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FSOGB’s New Years Message

Happy New Year from everyone at For Sale On Georgian Bay! You don’t need us to tell you that it’s been ‘quite the year’. 2021 is a year that will be welcomed with much hope and optimism for many, a fresh start that everyone is ready to grab with both hands. 

We would like to extend our gratitude to all the front line workers who faced the many challenges of 2020 and worked so hard for all of our communities. Thank you for everything you have already overcome and for what still lays ahead in 2021. Your strength is what fuels our community. 

Real Estate has been classified as an essential service through all the lockdowns and restrictions this year. We listened, we learned and we adapted to our new way of work, always striving to maintain the level of professionalism and service that you would expect of us. We were proud to be able to help so many members of our community find their shelter in the storm this year. 

2020 will forever be remembered around the world, but closer to home it was a special year for us all as we saw “For Sale On Georgian Bay” founded. We hit the ground running as we navigated the Covid Real Estate Market whilst re-introducing ourselves and our years of experience to the community. None of this would have been possible without the support of our incredible clients, our beautiful communities, our friends and our families. Thank you all for continually trusting us when it comes to one of the biggest decisions in life, we’re proud to be with you every step of the way. 

We wish everyone a very happy, healthy and successful 2021, we really can’t wait to see what is in store. 

Best wishes, For Sale On Georgian Bay. Happy New Year!

Note: Our new year photos were taken prior to lockdown. All agents were photographed separately and have been digitally placed together. 

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Covid 19 Grey Lockdown: What to expect when buying or selling your home.

With cases on the rise throughout Ontario, we’re all preparing for what a Grey Lockdown looks like. Your For Sale On Georgian Bay Realtors continue to minimize direct contact by using digital and virtual alternatives where possible.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home across the Georgian Bay region, you can depend on your local professionals to take the necessary precautions to keep everyone involved protected, while still providing the knowledge and expertise you expect.

Here’s what to expect:

  • All in-person Open Houses are prohibited.
  • Showings by appointment are permitted.
  • We will maintain a minimum of six feet apart at all times.
  • We will use personal protective equipment and sanitize our hands before and after any showings.
  • We will avoid shaking hands.
  • Expect a limit on the number of persons that can attend a showing.
  • We will encourage the avoidance of touching any surfaces in the home, eg. light switches, door handles, door handles and cabinet doors.
  • We will not allow the use of any bathroom facilities at the property.
  • We will not share the use of any electronics (phones, tablets etc.), pens or any other personal property during the showing.
  • We will comply with requirements of the seller during the showing.

With the use of virtual showings or in-person safe showings as a way to see and view properties, your buying or selling journey might be different, but not diminished.

If you have any questions about how the process might work, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be able to guide you through the whole process. With For Sale On Georgian Bay, we’ll be with you – every step of the way.

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FSOGB Donates $20,000 To Local Food Bank

December 9th, 2020 was a special day for everyone at For Sale On Georgian Bay!

Community is at the core of everything that we’re trying to achieve and believe in. With the help of our Families, Friends and Clients, we are able to give back to our community in the sum of $20,000 to the Salvation Army’s Food Bank.

This year, the food bank has been used more than ever and we hope that this will be able to bring some cheer to the tables of those in need this Christmas.

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November Market Report In Our Communities & Barrie

A look back at November 2020 compared to October 2020 and why it’s a great time to list your Property for Sale.

We’re counting down the days to Christmas after this long year! The biggest gift this holiday season could very well be the value of your home. As we transition into the colder months, we saw a big spike in sales prices through October. Entering November these numbers across our community held pretty consistent as we saw just a 4.2% decrease in Sales Prices. When we compare that to the same time last year, November 2020 see’s a 23% increase across Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay. A continued, very impressive rebound from Covid-19.

The number of sales across our communities saw a decrease month over month and year over year. This is evident in our lack of inventory across the region. If you’re looking to sell your home this winter, this is great news for you! Prices are up, interest rates are down and your home faces less competition on the market whilst there is a host of motivated buyers looking to complete their home search!

Average stats combined from Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny Township and Tay Township