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January Market Stats For Barrie

To begin the year we saw a large 36% increase in sale prices across Barrie when compared to 2020. As restrictions and lockdowns increased across Simcoe, we saw the trend of low inventory continue.

Active listings are down over 68% compared to 2020. With low competition, now is the time to take advantage of the market and achieve maximum price for your property.

Trust your local experts to guide you through the process and take advantage of the current market. Ask us about our FREE Home Market Analysis to determine exactly how much your Home is worth in today’s Market.

All data correct as of February 10, 2021, data gathered by the Ontario Collective based on January 2020 vs January 2021.

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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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FSOGB Donates $8,500 to Canadian Cancer Society!

Throughout October, For Sale On Georgian Bay were supporting and helping raising awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society’s ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’.

We sported pink ribbons, turned our website, for sale signs and social posts pink for the entire month. We were so proud to see our eye-catching bright pink signs across our region.

Our fundraising efforts managed to raise an impressive $8,500 to be donated towards the Canadian Cancer Society’s battle against this awful disease.

Thanks to everyone that supported our campaign throughout October.

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Proudly Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

As October nears, so does the Canadian Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, For Sale On Georgian Bay will be proudly supporting this amazing cause for the month of October. 

We will be turning all of our For Sale signs across the community bright pink along with all of our social platforms, so be on the look out as we help raise awareness about Breast Cancer. Special mention to North Simcoe signs in Midland who were incredibly kind and generous in donating 50% of the printing costs of our Pink Signs. Thank you for your help and support towards this cause. 

Did you know that the latest stats from the Canadian Cancer Society indicate that 1 in 8 women will develop Breast Cancer. Awareness and early detection is crucial, combine that with the better therapies that we have access to now, means that we’ve seen a 44% decline in the Breast Cancer death rate since 1988. Despite this, the number of Breast Cancer diagnoses is estimated to increase 25% between 2015 and 2030 and that’s why it’s so important to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

We will be rolling out different fundraising campaigns across the month of October and making regular donations in aide of the Canadian Cancer Society so stay tuned, get involved and think PINK! 

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“Slow Down’ Campaign A Huge Success!

Throughout August and September, we’ve been giving away complimentary “Slow Down” signs within the community to anyone that needed one. Because, sometimes in life, we all just need to take a moment to slow down!

With the kids heading back to school, life was back in the fast lane for many and just a small visual reminder to motorists could make all the difference to a child’s life.

We were blown away with the support of the community with this campaign and can’t thank everyone enough that got behind the initiative and asked for a sign. We have given away 100’s of signs from Georgian Bay all the way to Barrie and Orillia.

Now that we’ve run out of signs we want to give a big shout out to everyone that asked for one – it was so amazing getting to meet so many members of our communities and hearing your feedback on the campaign, how busy the roads are and just chatting about the market.

We’re already planning and looking forward to next year’s campaign!

Stay safe on the roads!

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Launching ForSaleOnGeorgianBay.ca!

Today is a very happy day for us and we couldn’t be more excited to have you along for the ride! Eric Beutler, Adam Edge and Kelly Earle come together with decades of Experience and a fresh approach to the Real Estate Market. With deep routed connections in all of our communities, we couldn’t be happier to serve Midland, Barrie, Penetanguishene, Tiny, Tay and all the surrounding areas of Georgian Bay.

Our mission at ForSaleOnGeorgianBay.ca is to empower our communities with information to help them make smart Real Estate decisions. Eric, Adam and Kelly are dedicated to helping homeowners, buyers, sellers, renters, commercial prospects and other agents find and share information about homes, real estate and our community.

Adam Edge, Kelly Earle and Eric Beutler