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 Dear Friends,

We hope this unusually wet and cold start to spring hasn’t gotten you too down but don’t worry, there are sunny days ahead!

In this upcoming month, we have Mother’s Day to look forward to and a celebration of all the women in our life. Take a moment to appreciate the people around you and spend time with loved ones this spring. Don’t just stop to smell the flowers, bring a bouquet home to share.

Sharing offices and renting co-worker space for at-home-workers is a new hot trend. We’ll delve into why more and more people are seeking a shared workspace and lay out some tips for how to create a more productive workspace.

Also, in this month’s newsletter, we’ve included an update on recent developments in the local real estate market and the latest infographic market reports.

This May, keep in mind that having a strong support system around you is fundamental to success and happiness. That is why we would like to gently remind you that we are here to guide and support you on your real estate journey, whether buying, selling, or just looking.

We look forward to helping you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Holidays:
Mother’s Day – May 14, 2017
Victoria Monday – May 22, 2017

 
 
 
 
 
Who hasn’t dreamt of working from home — no more alarm clocks beeping, lengthy commutes at rush hour or having to choose fancy office attire over pyjama pants, so the vision goes. It’s a life that many freelancers, remote workers and other independent professionals choose.

But many of those who have traded corporate for coffee shops are now turning to a new environment: coworking spaces.

Sharing workspace and renting a desk in a flexible office has taken off in popularity in recent years because of the endless opportunities it offers to socialize, network, collaborate with other like-minded professionals and increase productivity.

According to studies, one of the biggest factors that determines productivity at the office is the workspace itself and a well-designed space can increase productivity by 20 per cent.

Whether renting by the hour, setting up a more permanent environment at home or tweaking the space at your office desk, here are the top three things to create a more efficient workspace:
  • Lighting: Choose a desk next to a window if you can for natural light or, if not, consider bringing natural light bulbs. Many of the coworking offices are now focused on light, airy spaces and décor.
  • Noise level: Everyone has a different tolerance to noise and, for some, too quiet is just as bad as too loud. Part of the appeal with coworking spaces is the chance to be around other people but, unlike your neighbourhood coffee shop, there are designated quiet zones and respect for fellow workers.
  • Refreshments: Almost all the coworking offices offer a fully equipped kitchen with amenities like blenders, toaster ovens and espresso machines. Some offer limitless coffee or beer on tap. Whatever fuels your brain should be easily accessible, wherever you choose to work.
 
  • Unit B
They value creativity and support the idea that the best ideas sometimes start in a basement.
  • Homestead
They are geared towards creating a professional coworker space, building the city and growing businesses to support the greater good.
  • Interchange
Best known for their building, Interchange is situated in a four-story building against a green wall, a bike room and lots of airy spaces.
 
 
 

 Acknowledgements

We want to send a special thank you to Claire Robinson, Sheena Dennis, and Janet Hughes, for their recent referrals. Our business depends on people just like them and it is extremely appreciated!

 

 
 
 
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