May 28, 2008 2


Landlord Lament…

What’s that?

The squeaky wheel gets the grease?

I’ve always thought so.  In fact, when you can’t get something done by using traditional, conservative means, perhaps you need to speak up for yourself.  Maybe you even need to make threats.

It’s tough to be a landlord in Toronto these days.  Maybe that’s why landlords make leasing so difficult…

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May 27, 2008 2


Location, Location…..Location?

Something isn’t right here.

A condominium unit came onto the market today for $429,000; not a ton of money in today’s market, but also not cheap.

The catch?

It’s only 300 square feet…

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May 26, 2008 1


The Drunken Concierge…

The fact that I wrote about bad concierges last week and now I have this story to tell is nothing more than coincidence….and perfect timing!

When I walked in to a condo at King/Bathurst on Sunday, I had no idea what was about to go down.

This experience was a first!  But, aren’t they all?

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May 23, 2008 1


What The Heck Is “MARKETING?”

I’ve heard people say on occasion, “This house will sell itself!”

While there is the occasional gem of a property that needs no explanation, no added attention, and minimal effort on the purchase and sale, I find that too many people are just assuming a given property will sell, and sell fast!

Sales and Marketing go hand-and-hand.  You just can’t have one without the other…

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May 22, 2008 9


Concierge or Cop?

Maybe it’s because I don’t always say “hello” when I walk by him at 2AM.

Maybe it’s because I didn’t give him a Christmas bonus.

Whatever the reason, there is one concierge in my building that is less than friendly towards me on a regular basis.

And this is a growing trend in condominiums across Toronto…

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May 16, 2008 1


Greed! (conclusion)

Imagine a seller who puts his property on the market, gets multiple offers, over-asking price, and STILL wants more! 

What options does he have?

What realistic options does he have?

When is enough still not enough?

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