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Commercial Business for Sale in Port Perry

Business Categories: Dry Cleaner, business only and equipment

Business Location: Port Perry, Ontario

Address:  14500 Simcoe Street, Unit 9.  Port Perry, Ontario.  Scugog Township

Postal Code:  L9L 1G2

Relocatable: Yes

Price:   $94,900 (CDN)   MLS# E3698952   Listing details via:

Years of Service:  2006 – 10 years of service

Rent: Monthly lease (fair market value) great working relationship with the plaza owner

Equipment:  List of equipment upon request

Revenue:  Good Income Source for Family/Individual

Contact Commercial Agent:  Brett Puckrin/Guy Latreille,   905-985-7300


The Flawless dry cleaner business located in Port Perry in a prime location at the South Port Plaza is a well-established and successful business with over 10 years in service.  Annual sales are generous; well-maintained clientele including a contract with the Durham Regional Police and is capable of handling an increase business growth and profits with the right buyer.    Port Perry is scheduled to grow by 850 homes in the next few years.

Flawless Dry Cleaner was established in 2006 over 10 years and is clean, tidy, well laid out, good running equipment, reasonable monthly lease and 100% of the sales coming over the front counter.

-  INCLUDED in  the  Price  -

  • All the equipment.
  • All the supplies on hand.
  • All the work in progress.


Excluded:  No building 

  • The business is located in a plaza; the location/ unit is Leased.
  • Visa/Debit Machine, Internet & Cable Box


Presented by:  The Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group  

Contact:  Brett Puckrin, Commercial Agent; call/text 905-985-7300   – Link to the listing:

REMAX All-Stars Inc. Realty, Brokerage – Port Perry



Finding affordable homes outside of the Toronto GTA, and York Region

By Brett Puckrin

Living inside the metro Toronto GTA border has many advantages. Access to affordable homes and realizing the dream of home ownership a reality isn’t one of them.

Home prices inside the Toronto GTA and borders are thru the roof, in simpler terms [ it’s nuts ] Bidding wars, bully offers and selling for $100,000 to 300,000 over list price.   The spring 2016 market is not a dull one, indeed.      The area of the cities surrounded by Highways like: 401, 404 and now the 407 ETR  have help increased the real estate market  value over 18.1 % compared to last year.   ( Source DRAR, May 2016)

Let me explains what’s causing this increase in the border areas, and how home buyers can find affordable housing outside of it.

  1. Inside the cities of GTA / York Region and the south end of Durham Region – homes sales will always be robust. Demand is high (no one will argue with that)    – Supply is low.
  2. Very insulated and not a lot of room for new construction
  3. The better the location faster the prices will rise.


The further you go out, the softer the market will be. Meaning less demand, prices are fair market value and not inflated.

Affordable family friendly homes exists,  however it does involve  commuting to your workplace.     The areas to consider are North Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes area.

A great deal of our residents in the area work in various industries, professionals, agricultures and entrepreneurs and they commute in average 35-50 mins.  There’s nothing wrong with commuting for the opportunity for a better lifestyle and quality of life for your family.  I have the chance to chat with several of these families and do you know the secret to commuting with success in less time.   Always take the road less traveled! And that will make all the difference.  Take back roads and avoid the major  routes and you’ll be able to cut your commute time…… and you’ll have a pleasant drive,  you’ll be moving as you will not be stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

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Communities to consider for easier commute time

  • Port Perry and surrounding areas ex: Seagrave,  Sonya, Little Britain,  Sunderland are easy commute time destination to Newmarket,  Scarborough,  and South Durham Region towns.

Take a look at these houses for sale in the area

7 Henrietta St. Seagrave

Lovely quaint home located in Seagrave at 7 Henrietta St.   MLS# E3542220 details via:    3+1 Bedrooms | 1 bathroom

7 Henrietta Seagrave

Youtube video for 7 Henrietta St. Seagrave:

2448 Ma Browns Rd in Port Perry 

MLS# E3539855 3+1 Bedroom | 2 Bath | finished basement and a huge backyard  — details via:

Youtube listing video

764 Regional Rd 12., Brock 

5 yr old custom built home with features your whole family will enjoy. 3 Bed | 3 Bath Details via:   MLS# N3540391

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Brett Puckrin, AACI, P.App
Sales Representative
Puckrin & Latreille Real Estate Group
RE/Max All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage – Port Perry




Beautiful & Luxury at 5104 Oakridge Trail Oshawa

Breathtaking views, refined finishes, and stunning architecture come together to create a complete luxury living experience.

