Jon was born and raised in Paris, Ontario where he works and lives with his fiancee Crystal, and their two young children - Ryker and Harper. Jon attended Fleming College in the Environmental Technology Program before completing the OREA program to obtain his real estate license. He began his career in the environmental field for a few years before making the switch to real estate full-time. Jon's environmental background and knowledge in the community and surrounding areas makes him unique in this field.
Fun Fact: Crystal is a licensed mortgage broker!
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
Q & A With Jon:
WHY DID YOU BECOME A REALTOR®?
After buying my first home and really enjoying the entire home buying process it seemed a natural transition to get into real estate as a career, where I can help serve other people. It also allows me the flexibility to be able to spend quality time with my family.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF SELLING REAL ESTATE?
My favourite part of the real estate process is negotiating on behalf of my clients and producing the best possible outcome for them.
WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL?
Kawartha for sure for its beauty, and Toronto for its attractions and sports teams. Go Jays Go! Go Leafs Go!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS, MOVIES, SHOWS, BANDS?
I am always reading books to improve myself or my business- most recently was The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. My favourite movie is The Last Waltz by The Band. I love to listen to Canadian rock music like The Band and The Tragically Hip. Whenever possible I like to head to Toronto and catch a Leafs or Jays game!
WHAT'S ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
This past fall I purchased my first canoe. I've always loved the outdoors and I'm very excited to be able to spend time on the Grand River this summer.
LISTED FOR $369,900
🛏 3 BEDROOMS | 🛁 2 BATHROOMS | 🏡 820 SQFT
You do not want to miss this extensively renovated and affordable home situated in a prime, central location! Maximize your time by living close to the 403, grocery stores, shopping, good schools and everything else you need.
With lots of natural light, fresh paint and new flooring throughout, you will notice how clean and inviting the atmosphere is. There are two good-sized bedrooms on the main floor with a smaller bonus-room that would be ideal for an office or a nursery. The kitchen has a great U-shaped layout that is very practical for everyone with an ample-sized dining room beside it. There is also an updated bathroom on each floor! Downstairs, you will find a large bedroom right beside the bathroom. The L-shaped rec room provides two additional living spaces: one, a cozy space with a warm, built-in, electric fireplace; the other, your own built-in bar -- perfect for entertaining!
Outside, there is a huge private patio to spend your summer months as well as a detached garage with a 60 amp panel to potentially power your future shop, electric car, or TV for your man cave/she-shed.
There are lots of possibilities; don’t miss out on this one! Your future-self will thank you!!
🛏 3 BEDROOMS | 🛁 3 BATHROOMS | 🏡 1,831 SQFT
Here is the home you are waiting for! This 1800 sq foot 2 story home is situated on a premium lot backing on to Edith Monture Park, no rear neighbours!
Upon entering you will notice the large front entrance and open feel. The main floor has been upgraded with Bamboo flooring throughout and upgraded moldings. You will love the renovated kitchen which is highlighted by a massive oversized island, perfect for entertaining or the kids doing their homework!
This is located in the back of the home where you are able to see directly to the pool or enjoy all of the greenspace behind you.
As an added bonus, laundry is on the main floor as well as an updated 2 piece bathroom. Upstairs you will find a large master with ensuite privileges, as well as 2 additional good sized rooms.
Downstairs has been fully finished. It has a large room used for guests that could easily be converted to a bedroom, a rec room for entertaining as well as a newly beautifully finished bathroom.
With so much to offer, make sure you don't miss this one!
🛏 4 BEDROOMS | 🛁 1.1 BATHROOMS | 🏡 2,002 SQFT
Here's your opportunity to own a family home in Princeton at an affordable price!
This 4 bedroom, 2 story home is one of the original homes in town, loaded with character and upgrades throughout! This small community is nestled between the 401 and 403 providing quick and easy access to several commuter destinations while providing the quiet small town atmosphere you desire!
Upon entering the home, you will notice the nice high ceilings and the amount of space afforded! If you are someone that likes to cook, you will love the updated kitchen which includes all newer appliances. As an added bonus there is a large 2 piece bath/laundry room on the main floor!
If you like to spend your days outside, you need to see the classic gazebo off of your back deck in your private backyard. It's the perfect space to enjoy time with friends and family! Make sure you don't miss out on this one!
