John The Compassionate Mission donor dinner which I am proud to support.

18: Times someone commented to me this year about how much they enjoy this list!

Countless: Times our fantastic brokerage front desk team has helped us throughout the year!

56: Charities I am proud to assist all year long…. and still counting!

4: Suggestions that I be put in a dark closet with food and water in order to slow me down!

23: Number of days in July that Lee-Anne spent in Greece in the middle of their financial crisis and referendum.

9: People who expressed how much they love the watercolour of my sponsored elephant named “Kihari”.

5: Times per week that David refers to a Seinfeld episode.

9: Hours for the quickest listing sale this year.

0: Number of clients that aren’t offered my full attention.

29: Number of years I have been selling great West Toronto Real Estate.

$155,000: Value of my smallest sale of the year.

9.6: Percentage increase of home prices in the GTA over last year.

100‘s: Of continued laughs and smiles we exchange throughout the year!

15: Number of buyers I helped this year find their first ever home!

9: Clients moving up to their dream home!

19: Clients downsizing and needing some TLC.

31: Days dealing with re-landscaping my backyard.

54: Calls received due to my MarketWatch newsletter.

31: Property appraisals provided through advertising alone.

16: Trips made to Ithaca, NY to see my beloved Granddaughter.

54,421: Of my “SOLD” cards mailed in the GTA this year!

102: Fruit and gift baskets sent out this year.

Many: Proud moments when learning of my Daughter’s great achievements as a pediatric nurse.

4: Times I have been rear-ended; 2: Times sideswiped; 1: Side mirror knocked off.

99: Percent of Comparative Market Analysis presentations that are converted to Listings.

378: Homes and Condos shown by David Eisfeld.

42: Weekends spent hosting Public Open Houses for my clients.

31:  Consecutive years my Son has spent in school…and still going!

33: Hours of continuing education courses taken by my Team this year.

27:  Times Lee-Anne said she should really get some reading glasses for herself.

7:  Times per month Gita uses the expression “close the loop”.

5: New clients I first met in line at a coffee shop.

9: Consecutive years receiving the Royal LePage National Chairman’s Club Award (Top 1% in Canada).

4: Times per day we adjust the temperature in our office as some team members feel too chilly while the others too hot.

1: Exotic Imported Tibetan cushion destroyed by Wilson, my wonderfully mischievous Beagle.

367: Yellow file folders organized by our co-op students.

56: Promotional Starbucks and Wendy’s cards we sent to happy Etobicoke residents!

1: Sickly raccoon blocking the brokerage front door for 3 hours; 200+: Agents not able to come in; Countless: Hearts broken when Animal Services took him away.

1,074: Christmas cards signed and mailed out for the holidays.

43: Bags of leftover Halloween chips eaten by my team; 12: Total pounds gained between then and New Years.

6 : Days I had a horrible cold at the start of Winter; 6: Days spent working from home.

Countless: Cherished clients who I am fortunate to also consider my friends.

0: Number of days per year that I am too busy for your phone calls, emails or referrals.

1: Clients are my #1 priority; 365 days per year!

2015: Was another Unbelievable Year!  A Heartfelt Thank You to All!

2016: Best Wishes for this New Year!

JoAnne Banner 2016-page-001

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