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...

December 6, 2017

If you want a decent condo, of decent size, in a decent building, in a decent location, that's probably what it will cost you.

It wasn't that long ago that I was telling my buyer clients that a $350k budget would get you into the Toronto condo market. Not into a studio...

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...

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