mls: What is your message? - 10/30/14 10:48 PM
We can have a truly open and transparent system that has the consumer's confidence.
Not harboring secrets - which is really just a simpler, easier-to-execute conception of “transparency” - can be really powerful.  We have all heard the phrase The truth will set you free.

I am a Realtor with Re/max Specialists here in Toronto
I have been practicing real estate sales for over 25 years now.
I love what I do 
I enjoy providing real estate services to my clients because I feel that I provide them with much more than just buying and selling advice or real … (2 comments)

mls: Have you ever been locked out? - 10/09/14 01:24 AM

It was a dark and stormy night....
You locked your keys in the car. You are holding all your purchases.  It's raining. You called someone to open the car door.  Rescue Me!
You find a service that will do a late night call out to your location; it will take an hour to get there and find you.  ....You wait impatiently.
They showed up and fix your problem.  Why are you NOW pissed that their job was completed in just 10 minutes and they want $150 just for showing up?
How is the speed of the … (0 comments)

mls: Selling FSBO or Mere Listing - Where do Buyers come from? - 03/03/13 08:36 AM

For Sale By Owner Toronto

It might be tempting to save some money by trying to sell your house on your own, but consider this; Almost 1/3 rd of all sales come from agents to agent sales, who work the neighbourhood or past Client referrals, people we have worked with before.

This means that my database of past and existing purchasers is your best opportunity to getting your house sold for more money in less time.

Want to know more?

Talk to your local Toronto real estate professional

David Pylyp
416 233 9000 … (2 comments)

mls: A New Generation of Realtor in Etobicoke - 11/26/12 10:08 PM
You've already made the decision to sell your home.  Now, we have to work to get you the highest dollar for your property and minimizing the disruption to your family and your lifestyle.

We will prepare the Market Evaluation for you because we know the local neighbourhood and the community, RE/MAX has a dominant market share that approaches 30%.  Combining this with online advertising, that is unmatched, you will have the greatest activity on your property within the first 21 day period. Having the proper pricing of your home, and a superior presentation allows us to follow the trends that are … (0 comments)

mls: Selling FSBO or Mere Listing - So you offer $1 to Selling Broker - 11/03/12 10:09 AM

With Internet, computer technology and apparently free advertising there should be a plethora of venues and opportunities to sell IT yourself.
You are saving VAST sums in commissions so you spent the savings on lavish colour brochures, a stunningly presented video about your residence, neighbourhood and amenities. Then added the RAW picture files as a pictorial online.
No...    Why Not?
Lets Examine a potential Transaction;
Remarks for Brokerages:  For All Appointments and Inquiries Contact:  The Home Owner directly at 647 218 2414 Email all offers to  Agents Welcome Commission Negotiable Via Seller-Use Form 202 -The Seller Has … (1 comments)

mls: Easy to Sell Private Toronto Real Estate - 10/18/12 07:02 AM
Pre- recession in the 90's the Big For Sale by Owner [FSBO] concept was Peartree.  Now we have Comfree and Property Guys. They give you a sign, some frames for your open house placards, some general instructions and you are on your own!  They post your ad on their website. Some add your listing to the MLS System.

The traffic and inquiries seem perfect?  But where are the offers?  Who helps the Buyers to move forward and create some urgency and focus?
Now what?   This video really gives a few life examples.
 Yes, everyone would like everything to cost … (0 comments)

mls: Shop at your own pace - with VOW - 09/27/12 12:11 AM

Now!  You can view every listing on the Toronto Real Estate Board by Map. 
The listings are arranged in Price Order but you can create individual searches.
Ready to try?
Sit back with your iPad and search for listings in those communities and neighbourhoods where you would like to live.
You can further search the demographics of the neighbourhood with Hood Reports;  http://Bit.Ly/HoodReports
Let's Go!
Yes, Of Course!   You will need to sign in....
Plays well on my laptop and iPad,  Tell me about your experience using the search functions and different browsers

mls: How do they pick an agent? - 09/16/12 11:24 PM
Why should people do business with you?
People will do business with you if;

They like you
They know you 
They trust you

So how do we deal with that?

Cold calls
Spam or Drip Emails
Junk Mail / Flyers

When you meet at an open house or event do you send a personal handwritten Thank you note? Confirm their appointments with a Text?  Or do you work the [event] room until you have shook every hand with a business card?

Have you asked ...  How is it that I can reach out to you? How … (0 comments)

mls: Windermere by the Lake - A Community Profile - 08/20/12 02:18 AM

Scant a few steps to Lake Ontario, your own access to the Gardiner Expressway at Windermere.  Your own exit when proceeding east into Toronto and immediately left onto Windermere Ave.
From downtown Toronto you would exit on south Kingsway, walking would bring you directly south of Bloor west Village; with all those restaurants and specialty shops along the shopping mile.
Located in south edge of Swansea; a quick search by postal code M6S 5A2  using  Hood Reports reveals the demographics that should interest you.  The Walk Score shows you what is nearby,
Sales of condominium units in the last 90 day period;

mls: Are you priced out of the Toronto Market? - 08/01/12 08:19 AM
Think you missed the market?  Are you concerned about prices? If we are patient and methodical in our search and look thru everything that may be suitable; in your desired neighbourhood, we will find it. Don't get caught up in the competition and drama of staged, perfumed houses with lipstick and fresh paint. Consider your absolute must haves in your property purchase. How close to the public school? Transit Needs? Shopping or other amenities.  Is it community and neighbourhood you crave? Houses are like waiting for a bus...  Another one will be along shortly. Sometimes waiting is hard,  but the success and joy of … (0 comments)

