Aug

28

Do You Have All The Tools To Get The Deal?

 You Need All The Tools To Get The Deal At times I wish I were clairvoyant. This way I might just get some foresight into which realtors are going to be problematic. You can never tell: It could be the realtor who has been working for 35 years and then tells me this is how […]

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Jan

21

Polar Vortex But Have You Heard of the Greed Vortex

This winter we are all familiar with the term Polar Vortex, but there is also another phenomena which is as equally damaging it’s the Greed Vortex.    What creates a Greed Vortex?  It’s where two forces collide and creates an isolated listing which has no reflection of what is presently going on the rest of the […]

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Sep

03

The Longer a House Is For Sale Impacts Selling Price

I see dozens of homes and condos in any given week and there are two things which I always immediately look for: The Listing Price How Long Has it been for sale When my clients and I are looking at a home these two key metrics are always critical indicators whether the property is properly […]

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Jan

18

Hiring Wrong Realtor Once Again Will End In a Train Wreck

A listing came out this week in Toronto’s east end and at first look you knew that the sellers got sandbagged by their real estate agent.   Now this is a well known east end realtor who you would think would be putting his client’s interests first and not his.  Here were just two key flags: […]

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Nov

09

Wrong Realtor With An Overpriced House Always Ends In a Train Wreck

  There is one Toronto agent (I refuse to give her the professional title of realtor) who continues to upsell gullible home owners.   The reason she does this is we all want the most money but tell me would you put up with this. This Greater Toronto Area home was listed in January for $1,100,000.  […]

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Nov

03

In Real Estate Loose Lips Sink Ships

  Four weeks ago my buyers and I found the perfect house in Toronto’s west end- it worked on price, neighbourhood and best of all we were the only offer.  We put together a fair offer and I presented it at the seller’s home on Sunday afternoon.  In my conversation with the listing agent prior […]

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Oct

31

Frankenrealtor

When Mary Shelley wrote the classic Frankenstein a character of minimal communication skills, diminished brain capacity and capable of inflicting great damage was unleashed on  the residents of a small European village.  Today this creature continues its destructive march throughout Toronto neighbourhoods and he/she is call Frankenrealtor.  (Imagine thunder and lightning scary stuff friends) The […]

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Oct

30

Billboard Real Estate Agents Are They Marketing Themselves or Your Home?

There are a number of Toronto big name realtors who’s neighbourhood flashy house signs,  smiling billboards and the ton of direct mail I get you would think they are the top of their profession. But no matter how many signs, billboards and mail drops it does not equate to successful selling a home.  However, home […]

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Oct

25

What Does It Say When Listing Information Is Inaccurate?

 Garbage In Garbage Out I was pulling my monthly resale sold housing statistics for September to send to clients and the data that came out was simply idiotic.  What it indicated for the month was that the average property taxes were $30,369 and the highest taxes for a specific house came out as an astronomical […]

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