🛏 3 BEDROOMS | 🛁 3 BATHROOMS | 🏡 1,358 SQFT
Here's your opportunity to own a home in one of the Prettiest Towns in Canada.
This home boasts 3 bedrooms all on the same floor as well as a bathroom on every level! Upon entering you will notice the upgraded flooring through the main level as well as the remodelled powder room.
A fantastic and really practical main level which affords you a spacious galley kitchen with an eat-in area, as well as a dining room and living space.
At the back of the home you have access to a private, fully fenced backyard and in the front, there is access to your attached single garage. Downstairs you will find a newly finished 3 piece bath with stand up shower as well as a finished rec room. If you so choose, this space could be used as a large additional bedroom!
The roof, furnace, and AC unit were all recently redone in 2016. Set in a quiet, family friendly neighbourhood, this is the perfect home if you are looking to just move in and enjoy!
Come see what it has to offer!
🛏 2 BEDROOMS | 🛁 2 BATHROOMS | 🏡 1,046 SQFT
Welcome to this well maintained 3 bedroom 3 bath semi detached home in the beautiful town of Paris. This home has been lovingly cared for, and awaits its new owners.
🛏 3 BEDROOMS | 🛁 1.1 BATHROOMS | 🏡 1,032 SQFT
Here is your opportunity to live in one of Brantford's premier neighbourhoods! At a great price point, this home can accommodate a wide range of buyers!
There are 3 bedrooms, one of which being a large master on the main floor, perfect for anyone looking to live on one level. Unlike other 1 1/2 storey homes, the upstairs bedrooms are very spacious!
Recent updates to the kitchen and bathroom will allow you to move in and enjoy! If you are someone who enjoys spending your time outdoors, you will love stepping out on the large deck which includes a gazebo and gas BBQ hookup. Here is your chance to show your green thumb and grow your vegetables in the raised garden bed.
Depending on when you move in, there will be veggies included! Regardless of your interest, you will appreciate this private, mature space!
Other upgrades include new front and back door, refinished hardwood floors, most windows updated, newer roof (2013) and a Reverse Osmosis water system.
Come to see all this home has to offer!
🛏 3 BEDROOMS | 🛁 1.1 BATHROOMS | 🏡 1,110 SQFT
Looking for something affordable in the North End of Brantford?
Here is your opportunity to own a home in a great neighbourhood, close to schools and amenities.
This 3 bedroom condo has been recently updated and is ready for you! With new flooring, fresh paint and updates to the kitchen and bathroom, this home will allow you to move right in and add your finishing touches to make it your own!
Since you don't have to worry about exterior maintenance, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the nearby walking trails, newly built park or perhaps spend some time at the nearby Brantwood Farms market!
An incredible opportunity for home ownership in Brantford's North End!
🛏 3 BEDROOMS | 🛁 1.1 BATHROOMS | 🏡 1,285 SQFT
Check out this awesome opportunity to own an affordable move in ready home in Paris!!
Whether you are looking to get into the housing market or downsize from your existing home, you will sure to be impressed by the value in this home! With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a finished basement and a bonus addition (with a full basement underneath) added to the home.
You will be pleasantly surprised to see how much space this home has to offer! Looking out your patio doors, you will love the large deck sheltered by a beautiful mature maple tree. Fortunately for you, there are no rear neighbours to interfere with your enjoyment of this appealing space!
You will be comforted to know that all of the windows in the upstairs bedrooms have been replaced, as well as two new windows that brighten up the addition. The value in this home is unmatched and you will be doing your future self an injustice by not viewing this home in person!
“Jon was amazing every step of the way. It was a long road and our buying/selling strategy changed a few times, each time Jon was there to answer any and all questions. We needed our house sold while we went away on vacation and Jon was able to get it done! We are happy to be looking into the purchasing side with Jon and we know he will find us a great home.”
“Excellent experience with Jeff! As well my daughter just bought a house using Jon Pickering who was also very good!”
“I felt comfortable dealing with Jon Pickering and seeing that SOLD sign was just great!”
“We came across multiple challenges, hurdles and obstacles, but Jon remained attentive, supportive and took care of us every step of the way. We definitely didn’t go easy on him but he made the process a lot less stressful with consistent communication and his calming nature. Thank you so much Jon, for everything you did and the hard work you put in to make sure all three transactions were successful!"