Homeward Bound Newsletter April 2024

The Text, Home Ward Bound: The Giving it back & Paying It Forward Newsletter and April 2024 surrounded by a cherry blossom tree for spring!

Whether it be new marketing methods, learning advanced technology, or making sure that we are the first to access some of the hottest deals in Edmonton, our client's interests are always at the forefront of everything that we do.

Additionally, we always want to be open with our clients about what is happening with the sale of their homes.

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We are never going to promise them the sun, the moon and the stars. They don’t need another agent telling them what they want to hear because that won’t get their home sold. Instead, it could cause the home to stay on the market longer, therefore losing them money and valuable time.

These are just a few ways my team and I try to stay open.

What are some ways you can be more open as we head into April?

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey.

Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization.

Wishes are a powerful psychological intervention that bring to life the most heartfelt wish of a child facing a critical illness!

Three photos of three different wish kids all getting their wishes to come true.

Each wish granted by Make-A-Wish costs, on average, $10,000. With a child being diagnosed with a critical illness every 20 minutes, their need for donations is continuous.

A Make-a-Wish kid making a heart with their hands and smiling

Every time you choose to work with The Dwight Streu Team or refer us, you are helping the kids as we donate a portion of our sales to this organization. Together we have contributed over $42,000 and are looking to reach our new goal of raising $100,000 but we cannot do it without your continued support and business.

Thank you for choosing to make a difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families. You really are providing hope to families going through life-threatening battles.

We regularly update our social media pages so you can read how your referrals help the kids, and so you can stay up-to-date with what is happening in our community. We post about our client events, such as our movie days, or how we are able to help different organizations because of your dedication to our team! We also provide current market statistics, guides on buying and selling, and various real estate-specific resources, helping YOU make a confident and informed decision while ensuring your real estate journey goes as smoothly as possible.

6 rows of different colours outlining the social media handles for the dwight streu teamPhoto of April with the title "Meet April" and a description of her work at the company.

In addition to supporting Make-A-Wish Canada, our team also donates to other organizations in our city, such as The Edmonton Food Bank and The Edmonton Mustard Seed. To learn more about what these organizations are doing in our city and their impact on our community and to stay updated about our efforts to give back to our community, check out the blog posts on our website: www.dwightstreu.com

Kallie is quick on her toes. The athlete is passionate about basketball, but also excels at volleyball, badminton, skiing, hiking, and rock climbing. The 16-year-old’s favourite ice cream flavour is cookie dough, and she prefers sushi to fast-food fare.

Kallie was diagnosed with cancer at the age of seven. Her mom Patricia said there were no signs of symptoms that led to the diagnosis. While driving her daughter home one day, she noticed Kallie’s eyes began rolling in the back of her head and she was incoherent and unable to speak. Kallie was rushed to a nearby hospital and that began their journey of scans, appointments, specialists, long hospital stays and surgeries.

Patricia said the biggest challenge for her daughter was understanding her diagnosis. Kallie also had to deal with emotions and anxiety following negative reactions from peers when she returned from surgery and looked different than before. At that time, Patricia said the family didn’t know what the future held, and the lack of certainty and security had been a challenge.

Kallie smiling with her teammate and holding new basketball equipment!

The thought of getting back on the court, and support from her basketball team, got Kallie through the difficult times and surgeries. The strength of her teammates inspired Kallie to pay it forward by wishing for customized sportswear for her entire team and coaches. The pandemic resulted in a lack of team funding, so the new gear was needed. 

In late May, Kallie presented her team with new hoodies, sweatpants, wind breakers, basketballs, water bottles and backpacks. In a gesture of gratitude, and to recognize Kallie’s selflessness, her team organized a presentation for her that included cake, pizza, customized basketball shoes and a basketball signed by the entire team.

“Kallie has become an incredibly resilient and tough girl who is able to stay positive and attack challenges head on,” Patricia said. “She is doing very well and does not let her medical issues prevent her from doing a single thing.”

To learn more about our involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, click here!

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