Nov

13

Toronto’s Housing Market Is Just Like The Weather

 Toronto’s Housing Market Is Just Like The Weather Weather is local and same goes for the housing market.  It could be raining in one part of town while 10 kilometers away the sun is still shining.  The same applies to real estate where one neighbourhood house sales are sluggish where another homes are selling the […]

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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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Mar

05

Thinking Of Selling Privately? Dealing With An Offer

Selling Privately And Dealing With An Offer This is the 4th in a series of blogs dealing with the issues surrounding selling your home privately in Toronto.    I wanted to outline that selling yourself is possible, however you had better be fully aware of what you can expect in going it alone.   Like any job […]

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Feb

26

Thinking of Selling Privately In Toronto? Better Sharpen Your Marketing Skills

This is the second in a series to inform Toronto sellers what herculean task awaits them if they are considering selling their home themselves.    Like I stated in my previous blog, I have no problem of selling privately, but just realize that only 1 out of 10 of you will be successful. The key driver […]

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Feb

20

For Sale By Owner It Won’t Be Easy – First Thing Determing Price.

Since this issue has so much to it, I have put together a series addressing the various aspects addressing both the seller’s and buyer’s perception to the transaction. Let me say that I see no issues of a Toronto  homeowner trying to sell their home privately.   Hey, you want to save that commission, but in […]

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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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Dec

03

What’s Your Home Selling Game Plan?

I posted a blog the day after the Toronto Argonauts victory in the 100th Grey Cup on how their win was due to having a defined game plan.  In the blog I outlined how if home buyers want to be successful in purchasing a home they too also should not venture out without a solid […]

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Jul

14

Got That Seven Year Itch? Maybe It’s Time For a Change

Feeling Guilty About Wanting Change? No one can pinpoint the time in a relationship where one starts to consider it’s time for a change. Curious though, that it always seems that one spouse seems to get the itch while the other is happy with the status quo. There are no hard statistics but 7 years […]

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Jun

04

Successful Condo Selling: Securing The Best Price

A Year Later This Condo Townhouse Still Remains The Highest Price Sold In Development Sold for $10,000 More Than Any Other Unit It was June 22, 2010 when I sold this Greater Toronto Area (GTA) condominium and exactly one year later it still remains the highest price that the complex has ever received. What a […]

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