Welcome to 5104 Oakridge Trail, Oshawa

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  • Neighbourhood: Raglan
  • Area: North Oshawa
  • MLS Number: E3500642
  • List price: $1,499,900
  • Acres: 3.79
  • Garage: 2
  • Workshop Garage at the back
  • Pool and hot tub
  • Presented by: Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group
  • additional details via: here

This magnificent 3+2 bedroom, 4 bath, detached residential brick home on an incredible 3.79 acre property.   You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful home in this sought after neighbourhood in North Oshawa.  With a lovely backyard and a spectacular inground-pool, sauna, sprawling lawn, and a beautiful engineered wood deck to enjoy it from.


An impressive interior offers everything from relaxing casual spaces to traditional, formal rooms. 2-story foyer, open staircase, hardwood floors and custom woodwork, cathedral ceilings,  and a 14 Ft wall fireplace.    True gourmet cook’s kitchen with tons of granite counters workspace, a huge breakfast area. A spacious mudroom to get organized and a laundry room that will keep you organized.

The fireplace, in the great room creates a warm, inviting ambiance and allows for convenient entertaining. The master bedroom is luxurious as well as the en-suite bathroom with a custom walk-in closet with a laundry shoot. The fully-finished lower level boasts a large, open rec room with a fireplace place as the focal point and there’s two (2) additional bedrooms and 1 bath.

Lots of storage in the 2 car side-entry garage, plus the additional workshop 30 X 50 ft at the back of the property.   Just 5 minutes north of the 407 ETR on Simcoe St. and close to several Country Clubs.

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of North Oshawa with the comforts and pleasures of luxury living. Look out at the beautiful city lights and Lake Ontario from your private deck, sitting high on the Oak Ridges moraine, and enjoy amazing sunrises from a perfect viewpoint.

A grand approach to what is truly today’s ideal home.  This custom residence in the OakRidges moraine offers direct, views of the city limits and Lake Ontario, phenomenal finishes and décor, as well as meticulous attention to detail. Contemporary architecture adds a distinct character and sensational living spaces


Presented by Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group
Call / Text: 905.985.7300

Re/Max All-Stars Realty Inc., Brokerage – Port Perry

Instant Notifications of Newly Listed Properties Is Now Available

Want to KEEP IN THE KNOW in Real Estate

Are you tired of searching for new properties coming on the market?

Did you know that it takes overnight for new properties to be present on

What if we told you there is now a way to get instant notification of new properties that meet your wish list.

In today’s market it is hard enough being a Buyer and having to wait a day for information on new properties for sale puts you at a disadvantage.

We have a solution: Instant Listing Notifications Are Here!

Thanks to a new technology App called Collaborate from the Toronto Real Estate Board, our clients can now access new listings INSTANTLY.  Here’s what you’ll be able to do:

  • See the search results from property searches your Puckrin and Latreille Realtor® has set up for you –  and you can opt to get new listings emailed to you:
  • Instantly
  • Hourly
  • Every 6 hours
  • Every 12 hours
  • Daily
  • Create your own map-based searches and control how often you receive notifications
  • Communicate with your Realtor® about homes for sale: comment, Like or Loveor share
  • Make lists: Properties to See, Open Houses to Visit, Plan B Properties – never lose track of a property again!


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Not yet working with a Realtor® to buy your next home?  Let’s “Collaborate” together and set up a solution to help you achieve your home ownership goals in Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes area.

Contact Puckrin & Latreille Real Estate Group team for more information or send us a request form  or  email at    905-985-7300



Presented by Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group
RE/Max All-Stars Realty, Inc Brokerage – Port Perry


Farms for Sale in Durham Region

Farms for Sale in  Durham Region | Presented by Puckrin & Latreille

Farm for Sale – 15151 Mahoods Rd Nestleton

Farm for Sale in Nestleton | 15151 Mahoods Road, Nestleton in Scugog Township –  Durham Region on a 97 Acre Farm – MLS# E3509257  4 bedroom | 2 Bathroom home built circa 1885  – 70 acres are workable.  $999,000


97 .23 Acre Farm with approximate  70 Acres good workable land,  10 Acre hardwood bush & beautiful century home built in 1885 with large newer addition. Historic woodwork trim & flooring throughout the home. Huge Country Kitchen, & great room for  entertaining & family Gatherings, fireplace & sauna in basement, large enclosed porch overlooking yard. Rollag Security Foam Insulated;   window blinds.    Attractive setting with mature treed laneway & surrounding area. Original plank bank barn, spring fed pond.

