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July 3, 2020

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Ball Real Estate Inc., Brokerage is pleased to announce we have a new Broker of Record. A HUGE Welcome to Gareth Jones our new Executive Vice President and Broker of Record effective July 1st, 2020. Please join me in welcoming Gareth to our Brokerage. I am confident that you will enjoy working with Gareth and tapping into his vast experience and well respected industry connectivity. Gareth is a Real Estate Broker with over 28 years of experience in both Residential and Commercial Real Estate. For 15 years, he actively traded specifically in multi-occupant commercial properties including high-rise multi-res, office, retail and industrial. Gareth holds multiple designations and is faculty with the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for REIC’s FRI and CRES designations along with eight NAR designation programs. The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and REIC have trained Gareth as faculty to instruct the ABR, CIPS, CRB, CRES, C-RETS, FRI, PSA, RENE, SRES and SRS programs. Gareth was appointed as the single Ontario representative for the CREA Code of Ethics Committee and assisted in re-writing of REBBA 2002 into TRESA. For more information on Gareth and his experience please see his biography in the “Meet Our Team” tab. Gareth will be an extraordinary asset to our Boutique Brokerage. I am excited for the future as his vision is extremely similar to mine. He will be available to all of you and spending time in each of our offices. Over time and in the near future he will be booking one on […]
May 8, 2020

What is Happening in Todays Market?

Our phones are ringing. People are asking what is going on in the market and what are prices doing. So I wanted to share my update on the current market. Safety remains the forefront at BALL Real Estate and we are still following our regulators and government bodies suggestions and implementing accordingly. While the market has some life it is certainly not our typical spring market! We are about 8 weeks behind where we normally are at this time. Sales volumes are off significantly but so are new listings and in fact it appears to have a balance albeit at a much smaller volume scale. With the warmer weather here there is increasing interest, especially in recreational properties. We think the market will continue to strengthen with more volume of transactions. WHAT are prices going to do post covid ???This is everyones question, both from buyers and sellers. Our opinion is:We have had an unbalanced market for almost 10 years, more buyers then sellers. We have been seeing much short market time for active listings that are priced properly.This has not changed. I have been selling Real Estate for 25 years and one thing I have learned prices are always subject to demand and market balance: Buyers market: When there are lots of listings and longer market timesPrices generally decrease over a period of time when in this market state Sellers market: When we have more buyers than listings This is when prices increase and bidding wars appearWe have been is this style market for the last eight plus years […]
April 27, 2020

Realtors are Essential

Well way back in elementary school we were asked what is essential to live and we would have answered water, food and shelter. Yes Shelter. People are always moving. Some reasons for this are: job relocations, education, lease expiring, and properties that have already sold to name a few. It may seem like it is extremely inconvenient to buy or sell Real Estate at this time, but it is still happening and will continue to do so. Right now we just have to ask “How can I buy or sell a house SAFELY during this Covid 19 pandemic?” As a brokerage we needed to adapt quickly. We have risen to this occasion for the betterment of our clients. We can do virtual meetings and visual showings. When necessary we can go into homes with the right precautions to minimize any contact. We have the sellers leave the lights on and all doors open. Agents carry hand sanitizer and wipes gloves and masks. Clients have no need to touch anything. When doing an offer we have an electronic signing program that looks after the signing of contracts, and can be done at home on computers, tablets or cell phones. The real estate market continues to be essential and while we are reducing many parts of the old normal, we are introducing new ways to safely make our way through the process for buyers, sellers and Realtors.
April 15, 2020

Covid 19 and Market Update – We Care!

In these trying times we at Ball Real Estate want you to know we care. The government of Ontario has deemed “Real Estate” a COVID 19 essential service. However, that certainly doesn’t mean that business will be run as usual. We all have to do our part to flatten the curve. Our offices are locked to the public but our sales representatives are still working hard remotely and can be reached by phone or email 24/7. They are doing all they can to help clients buy and sell their homes. Our admin staff is working behind closed doors and remotely to keep up on all the day-to-day operations. They can be reached by calling any one of our offices. Our staff is our top priority in staying safe as we try to do our part to keep the economy going as best we can in these unfortunate times. Greg Ball our Broker/Owner will be doing a weekly blog here to our clients on what is going on in today’s markets. Stay tuned, he will be offering some interesting perspective and key information! If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at info@ballrealestate.ca