Sheila  Zanussi

Sheila Zanussi

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Jazz Inc., Brokerage *

Email Me
Sheila  Zanussi

Sheila Zanussi

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Jazz Inc., Brokerage *

Email Me

Dream Home Checklist: Wants and Needs

Dream Home Checklist: Wants and Needs

Home Location:  _________________________________________
Address:  ________________________________________________
Asking Price:  ____________________________________________
Annual Property Taxes:  __________________________________
Mortgage Terms:  ________________________________________


  • Large lot and yard
  • Single-family detached home
  • Duplex/Triplex
  • Semi-detached home
  • Town home
  • Condominium
  • One storey home
  • Two storey home
  • Three storey home
  • Fenced backyard
  • Deck or patio area
  • Mature trees, landscaping
  • Low-maintenance landscaping
  • Swimming pool
  • Attached garage
  • One-car garage
  • Two-car garage
  • Private driveway
  • Enclosed front porch
  • Eaves troughs and downspouts
  • Brick
  • Wood
  • Aluminum siding
  • Recently painted woodwork

Home Location

  • Address
  • Asking price
  • Annual property taxes
  • Mortgage terms


  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedroom
  • 3 bedroom
  • 4 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 bathroom
  • 3 bathroom
  • 4 bathroom
  • Closet in foyer
  • Separate dining room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Separate family room
  • Fireplace in family or recreation room
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Island kitchen
  • Kitchen appliances with purchase
  • Kitchen pantry/adequate cupboard space
  • Garage has indoor access
  • Utility room (for washer/dryer)
  • Ensuite bathroom off master bedroom
  • Main-floor bathroom
  • Room for den or home office
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Hardwood floors
  • Plenty of closets/storage
  • Large windows
  • Thermopane windows
  • Window screens
  • Draperies or blinds
  • Basement for storage/workshop
  • Finished basement for additional living area
  • Apartment in basement for rental income


  • Efficient heating system
  • Oil heating system
  • Gas heating system
  • Electric heating system
  • Heat pump heating system
  • Wood heating system
  • Window Air conditioning
  • Central Air conditioning
  • Modern plumbing (copper) and fixtures
  • City water
  • Well water
  • High-amp electrical system (at least 100 amps)
  • Circuit breakers
  • Gas hot water heater
  • Electric hot water heater
  • Cable TV or antenna
  • Sewer
  • Septic Tank


  • Nearby facilities
  • Quiet street
  • Shopping within walking distance or short drive
  • Parks/playgrounds
  • Golf course
  • Skating rinks
  • Restaurants /theaters
  • Community centre
  • Public swimming pool/tennis courts
  • Public library
  • Places of worship
  • Police
  • Fire department
  • Hospital
  • Medical (doctors, dentists, etc.)
  • Day care
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Close to work
  • Near major highway
  • Schools
  • School-operated transportation

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association)

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About Me

Real Estate has always been my passion! My previous formal education is Social Work but I have been in sales for the past 21 years, the last 9 working full time as a Realtor. I’m proud to be in the top office in Durham Region and amongst the top 20 of over 150 Realtors in our office on a consistent basis!
I work full-time and have resided in Durham most of my life, over 30 of them in the Masson/Connaught neighbourhood! I am relationship driven, not transactional; you are a name to me, not an address. All my clients enjoy access to VIP passes to the International Home Show & Canada Blooms each year, invitations to client appreciation events and just keeping in touch via emails, text, calls or a pop by! I also have a lot of contacts so am a good source if you’re looking for trades people etc. I am proud to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Sick Kids Children's Miracle Network Miracle Home Program, and RE/MAX Jazz's very own WEE/MAX charity supporting Lakeridge Health Oshawa's neonatal dept from every commission cheque I earn.
As a seller client you should also know that I will book all your home’s showings so you will never hear from our busy front desk; I personally will ensure every showing request is confirmed by you and any showing instructions are passed on to the other Realtor. I work with you and for you, selling your home is stressful and I will do whatever needs to be done to make this process as smooth and painless as possible!
I am enthusiastic and cheerful, diligent and reliable. You will always be able to reach me at anytime with any questions, concerns or ideas. Helping you buy or sell your home is a privilege and honor that I do not take lightly! My goal is to not only be your Realtor for life but the name you recommend to all your family, friends and neighbours! 
Changing lives, one home at a time!

Ms Rhymer and me! Yes, she really is this big!!