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Real Estate Update – February 2021

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in February 4, 2021

Did you know that there are many homeowners who are considering selling their homes over the next few months? In fact, you might even be considering making a move yourself.Why do I bring this up? Well, it’s conceivable that, while chatting with a neighbour or friend, you might be asked, “Do you know a good real estate agent?” If that happens, I hope you’ll feel confident in recommending me. I build my business through referrals. So, I work hard to earn those recommendations by providing excellent client service and doing everything else I can to be referral worthy.In fact, that’s...

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Real Estate Update – January 2021

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in January 3, 2021

I hope 2021 has been off to a great start for you! If you have any big plans for the year, you might be interested in this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”I would add, “Plan early.” We know that the sooner you get started, the more likely you are to ultimately succeed. Say, for example, you’re thinking of selling your home this year. Even if you don’t expect to list until the summer or fall, there are numerous advantages to starting to plan now. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know how...

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Real Estate Newsletter - December 2020

Real Estate Update – December 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in December 7, 2020

Welcome to December! If you’re like many people, you’ll be taking some time this month to reflect on those you’ve come to appreciate in 2020: friends, family, neighbours, even professional acquaintances. The list of people I’ll be thinking about this year includes my clients and real estate contacts — and that, of course, means you too. Let me take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate the opportunity to stay in touch with you. I’m in what is essentially a “people business”, so it’s the clients I get to help, and the people I hope to work with soon,...

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November 2020 Real estate Update from Jeff Belisowski

Real Estate Update – November 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in November 7, 2020

Happy autumn. Let’s hope the coming season treats us all well! Speaking of seasons, you may have noticed that the real estate market seems to have seasons. Traditionally, it’s slower in some months and busier in others. In fact, that might lead you to try to “time” the market and sell when it’s hot. But, be careful. Like the weather, the real estate market can be unpredictable. Yes, it may be active next spring – but, then again, it could be slow. There’s no way to know for sure. In fact, the best criteria for deciding whether or not to...

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YOUR REAL ESTATE UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 202

YOUR REAL ESTATE UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 22, 2020

Hello ​​ – Happy First Day of Fall! 🍂 Selling your home is a big decision at the best of times. However, this year, with all its turbulence and uncertainty, many homeowners are understandably nervous about the process. Most of that anxiety is simply the result of not having the information you need. If you’re thinking of selling, for example, you might be wondering: How does it work these days? How do buyers see my home? How long will my property take to sell? How much will it likely sell for? The more good information you have, the less nervous you’ll be....

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ipro - Jeff Belisowski - Real Estate Blog - August 2020

YOUR REAL ESTATE UPDATE: AUGUST 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in August 5, 2020

Have you seen one of those TV shows where someone brings in an item, usually an antique, and an expert appraises its value? It’s fun to watch the reaction when the expert reveals what the item is worth. While those shows are entertaining, they also teach us an important lesson. If you have an asset or investment, you should always know and keep track of its current market value. Your home is an investment, maybe your most important one. So, it’s a smart idea to periodically calculate what it would likely sell for on today’s market. I recommend you determine...

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Your Real Estate Update: June 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in June 16, 2020

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably found these past few weeks challenging to say the least. Although the experts say we are making progress, we’re still trying to find our footing on an uncertain road. We’re figuring out how to live and work in new ways. In fact, when it comes to real estate, you may be wondering, “How does the selling/buying process work in times like these?” or, if you want to sell, “Is now a good time or should I wait?” If you’re looking for answers, please reach out to me. Yes, there have been changes in...

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Jeff Belisowski - Newsletter Monthly Real Estate Update - May 2020

Your Real Estate Update: May 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in May 11, 2020

During this trying time, it’s not surprising that so many homeowners are anxious and exhausted. Perhaps you’ve been feeling the same way. If so, keep in mind that the COVID-19 outbreak will eventually wind down and, hopefully, things will be back to normal soon. We’re all in this together – and we’ll get through it. As you probably already know, a key to getting through challenges like this one is to remember to reach out for help when you need it. That’s why I’ve been making myself fully available to those who have real estate questions or need advice and...

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January 2019 - Real Estate News

My Real Estate Newsletter – January 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in January 24, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you and your family. I’m not sure what your plans are for the coming months. Chances are, you will need to speak to an expert in a specific field at some point during the year. For example, you might ask a gardening expert some questions later this spring, get some recommendations from a trusted investment advisor, or ask your doctor an important health question. It makes sense to take advantage of expertise when you need it. That’s why I’m here. When you need to talk to someone about real...

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Blog - 4 Affordable Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

4 Affordable Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 13, 2018

If you want to improve how your home shows to potential buyers, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a costly remodeling or renovation. In fact, there are some simple – and relatively inexpensive – things you can do to make your property look significantly better. Let’s take a look at some of the options available: 1. Paint it. There’s no doubt about it. A fresh coat of paint will significantly improve the appearance of just about any area of your home. In fact, compared to other home improvements, the painting will give you the highest return on investment when...

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Avoiding Waste When Watering Your Lawn

Avoiding Waste When Watering Your Lawn

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 30, 2018

HOME OWNER  TIPS & ADVICE The following tips will help you avoid waste when watering your lawn: Use a low-angle, pulsating sprinkler. Water sprayed high into the air produces a mist that loses much of its moisture through evaporation. Water the lawn, not the sidewalk or driveway. Lawns need about an inch of water per week. To determine how much watering time that requires, place an empty tuna tin within your sprinkler’s range, and note how long it takes to fill. When watering, account for recent rain. Use an automatic sprinkler system that allows you to adjust the area, frequency...

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Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value

Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 23, 2018

Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value. Often, these plans overlap with other protection programs you already have. For example, reputable retailers usually sell products with solid manufacturer warranties, because they don’t want the bad reputation or the hassles that come from unhappy customers. In fact, in today’s competitive world, many retailers already have a “satisfaction guaranteed” policy built into everything they...

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Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 18, 2018

Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home When you see a new home you like on the market, it’s easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious recreation room that has plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all your excitement you don’t overlook any expensive maintenance issues that could be just around the corner. Nothing lasts forever. The major components of every home – from the furnace to the roof shingles – need to be replaced eventually. But, knowing when those maintenance...

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Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds

Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 13, 2018

Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds You’ve probably heard the expression, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to selling your home, that is definitely true. In fact, a buyer will come to several conclusions about your property within the first few minutes of seeing it. That’s why it’s so important to make a good first impression. How do you do that? One of the best techniques is to pretend you’re a buyer. Drive up to your home. Open the door. Step into the foyer. Take a quick look around. Then...

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June 2018 Market Stats for Peel: Caledon

June 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 10, 2018

The June 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon, Ontario have been published. The statistics are compiled from data posted on the Toronto Real Estate Board. Here are a few highlights from the analysis: – The average sale price (year to date) is $928,359, that is a decrease of 6.06%. – There were 454 sales in the month of June which is a 15.3% down over the year-to-date number of sales. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 28 days. – The total active number of residential listings slightly decreased  by 2.27%) in June 2018 to 302 listings. –...

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3 Reasons Why a House Isn’t Selling

3 Reasons Why a House Isn’t Selling

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 10, 2018

Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? You might have asked that question because you were worried the same thing would happen when you put your own house on the market! Often a home doesn’t sell for one of three reasons: 1. The price is too high. Sometimes a homeowner will set the listing price exceptionally high in the hopes of getting lucky. What happens instead, however, is potential buyers stay away. In today’s real estate market, a house...

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