April 29, 2011 13


The Friday Rant: Respect

There is a pandemic in the National Hockey League right now.  There has been a huge increase in violent hits, and as a result, concussions and injuries.

The players are out of control.  They don’t respect eachother, and the problem can’t be solved externally.

I see the same thing in our real estate industry right now when it comes to multiple offer situations.

Realtors need to have more respect for eachother…

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April 28, 2011 11


Pay For Photos!

I have a request for the rest of my colleagues: please pay a professional to take photos for your listing.

I’m tired of looking at new properties on MLS and seeing dark, fuzzy, awful photos.

What are your clients paying you a commission for?

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April 27, 2011 7


Crazy Cat Lady!

If you didn’t see the following article in yesterday’s Toronto Star, then I implore you to read it now.

We make so many references to the proverbial “crazy cat lady” in our society, but rarely do we ever actually see it.

So the next time you tell your friend Plain Jane that she’d better get out and start dating again or she’s going to grow old and get cats – show her this article!

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April 25, 2011 42


How Did We Get To This Point?

How did we get to the point where this is considered “finished?”

Ever since I first wrote about the ill-fated West Side Lofts, I’ve received countless emails from investors and end-users alike who are disappointed in the quality of their “finished” lofts.

Perhaps we can better understand how we got to this point by tracing back the origin of the “Loft Boom” in Toronto…

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April 21, 2011 3


Do You Care Who Buys Your House?

Or do you just want the most money?

Let me rephrase – if you get the most money, do you still care who lives there after you?

Every purchase or sale is emotional on some level, and many sellers want to know who is going to pick up where they left off…

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April 20, 2011 10


What’s In A Name?

Two of my clients elected not to look at a house this week because they didn’t like the street name.

As crazy as that may sound, it’s not uncommon.

Every buyer is different, right?

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