A person can be a trained physician and not know how to conduct open-heart surgery. A person can be a skilled mechanic and not know how to service a Boeing 747. And a person can be a professional real estate agent and not know all the nuances of buying and selling property in an area to which they have no real connection.
That’s the message The Picot Team at Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage wants to express to people considering buying or selling real estate in the Southern Georgian Bay area. Dealing with professional realtors who live in and conduct business locally offers distinct advantages when it comes to all aspects of your real estate transactions.
It is important to understand that each community and each area like Collingwood, Creemore, Meaford, Stayner, The Blue Mountains, Thornbury and Wasaga Beach are all very different. Barb Picot, who with husband and business partner Ron Picot, head The Picot Team at Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage in Collingwood. There is different housing in each of these areas, different demands and very different pricing strategies as the market changes.
Extensive knowledge of the Southern Georgian Bay area and its distinct local communities is part of the DNA of The Picot Team. Ron is from Collingwood/Blue Mountains and after a successful sales and marketing career travelling the globe, has continued to make this area his home. Barb came to Collingwood/Blue Mountains 26 years ago after a successful career in the GTA. Together they have built a successful real estate business where they both enjoy the 4 Season Lifestyle and enjoy promoting it to visitors who come to the area throughout the year.
One of the realities all agents and potential Buyers targeting the area are dealing with is a lack of inventory, as more people from Southern Ontario head north to enjoy the four-season lifestyle offered in the Collingwood area. The result is a highly competitive Seller’s market that demands exceptional negotiation skills according to Barb.
“We have very limited inventory in our area and you are having to compete on offers here” according to Barb. You need someone who is a strong negotiator for you and give you the best advice. The Picot Team is committed to getting their clients results and to structure a sound purchase or sale. They work diligently to make the process of Buying or Selling a home/property a positive experience by making their client’s best interest their top priority.
The Picot Team have built an extensive data base to work with the best builders, developers, trades people in their area. If you are looking for Home Inspectors, Contractors, Handymen, Electricians, Lawyers, etc, they have the right people for the job. Their knowledge of wells, septic systems, geothermal heating, cisterns and generators is supported by the expert contractors who install and maintain these products.
For those hopeful Buyers looking to find their dream home during the Covid pandemic nightmare, Barb says it’s important to remember that realtors like The Picot Team are following strict procedures to remain in compliance with provincial guidelines and keep you safe during the home buying or selling process.
They encourage you to learn more about their marketing specialties and how they may guide you through the complexities of selling your home or buying in this area, eliminating the hassles and stress of the process. Allow them to speak to you about “what they can do for you” and how they can “turn your dreams into reality”. They look forward to working with you and introduce you to the communities and lifestyle these 4-Season neighborhoods have to offer.