Aerial view of the property at 15151 Mahoods road.  Nestleton, Ontario

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*** Please Note ***  there are special driving instructions for 15151 Mahoods Rd  – please use this custom Google Map

Contact us today 905-985-7300 / for more information about 15151 Mahoods Rd Nestleton, Ontario

Google Map of current listings of Farms for Sale in Durham Region :


11800 Lakeridge Road Uxbridge 

10 Acre |  4 Bedroom | 3 Bath |  $799,900|   More Details via
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Quality Equestrian Facility at the Uxbridge/Brock Border! Corner 10 Acre Location At Lakeridge/Reg Rd 13 Perfect To Get To Hwy 404 Or 407; Excellent Opportunity For Income While Enjoying Your Equestrian Passion.Excel.Buildings Incl 20’X 50′ Barn W/4 Stalls/Hay Storage Above; 60’X 144′ Coverall W/Stalls & Indoor Riding Area-Bright & Well Lit; 2 Sand Rings; Lighted & Underground Water To Paddocks & Buildings. Well maintained sidesplit W/Separate 1 Br In-Law Suite On Main Level


1315 Scugog Line 2 Road Port Perry  | $1,899,900

100 Acres | 7 Bed | 4 Bath

1315 Scugog Line 2
1315 Scugog Line 2 – 100 Acre Farm

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Equestrian Perfection On A Pristine 100 Acre Parcel 10 Min North Of Whitby, Easy Commute to 407 Etr Yet Close To Port Perry/Lake Scugog;+/-5000 Sf Immaculately Maintained And Fully Reno’s Century Home Complete with separate Living Quarters Over A 3 Car Garage.Numerous Additions & Improv Including: New Roof(40 Yr 2015),Updated Windows,Furnace,Septic System,Rec Room, Hot Tub,Wiring & Plumbing’ Facilities Includes: Prof Built 9 Stall Barn with Soft Stalls,Htd Tack Room,

49 Barry’s Rd Kawartha Lakes | MLS# X3450926 |$950,000

132 Acre farm property


132 Acre Working Farm Including 80 Acres Of Good Producing Medium Loam Soil, Approx 45 Acres Of New Hay(Alfalfa) Seeds ,4 Fenced Fields Now Pasturing Cattle,Some Mixed Bush. 2 Houses On Property-One Is A 3 Br Bungalow With Garage,Other Is An Older 2 Storey, 4 Br W/2 Car Garage.Good Wooden Plank Bank Barn Plus Drive Shed & Other Storage Buildings. Neat and tidy Farm With 3 Road Frontages(Hwy 7 South To Farmstead Rd)

2192 Cookson Lane Seagrave |  MLS# E3479946  | $939,000   SOLD!

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Fabulous Equestrian Centre & Facilities In A Very Private Setting-Indoor Arena, 21 Horse Stalls, Paddocks, Workshop: 36’X46′ W/12Ft Ceilings,Insulated W/ Propane Heat; 60’X30′ Block Building Attached To Arena; 80’X30′ Heated Building; 30’X60′ Hay Loft, 16 Acre Hay Field, 4 Spring Fed Ponds, 2-2Pc Washrooms In Stable. Also 1980 Sq Ft Home With Many Upgrades. Open Concept Kitchen/Family Room. Pride Of Ownership Throughout.


1600 Concession 9 Rd. Sunderland | MLS# N3452879        |$689,900

42 Acre Farm |  4 Bed | 2 Bath

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Great 42 Acre Hobby Farm With Good Multi-Use Out Buildings.3 Br, All Brick Bungalow With New Flooring & Updated Decor In 2016; Newer Windows & Exterior Doors Thru Out; L-Shaped Kit W/Alcove Add’t; 2 Wall-Unit Ac Units At Each End Of House-Very Eff.;Mn Flr Laundry.200 Amp Service To House.Drilled Well-60’X40′ Storage Bldg W/Large Overhead Door,64’X40’Barn W/Overhead Door,Small Insul. Workshop,Lg Cement Barnyard,Lg Portion Of Prop Is Fenced,Paved Area


23625 McCowan Road Georgina, Ontario | MLS# N3478924 | $1,300,000   SOLD!

198 Acre property

23625 McCowan

Good Productive Farmland With +/-85 Acres Workable/No Tile Draining/Fairly Early And Light Lands/Good Field Configuration; Farm House Dwelling Has Reached Life Expectancy;Farm Building Complex With Bank Barn, Secondary Barn, Drive Shed, Good Coverall Building. Property Located Just North Of Ravenshoe Rd At Glenwood Ave Road Allowance; Balance Of Lands Bush.


