toronto: 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)

toronto: Fix all the stuff - at Mom's House - 05/31/14 09:42 PM
There are resources available, from my team of professions, to make repairs to your parents house; repair and repaint. Drywall if needed. Make cosmetic updates to help sell the property for the highest dollar. This is preferred to selling a property that might be tagged Handy Man Special or Needs some TLC. If needed We can lend you the money to fix Mom's house BEFORE we list.
We can contract these services directly to completely freshen the paint colours, declutter and empty out the property, dispose and donate unneeded furnishings.
Carpeting can be removed or replaced and updated, changed out … (0 comments)

toronto: Real Estate Commission Conversations - 05/28/14 02:00 AM
In our RUSH to save money; Get the lowest commission. The offset is the service.  If your business model is to charge a few hundred to list a house, what services are you skipping?

I provide an unmatched marketing plan and put this in writing.
There is a video library of Testimonials; My Reviews Just click here Ask How much the agent will spend on marketing;
Printing Brochures Related Marketing Costs Video Tours and Hi Res's Photo's Do they have Visible Online Advertising and use Social Media
Will they keep up to date with legislation and rapidly … (1 comments)

toronto: the Frenzy of sales in Toronto - 05/22/14 10:47 AM
Timeline; Toronto Summer 2014
Yes, sales are up, again, by a staggering 19% in Toronto! The average price of a detached home in the 416 is pushing a million dollars for an updated home in a good neighbourhood.
The number of detached homes sold last month were 1300 with a year over year appreciation of 13% in value.
[Flash back 4 years]   Same Media Perspective.
Sales in the 905 are selling 3 times as many,with 3,500 units, but the individual price for a detached property is averaging $645K.  Simply put, you are driving till you can afford teh picket fence and private … (0 comments)

toronto: You CAN do everything yourself - 05/15/14 12:13 AM
Doing Everything yourself Could save you money, usually it is time consuming and nets a poorer result.   
Family Law Court in Ontario is CLOGGED with unrepresented litigants because of the expense of using lawyers.  with that comes a lack of proper process, forms, disclosure, obligations and the ever present; I didn't KNOW I was supposed to do that! 
Can you imagine how our legal systems would be clogged with Self negotiated real estate transactions, private buyers and private sellers neglecting time lines and waiver needs.  Did you cancel that contractor?   Did you pay cash for that roof repair?  Who rewired … (2 comments)

toronto: UnBridled Views of High Park and Humber Bay - 04/17/14 01:02 PM
Million Dollar View Of Lake Ontario And DownTown Toronto. Park Lake Residences, Lake Shore at Ellis Ave., High Park. Situated at Humber Bay east of the Humber River Bridge, almost a thousand square feet of Hardwood Floors And Ceramic/Glass Back Splash Offset The Floor To Ceiling Glass That Draw Your gaze.

Upgraded Cabinets, Under Mounted Lights and double sink. Superior bathroom granite & marble floor trim add to your ambiance and a hotel lifestyle.  Lower the full length roller blinds to dim the morning sunrise, Have coffee on your outdoor Open Air Balcony Overlooking The Lake. Virtual Tour has incredible … (2 comments)

toronto: Has the house already had offers? - 03/30/14 10:57 AM
Have there been any offers?
What were they?
How Should I answer?
I know we have had offers, 
I know the exact details.
I try to be tactful and say "They have had offers, but they were unacceptable to the owners."
How much did the people offer?
Would you respect the agent who told you ALL the other details?
Would that person now have your loyalty?
Three diamonds; Each is larger than the other.
The Largest has visible inclusions, spots of floating black carbon.
The smaller diamond has fewer … (3 comments)

toronto: Finding Perfect Tenants - 03/08/14 07:51 AM
If you want  Tenants, you need to ask the Right Tenant Questions....
You may not ask 
Do you want Kids? What is your ethnic back ground? Are you Gay or Lesbian? What is your religious Back ground? Or you will land at the Human Right Tribunal.   You may ask What is your income? Where do you work? How many people will be living here and what are their names? Do you have pets? Do you smoke? Will you be operating a home based business? What do you do when you can't sleep?
You could ask;
Tell me about yourself and watch their … (1 comments)

toronto: Your Bathroom encourages Pillow Talk - 02/23/14 10:56 PM
Would you like a private spa right in your own home?   A well designed and executed shower with multiple nozzles and a Rain Head.  Marble counters with a double sink [stainless] and make up table built in.  Bench in the shower with storage for all those shampoos and conditioners.    Keep that clean look every day with large cut ceramic tile and teh heated floor.
Additional Bath Photo's 
Remarkable Stylin in Etobicoke 

True Masterpiece Of Quality And Design. Absolutely Stunning Custom Made Home, Offers Over 3000 Sq Ft Living Space. This 4 Bedroom Contemporary Home Located In Most Prestigious Street Of Etobicoke! … (0 comments)

toronto: Faster than the elevator speech; You have mere seconds... - 02/15/14 01:30 AM
Video Branding  I am trying to develop a singular video image that will relay who and where I am in less than 2-3 seconds as an intro for video's  Branding Can you articulate your USP?: How could I better describe I'm in Toronto?  A single Concept to visually engage you to stay a few seconds or minute longer on my video
There is huge competition for attention span

Call me  I'm in Toronto Canada   Maybe I can help you.

toronto: Multiple offers create Gazumping - 01/29/14 09:41 AM
So here we go.... 2014.  Low inventories. Heightened Demand and a competitive Toronto market. I learned a great Lesson this year from Leo Bruneau  from Coquitlam BC. We talked at the RE/MAX Kickstart held in Toronto, just last week.   

