barrie homes: 2014, What's the plan? - 01/07/14 01:48 AM
2014 will see some new habits and disciplines initiated and a few old ones shelved both personally and professional. Some of them are getting tested already as our office has divided up into teams for a productivity contest which is underway. Some of the plans for me are to reestablish connections with the people I have done business with over 14 years as a Realtor in the Barrie area and improve on my uses of the internet and seminars to enhance the services I offer to clients.
Real Estate as an investment tool is shifting from being considered an instrument of … (1 comments)

barrie homes: KW: This month in Real Estate - January - 01/06/14 12:59 PM

barrie homes: Those who can..... Do - 04/08/13 12:34 AM
    ***** Did you ever wonder how the guy who owns the biggest for-sale-by-owner company in the country sells his own home?     Well you can stop wondering. 
***** founder gives up on own listing, hires real estate broker
Former FSBO CEO sells home the traditional way Founder and former CEO of, Colby Sambrotto listed his 2,000 square foot New York condominium on his own through online classified ads and FSBO sites, but after six months, he opted to hire New York broker Jesse Buckler who immediately advised a price change as the listing … (1 comments)

barrie homes: Barrie Real Estate - Boom, Bust or Echo? - 03/13/13 01:36 AM
Those who have been in the business of selling Real Estate in Ontario long enough to remember rolodexes and cellular phones that looked more like luggage than anything else like to recount the years 1989-1990 much like our grandparents talked about the dirty thirties.  
They talk about how by 1990 local real estate markets which had seen one record boom year after the next and everyone expected double digit increases in home values year after year, suddenly all came to a crashing halt.
Many home owners who purchased in the previous couple years found themselves waiting another 10 or more years for … (0 comments)

barrie homes: Latest Barrie Real Estate Market Statistics from BDAR - 03/12/13 08:40 AM
     Barrie & District  February RE Market Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 294 units in February 2013. While this stood roughly in line with both the five and 10-year averages for February sales in the region, it nevertheless resulted in a sizeable (-21 per cent) year-over-year decline due to the strength of activity in the same month last year
Within the City of Barrie sales activity fell 19 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 197 residential sales in February. While buyer activity … (0 comments)

barrie homes: Can listing ahead of the spring Barrie market rush put more money in your pockets? - 02/26/13 02:28 AM

There is a common misconception that the best time for anyone to sell their home in the Barrie area is in the spring. I’ve put together the following information: to show you how you can maximize your sale price by acting sooner, rather than later.
Reason #1: Less competition. My open-houses are seeing unusually high traffic this winter. Active buyers have outnumbered new listings in January and February. April through June usually sees an increase of up to 70% in the number of new homes hitting the market! This means more choice for buyers and more competition for you. Pre … (1 comments)

barrie homes: Barrie Ontario January 2013 Real Estate Market Statistics - 02/07/13 01:11 AM
Barrie & District home sales up in January Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 225 units in January 2013. This was an increase of three per cent from the same month in 2012.
Within the City of Barrie, however, sales activity fell 10 per cent from a year earlier. The City of Barrie saw 128 residential sales in January.
“Resale housing activity for the region as a whole had good start to the year, with activity posting the best month of January in five years,” said Wendy Elzner, President … (1 comments)

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barrie homes: Barrie and area home sales were up in August - 09/12/12 04:18 AM
Home sales edge up in August
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 406 units in August 2012, edging up one per cent from year-ago levels. This was the eighth consecutive year-over-year gain.Within the city of Barrie, sales activity recorded a decrease of three per cent from a year earlier. The city of Barrie saw 261 residential sales in August.“Home sales saw their best month of August in five years last month, driven by stronger activity in some of the surrounding communities outside of Barrie,” said Walter Doret, President … (0 comments)

barrie homes: Preparing for an Open House - 09/11/12 01:20 AM
Preparing for an Open House Matching buyer and property should be the primary goal of your Realtor. The most practical and time tested method of achieving that end is the open house. Whether the Realtor you hire is willing to do openhouses could be an indicator of the level of comitment they are willing to undertake on your behalf. The sale of a home can be a stressful and busy time for any homeowner which is why it is important to work closely with your Realtor if you are planning an open house. Your best approach is to ask as many questions as possible about what you … (0 comments)

barrie homes: July Real Estate numbers still up over last year's in Barrie area - 08/03/12 02:20 AM
Home sales up in July  
Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 418 units in July 2012, up 10 per cent from the same month last year. This was the seventh consecutive year-over-year gain.
Within the city of Barrie, sales activity recorded an increase on par with the overall region. The city of Barrie saw 255 residential sales in July, also 10 per cent above levels from July 2011.
“Resale housing demand moderated a bit in July compared to levels in recent months, but remains well above … (0 comments)

barrie homes: Peg some Barrie Real Estate - 07/30/12 06:30 AM


barrie homes: Is Barrie area real estate a good inflation hedge? - 07/17/12 03:54 AM

Don't ask me if the price of gold or silver will be up or down next year because I don't know. I couldn't tell you how future tropical storms or the psychological disorders of middle eastern leaders might affect the supply and price of oil in the coming years or whether RIM will bounce back  or if Apple will finally begin to wilt on the vine. 
What I can tell you with certainty is that every Canadian here now or likely to move to our fine Country in the coming years requires a place to live. Real Estate has and will continue … (1 comments)

barrie homes: Home purchasing advice video from the Ontario Real Estate Association - 05/11/12 06:35 AM


barrie homes: Barrie and area April Real Estate sales report - 05/10/12 09:00 AM
April Home Sales were up in Barrie area  

Residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System of the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc. numbered 488 units in April, rising 14 per cent from year-ago levels.

Within the city of Barrie, sales activity was up by more than the overall trend for the region. The city of Barrie saw 310 residential sales in April, 29 per cent above levels from April 2011.


On a year-to-date basis, sales activity was running 16 per cent ahead of the first four months of 2011.

barrie homes: Like my page & support a good cause at the same time - 05/01/12 02:21 AM
The Barrie Real Estate Page on Facebook has 203 subscribers (likes) as of this morning, (May 1st).
For each new subscriber ("like") from Barrie and area residents between now and May 15th (2 weeks), or until the page has 1000 subscribers (which ever comes first), I will be making a donation of $1.00 to the David Busby Street Centre.
If you are not already receiving local real estate market news and information from the Barrie Real Estate Page, have a look and if you like it, "like" it.

barrie homes: Barrie Real Estate options - 04/25/12 05:03 AM
There are a number of choices to be had these days for anyone requiring the services of a Realtor who find themselves at the intersection of Minet's Point Road and Lakeshore Drive along the south side of Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie.
From the centre of the intersection depending on which direction you are facing you can see the Brokerage offices of Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc., pioneers to the location, Royal Lepage First Contact Realty Inc. and let me welcome the new kids on the block this year, Century 21 B. J. Roth Realty.
If you have concerns about … (0 comments)

barrie homes: Barrie offers twice the bang for half the buck to home buyers over the GTA - 04/20/12 12:48 AM
The  Barrie area spring real estate market  is different from last year's yet again.
April and May are traditionally the busiest months of the year for new listings and buyer activity. This year is busier to date than last year which was also slower at this point than the previous year.  Last years market got off to a late start where as this year, the buyers started out early.
This year the demand for housing dramatically increased in February at record levels in a month when traditionally most Realtors have yet to see their own shadows. March and April so far has … (0 comments)

barrie homes: The 3 rules of Barrie and area Real Estate - 04/03/12 12:24 AM


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Barrie, ON

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