The holiday season is fast approaching, and we all know what that means… SHOPPING MADNESS! Many buyers are now frantically searching for their dream homes, and hoping to land a match before the holidays. Why? You might ask, well wouldn’t you want to be settled into your home well before the holidays, leaving you enough time to decorate, shop for gifts and plan holiday dinners at your new home? Planning for the holidays can be really stressful, so to avoid the stress we would like to help you find your home before the holidays! Here at RE/MAX West we have ...
Home for the holidays!
November 19, 2014
See how Toronto's luxury market compares to other metros.
September 24, 2014
With the baby boomers going into retirement and cashing out on their large homes, availability is increasing for buyers looking to purchase luxury homes. Despite the spike in average housing prices, Toronto's luxury home market is still affordable compared to other metro cities like New York or San Diego. The Toronto high-end real estate market is booming, with sales of properties once $1 million up 34 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to last year. Not only detach homes, but sales for $1 million-plus condominium has also skyrocketed by 53 per cent at the end of June ...
Want to grow your business?
September 17, 2014
ATTENTION ALL AGENTS! When was the last time that you really got to spend uninterrupted quality time that you deserve with your family? Or the last time you had enough time to prospect for more customers because you're busy servicing clients? If you are interested in finding an "instant" solution to retain time, please continue reading! Here at RE/MAX West we understand that systems and team building is essential in developing a sustainable real estate business. We have exclusively aligned a dedicated team of coordinators, advertisers and marketing designers who work for you as your personal support staff. With many ...
Expand your business, NETWORK!
July 10, 2014
In business the most important thing to remember is NETWORKING... the larger and more diverse your network is, the more advantages you will have in the world of business. This summer, Toronto offers many exciting events that provide business professionals with the means to mingle and build their network. Here are just a few "must attend" events: 1. Speedy Networking by Toronto Social Network on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at WAbar, 3 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON. Network with as many people as possible in one evening, but don’t let them catch you networking too long with one ...
We represent all buyers and sellers fairly.
July 3, 2014
Ethics plays a huge part in every decision we make, whether it is personal or professional. Like any occupation, real estate professionals also have to abide to specific policies, and laws of ethics in order to provide maximum quality services to their clients. Without these policies, real estate agents would find it extremely difficult to build lasting and trusting relationships with their clients. Choosing the right real estate professional, especially one who lives and breathes the laws of ethics and strives in providing fair and valuable services will decrease the downs in any real estate transaction. Here’s an example of ...
What to look for when choosing a brokerage/realtor... Why ethics is so important.
June 12, 2014
When thinking about buying or selling a home, one would benefit from having a real estate agent in their corner. The decision of what realtor to go with is a tough one due to the vast amount of brokerages to choose from. The question of the matter is… which one is perfect for you? When making the biggest decision of your life, picking any old realtor or brokerage will not do you any good. Weigh out the pros and cons, do your research, find out the terms, conditions and policies of each brokerage. A quality brokerage is one that strives ...
The perfect home for the hardworking modern day woman.
May 9, 2014
Centuries ago, society's gender roles has portrayed women as care givers and males as bread winners, due to these roles, women were accustomed to cooking. For this very reason, women have tend to look for homes with beautiful and upgraded gourmet kitchens. In today's society, much has changed; women have become the bread winners and independent individuals. Being so busy in the work force and tending to their children, women today find it hard to relax and rarely have the time to really reflect on themselves. For this reason, noticeably women's desires in real estate today has changed from gourmet kitchen to ...
Are open houses advantageous for you?
May 1, 2014
Over numerous operations and observations of open houses hosted in today’s market, it has shown that the purpose of open houses has fallen short. Not only in Toronto’s market, but rather also in the market’s of several parts of the country, such as, Edmonton and Kingston, where open house are only yielding/attracting no more than 7 or 8 groups of people., despite all of the advertising and signs displayed. So the question is, have open houses become obsolete? Most would think that in a market like Toronto’s, where listings are few, far between, and homes are selling in an average ...
Micro-Lofts: Coming Soon to your Neighbourhood?
March 28, 2014
Disclaimer: Comments made by Russ Trembytskyy appearing in the Newspaper "Meest (Mict)" on the 20th and 27th of March, 2014, page 4 in issues #12 and #13, as well as in the newspaper "Gazeta Plus" on the 28th of March 2014, page 14 in issue #641, are those of the author and have not been approved or authorized by RE/MAX West Realty Inc. Dated this 31st day of March 2014. Can you imagine yourself living in a 270 square feet space? That’s a 16 ½' by 16 ½' space which is the size of a large storage unit. Can you imagine yourself living in that ...
Acquiring a successful sale starts with timing.
March 21, 2014
Over the past few months of experiencing a very harsh and cold winter, many residents were convinced that waiting to putt their homes up for sale was the right choice. Reason being, they felt that with the cold season, fewer people would be looking to buy, homes would be less attractive with the snow covering the landscaping, and also there was a fear of not being able to find a home after selling due to the low inventory. With the lower inventory during this winter, most sellers have experienced exceptional success selling. Several homes regardless of the weather conditions, were ...