GAZUMPING is where you have a real estate agent (REALTOR®) who has verbally agreed to your offer; but when you arrive, show up with all the paperwork signed they took more money from someone else. This is happening!  GAZUMPING

The other thing that's going to happen this year, in West Toronto detached homes sales,
is pocket listings. 

Pocket listings are where a Real Estate Agent takes that listing, keeps it off … (2 comments)

toronto: Do you need that iPad? - 01/07/14 05:59 AM
An ipad won't help that older couple that are selling a home after 40 years of memories and not discussing the door frame with Johnny's height carved in every year on his birthday. They crave the comfort of fondling a piece for paper that makes a break with the past. The signing on the dotted line that signifies a commitment.  "Honey,  How does the offer Feel to you?"
The iPad won't help the out of town seller dealing with the estate. How will they catologue and sell the contents from there?
Yes, using the EVERNOTE record audio button is quick for … (0 comments)

toronto: Win that Bidding war - 12/16/13 11:13 AM
When making a multiple offer on a property, we have a form available to Realtors, for the seller to sign, that they have actually seen your offer to purchase.
This may not neccessarily get you a sign back, or counter offer, but at least will know for sure that they have been presented your offer.

I recommend making your offer in person, not by fax or email, and attend with me at the house for the Offer Presentation.   I would like you to obtain and include a Letter of Capacity from your bank, that you have the funds and ability to close on this purchase. 
This … (4 comments)

toronto: This house really Stinks - 12/14/13 06:42 AM
It really does smell badly, 

Smoking, Cooking Odors. Animals. Many sellers get used to the smell of pets and gym bags in their home and don't realize how overwhelming the scent can be to potential buyers.
"These people are not thinking about how this IMPACTS their property," 
My Mentioning the odors may alienate you as my sellers; We still need to deal with it to get the best price. But as my Buyer you could get a better deal by offering less than the asking price. Chances are, other buyers will have noticed the stink, too.
Call me; Lets Talk about you … (2 comments)

toronto: Now taking Drama Filled and Stress inducing Listings - 11/24/13 10:49 PM

Working with difficult or complicated situations we need to Set The Stage For a Successful Sale.
Real Estate involves frequent interactions with people in a multitude of situations, ranging from getting along with divorcing parties to warring siblings to negotiating the sale. Maybe it requires the eviction of a Hostile Tenant and then the sale. Part of my success depends on my ability to effectively negotiate problems. 
Here are some tips for dealing with difficult people and stress inducing situations:
Meeting privately – having an audience listening causes more defensiveness. Expect that difficult situations will take time to resolve. Don't … (0 comments)

toronto: Snake Oil Salesman selling Page One Google Ranking - 11/24/13 12:08 AM

We are inundated with sales calls PUSHING the benefits of Lead Generation Sites. Guarantees of thousands of leads. Come hither! Some agents have abandoned their entire CONTENT MARKETING [you are the local expert] websites, blogging and videos for the promise of Leads. Yes, we all want leads.   Customers will look at your site if you have content. Google will find your site for your content. You will appear in the SERPs because of your content.   Web 1.0 was a business card online. Now it is interactive; Video embedded into a blog => directed to a landing page for your prospects … (0 comments)

toronto: Why did you buy a house? - 10/15/13 09:44 AM
What makes you want your own home?

This is it

All that's amazing 
about your own home,
It's your palace
You can't wait to get back here
the experience  of your own home,

How it would make you feel

Will it make your life better
Was it worthwhile to do?
Laugher, dinners birthdays backyards
You may rarely look at it but you will always feel it
The dream of home ownership
Home is always happy to see you
This is your time....  what I do is help you get there ..

toronto: Will you be Home for Thanksgiving? - 10/03/13 03:26 AM

toronto: Relocate to Toronto - 09/05/13 10:05 AM
Real Estate Relocation to Toronto, Canada


toronto: Self represented Home Buyers want cash back - 07/26/13 12:50 AM

I drove past that for sale sign and picked it myself!
I go to Sobey's and select my grocery purchase.   I fill my cart; wait in the self checkout line, bag my own groceries, pay by card and leave.  Where was my discount?
Who started this SELF REPRESENTED Nonsense... I filled my own shopping cart at STAPLES. Now you do the paperwork but I want CASH BACK?
Try that at your Bank for a mortgage! You're doing your own appraisal? How about the dentist? Your own fillings?  When you are closing a real estate transaction; tell your lawyer you will … (0 comments)

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