PMA Brethour Ottawa

PMA Ottawa Website

It's been an exciting time at the PMA Brethour Ottawa office since the launch of a brand new website earlier this fall. A long time coming, clients can now be directed to our Ottawa site and the Ottawa office offerings that set us apart from other brokerages.

With the launch of this website comes the launch of new services.. We're working on expanding our resale home division (and team!) and include new services for new home and condo builders as well as an exciting referral program. More to come on this soon!

As always, PMA’s various market research reports and data analysis remain at the forefront of our Ottawa office services.

Stay tuned as we keep you posted on all the new programs and services you can take advantage of when you have PMA Brethour on your team.

Making moves

Bullseye

It's been a busy past couple months and if that's any indication as to the trend for the rest of this year, I couldn't be more ecstatic.

This past February, I was invited by the team at PMA Brethour Realty to attend a financial summit in Toronto. Partnered with RBC, the summit featured economist Dr. Alan Beaulieu, President and CEO at ITR Economics, who spoke regarding emerging economic trends and their subsequent effects to the housing market, private businesses and investments. The summit was a great success and I enjoyed getting to know the PMA team better while we traveled by train to Toronto.

Earlier this month, I was also invited by Diamond sponsor Pro/Com Realty Group to attend the 16th Annual Business Excellence Awards held at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. A prestigious event organized by the Orléans Chamber of Commerce, this gala dinner featured awards for 12 Rising Stars of the East Ottawa Business Community as well as a charity auction with all proceeds benefiting Children at Risk. My wife and I enjoyed meeting up with old friends and making new acquittances.

Like Wayne Gretzky once famously said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Which brings me to my next bit of new business... Saving the best news for last, I'm pleased to announce I have joined the team at PMA Brethour Realty in Ottawa. As one of Canada's premiere Real Estate brokerages and research firms, PMA has been serving the building and development industry since 1964. Working with the top builders in the industry from Uniform, Minto, Tartan, Richcraft and Mattamy (to name only a handful), in a sales, market research and consulting capacity, PMA has the real estate market covered. 

While I'm grateful for my time at Keller Williams Integrity, I'm looking forward to contributing to my new team at PMA and working on many diverse new projects this spring.

Winter wonderland

Luxury Home in Winter

Harsh winds, frigid temperatures and epic snowfalls make up a typical winter for most Canadians. For those of us who aren't active in winter sports or aren't escaping winter all together in the sunny south, these long winter months can seem like the perfect time to hibernate and put off any major plans until a warmer season.

When it comes to real estate sales, spring is typically known as the best time to list a home... but are there advantages to listing during the winter months? The answer is "yes." Here's a list of 5 reasons why listing during the winter might prove to be even more beneficial.

1) During the early winter months, the market notoriously has fewer listings. Serious buyers actively searching for a property during this time will have fewer homes to chose from. If your property is listed for sale, that can equate to less market competition and potentially more money for you.

2) People who shop for a home during these months tend to be more serious buyers.

3) Some properties might potentially show better during the winter. Snow covered front yards and back yards, can mask any imperfections or landscaping inadequacies and potentially create a more favourable first impression.

4) You can sell sooner for more money. Options for a delayed closing or extended occupancy can be arranged if moving during winter is impractical.

5) January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Transfers can't wait until spring to buy, so having your property already on the market opens the door to a greater number of potential buyers.