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Name: Peter Kolisnyk
Brokerage: Engel & Völkers Oakville, Brokerage
Personal Channels: Website | LinkedIn | Instagram
Years of Experience: 10
Areas of focus: Oakville, Ontario

1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the town of Cobourg, Ontario.

2. What neighbourhood do you live in now?

I have lived in Oakville for the past 30 years.

3. What made you want to become a real estate agent?

I became a real estate advisor after travelling the globe extensively for almost three decades. I wanted to build a career in the city where I lived and called home, get to know the people of Oakville and be an active part of our community.

4. What’s the biggest challenge you see facing the market today?

The biggest challenge I see today is affordability in the market. Housing affordability will always be an issue for the foreseeable future, but I am fortunate to live in a town that strongly advocates their strategic plan in building a variety of home types to accommodate our growing population, and various homeowner needs/income levels.

5. What’s the single best advice you have for sellers?

The best advice I have for sellers is: once you are ready to sell your home, take the time to find a realtor that you truly connect with. An advisor who fully understands the emotional equity you’ve built in your home, and knows the type of buyer who will love it for the same reasons you did.Hire a realtor who has the knowledge and expertise to attract buyers who will see that value, and pay top dollar.

6. What’s the single best advice you have for buyers?

As for buyers: select a real estate advisor you connect with. Who understands your needs, wants, design tastes and lifestyle. An advisor who understands the local market you’re looking to buy into, and who will be as genuinely honest about your investment choices, as if it was their own.

7. What’s the best thing a realtor can invest in for their brand (a bus bench ad, a solidInstagram strategy, etc.)?

Being a successful realtor does not happen overnight. You can spend infinitely and quickly to make your presence known, but the greatest brand asset you have is your reputation, which only comes as a result of taking good care of your clients. While I do promote my business through various channels, positive word of mouth gives my brand credibility.

8. Who do you look up to in the industry and why?

I look up to and have the utmost respect for the real estate professionals who have been highly productive over the long term. Not only have they built very loyal relationships through wise advice, but have also been able to stay relevant, and help their clients through our changing landscape.

9. Is there anything you wish people knew or understood about realtors that you think they’re constantly getting wrong?

Not all are created equal. As in any business, there will always be those that see the upside, or transactional opportunity. Some of us are very dedicated to ensuring our client’s interests are front and centre. We take great pride when our clients have a positive and deserving outcome.

10. Tell us about your favourite (or most memorable) sale.

When a successful sale concludes, the smile and happiness in my client’s face is priceless.

11. The three words you hope your clients use to describe you.

Organized, knowledgeable and unruffled.

12. What’s your favourite thing to do outside of selling houses?

Outside of selling houses, my favourite things to do are swimming, cycling, golf, being outdoors, travelling and cooking.

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