Times are strange, times are unpredictable, and soon, times may be tough. It seems like on a daily basis, our government is making a public announcement declaring a new strategy to handle COVID-19. While we trust that these methods will surely help keep us Canadians healthy and safe, some of us to worry when it comes to financially supporting ourselves.
Please listen to the short video that we put together for you:
Early this week, our government listed the essential services that will be staying open during these uncertain times and thankfully, it is quite a long list. We recommend that you have a look so you can better determine whether or not your job or business will be affected for the foreseeable future.
This list is just as helpful when it comes to leaving your home. Please plan ahead and make thoughtful trips, and keep these outings to a minimum. Businesses are taking great measures of care to assure that exposure is at its lowest. So help them continue this effort by staying home if you are sick, ask for help where it’s offered and use all protective measures when out and about.
If your employment is affected, and you are facing reduced hours or job-loss for an undetermined amount of time, don’t fret because there are options to keep you on your feet. We at Visture Property Management understand that these circumstances are without rules and we are here to offer you a helping hand in finding you the support that you will need.
Trudeau took to the podium to announce the support that will be available to Canadians and just recently, with minor alterations, it has passed through legislation. This means that we are one step closer to having the support readily available to us.
On another good note, Ontario is stepping up and also providing some relief to us fellow Ontarians. These progressive measures include adapting the Emergency Assistance program to this pandemic, additional support to those already on Social Assistance, enforcing helpful steps in reducing the risk of catching and spreading the virus in the workplace, and financially aiding municipalities in creating support for you. Please review the positive steps our province and city is taking in the links below :
What does this mean to you, as a renter? Well, the government put a lot of thought behind their choices and while evictions are put on hold, they are not halting the eviction process. So, rather than renters across the country avoiding paying their rent and eventually ending up in large debts when this is all over, they are giving you some financial stability to keep our rent system running as normal as possible. On a daily basis, we monitor any information and updates that are released. We are dedicated to being informed about all the financial support that is available, and what may be best for your specific situation.
We want to work with you to get through these unstable times. So please reach out to us and open a line of communication if you think you may need help, not just with paying your rent but for anything that Visture Property Management can do for you!
In closing, please remember to practice good, basic hygiene such as:
- Using soap around the home to wash your hands and counter tops it’s safer and healthier than using sanitizer.
- Keeping a safe distance (6 feet/2 meters) will protect you.
- Not inviting people in your personal living space
- Don’t congregate in public areas unnecessarily. only for your immediate needs.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze
- And a bit of common sense don’t hord there will be plenty for all of us if we buy just whaat we consume.
Be well and be safe
Visture Property Management & Team
Peterborough has had a housing shortage crisis for many years and we at Visture Property Group and Visture Property Management Peterborough are trying very hard to help good families have a great home.
This new property has been completely rebuilt from the ground up – it’s barely recognizable (see before/after pics). Having survived two fires this building needed the Visture Property Managmenet touch! Let’s just say we gave it A LOT of TLC. Everything is brand new including the infrastructure of the building.
The lower unit is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom premium apartment and the upper unit is a 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom apartment. Both apartments have the most amazing views with an incredible location. The green space and access to water is unprecedented being so close to down (15 minute walk to downtown).
More details will be released very soon (Including full before/after shots and wait until you see the inside pictures, oh la la) but for now if you’re interested in being considered for this apartment, please send us an email email@example.com
Visture Property Management Peterborough has many tenants and clients that rely on public transportation as transportation plays a very big part of our every day lives. It is important that we are always updated of changes in routes and schedules. Sharing you with some changes with the transit to help our front liners and essential workers during the COVID 19 pandemic.
You can view the update in this Peterborough Transit Update – CLICK HERE
As a property management company in Peterborough we see that many people are being affected by COVID19 – this is no secret. The effect of COVID-19 has greatly affected a lot of businesses inside and outside Canada. On March 23, 2020, Ontario Orders the Mandatory Close of ALL non-essential workplaces as one measure to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Here are the List of Essential Workplaces that will be useful as a reference.
