Deal Of The Year!

I was going to write "Deal Of The Century," but that sounds cliché, and it's a bit of an exaggeration. But "Deal Of The Year" is actually quite the understatement. Over the long weekend, I got one of the best...

Happy Canada Day!

If you're sitting in your chair at the office, reading this, then you are really dedicated to your job!  Or maybe you just have a terrible boss... I'm up at a cottage in Kearney, Ontario with my wife and dog, for the...

Tick Tock!

Time has never been more of the essence in our crazy 2016 Toronto real estate market. Buyers used to complain about greedy sellers, and evil real estate agents, and the invention of the "offer night" which is used to gouge...

What’s Worse?

It's a simple question, but the subject matter is even simpler.  Perhaps that's why I find such fault with the content of the two scenario's I'm about to lay out. Allow me to detail two different examples of mis-pricing, or...

A Question Of Ethics

A friend of mine, who is just about to get into the real estate business, has been asking me about a dozen questions per week for the last......oh, maybe two months. Most of his questions result in blunt, quick, obvious...

A Tale Of Two Closings

I had two deals close last week, and they provided for two very different ends to the real estate journey for two couples. Both were for single-family houses in the west end, and the houses weren't actually too far from...

The 1,500th Blog Post On TRB!

Pete Rose had 2,756 more career base-hits than I have blog posts, although I have more than twice as many blog posts as Babe Ruth had homeruns... So who really knows what meaning a number has! But at the risk of sounding...

Arguing With Myself

Raise your hand if after reading the subject line, your mind immediately went to Billy Idol, and "Dancing With Myself."  That's where my mind went... Today, I want to try something interesting: I want to provide two stories, both which...

Happy Valentine’s Day?

That's a question mark at the end of the sentence, not an exclamation mark as you might expect. It's my way of saying, "I was happy.......I guess." It was an odd day from a real estate perspective.  A lot of very...