Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd, Brokerage
1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100 Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X3

Toronto Luxury Real Estate: Happy New Year!

Today we say farewell to 2020 and I see many posts saying good riddance to a terrible year. 2020 was indeed a challenging year. My thoughts go out to those who lost loved ones this year or suffered a job loss.  

I do like to think about the silver linings. 2020 has made us rethink how we live, what really matters to us, what is our bubble?  2020 also made us slow down a little and enjoy some calm in our lives not having to rush everywhere due to lockdowns. 

It was a terrible year for small businesses but many have adapted to the virtual world 🌎 

When the pandemic first hit we all thought real estate 🏡 would implode but it has been quite the contrary. People had to rethink how they live and it has been a disruptor to normal course real estate. Small condos in downtown Toronto have flooded the market and the 905 outperformed the 416 area code in the number of sales for the 1st time in 15 years this November.

I am very grateful to have had a very successful 2020 helping people find the property that suits their new reality with a mix of downsizing, upsizing, corporate transfers, first time buyers and growing families. It was wonderful to mentor @sellwithmichelle and see her flourish working with first time buyers and assisting with many leases.

We move forward with hope for the future with the vaccine 💉 coming soon however 2020 has taught us we are more fragile than we had thought. Mother Nature has sent us a strong message. Let’s hope we learn from 2020 and change our habits moving forward and realize not to take freedom, health and our planet 🌎 earth for granted. 

Farewell 2020 I will take the good, the bad and the ugly from you as I have learned a lot from you. 

On that note 📝 I am off to percolate my goals and aspirations for 2021! 

  • Helen Braithwaite
  • Real Estate Representative
  • Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited
  • Chairman’s Award 2017-2019