John  Dow

John Dow

Sales Representative

John E. Smith Realty Sudbury Limited, Brokerage

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John  Dow

John Dow

Sales Representative

John E. Smith Realty Sudbury Limited, Brokerage

Toll Free:
Email Me

Dream Home Checklist: Wants and Needs

Dream Home Checklist: Wants and Needs

Home Location:  _________________________________________
Address:  ________________________________________________
Asking Price:  ____________________________________________
Annual Property Taxes:  __________________________________
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  • 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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Love Where You Live Sudbury

John Dow's experience in the luxury market stems started with 15 years fully immersed in the global world of selling and delivering private jets.  And for the past 11 years, John has been involved with the Sudbury and Montreal luxury real estate markets.

John’s passion for real estate coupled with his focus on client outcomes is obvious upon meeting him.  Having worked with some of the world's most discerning clientele he knows how to listen and provide input and guidance as a trusted consultant.

John continually strives to provide an enlightened customer experience by thoroughly understanding both the client’s specific needs and emerging trends in the real estate market.  John Dow is continually ahead of the curve. 

John Dow is always seeking for professional improvement, continuously learning more about all legal aspects of real estate and life.  Learning is a passion for him.  John is constantly innovating when it comes to image building and marketing strategies. Proof of his avant-gardism is his strong presence in the social media.  Put this passion to work for you.

Having recently moved back to Sudbury after 25+ years, John is excited to re-engage with his community and enjoy this city he knew and loved as a child; this includes the lakes, bright stars, snow banks & potholes, and of course - the people. 

These are the primary reasons for John’s motto…Love Where You Live.


Education: | UWO | Laurentian University | LSSU |

Specialty: Luxury Real Estate | Single Family Homes (Residential) & Unique Properties

Experience: 11 years Real Estate 15 years Private Jets

Area Covered: Greater Sudbury

Languages Spoken: English