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December 9, 2019

Written By David Fleming

David Fleming is the author of Toronto Realty Blog, founded in 2007. He combined his passion for writing and real estate to create a space for honest information and two-way communication in a complex and dynamic market. David is a licensed Broker and the Broker of Record for Bosley – Toronto Realty Group

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  2. Andrew

    at 8:32 am

    Not sure if this is a humble brag, but nonetheless, enjoy Cambridge!

    Did anybody notice the average home price fell a mere 1% from October to November? Isn’t there typically a more precipitous drop?

    1. Anthony

      at 8:59 am

      Far more telling: YoY price up 7.1%.

      Eliminating month-to-month fluctuations, the YoY increase days the market is as hot as it’s been since 16/17.

  3. Professional Shanker

    at 12:02 pm

    What course out of curiosity?

    1. Appraiser

      at 2:44 pm

      Executive management?

      1. Verbal Kint

        at 7:05 pm

        Instagram 1a

    2. David Fleming

      at 7:06 pm

      @ Professional Shanker

      It’s called “Managing Yourself & Leading Others.” It’s apparently one of their flagship courses, they call “MYLO” for short.

      I was down here in 2018 for a course called “Negotiation Skills: Strategies For Increased Effectiveness.” It was helpful at times, but having worked in real estate already for 15 years, there was obviously far more to be gained by others in the room, some who were complete novices.

      But I liked the process, the flight is easy, the hotel is literally next door to the classroom, and the time committment is manageable.

      I don’t have a lot of time to read, unfortunately. I also don’t find I’m very good at it, as my self-diagnosed A.D.D. kicks in and I start doing something else. So any time I want to learn, I need interaction. Both of these courses provided that sort of “a-ha” moment where something clicks, and you realize that this venture was well worth it. I had this experience on Tuesday where I was taking my “turn” to share with my small group, and the other members – two nurses, and one hard-assed Jamaican woman, took me to task. They offered me perspective that I had probably heard before a few times, but it was the way they offered it that made me finally accept it. It felt like a therapy session, honestly. “I’m David, and THIS is why I’m here.” Then I share, and they offer support and advice. Is that what A.A. is like? But I can honestly say that there are changes I’m going to make immediately, and new perspectives gained, both as a direct result of this course.

      Ask anybody who’s taken more than his or her fair share of courses over the years, and they say the same thing: “If you can take one or two good ideas away with you, then the course served a purpose.” How many times have you gone to a course and learned nothing? Or tuned out? Started doodling on your paper, or checking your phone? This trip was a success, in my books.

      I highly reccommend the Harvard Extension School for those business professionals who feel they’re missing something, or there’s one area they need to improve on, or even those who have just stalled or become complacent. There were 48 people in my class, from 19 U.S. States, 6 countries, and across 23 different industries.

  4. Appraiser

    at 2:57 pm

    Shout out to the squash coach of Harvard. Mike Way, former Torontonian, via England.

    He is also the former coach of Jonathan Power of Canada (former world #1 squash player).

    Go Crimson!

    (Unless of course you are playing U.W.O.)

  5. cyber

    at 6:29 pm

    Make sure you check out the famous cannoli at Mike’s Pastry at Harvard Square – no line ups like in their original North End location…

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