Get Smart Before You Get a Realtor

It could mean a difference of $500,000. Really.

Everything you should know about buying, selling, & leasing residential real estate in the GTA and Ontario. Spend a minute here before you select your Realtor. You'll be glad you did.

REDUCED COMMISSION

Seniors 65+

Seniors are the clients who matter the most to me. My parents and grandparents are the most important people in my life and they have given us and our country so much. Most seniors are on a fixed income, which is why I offer seniors a reduced commission of 4.5% on any primary home purchase or sale.

Newcomers

More new Canadians settle in the Greater Toronto Area than any other region in Canada. As someone who has lived in several countries, I know how daunting it can be to find a new home. That’s why I offer new Canadians a $5000 rebate on their first home purchase.

First-Timers

Buying or selling your first home is a milestone in your life that you’ll never forget. It’s also a moment in your life when every nickel counts. Enjoy either a reduced commission on the sale of your first home or a $5000 rebate on the purchase of your first home.

BUYING TIPS

Buying Houses

Buying a house in Toronto’s seemingly endless “seller’s market” is hard. And stressful. Give yourself the upper hand with these simple tips on buying a home in the Greater Toronto Area for the best price. Oh, and learn how to win a bidding war.

Buying Condos

Whether you’re buying a pre-sale condo or a re-sale condo, for investment or for living in, a little knowledge goes a long way. The condo market isn’t as hot as the house market in Toronto, but these tips will help you make a better decision.

SELLING TIPS

Selling Houses

With most homes in the city fetching multiple offers, you can’t help but wonder what the value of a Realtor is when so many homes seem to sell themselves. Don’t be fooled into thinking that multiple offers mean your Realtor earned their commission. There’s way more to it. My quick tips on selling will help you get the maximum price for your home and ensure your Realtor earns their commission.

Selling Condos

Selling condos in Toronto is a little tougher now than it was before the pandemic. Find out why, and learn about how to sell your condo in a market where supply and demand are more aligned than they have been in awhile.

LEASING

Tips for Landlords

LANDLORDS BEWARE. Listen, being a landlord in Ontario is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve never been a landlord before, please read my tips before you unwittingly discover the downsides of becoming a would-be land baron. Oh, and in Toronto, all Landlords are villains. Because, you know, Toronto.

Tips for Renters

Renters rejoice. If there’s one upside to the pandemic, it’s that rent prices have fallen steadily over the past year. Learn more about renting in the GTA and also get tips on deciding whether to rent or buy.

RESOURCES

Real Estate 101

A little knowledge goes a long way. Get a quick primer on residential real estate in the Greater Toronto Area. If you don’t find the answer here, send me a message. But you’ll probably find your answer here. The more you know! 

Choosing a Realtor

Listen, every profession has its all-stars, its OKs-but-not-greats, and its unapologetic nimrods. But they all earn a commission and with the average home in the GTA > $1 million, that’s no small bank. Read some tips on how to choose the best Realtor for you.

Documents

Some links to documents that you might find useful in your real estate quest. Forms, mostly, with some explanations. If you’re looking for something that’s not here, send me a message.  

Referrals

Your real estate journey isn’t a monogamous affair. While your Realtor is a big part of the adventure, there can be a Disney-sized cast of characters. Find out who else should be part of your real estate mission and get some suggestions on who to call. No ghostbusters here.

FREE VIDEO CONSULTATION & APPRAISAL

Consultation

Information is power. But it should also be available to all. For free. And without ads and cookies and spam and pop-ups and expectations. That’s my philosophy, anyway. If you hate reading and just wanna talk to someone to find out more about real estate WITH NO EXPECTATIONS OR COMMITMENT, contact me. Seriously. I’m as busy as you are, but I’ll always make time to share what I know. I’ll probably learn something from you in the process, and that’s payment enough for me.

Appraisal

If you’re thinking about selling your place, I’d be happy to help you figure out how much you can expect to get and how to get the most for it. No commitment. No expectations. And no physical contact! Book a one-way (or two-way, if you want to show off your work-from-home setup) video session and I’ll give you a ballpark price for your home and how to maximize your sale price. I’ve seen a LOT of homes go for way less than they should have, even with multiple offers, because of dumb selling strategies. Don’t be dumb.

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