Fun on the dock

Fun on the dock

Sellers and Buyers ask me “Why should I choose ReMax and in particular you as my Representative in a real estate transaction?” My answer is consistent – “I work hard, my team works hard, and the ReMax brand supports every aspect of how I chose to practice in real estate.”

When I joined ReMax a number of years ago, I did so because of their absolute passion and commitment to this industry. ReMax Parry Sound-Muskoka Realty Ltd., Brokerage and Broker/Owner, John Sallinen are well respected in the industry. In fact, John has been a ReMax franchise owner since shortly after the brand came to Canada in 1977, and his loyalty and dedication to advancing the practice of real estate in Ontario and across this country has been publicly acknowledged and recognized by ReMax and his peers. As a businessman, entrepreneur and Realtor, I chose to work with the #1 brokerage in the district. We are aligned in the way I like to do business – professional, honest and transparent. For me, business relationships matter and practicing real estate with integrity is key.

ReMax is an international company whose brand is known in over 100 countries around the world – “One World, One Search” ( For our more affluent Buyers and Sellers, the ReMax Collection ( offers a multitude of resources for effectively marketing luxury properties. As a Sales Representative with ReMax, I am able to bring together Buyers and Sellers from countries around the globe through a strong network, and the influence of being the number one real estate sales brand on the planet.

As accomplished professionals, we are committed to working toward a positive outcome in every real estate transaction. We understand the nuances of cottage country including island, water access (See “Unpacking the Mystery Around Water Access Cottaging on Georgian Bay”), and rural properties. We live it and we believe in the incredible value and importance of the cottage/rural lifestyle.

About our marketing strategy:
We believe in strategic and deliberate marketing, and have created a comprehensive and focused marketing strategy that works to provide exceptional market exposure for Sellers and is effective in obtaining qualified and motivated Buyers. In fact, by the time this magazine reaches you, The Phillips Team will have participated in the largest national home show in Canada, The 2016 National Home Show (March 11 – 20, 2016). This show is not only sponsored by ReMax, it brings approximately 175,000 attendees, many of whom are our target demographic, and are there to discuss real estate (i.e. building lot, cottage or retirement property)! The Phillips Team is there 10 hours a day for 10 consecutive days, promoting the Parry Sound district and showcasing my listings – matching qualified Buyers with Sellers. Following the National Home Show, I will be at the Spring Cottage Life Show (April 1 -3, 2016). Needless to say, I really do have Buyers!

Market news: There is very positive news. Sales are at near-record levels for the housing market in the Parry Sound region and I expect this trend to continue into 2016. The average price for recreational properties edged up by 2.6%. The total number of sales for the district shot up by 24% year over year, and the total dollar volume of properties purchased also increased by 24% over last year. This represented a total of over $179 million dollars in real estate sales in the Parry Sound district. The Phillips Team is excited to work with Buyers and Sellers this 2016 season. Let’s talk!

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