4081 Regional Rd 57 Road Nestleton |MLS# E3459009 | $999,000

98.5 Acre property

**Waterfront** On Lake Scugog-Not Often Found Or Available!Beautiful 98.5 Acre Vacant Land (As Per Mpac) With Combination Of +/-40 Acres Workable Tiled Land,Meandering Stream,Pond,Mixed Forest & +/-125′ Of Waterfront;Absolutely One Of A Kind – Have your home, hobby farm and cottage ALL in one, within minutes of the new 407 ETR.

1220 Highway 7 Rd. Kawartha Lakes 50 acre farm

MLS # X3540439  5 bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms  details via:
50 Acre Farm With All Good Workable Land Presently Used For Cash Cropping. Large Wooden And Plank Bank Barn With End Lean-To. 30’X60′ Workshop/Office With Rough-In Washroom. 2 Storey Home With Hardwood & Pine Flooring And Wainscotting, Newer Windows,Newer Electrical Wiring Throughout The House. House And Driveway Set Amongst Beautiful,Mature Trees. House & Out Buildings Are On Municipal Water.

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1228 Highway 7 Rd.  Kawartha Lakes 96.8 Acre Vacant Land

MLS# X3540446

96.8 Acres Vacant Agricultural Land: 65-70 Acres Good Productive Crop Land, Remainder Is Mixed Bush At The South End Of Property Fronting Onto Farmstead Rd. Municipal Water Is Available At Front Of Property.



Last update July 4th,  2016

Presented by Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group

Re/Max All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage – Port Perry




Tired of Losing in Multiple Offers? Here’s How to Win

Buying a Home | June 2016 |  Author: Brett Puckrin

Tired of Losing in Multiple Offers? Here’s How to Win in this crazy real estate market.


The 2016 Durham Region real estate spring market will go down in history as a crazy hot market. If you’re staying current with the news or you’re a current buyer, you have certainly noticed properties are selling within a matter of days of going on the market and the competition is fierce.

We are currently experiencing a Sellers Market – so this means buyers are competing for properties. If you want to win in a multiple offer situation, this post is for you.

Tired of Losing in Multiple Offers- Here’s How to Win!

This market is so hot, that just last week, The Puckrin and Latreille Group sold several properties! One of our listings went on the market Thursday, got 80 showings (Yes, 80) over the weekend and had sixteen registered offers on the following Monday ( selling for over the list price). As always, buyers are looking for properties offering excellent value — homes that are turn-key ready and offered at a fair price. Listings in popular sought after neighbourhoods and desirable locations, especially in Durham Region, North Durham and Kawartha Lakes areas are selling quickly [ like hot cakes].

With this being said, if you’re thinking of selling your home in the coming months, consider moving up your timeframe rather than waiting. Inventory is quite low in the Durham Region Real Estate market area. This is due to the LOW Mortgage rate, which increases supply & demand and the end result – HIGHER prices.

As a result, potential buyers are jumping on new listings (like it was a Sale on Black Friday) and we are seeing multiple offer situations.

If you are trying to buy in this market, here are some helpful tips my team and I suggests may help guide you to ensure your offer is the winning bid:

Make sure your finances are in order. Be pre-approved for a Mortgage and have all other required financial documentation in place. That also includes don’t make any big purchases ( like buying a new vehicle)

Do not make your offer contingent on the sale of your current home (assuming you can potentially cover two mortgage payments for the short term). If you do need to sell before buying, contact us to discuss options.

Be flexible on your closing date; make it convenient for the sellers.

Increase your deposit down– it shows favourably to the Seller of your interest.

