October 31, 2019

There are still buyers out there who believe that a seller has to "take whatever they get" on offer night. That's simply not the case.

I still remember the last time I went trick-or-treating...kinda. I know I was in high school and any parent who answered the door to me...

September 26, 2019

Focusing on the list price can be a mistake in the Toronto real estate market.

So we're three weeks into the Fall market and things are as busy as expected. Inventory is up, which is a good thing but, as always, buyers have lined up their financing, gotten into "back to...

June 26, 2019

Sometimes it takes more than just a single sale to set "market value" for a building.

Most of my blog posts come from actual experiences while helping clients. It's usually about a question I get over and over, or something I notice clients or agents saying or doing tha...

November 22, 2018

Open bidding can actually put the seller, and even buyers, at a disadvantage.

Those of you that know me know I'm a huge poker fan. I used to be a pretty big poker player but unfortunately I hardly get to play any more. Maybe it's because it's almost impossible to find a...

July 10, 2018

Asking for permission to make a bully offer ruins the whole point of being a "bully".

If you're tired of bidding wars, especially losing bidding wars, I'm sure the idea of making bully offers has been brought up in conversation, or at least crossed your mind.

What's a bu...

February 28, 2018

It's wishful thinking to think you'll get through 2018 without competing in a bidding war.

Well, the Spring market for 2018 is right around the corner - although some may argue it's already begun - and if the activity in the condo market so far is any indication of thin...

January 21, 2018

The TO condo market is back to business, picking up right where it left off in 2017. Despite what all the "experts" predicted.

Two weeks into 2018 and the condo market hasn't missed a beat. There are a lot of buyers out there who thought about buying in late 2017 but ul...

June 13, 2017

Is holding back offers a good idea if you are willing to accept an offer today?

Have you ever sold anything on Kijiji or Craigslist? Maybe a sofa or a TV? Or an iPhone? It's kinda hard to know exactly how much to sell whatever it is you're selling for, so the first thin...

June 3, 2017

There's been a new topic of conversation brewing among agents in the past week or so that reminded me of that episode. It's called the Escalation Clause. Here's how it works and why it's so controversial:

May 24, 2017

You mean I might have to actually try to price my property before I list it? 

Things are a little wonky out there right now. Wonky is the word I use whenever I can't really find the word to describe something, like "man, this fish tastes wonky" or "it's really wonky tha...

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