September 19, 2008

Business

The Danger of Over-Pricing

I did an evaluation a couple months ago for a large 1-bedroom condo in my own building.

I quoted a price of $319,900 which I felt was somewhat generous.

Today, that listing hit the market with another agent, which is nothing new to me.  But the price?  A whopping $339,900…

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September 17, 2008

Condos

Where To Start?

Not everybody is a seasoned buying/selling veteran when it comes to real estate, and if you know absolutely NOTHING about real estate, how do you get in the game?

Let’s rewind….all the way back, and start from the beginning…

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September 16, 2008 1

Business

Sales Pressure?

As with the theme of my entire blog in general, this post will be part educational, and part entertainment.

The punch line in this post will have you thinking, “No, seriously, did that actually happen?”

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September 12, 2008 5

Business

What’s The Point Of An Open House?

The other night, I had a listing presentation for a condominium in the Queen West area, and the owners and I did not see eye-to-eye.

They had no problem with my commission rate or the shirt I was wearing, but they did have some “ideas” of their own on how to market the property.

What’s wrong with doing what has always worked before?

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September 11, 2008 3

Business

The Ill-Fated, Free Raptors T-Shirt…

The following is a story of how a “free” Toronto Raptors t-shirt almost cost my client his condo.

Some of you might already have your suspicions about how this story starts and finishes.

But for the rest of you, let this be a lesson in the basics of your credit score

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September 9, 2008 3

Condos

New Development Of The Week: Festival Tower

Did anybody see the headline on the front of Saturday’s Toronto Sun?

It read: “Film Fest Elitist!”  It sure came as no surprise to me.

What also should come as no surprise, to anybody, is me absolutely PANNING the new Festival Tower

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