Consider an “information only” home inspection, meaning you can have the inspector do a walk-through – this is called a pre-inspection prior to the buyer offer. Or even not making your offer contingent on the outcome of the home inspection. This is an area where you will need to be especially careful and discuss all options in detail with your Realtor before doing so. Similarly, consider higher down payment options or minimizing/eliminating financial contingencies if you are lucky enough to be in a position to do so. Again, contact us for creative ways to minimize contingencies while making sure you are absolutely protected in the contract. There are some tricks of the trade!

Of course, each property and negotiation is different, so we create customized plans for each of our clients to make sure they are comfortable, informed, and in the best position for winning multiple offers with the necessary protections. As always, The Puckrin and Latreille Group is ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.

Contact us today: at 905-985-7300 or email: today if we can help guide you through the process whenever you are ready to buy or sell.

Brett Puckrin, AACI, P.APP
Sales Representative

Presented by Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group
RE/Max All-Stars Realty, Inc Brokerage – Port Perry

5 Things To Do in North Durham in June

Farmers’ Market 

June is regarded by many as the kick off to summer, but it also marks the opening of many Farmers’ Markets in the region. Here’s where you can access the freshest local produce, and artisan treats in North Durham area this weekend and all season market (2)

Lindsay Farmers’ Market

About: Over 35 vendors offering Fresh produces, meat, honey and other food items for sale in downtown Lindsay.

Location: Victoria St, from Kent St to Peel St.

Hours: Saturdays, 7am-1pm, May long weekend to Thanksgiving


Port Perry Farmer’s Market

Open’s officially tomorrow June 4th

About: Up to 20 vendors offering locally grown seasonal fresh produce, baked breads, pies, cakes, cookies and artisan specialty treats, honey, maple syrup, and a wide assortment of prepared foods.


When: Saturday June 4th until Thanksgiving

Location: Palmer Park,  Water Street, Port Perry

Hours: Saturdays, 8:00am-1:00pm


G-Moms of Port Perry Yard Sale  – June 4th 

Help us raise funds & awareness for African Grandmothers




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Peterborough Speedway – Fan Appreciation

Mike Wallance_ racingFan Appreciation Night Up Next For Mike Wallance – Racing

Pepsi Presents Toonie Night and Fan Appreciation

Date:   Saturday,  June 4th


Grandstand Admission = $2.00

** Puckrin and Latreille are proud sponsors of Mike Wallace Racing as the team goes on to reach their goal for the 2016 Championship in Late Model category. For more information on Wallace’s June 4th return, visit: 

Moonlight Madness in Port Perry

Friday June 17, 2016

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 4th Annual Roar By The Shores – Car Show           

Sunday, 19 June 2016, 08:00am – 03:00pm

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Presented by Puckrin and Latreille Real Estate Group
RE/Max All-Stars Realty, Inc Brokerage – Port Perry




Custom Built 6 Acre Home North of Port Perry

Dream Home in a Great Location – North of Port Perry  

2365 Concession Rd 2, Brock, Ontario

3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 3 car garage | 6 Acres   | MLS  N3484713

Number of Bedrooms 3 List Price $749,000
Number of Bathrooms 2 Year Built 2014
Lot Size 6 Acres Size 1750 Sq ft (-/+ appx)
Basement Unfinished Community Brock / North of Seagrave
Heating Propane Realtor Keith Puckrin of Puckrin & Latreille



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Take pride in the dream eat-in kitchen with a walkout deck for barbecuing and airy outdoor dining. Beautiful maple cabinetry and a large pantry cupboard provide ample storage space.  Undermount lighting shines on the granite countertops.

Enjoy your morning coffee and afternoon snacks at the kitchen island, and help children with their homework while dinner is prepared.

Relax on the deck on your private 6 acre backyard while children and pets play.  This home is great for outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers.  Enjoy walking and ATV fun on your own trails on the property.   Just 2 km to the nearest OFSC snowmobiling trails.

Quick info:

Fall in love with this spectacular custom home 10 mins north of Port Perry at 2365 Concession Rd 2, Brock. 1.5 year old built bungalow on 6 acres. Nestled among mature trees and spacious private backyard.

– Enjoy your own gourmet kitchen with granite counters thru out;
– Open concept on main level with cathedral ceilings.
– Walk out from eating area to large cedar deck.
– Full Unfinished walkout basement with large windows.
– Basement is fully insulated,
– Prewired and rough in Bathroom.
– Oversized 3 car garage fully insulated with propane heating,
– 3 auto garage door openers & hot & cold water garage.

Youtube  video of 2365 Concession Rd 2, Brock.


