Modern Marketing, Old-Fashioned Service
I am pleased to be recognized as being part of the Top 2% Tier of Royal LePage REALTORS with this Red Diamond Award. I work hard and I truly love what I do. Achieving this goal is all thanks to the ongoing support of my clients, friends and family.
In my family, service has always been a way of life.
When my father opened Webers on Highway # 11, north of Orillia, in 1963, he didn’t just offer delicious, high-quality food. He built a place where people felt welcomed, cared for, and totally at home.
Now, as an award-winning Barrie real estate agent, I help people feel more literally at home. It’s a different kind of business, but it boils down to many of the same things: communication, service, and a whole lot of hard work.
As a Barrie real estate professional, I take my responsibilities seriously. I’m devoted, full-time, to my love of real estate and the relationships I form with clients, whether we’re finding their dream home or getting them the best possible price for a house they’ve outgrown.
I pride myself on offering exceptional service. That means taking the time to get to know you and what you need… being available when you call… putting my vast network of real estate agents in Barrie to work for you… and getting you the best deal possible.
Being good at what I do means keeping up with all the latest developments in my industry, understanding the trends, and leveraging the latest technologies. But in the end, it’s old-fashioned service and a keen business sense that I believe really set me apart.
I’m honoured to be part of this community, and proud to donate a portion from every transaction to Hospice Simcoe and the Barrie Women and Children’s Shelter. I am also honoured to support Youth Haven, Habitat for Humanity and Barrie Pride.
John Weber, Sales Representative
Direct Line: 705-727-6111
Sitting down with John Weber is like talking with an old friend. Reminiscing about his deep history of customer service during his childhood days working at the family’s “burger stand”, Weber’s on highway 11 and later managing Weber’s restaurant on Barrie’s waterfront, it is easy to see how John’s natural zeal for delivering top notch customer service has translated to a successful 16-year real estate career in Simcoe County.
You were raised in the food service industry. In what ways did that shape your mindset when you entered into real estate?
I was brought up with a sense of duty to the customer and a mindset that they had to be happy. My dad started Weber’s on the highway for one reason- families needed a place to eat and rest on their way to the cottage. It was all about the customer. My dad made it his mission that no customer could leave the restaurant unhappy. Later in life, when I was the manager of Weber’s downtown, it was our job to monitor the restaurant and find ways to make the customer’s experience that much better. I used to talk to the staff and say, “these people can pick any restaurant in the City of Barrie but they chose our restaurant to eat at today. We are grateful that they picked our restaurant so let’s make it a good experience for them.” I believe that this sense of gratitude has stayed with me over the years. When someone calls me and tells me that a friend has recommended the Weber Team to represent them, I am grateful. I want them to feel that they made the right decision choosing the house and choosing us, years down the road.
How do you keep up with the highs and lows of the housing market?
I’m always following the market and updating myself 2-3 times per day. You can never get casual with real estate and feel that you know what is happening for the next 3 or 4 months, because the minute you lose focus something will change and there will be a pivot. Whether it is Barrie, Innisfil, Oro or Orillia, I am analyzing the home’s value, assessing the comps on the street, analyzing up to the minute stats, asking questions like, “is my client getting a good house at a fair value or are they overpaying?” My clients recognize that I am weighing in on their long-term best interest and that I bring something different to the table. Not surprisingly, a lot of my clients share a like-minded view. They are business people that hold investments and they are able to look past the home itself and focus on the big picture.
How important is it to you that you get to know your fellow Royal LePagers?
I am a big believer in face-to-face interaction and investing in my continuing education. I attend conferences across Canada to get to know my Royal LePage colleagues. It sounds silly, but it does feel like family. When I have a client who is relocating out of the area, it is important to me that I personally know the agent to whom I am referring. I want to feel comfortable that my clients are in good hands and that they will be given the same level of service that I would give them.
You pride yourself on having created a “boutique” real estate experience. What does this mean for the consumer?
How I see it, the consumer has two choices when they are deciding how to approach the sale of their home. They can go to a McDonalds restaurant and buy a hamburger that starts frozen and follows an assembly line, or they can go to a sit-down restaurant where they are cooking your meal to order. They are starting from scratch, adding the right seasonings and they are customizing that meal for you. There is “factory” real estate that exists, and I have no passion for factories. It’s no secret, I am all about the hometown bistro.
You have established a notable presence in Simcoe County. What is it that the Weber Team hopes to accomplish in the next 16 years?
I love what I do as a boutique real estate advisor. With my new business partner, Corrine Dayman, we are looking to grow the business together. Corrine brings new energy to the brand and we feel it is important that we retain our high standard of having our hand on every single client.