Open The Floodgates!

There's a reason why this saying has become commonplace in today's society, and when it comes to a legal precedent, all it takes is one summary judgment that breaks new ground before the flood of subsequent legal proceedings follow. When it comes to...

Are ALL Offers Worth Presenting?

Or perhaps the better question is: are all offers worth considering? Take that one step further: are all offers worth working on? In the eyes of a person submitting a crummy offer, of course the offer is worth working on!...

The First Four Weeks…

Today marks the end of the fourth week of the "fall real estate market" in Toronto, which started the day after Labour Day. Through the first four weeks, I've noticed several trends; some new, some same old, same old.  And...

MLS Musings!

We're in the midst of an exceptionally busy market, and judging from a few of the MLS listings I'm going to present below, it looks like many agents are too busy to proofread! There's also some very odd choices in...

More MLS Musings!

There are some real winners in this edition, let me tell you! From great salesmanship, to poor salesmanship, to terrible grammar, to something......something that you just can't explain, and has to be seen - this edition has a little something...

What’s The Worst Part?

This is going to be a fun game, I promise! A colleague at another brokerage sent me the MLS listing for a house currently listed for sale, and the photos are quite possibly the worst thing I've seen this year....

Tattle-Tale!

You're your own man, or woman, in real estate. You are self-employed, and an "independent contractor" by definition.  You run your business how you like, set your own hours, and effectively answer to nobody, if you don't want to. But...

Why I Hate Real Estate TV Shows

Remember on the television show Friends, when Rachel wanted to date the obstetrician, and he said to her, "I usually can't find women that will go out with me.  I mean, you're a waitress in a coffee house, right?  So...

More MLS Musings!

Yowzas! This month's edition of MLS Musings will leave you shaking your head.  "You mean.....people get paid for this?" After reading the following captions on MLS, try and determine if there a greater need for: a) spell-check b) a thesaurus c)...