In this video we will get the full details of why the credit check is so important for every client (tenant) we select at Visture Property Management in Peterborough.
Here’s what we cover in this video:
- Why do we have to do credit check?
- Why is it the most important part of the process?
- What kinds of soft checks do we run in each of our tenant?
Let us hear it from the expert himself, JG.
In this episode we dive deep into the following topics with JG:
- The only way to successfully scale into multifamily apartment buildings – systems Marketing systems – the system that most real estate investors are struggling to develop.
- Aligning your tenant marketing system with your investment strategy
- The role of mixed-use properties within a portfolio
- The power of branding
- Creating strong brands that get tenants and clients asking for you and not the other way around
- The mindset needed to level-up to multifamily buildings
- The opportunity that international sources of capital are providing Canadian investors “You have to be before you, you have to do before you have” “Change your mindset, change your game” “You can control the conversation or it can control you”
- Resources discussed in this episode: Real Estate Intelligence Network – www.reincanada.com Connect with our guest: Jean-Guy Francoeur Real Estate Intelligence Network (REIN) Visture Property Group Instagram: www.instagram.com/jgfmarketing/
The crew at Visture Property Group and Visture Property Management Peterborough are committed and relentless to ensure that Peterborough’s housing supply shortage is corrected. The CEO of Visture, JG Francoeur, explains:
“The team is so committed to rectifying these housing challenges they have been working right up to the last minute in difficult weather in order to get these properties in shape to rent or the new year. We’re currently working on two very important renovation projects which will have three gorgeous apartments available for rent very soon.”
The weather in Peterborough has been down to minus 25 but that didn’t stop the dedicated crew at Visture. As we roll into the holiday season, luckily the weather has warmed up which will help speed up productivity.
Happy holidays Peterborough from all of us at Visture Property Group and Visture Property Management Peterborough. We hope that your new year is enriched with love, laughter and happiness!
Too often real estate investors and landlords working with Peterborough property management, think about ‘saving money’ by not doing certain maintenance. This is always a mistake. That’s a bold statement, we know. Don’t forget we are NOT your traditional property management company, first and foremost, we are real estate investors (like you) and like you we also want to save money. HOWEVER, we’ve seen so many investors and landlords over the years spend way more money than necessary because of maintenance perpetuation.
Bottom line: Preventative or quick fix maintenance costs a FRACTION of reactive repairs. DO NOT put it off.
We can help: Working with Visture Property Management in Peterborough isn’t an expense, it’s you keeping your investment secure and protected. See if you qualify to have Visture Property Management in Peterborough manage your property. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
As real estate investors we don’t always make the right decisions… usually because we are scared! If you can relate to some of the stories in this episode of Missing Millions, I recommend you join us at one of our upcoming events! Patrick Francey and I are no stranger to making these mistakes but what sets us apart is we learn from our mistakes and then we share those lessons with our community. Enjoy the show and I hope to see you at an upcoming event.
Recently two self-described local celebrities Patrick McAuley and Mark Millions invited JG Francoeur on their podcast (Million + McAuley) to share some laughs and hopefully pass on some wisdom (hahaha, ya right).
You maybe interested to hear more about the co-founder of Visture Property Group which has recently expanded into a whole new business Urban Space. JG’s journey into entrepreneurship started when he was 18 years old and has been on going for over 15 years. Having published 4 books and built 6 different business, JG has been passionately leading the Urban Group of Companies (Urban Spa + Urban Space+ Escape Route Travel) with his wife and business partner Kerri Holley (Author of The Urban Woman) & Visture Property Group for the last 7 years.
Episode 47 the boys have International author and entrepreneur extraordinaire Jean-Guy (JG) Francoeur. Boys talk Peterborough business, the futurization of real estate, public speaking and the longest French word. Tune in!
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