Jul

28

Why Would Someone List Their House For $1?

  I have to question a seller’s frame of mind when a realtor suggests listing their home for a dollar.  To me, this one of the silliest gimmicks  in selling in this market or any market. There are so many reasons in which this tactic fails. What got me on this topic was I recently […]

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Oct

01

What’s The Best Strategy Selling First Then Buying?

  Whether you are downsizing or upsizing be prepared for a stressful experience. You’ve made the decision to move, but now comes the critical one…Do you sell first or buy first?  In a previous blog I addressed the buying first then selling scenario and the following link will get your there.  What’s The Best Strategy […]

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Jun

13

Strategic Tips In Negotiating Buying or Selling a Home

What truly drives me crazy, is when I see a cheesy realtor billboard saying their “Top Negotiators”.   Come on guys, do you actually believe that boasting an unsubstantiated claim will drive clients to your door.   I would say that 75% of Toronto real estate agents would define negotiations as a poker game and my response […]

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Jan

11

Neanderthal Realtors and the Damage Done

On occasion I feel that I have to inform buyers and sellers of some the Neanderthals who work in my industry – no disrespect to our long distant cousins. During the fall I was selling a home in Toronto’s east end and like I always so I was delivering about 200 open house cards to […]

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Jan

09

Selling? Know Your Numbers They Never Lie

No one wakes up in the morning and says “Lets sell the house next week”.  If your house is like mine, my spouse would certainly be questioning my sanity.   In reality, by the time you see a home listed in the spring months of planning, household repairs and preparation have gone in. As buyers what […]

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Oct

22

Toronto’s Real Estate Seller’s Market Embarking On a New Road Pilgrim

Those of you who know me realize I love marketing strategy, statistical analysis and any specific tool which assists me in establishing a realistic evaluation…whether it be a property or the Toronto housing/condo market in general.    I was going through my Google Analytics and it’s here where I get data of who is coming to […]

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May

11

Moving Day

Here is a video which shows my clients moving day.   What I really wanted to discuss was the process of getting from talking about selling to final moving day.    

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