mls: Canadian Real Estate update - 06/09/12 12:26 AM
We are rapidly moving to the half year for Toronto Real Estate, and I'd like to take a broader view of whats happening in our City. In downtown Toronto; the commercial sector, The Bank of Nova Scotia Tower sold for a record $ 1.27 Billion. This is the highest value for a Canadian office building and it was sold to Canadian Investors!  That single sale is a statement about continued confidance about real estate in Canada and the bouyancy of the Canadian Market. The Value of High Rise office buildings and condominiums has been rizing equally because of the low interest … (0 comments)

mls: How do you do it all for $199? - 04/17/12 12:14 AM
Introductory Meeting-1 to 2 hours (minimum $200)Professional Appraisal Completion- 3 to 5 hours (minimum $400)Listing Presentation-1 to 2 hours (minimum $200)Professional Staging and Pre-List Preparation-1 to 3 hours (minimum $200)Listing Data Verification and Signing-1 hour (minimum $100)Listing Copy Writing and MLS uploading-2 to 3 hours (minimum $300 includes the mls processing fee)Professional Listing Photography 1 hour(minimum $100)Professional Photography Editing-1 to 2 hours (minimum $100)Professional Feature Sheet Composition-1 to 2 hours (minimum $150)Feature Sheet Production- one set of 25 (minimum $100)Sign Placement- includes board and frame and disposable corner markers (minimum $50)Professional Virtual Tour Production- 2 hours (minimum $200)Website Upload- 2 hours … (5 comments)

mls: What is my job as a REALTOR? - 04/16/12 11:33 AM
What REALTOR services are of greatest importance? Did you complete the poll? … (2 comments)

mls: Mere Listings Toronto MLS - 04/06/12 10:52 PM
How would you answer this question? 
Subject: MERE FSBO listing 
I have a commercial/retail/industrial property that I would like listed on the MLS and was wondering how much you charge to do that?
I said ---Depending on location, sale ability and pricing  I would be pleased to list the unit for you. Commissions are negotiable and competitive at 1.5 % to list, Commission to Selling broker is at 2.5% as a norm.
Today this response:
I am not looking for an agent to represent my property.  I am looking for a broker that will give me a MERE FSBO … (2 comments)

mls: Toronto MLS House Listings - 03/22/12 08:09 AM
The Toronto Real Estate market is fast paced and firmly a Sellers market

Hi I'm David Pylyp I am with RE/MAX. I have been in Toronto real estate business for 23 years, and in that time I have helped many families find their perfect home.
My expertise is in the Toronto west, GTA that comprises Bloor West Village, Etobicoke and into Mississauga and Oakville communities.
By utilizing innovating marketing techniques, impact strategies to have your home seen by the most people we will have the best offers for you. Together, you and I will create a custom … (2 comments)

mls: Who is getting the leads from your listings? Trulia and Zillow - 01/28/12 10:46 AM
How are you handling your MLS Data?    Are you sharing your listings to Zillow and Trulia?
Do they run ads beside your listings with another agents contact details?
Welcome to the new world of aggregators on the internet.
What will you do?
What will you ask your Broker of Record to do?
Is this what will happen for us in Toronto Real Estate as more people IDX and VOW?

mls: Embrace the Apple experience - 01/19/12 01:12 PM
Go,  RUN!   Get an iPAD
If you are able to use the GPS in your car;  surf the MLS, check, review the TOUR of home you have planned by looking at the listings and their interior pictures while enroute, hand the iPad to your buyers to make notes ( EverNote ) and send themselves the pictures they took during the home tour by email when they are done/
You discussed and showed them the Buyers Agency agreement prior to the HOUSE shopping tour.
You have already prepared and have all the contracts to sign online.
Signatures are instantaneous;  forward … (4 comments)

mls: Updated Home Finder Service in Toronto - 07/26/11 03:30 AM
I would like to talk to you about our newest Home Finder Service. We are able to email you the newest listings, hot off the press. We are still in a competitive market. Toronto Ontario Canada. You can view these listings in the comfort of your own home, have a look at the pictures, Ask me to have a look at the property. Go out and see it for you.

When we find the perfect home. You will ask, I hope, for some insights from me about, What has sold recently in the neighbourhood... What is the same that justifies … (0 comments)

mls: The Lowest Price Is that the Key? - 03/15/11 03:43 AM
We were in a hurry yesterday with duplicating keys for an estate sale. At the closest hardware store I was directed to an irritated "minimum Wage" employee that reminded me that their price was the lowest. "Cheapest Prices for Cut Keys" he chimed
The second key, they didn't carry that particular blank, but that "More Expensive" fellow up the mall did. At the second store I was greeted by the proprietor who looked at the key to be duplicated and warned about the price of the blank; "I need it". Back to the house to try the key... Expensive one works … (2 comments)

mls: Please Pin me for Valentine's day - 02/10/11 07:47 AM
It’s incredible that it is already February and Valentine’s Day is just a week away!  Order wisely!  Plan ahead! Do something Special! Now when they say PIN me   Its your code for the Blackberry.  Yes I joined,  I can friend you too! 
The Phenomena that is the real estate market in Toronto continues unabated.  No matter the media, no matter the headlines, the declining inventory forces Buyers to compete for those listings in the neighbourhoods they desire.   Read details here Sales Down, Inventory Down Prices holding firm with multiple offer situations in the select neighbourhoods. Condos now account for 35 … (0 comments)

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