I am consistently among the top 10% of Realtor's on the Toronto Real Estate board. I am experienced in all facets of Residential Real Estate having traded everything from tiny bachelor condos to large development properties.
While personal success is important to me, doing what's right for my clients is always the focal point of everything that I do. I don't plaster my face on bus stops and billboards relying instead on positive reviews and referrals from my past clients.
I'm super proud of my 5 star rating on RealSatisfied and am grateful for every opportunity to bring success for my clients.
Integrity to me is what you do when nobody is looking. My entire success thus far has been built upon referrals from past clients. You don't get a steady stream of referrals by taking short cuts and telling people what they want to hear. Nobody wants to hear bad news but that is part of the gig for me sometimes.
I'm proud of the loyalty I get from my clients and it's due in large part to conducting myself with integrity. It doesn't hurt when you make them boatloads of money too!!
2 Things: I like riding shotgun with clients as they make one of the most important financial transactions of their life. It's really an honour when someone trusts you like that. I also like doing the analysis on a property to determine value. I'm a whiz at guessing the final sale price in multiple offer situations. My best streak was when I correctly predicted 9 in a row which I think is awesome.
What do you like least?
I don't like that it doesn't take much to get your real estate licence. There are people in this business that I wouldn't trust to bag my groceries. For the most part, the best agents in the business do the majority of the business but you do see some cringe-worthy characters every so often that get noticed more than us good guys.
Where have you lived? Pickering, King West and High Park. All are great for different reasons.
What kind of people do you work with? I prefer working with cool people. Buying and selling real estate is serious business but that doesn't mean you can't have fun and a few laughs along the way.
What do you do in your spare time?
I spend most of my free time with my wife and kids. Whether it's running to sports games, family functions or out on a rare date night with my beautiful wife, I make family my priority. I would love to start golfing again but it's pretty tough to write off a whole afternoon whacking a little white ball into the woods.
What's your greatest triumph in Real Estate?
I once sold a condo that was 10's of thousands of dollars in arrears in both maintenance fees and property taxes. It is a very tough sell.
A close second was when I found a deal for my clients that netted them a 100% ROI before they even took possession.
What's your biggest failure in real estate?
I had a young couple that came to me looking to buy a condo in the Distillery district a few years back. One of the first units I showed them was perfect. Lots of room, great view and outdoor space which was a 'must-have.' I knew the Distillery was going to blow up and this condo was a GREAT BUY. They waffled a bit and decided to keep looking. I knew it was a mistake and they decided to keep looking.
The prices in the Distillery district shot up like the next day it seemed. It wasn't long before they were priced out of that area. That sucked because I think if I had been more direct with them, they would be living in the Distillery District with a couple hundred grand in equity. Instead, they're still renting.