Our favourite real estate agent – Gary Alison – dropped by yesterday. He’s the amazing guy who helped us find our house 10 years ago. Honest, forthright, professional. We wanted to chat about updating our house (no desire to move) and since he’s relocated 19 times, we figured he had the experience-chops to give us some useful advice. First of all, Gary is very successful. And funny. Doesn’t take himself too seriously. Regaled us with a tale about the house-sitter who accidentally locked their cat in the master bedroom. The cat, of course, was ‘not happy’. Urinated everywhere on the carpet over a weekend. Gary said they’ve had professional carpet cleaners in several times – no dice. Still smells of cat-pee. And now, he’s…

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