 Google Map


Additional details via:

Presented by Puckrin & Latreille Real Estate Group 
Call / Text: 905-985-7300
Re/Max All-Stars Realty, Inc. Brokerage – Port Perry






Top 5 reasons WHY You Shouldn’t Sell Your House Yourself


By:  Brett Puckrin

The 2016 Spring market for real estate in Ontario hasn’t stopped yet.   In fact it started much earlier than anticipated in February in our area in North Durham and Kawartha Lakes.  In today’s market, with homes selling quicker than we can put the sign up and rising prices, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). Regardless of the market being a sellers-market, buyers or balance market. There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.


Here are five of those reasons:

  1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner (FSBO):

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s lawyer (trust us, this is not a pleasant experience)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value


Issue #1

There’s a code in the industry that most buyer agents stay clear of bringing their clients to a FSBO.  Let me explain, buyer agents get paid a portion of the commission by the listing agent.  Now with a FSBO – they haven’t signed a listing agreement with a real estate firm and are not deemed to pay a fee for services rendered.   So the question is still, Who will be paying the buyer agent? And I can assure you it won’t be the buyer clients!

Issue #2

Year after year studies from The National Association of Realtors (NAR) clearly shows home-owners going the FSBO route –

  • a) Stay on the market longer,
  • b) Don’t experience multiple offers or have “bragging rights” for selling over asking


  1. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers

Recent studies have shown that 89% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 20% looking at print newspaper ads.    Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. As a FSBO will you?

Sellers choosing the services of Puckrin & Latreille will gain a Digital Marketing Strategy Advantage.  Our actions are consistent as we track, monitor and evaluate to get to the end result.

  1. Results Come from the Internet

Where do buyers find the home they actually purchased?

44% on the internet
33% from a Real Estate Agent
9% from a yard sign
1% from newspaper

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong Digital strategy is crucial.

  1. Selling on your own has Become More and More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons people doing FSBO has dropped from 19% to 8% over the last 10+ years.

The 8% share represents the lowest recorded figure since NAR began collecting data in 1981.  Source: NAR:


  1. You Net More Money when Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner in the US (source: NAR: sells for $210,000 while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $249,000. This doesn’t mean that an agent can get $39,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense.

To best illustrate my point here’s a real case scenario.   We recently listed a home in-town Port Perry.    Prior to being under our services – the listing was in limbo.  The home owner had it twice on the market with a 3rd party FSBO marketing agency. Not getting any results, they decided to call our services.   We conducted a market analysis (CMA) report and the house was listed according to market value.   Needless to say it sold within a few days on the market.

Click on the link to view the youtube video from The Canadian Real Estate Association:   CREA – Miriam’s Story: The Disappearing Buyer

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Bottom Line

PL_Sold Sign at 25 WinchurchBefore you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s meet up so we can discuss the difference having an agent can make.






NAR – National Association of Realtors, Data on For Sale By Owner (2015)  Field Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics via:

NAR – Field Guide to Working With FSBOs  via:

CREA – Canadian Real Estate Association – Live with No Regrets Campaign (2016) via:


Brett Puckrin, AACI, P.App
Sales Representative
Puckrin & Latreille Real Estate Group
RE/Max All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage – Port Perry



North Durham Region Market Snapshot

Market Update for March 2016 in Durham Region

As predicted the first quarter of 2016 has been red hot for sellers and buyers are
competing for limited inventory. With interest rates remaining stable for the moment, and
a positive outlook for economic growth in our region (thanks to the 407 ETR) this has
fuelled the desire for homeownership.

Q1 2016

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There were 1474 residential homes listed in March 2016.
“The average selling price in March 2016 was $489,755, a 13.8 percent
increase from March 2015.” – DRAR

The Breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of our area, according to the Durham Region Association of Realtors® (DRAR).
DRAR_March 2016

What does this mean to you the consumer?

If you are considering selling your home, now may be the time to do so. With inventory
at a low point, it has created a Seller’s market, intensified with competition between
buyers. On the other side, it is important to realize that purchasing a home during these types of markets can present challenges. A good working relationship with your Realtor® and other professionals are vital to ensuring a well-represented successful purchase.  – Brett Puckrin
Brett Puckrin,  Sales Representative
Presented by Puckrin & Latreille Real Estate Group
REMAX All-Stars Inc. Realty, Brokerage – Port Perry