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...

May 9, 2017

Is it possible to actually snag a deal in this market?

I've lost count how many times someone has called, emailed, or texted me over the past two weeks asking what I thought was going to happen in the TO condo market with all the craziness that's gone on so far this yea...

April 29, 2017

Is it just me, or did things get super quiet this week? 

I just came from a showing at a 1000 sq ft unit two blocks from St Lawrence Market. Listed for $699k and holding back offers (as is the norm in 2017). I expected to see a stack of business cards on the counter fro...

April 25, 2017

"

By definition, if a market is unsustainable, it will correct itself." 

This post is longer than my usual ones, because I think the situation warrants it. I've spent almost all my time over the past few days absorbing, analyzing, reading about, and discussing what the O...

April 18, 2017

"It feels like people shifted, en masse, from renting to buying in early 2017."

I do a lot of rentals, for both landlords and tenants. Many agents out there refuse to touch rentals. Maybe because they feel like it's a waste of time for the amount of money they stand to...

April 12, 2017

"So why do people get so worked up about housing market predictions?"

I probably get asked the same question 10 times a day by random people I meet: "how's the market?" That seems to be the standard opening question from people looking to spark a conversation with me, a...

April 5, 2017

"Obviously, this post is not about baby showers and bidding on sippy cups"

Last weekend I was at a baby shower for a good friend of mine and we played "The Price is Right". (I promise this has something to do with real estate, so bear with me). Apparently, this is a wil...

March 29, 2017

"What makes these buyers so successful?"

I work with a lot of buyers. Correction: I work with a lot of savvy buyers. I'd like to think that my coaching and advice have something to do with it but it's all them and I'm always impressed when I see clients adapt to market...

March 28, 2017

I remember having coffee with a friend and client of mine back in the fall, chatting about cap rates and where the best ROI...

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